Good news! The MX-5’s interior is sorted. The mould has definitely gone and shows no signs of returning. I’d best get started with the outside, then.
Recently on Facebook, advertising ‘especially suited to me’ (in other words, Facebook tracking what I’m doing) kept recommending various car cleaning products. And one of these cleaning kits really piqued my interest – a snow foam system from CarPlan called Demon Foam.
Plug it in to your garden hose, turn a little key, and out comes the foam. Get the car nice and soapy, clean it off with a sponge, then rinse it with water. And you know what? It’s not half bad! Better yet, it really was quick. If you resent paying someone to wash your car, but can’t be bothered to spend hours cleaning it yourself, then this is a pretty good halfway house.
I also tested out a really clever little product called Engie. It connects to your car via your on-board diagnostic port and shows you malfunctions in any engine parts that are connected to the car’s brain, as well as showing you your battery charge. It also enables clever things like fuel tracking. Some of the software seems slightly like overkill, but if your dashboard displays a warning light and you want to figure out what’s wrong without taking it to a mechanic, it’s a worthwhile little tool. Next up on the agenda for the MX-5 involves me lending it to my girlfriend. She needs a car for a week and I’ve kindly said she can borrow the Mazda. I’m not worried as I’m not particularly precious about cars, but I am extremely curious to see what she makes of it, as she’s never driven anything rear-wheel drive before. Will she become a drifting warrior, or just drift off?
Murray lays on the suds in a bid to restore the Mazda’s lost shine. Demon Foam just plugs into your hosepipe.