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Being that it's Spring - my throroughbred mutt :wink: is shedding like crazy. I would like to take him for rides in the E more often but cleaning up all the hair that has stuck to every surface in the car can take a week.

Any ideas for minimizing the clean-up or at the very least isolating it to the cargo area?

Thanks,
->eMass

P.S. Now that we have a pet sub-forum we need a couple of pet smileys. :D
 

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Hey eMass just drive around with the windows open and let the hair fly!

:p

I do NOT <DO NOT!!!> miss carpeting one tiny bit. I'm not having a big hair problem...yet. Some days I have 4 dogs in my E...3 in crates and one loose.

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A lint brush or a wet sponge work great for getting the hair. I also have the rubber sponge thingy (yes, I said thingy) that is made to take off pet hair. It works great. Should be able to get it at a pet store.
 

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Yeah I use that sponge thingy too! It odd, hard to explain its qualities to someone hum? works good in the E[/i]
 

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[quote:6616f26de4="VAK9girl"]Maybe try Static Guard on the seats prior to the dog riding?[/quote:6616f26de4]

Ooooh, static guard! I hadn't even thought of that! That's a great idea - thanks.
 

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no pronlem! I am a K9 handler so I am very creative when it comes to dog fur! :D Walmart has small bottles for less than $1
 

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Hey thanks for this tip on the static...is anyone having the hairs weave their way into the seats?? I have a boxer and the little hairs would have to be plucked out with tweezers in the fabric seats of my Civic! We had "baby crib sheets" that were water proof and fitted so they were perfect for the back seats of the Civic, but I am worried a little about the Element and ever being able to get the hairs out of the seats... :?
 

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Well, all I have to say is we liked the seats on the E over the CRV not only for the comfort fact but I also thought they would be LESS apt to attract doggie hair.

We have two long coat chihuahuas. They're not big and dont shed alot, but when my hubby had his 99 Explorer with it's velour-like seats, we had white hair ALL over them! I seriously wanted to avoid that!

I dont acctually HAVE my E yet, should be in in a week or two...but tell me, does it really "cling" to the seats?? I sure hope not! That was one big reason we opted for it!

Angie :D
 

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Umm, well... :oops: I hate to break it to ya but - yeah the seats really do seem to attract the hair pretty badly - not only that - they seem to get stuck into the seat material as well. To be honest - our other car (a new rav4) has cloth seats which actually are easier to clean the hair from.

Sorry. :cry:
 

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Ok- now that "the boys" have taken over the E (they love it), hair is everywhere. Yes their little hairs seem to "stick" into the fabric only the fabric on the side and lower fronts! URGHHHH ( and greyhounds don't shed! eyeah)
 

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don't suppose Honda would consider making seats that wouldn't allow the weaving of Pomeranian hair with the seat fabric? :)

Static cling spray huh? gotta get some of that :)
 

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We found a new produc t on the market, don't know if anyone else out there will find it as neat as me...but it's a doggie TENT! It's called Petmate
Portable, Compact, Water Resistant & Lightweight Homes for Dogs. Comes with Carry Case which folds totally flat.
Sm: 12"x9.5"x10.3"
Kakhi & Maroon, Navy, Hunter Green or Brown. Available in SM, MED, INT, LG, XL. so you can even match it to your E!

They are avail at Petcetera in Canada ( www.petcetera.ca ) it's listed in the April Flyer. The guy at the store said that if you just spray it with waterproofing spray that it will become waterproof. They are excellent in the Element for keeping the DOG HAIR to a minimum inside the E. They run about $170 Canadian (for the large, and I think that's like $2.00 American wink, wink)

They also have a spray (not sure what it's called) but it's unscented and safe for pets. It's like static guard, but it's unscented...so that "new car smell" won't get masked by the spray, he told us the hair is guaranteed not to stick.

I'll try to get the name of the spray....B [/url]
 

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Heck, I have an Australian shepard with the same problem now. I just open all the windows and most of the hairs just fly out the Ute.
Dena
P.S. Keep one's mouth closed in the process.[quote:f2981fea76="eMass"]Being that it's Spring - my throroughbred mutt :wink: is shedding like crazy. I would like to take him for rides in the E more often but cleaning up all the hair that has stuck to every surface in the car can take a week.

Any ideas for minimizing the clean-up or at the very least isolating it to the cargo area?

Thanks,
->eMass

P.S. Now that we have a pet sub-forum we need a couple of pet smileys. :D[/quote:f2981fea76] :lol:
 

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I have two red nose pit's...never again will I leave the seats down for them. That hair is IMPOSSIBLE to remove...so now, they just slide around the rear of the E when they go for a ride... :lol:
 

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Open all the doors and blow out the car with compressed air. This is easy! [if you have a compressor] :? Daffy
 

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How about putting a t-shirt on the pup? We're going to pick up our E today and that's what we plan on doing. I think clothes on dogs is a goofy thing, but I want to keep that new E clean! And, she'll look cool cuz it's a shirt from Oasis' last tour thru here. :)
 
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