[Photo dump] I did a thing that hasn't been did since the Obama Administration.

I washed the longboi.

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I try to never wash the longboi. Here’s why:

1. I’m a lazy prick

2. Paint and clearcoat chip off even just by looking at it, so washing it accelerates the wear that much more.

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3. I find more flaws each time I wash it. It’s been to never look closely at the vehicle. 50-ft away is good enough for me.

4. It reminds of the passage of time and my inability to stop it. #existentialoppo

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Clearcoat is fleeting and most of the factory decals are cracking.
More clearcoat is various stages of gone-ness.
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Paint missing, will actually make a white cloth red when you wipe it.
Light bulb melted parking light lense.
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Overspray and missing paint.
I don’t want to use the “R” word but... It’s uhhh it’s rust.
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Bad bondo job around wiper cowl, plus my beautiful silicone work.
Overspray on badge, plus newer respray chipping off easily.
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... “Patina!”
Oh you better believe that’s a paddlin’.
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OH MY— No wait, it’s always been like that 🤔
Probably couldn’t have afforded this back in the day without these flaws though :)
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God, I love this thing.

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