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Old 05-10-2008
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Ever wonder how much crap is under you seats?

Today I took 30 minutes out of my morning to remove the driver and passenger seats from my truck to vacuum and wash the floor under the seats. It's easy, just 4 bolts per seat (8 bolts total).

I found everything from gum wrappers to pennies and quarters, even racing forms from the racetrack, pens , pencils, and dirt.

I felt like taking auto detailing to another level today:), you guys should try it, my truck feels much cleaner now:)
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usually i have a ****load of french fries and change under my seats...lol
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usually i have a ****load of french fries and change under my seats...lol
Yeah, i didn't find any french fries but i can guarantee my wife's Pilot has fries under every seat in the damn truck because of my kids:)lololol

and also happy meal toys:)lolol
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mines clean =)
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lol... last time i did that i found bugs, mud, and rusty coins. i ended up ripping out the entire floorboard and taking a brush to the cab with soap. thats when i relized my cab is not water tight!
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haha i found a 50dollar bill under my seat one day...
what confuses me is why i didnt notice i was missing a 50dollar bill whenever i lost it under the seat hah
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haha I have niiiice clean carpet :) Ya'll wouldnt even wanna begin to want to know what I have found detailing other people's vehicles though lol
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I found ammo under the seats after I bought my truck lol
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What is great about french fries is that they never decay. They will be under there for years without the slightest smell. Not even the ants will eat them.
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haha I have niiiice clean carpet :) Ya'll wouldnt even wanna begin to want to know what I have found detailing other people's vehicles though lol


keep any of it? as a tip
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nothing under my front seats, but i found a baby powder bottle and hair brush in my jump seat
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keep any of it? as a tip
hahaha most things I find I wouldnt wanna keep!!!
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When I got my truck and took out the rear jump seats I found a gold dollar, a golf ball signed by president clinton, and some quarters.
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HAHA great posts, when I worked in a body shop we found a LOADED .38 under the passenger seat lol. No It wasn't a gang-banger car. We unloaded it, boxed it up and put it in the trunk, lol.

My boss called me over and said "hey what's that under there?" as he shined a flashlite under the seat.
I said, "Its a gun!" lol
How someone could forget they had a loaded handgun under their seat when they brought it in is beyond me.

People leave all kinds of stuff in their cars!
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Just before I sold my jeep I cleaned it up. I got to pullin crap out from under the seats and when it was all done an over I had bout a few bucks in change. 1 1/2 boxes of shotgun shells, handfull of 30-06 shells an im not even goona guess how many 22lr and 17hmr shells. lol

Oh an as to the pistol thing. Its pretty easy to forget something like that is in there. When I took my rig to get it alligned I left it overnight. I was gettin a ride home from there an we had to turn around. Shoulda saw the look on the guys face when I pulled 3 rifles an a ammo box outta the back seat. lol
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Cleaned my truck from head to toe today. I found tons of change (I can see another center console change pic coming soon. lol) a lot of sand and 5 splattered Love Bugs.
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I detail my truck on a weekly basis, and I give it a hand wash and dry every 3 days at a maximum.

Once a month I give the underhood a cleaning (did this saturday) Purple power and a steam wash does the trick.

Since I have an edge, I have the rubber 'carpets' - They shine up very well with armor all (easy when you take out the seats) and it looks very new.

This summer I plan on taking a brillo-brush on to the underside and cleaning every inch of surface rust and dirt to steam wash it and undercoat it by hand with rubberized spray.

People always think my truck is brand new, when I actually have 35K on it.

I take the same care with my evo.
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I pull my seats every couple of details and clean the entire floor. Rubber floor FTW!
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About a week ago I pulled the seats out of my truck and steam cleaned the carpets and the seats, and wow it looked brand new again, and doesnt stink any more.
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I pull my seats every couple of details and clean the entire floor. Rubber floor FTW!


What does FTW mean?
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What does FTW mean?
For the win
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I found ammo under the seats after I bought my truck lol
and your point is lol.

Mine trucks interior is covered in .22 casings right now including the defrosters lol
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Rubber floor FTW!
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i am removing the carpet out of my truck.... line x here i come...
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nothing under my seats since day one: 2000. i'm a cleanliness fanatic.
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