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      11-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Leaf blowers should be banned

I was detailing my wife's car this weekend and had a confrontation with some landscapers who insisted on using leaf blowers across the street after I had already begun polishing. I had to park the car in the front of the house because we don't have space for her car in the garage. The blowers got dirt all over the car and I had to wash it all over again, but couldn't even do that until they were done blowing the leaves around. Pissed me to no end.
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      11-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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some people just don't care man.....that's why they are blowing leaves and you get to enjoy the day polishing cars
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      11-15-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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      11-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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More rules! More laws! More government! And lest we forget, more taxes!
Ahhh...Kalifornia.
and then there... is just the rest...
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      11-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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I was detailing my wife's car this weekend and had a confrontation with some landscapers who insisted on using leaf blowers across the street after I had already begun polishing. I had to park the car in the front of the house because we don't have space for her car in the garage. The blowers got dirt all over the car and I had to wash it all over again, but couldn't even do that until they were done blowing the leaves around. Pissed me to no end.
You should have given him the true death.
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      11-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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leaf blowers if used with respect for fellow neighbors are amazing tools...for me it's top on my list of tools i use at my house.... I am in the middle of 6 acres of woods...My leaf blowers saves my ass all the time for clean up.. the gutters on my house are blown out weekly as the leaves fall by me..And especially my cars..Blows a good portion of the brake dust off my wheels as well as most of the water residue after a wash and makes drying a snap.. as well as blowing off the dust on my car after a run.. I also use my leaf blower to blow of my carpets and other on my DD AWD car..faster than vacuming.Electric Turbo leaf blowers are great and i use it 99% of the time....for other times i use my gas leaf blower but i prefer the electric as it does not smell...My leaf blower saves my ass weekly...but indeed blowers should used with respect for your neighbors as they can make a dusty mess of a washed car if blown to close after its dry...
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Funny...I have a leaf blower and I don't think I have ever used it to blow leafs. My lawn mower picks leaves up perfectly. My leaf blower is used to blow dry my car and that is it!
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      11-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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Funny...I have a leaf blower and I don't think I have ever used it to blow leafs. My lawn mower picks leaves up perfectly. My leaf blower is used to blow dry my car and that is it!
+1 It's all I've ever used it for! Gets all the water out of the cracks before polishing/waxing.
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