: Dog Hair
12-17-2004, 01:44 PM
When we tell my yellow lab, Grace, that we are going for a ride, she gets sooo excited. Unfortunately, when she is excited she sheds like crazy. Does anyone here have a secret of how to get dog hair out of the car? Thanks!
12-17-2004, 01:58 PM
Couldn't resist. :grin:
You're not far off! Others have said that a blower works well. Haven't tried myself, but I need to. My E is furry.
If you try it, use an ELECTRIC blower. Gas blowers have minute amounts of oil in the airstream.
Those of you with motorcycles may know this is a also a good way to dry your bike after a wash. :)
12-17-2004, 09:02 PM
I've seen anti static dryer sheets recommended though I haven't tried it myself.
12-18-2004, 01:51 PM
I have a yellow lab myself, and I found that simply using a dry sponge can isolate the hair in one place so you can vacuum it up. Plastic floors are great too for dogs.
12-20-2004, 07:37 AM
12-20-2004, 10:14 PM
I am in love. Thanks for posting that photo!
12-21-2004, 06:51 AM
Hey go to Petsmart and get a hard sponge..you don't have to wet it and it gets fur off anything. they are about $8 but worth it.
Rat Terrier drop hair all the time, and we use it.......if that doesn't work...I guess you could shave your dogs or buy them some clothing..... :lol:
12-21-2004, 09:16 AM
I have a yellow lab as well and can sympathize with the shedding issue. In the summer I open the windows and hatch and drive really fast. Leaf blower works too.
Chester loves the Element...http://www.BudCAD.com/images/chester2.JPG
12-21-2004, 06:24 PM
Golden Retriever. I use an air compressor. Blows out the dog hair and everything else as well!
12-23-2004, 12:29 PM
I think I have enough hair in my Element for a whole other dog! I have to use the shop vac in the next few days. My two dogs drop hair like crazy. I can't keep up.
12-23-2004, 01:55 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww.... I like the photos in this thread :)
However, I don't really have to worry about this because I have two cats. The only hair that will be getting in my E is the stuff I transfer from them laying on my clothes :grin:
01-24-2005, 04:13 PM
I have a yellow lab and a chocolate lab... the hair on the floor is very easy to vacuum up or sponge off. But the worst is when the hair gets on the seat fabric (I have an EX). Sometimes they get "stuck" in at one end and are almost impossible to get out.
Mainly I just posted to show off my baby, though.
01-28-2005, 03:14 PM
You'll probably think that I am insane, but about two weeks ago, I took the back seats out and brought them into my living room. I then proceeded to vacuum the hell out of them until I got as much hair as possible out of them. I then spent about two hours hand picking each hair out of the EX fabric with a pair of tweezers! Doesn't say much about my life does it? Actually, with some music on, it was kind of like therapy. The reason that I was being so anal was because I was going to put a blanket over the seats (finally) and I figured that this would be the last time that I would have to do this (hopefully!). BTW, my dog is a white greyhound, so as least the hair was easy to see!
After/instead of vacuuming the seats, a cheap and easy method of removing dog hair is with cheap masking (or any other kind) tape. Wrap a few loops of tape loosely around your outstretched fingers -sticky side out. Then just use it like a lint roller, letting the tape rotate as you wipe the seats. When it's full, use some more. Very cheap. Very efficient. We sometimes have 2 - 5 dogs and pups going into and out of our E, and they always insist on getting into the front seats on their way to the crates in the back. Obviously, they do this so they can leave some hair for us to sit on and thus feel part of their world. It works.
02-24-2005, 01:20 PM
Hi I'm a new element owner 05 Rallye Red EX fogs, mud flaps, trailer hitch and looking to get some other accesories/toys probably from HandA, they seem to be very reasonable and well recommended.
Just want to say I got the E for my 15yo dalmatian Jessie (so it had to be fire engine red) she and I couldn't easily load her chubby butt in the Pickup any more it was much too high.
With the E I just give her butt a little assist at the driver side door she walks across to the passenger seat, back lowered almost to the floor and uses that as a ramp to obtain the optimum viewing position but always with in sight of the treat bag.
She loves it, I love it and my back loves it even more.
The dog hair from a Dalmatian is considerable I've found using a soft pony brush and vacuume gives me the best results for cleaning the seats. Everything else either vacuumes or wipes up with a damp rag pretty well although around the dash I've used the electronics canned air for the nooks and crannies.
We are in Vermont so within moments of driving off the lot the car looked like it hadn't been washed all winter :sad: so I want to give EllyMay a good bath before posting a picture...
Linda and Jessie Dalmatian
Another idea would be to take the blower to the DOG before going for a ride. Some realllllyyy like it and I have one that hears the dryer and comes running. Mind you, I use a cattle dryer so you know that dog has issues.
(DOG utility vehicle)
02-24-2005, 07:06 PM
I don't know if this will work for dog hair, or even in the E...but.....I had one of those microfiber dust cloths (learned about them on this website!). I was just casually wiping my living room tables off with it, had it slightly damp with water (wrung out really well) and decided to rake it over my couch and chairs and ottoman. Man, you wouldn't believe the cat hair and dirt it picked up! Try it, definitely easier than removing your seats or vacuuming! My upholstered furniture looks like it was just professionally cleaned!
02-28-2005, 08:26 PM
Awww, what CUTE pictures!!!
02-28-2005, 08:59 PM
Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject of canine lamination?
LEGO MY E
02-28-2005, 10:29 PM
Leave the wax on... see if that works first. If no, then let er rip!