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Old 06-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Summer in GA

The temp outside according to my thermometer is 105°, and it sucks.

It is hot enough out that the rear bumper cover on my car is deforming. Hopefully it will relax again as the sun goes down in 8 more hours.

If it's not raining, it's too hot to go out.

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I have stacked a few books on the rear bumper cover. I am not sure if that will keep the cover straight, but it's worth a try.

I really need a garage.

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Warm in Louisiana also. My bumper cover is fine but the rear deck panel is peeling.
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We finally hit 106° on my little hilltop. Over in Louisiana you know about the humidy just like we do on this side of the Mississippi. You don't have to be worried about sunburns, the humidity will steam you to death.

I let the books sit on the rear bumper cover until I saw a storm rolling in. I changed the books out for a gallon of water. Everything is straight now. It would seem the immediate drop in temperature shocked the Eurothane back into shape.

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I fold up a micro fiber towel, and close the trunk lid on it, to hold down the bumper when it starts to bother me.

So far, the weather has been nice in my region of California. It typically gets into the 110+ range for weeks at a time. It's a dry heat though, unlike what you folks in the east have to endure.
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I fold up a micro fiber towel, and close the trunk lid on it, to hold down the bumper when it starts to bother me.

So far, the weather has been nice in my region of California. It typically gets into the 110+ range for weeks at a time. It's a dry heat though, unlike what you folks in the east have to endure.
Nice idea. I didn't consider that.

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Hot in Central Florida as well. Humidity makes it feel as though its 200 degrees out there. I cut the grass and did other yard work, and was completely drained when it was done. I'm also noticing warmer engine operating temps on my Edge Evolution tuner.
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Hot in Central Florida as well. Humidity makes it feel as though its 200 degrees out there. I cut the grass and did other yard work, and was completely drained when it was done. I'm also noticing warmer engine operating temps on my Edge Evolution tuner.
Bucko, it has rained a lot up here, but not enough. At this point I don't care if all of the grass turns brown.

I am a natural beach bum, and from the coast, but I hate the hot, humid weather.

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My neighbor refers to it as "Africa hot".
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Death Valley hot at the moment no matter where you go. I was considering riding to Myrtle Beach next week. Not happening in this heat.

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I get to take my wife and son out on Sunday (fathers day) to eat at an outside location. I don't like going there, but my niece always sets it up for her dad, and invites the family. Its hot, and simply unenjoyable. But no one wants to hurt my nieces feelings.
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I get to take my wife and son out on Sunday (fathers day) to eat at an outside location. I don't like going there, but my niece always sets it up for her dad, and invites the family. Its hot, and simply unenjoyable. But no one wants to hurt my nieces feelings.
I completely understand. I have 5 nieces, and they all like to ride in the convertible. I crank up the A/C and let them have their fun as I beg for the tiny gusts of cold air.

My daughters would rather have the Windows up, and the sun blocked out.

I love my convertible in the fall and spring. While I was racing and riding bikes I put mine up for recreational riding during the summer. If I am sweating and driving it isn't worth it.

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I love driving home with the windows down... Figure in already sweating from finishing out my day at work but I love my A/C until at least the son goes down and it cools off a bit.

We were playing putt putt and going through a maze last night and it was so humid here that we were all soaked by the time it was over.


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The rear bumper cover is already buckled again. This is going to be a long summer. I don't have OCD, but I am a perfectionist.

I am at war with high heat and soft plastic. We all know the plastic is going to win, but I will fight the battles anyway.

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Leaving mine out in this heat while I'm at work is wreaking havoc on my convertible top. The climate down here just tears up cars. Tires dry rot 15 minutes after you have them mounted, 17 minutes after pulling of the lot with your brand new car and the whole under belly of the car rusts over. I wish my mustang could just stay in the garage.

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Leaving mine out in this heat while I'm at work is wreaking havoc on my convertible top. The climate down here just tears up cars. Tires dry rot 15 minutes after you have them mounted, 17 minutes after pulling of the lot with your brand new car and the whole under belly of the car rusts over. I wish my mustang could just stay in the garage.

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I agree. I don't have a garage, I need one though.

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The rear bumper cover is already buckled again. This is going to be a long summer. I don't have OCD, but I am a perfectionist.

I am at war with high heat and soft plastic. We all know the plastic is going to win, but I will fight the battles anyway.

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Perfectionism is a form of OCD.

It's raining here so I removed the cover from my car. Now it bothers me that my bumper is buckled up.

Damn you Revvv.
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Perfectionism is a form of OCD.

It's raining here so I removed the cover from my car. Now it bothers me that my bumper is buckled up.

Damn you Revvv.
You're welcome???

I finally parked my car facing toward me so I don't have to see the rear bumper. I will eventually remove the entire cover and use double sided 3M tape to hold the center section straight.

I considered a car cover, but that will likely add more heat.

I'm not obsessive, I just like things done correctly.

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Perfectionism is a form of OCD.

It's raining here so I removed the cover from my car. Now it bothers me that my bumper is buckled up.

Damn you Revvv.
Wait; it's raining in Cali?

You guys need some rain. We need some rain out my way too. The middle of the Country is getting all of the rain.

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You're welcome???

I finally parked my car facing toward me so I don't have to see the rear bumper. I will eventually remove the entire cover and use double sided 3M tape to hold the center section straight.

I considered a car cover, but that will likely add more heat.

I'm not obsessive, I just like things done correctly.

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Tape was my thought as well.
The towel trick works fairly well, and it is only slightly deformed during the cooler weather months... So I don't know if it will ever get fixed. Plus, I have been rear ended twice already, in that car... If history is any indication, I will be getting another brand new one sometime soon!

My car is a very dark color, so the light colored car cover actually keeps it much cooler.
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Wait; it's raining in Cali?

You guys need some rain. We need some rain out my way too. The middle of the Country is getting all of the rain.

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It does rain here sometimes.
We are ALWAYS in a drought though. The amount of rainfall just determines the severity of the drought.
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It does rain here sometimes.
We are ALWAYS in a drought though. The amount of rainfall just determines the severity of the drought.
Reasons not to move to CA:
· Ridiculous environmental laws.
· Strict gun laws.
· Politics in general lean much farther left than I am willing to accept.
· Constant earthquakes and small tremors.
· The home that have birth to hotrodders is now killing off the automotive performance enthusiasts with more and more restrictions.
· Little to no rain.
· There is an actual season in which wild fires are expected.
· The cost of living is astronomical.

I have a list of negatives, but I will admit there are a lot of positives to CA.

I was offered a job many years back to work with a very well known builder in Orange County. I pondered the idea. I thought about the Pacific coast, nice surf, etc. I pulled up a million dreams of grandure in my mind that said, "Go to California".

After a couple weeks of research I realized that the move would be a lifestyle change I was not ready for. Cali is a beautiful place. I just don't think it's the place for me.

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In defense of your list of reasons not to move to California...

Ummm.
Er.
Well.
Uhh.

You would probably get used to the constant earthquakes and small tremors!
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In defense of your list of reasons not to move to California...

Ummm.
Er.
Well.
Uhh.

You would probably get used to the constant earthquakes and small tremors!
I agree with you there. I would likely be amused.

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