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Old 11-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Melting plastic

I ran over a plastic shopping bag the other day, and it got stuck on the exhaust pipe. Now the car wreaks of melting plastic every time I drive it. Wonder how long it's gonna take before it all burns off

Don't ya just hate shit like that??
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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Oh wow. I never thought of that happening. And there are sometimes bags in the parking lot where I go too
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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lol That sucks, well you just have to be more careful to avoid things like bags.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:08 PM   #4
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That sucks... Sometimes on the freeway there are Mexican tour buses and my mom was behind one once that had a bunch of water coming from out of the back. She was scared of what it was so she took the car to the car wash before she touched it again..
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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damn that sucks. Well how long it takes depends on how much melted onto your exhaust... I'd try to like scrape it off or get some sort of cleaner. Depending on the plastic you can use acetone (nail polish remover) or alcohol. I'm not certain which is good for your case especially since it's been melted. Also I haven't tried those on metal so you might want to look into that. Alternatively you could just leave your car running for awhile and just burn it off.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, I always avoid running over shopping bags for that specific reason, and the fact that some of them might have stuff in it (Maybe nails, lol)
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:44 AM   #7
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that does suck. sometimes running over a bag is inevitable tho, because sometimes it comes right in front of you at the last second!

my wife went to school with a girl who drove a neon. according to this girl, she drove over a bag and it got stuck on her axle and everytime she would drive, she would here it turning and eventually made it go thud, thud, thud.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #8
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^^ Why didn't she tear it out...
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #9
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^^^ couldnt tell ya. i dont know her. besides, most people are retarded when it comes to cars. or just about anything else.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:17 AM   #10
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Hi I drove(Bus) over a roadkill fox and it got onto the exhaust,now that smell is disgusting.The mechanic was'nt to happy when he went underneath.
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