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Car owner’s MCO keep clean guide by Proton

If you haven’t already seen enough of these how-to help cards for personal hygiene amid the pandemic, here’s one for cars interestingly, sent to us by the good guys at Proton, a Public Service Announcement for all Malaysians.

PSA aside, I have to say, it takes quite an effort these days, to do the essential errand runs, having to practice our own preventive measures with the sanitizers, face mask, even gloves not mentioning the need to remember and taking steps to avoid contact with outside surfaces, washing hands etc.

How particular are you? and how many KMs have you done in your car in the last 4 weeks? 50?

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choose wet wipes properly. Some will cause color fade in plastics and leathers.

Also ionizers are not the same as air purifiers. Some ionizers will ruin plastic colour layers.
 

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choose wet wipes properly. Some will cause color fade in plastics and leathers. Also ionizers are not the same as air purifiers. Some ionizers will ruin plastic colour layers.
the white lime-like build up?
 

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the white lime-like build up?
That one I don't know - but my friends Alphard the fake chrome trim and fake gold trim all started to peel and fade. He only realized it stopped when his ionizer stopped working.
 

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That one I don't know - but my friends Alphard the fake chrome trim and fake gold trim all started to peel and fade. He only realized it stopped when his ionizer stopped working.
How bout those ozone generator used to eliminate odor?
I watch in YT some people used it for extremely foul smelling car.
 

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How bout those ozone generator used to eliminate odor?
I watch in YT some people used it for extremely foul smelling car.
they work but very temporary. It's not a good long term solution.
 

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That one I don't know - but my friends Alphard the fake chrome trim and fake gold trim all started to peel and fade. He only realized it stopped when his ionizer stopped working.
interesting, never thought ionizers would do that, but since you mentioned fake chrome and fake gold maybe thats why
 

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Last time kena few times battery dead, and when alone with one car cannot do anything. So now, got battery charger, power bank starter, jumper cables.......lol
have you tried pushing yourself? It's not easy but very possible if you plan the route ahead, although you only get 1 chance and a half before your own body goes flat. I have done it with my E30 before
 

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have you tried pushing yourself? It's not easy but very possible if you plan the route ahead, although you only get 1 chance and a half before your own body goes flat. I have done it with my E30 before
I wont call it 'not easy', a large sedan will be 'almost impossible' even on flat ground.
Not easy sounds like having a high chance of success....hihihi.

Alone...the usual mistake which led to the driver exhausted but still unable to start the car is shortening the push distance when the mental effect of 'i am getting tired' kicks in and he jumped in thinking enough speed is gathered.

Anyway i tried pushing a W124 alone when it broke down....i cant. Called a backup and the backup face was like having the worst sembelit ever. 'terkeluar buasir aku' is the sentence he used to describe the experience.

On another note...i have calculated and i have travelled abt 80km during this MCO.
Most of it in my car.
 
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interesting, never thought ionizers would do that, but since you mentioned fake chrome and fake gold maybe thats why
It's those plastic chrome plating and all that. Technically not "fake" haha
 

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have you tried pushing yourself? It's not easy but very possible if you plan the route ahead, although you only get 1 chance and a half before your own body goes flat. I have done it with my E30 before
If parked in my house then cannot, because car parked at the side, and need to be steered to come out. Already very difficult for two person, one will be quite impossible. VR also pretty heavy and steering is too without power steering.
However did once at Petrol station. Went to refill, suddenly battery dead. Lucky got slightly slope. Turn key on, push , then jump in, engage 3rd and let go clutch.....lol