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JohnVee

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I'd like to use this spot to pick the brains of folks with knowledge of the Gainesville, Mensasses, Fairfax, and surrounding areas - various questions as I have them. I'm staying with my parents in GVL for an undetermined time as my father deals with gastrointestinal cancer, and they generally don't have the info I'm looking for about local stuff. I know my way around since I've been coming here for 13 years and I grew up in Fairfax. IH8TRAFFIC.

So, let's begin, shall we?

Where can I go to wash off 30lbs of Uwharrie red clay from the 80? My google-fu skills return nothing definitive and I can't recall seeing a self service car wash in my travels. Their HOA will sh!t if I leave it dirty AND also if I wash it at the house. It'd be nice to handle this while it's still all wet from the rain but anything between here and Kilroy's will work for me.

Hmmmm. Just noticed that the neighbors house is for sale and empty...:p
 

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Thanks, guys. The counter jockey at Advance Auto today was trying to tell me about the one in Manassas. I'll see which direction tomorrow's appointments take me.
 

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There is one on Leland rd at rt 28 that is off the beaten path and no one will complain ( behind the dunkin doughnuts/ El taco). Beware if you use the one in warrenton VA the owner owns Gilliams hardware right by it and is a stickler for people brining trucks that have been wheeled/farm or work truck in there and washing off a bunch of stuff.
Hope your father makes a full recovery F___ cancer
 

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@D21FJ60 whats the name of the diner, or maybe it’s just a mom & pop restaurant in Marshall? Been there forever. I think it’s white? Can’t be too many...
 

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@D21FJ60 whats the name of the diner, or maybe it’s just a mom & pop restaurant in Marshall? Been there forever. I think it’s white? Can’t be too many...
If it is white that was the Old Salem restaurant that was on main street. it got sold and now is a worthless overpriced bakery called The red truck.
Only "diner/mom& pops" left in Marshall are the Salem diner that is now in the shopping center by Food Lion or the Marshall diner on the west end of town ( pretty good food by the way)
 

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Ding ding ding! Winner! Marshall Diner. Yep, good stuff. Putting it on my list for next week. Thanks, @1MOA - I would have never thought to combine those two words into a google search. Seemed easier to ask a bunch of strangers on a Toyota truck forum. :rofl:
 

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Sorry hadn't been on since before you posted that. Been to old Salem cafe once and it was lackluster, they also keep weird hours- 10:33 on a Friday and looks like a tomb.
Lived here a couple years and have yet to go to Marshall diner...
Concur that red truck bakery is mediocre at best, and no ramp to get in. Took my son into town before he could walk and I had to carry his stroller up the stairs...weak.
 

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Looking for an alignment shop close to Gainesville but willing to travel reasonably for a recommended independent shop.
 

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Thanks guys. If my head was more together, I'd have thought about this earlier. Drove through there twice today. Arrrrgh.

@iptman When do you arrive at RC?

@76FJ40 Are you the one who got Ryan sick?
 
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