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      09-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #45
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They smell panties and now keys...wtf
I like to rub the key all over my face.
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Mine smells like oil but not stinky oil.
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Anyone want to "sniff my key" and tell me if it smells bad?
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OP probably saw the yellow goo on the key and took a whiff...

I noticed the goo on my key but didn't sniff it until OP's thread. Yup it smells like musty army surplus store
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OP probably saw the yellow goo on the key and took a whiff...

I noticed the goo on my key but didn't sniff it until OP's thread. Yup it smells like musty army surplus store
Stop it, you're making me home sick!
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Damn it does smell weird and of course i HAVE to smell it more than once.
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Maybe, because if you actually use the key in the door lock, it might be the first time in years (or ever) that it's used, the grease is for the lock mechanism?

Just a guess, wth do I know

I've had other keys sit around unused for years/decades without rusting...
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Damn it does smell weird and of course i HAVE to smell it more than once.
so true! I pulled the key out smelled it and then looked at it and smelled it again, I just have to lol. It does smell weird, like old play doe or something I cant really pin point it
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I did this today after this thread, it does smell. My car was at the dealer: brake fluid flush, rear brake pads, air filter, cabin air filter, coolant flush; $153.40 U mad bro?

JK, everything was maintenance plan besides coolant.
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I have always wondered why the integrated key always smells bad and has some sort of yellow grease on it, does anyone else notice this or is it just me?
It smells like battery acid. Is your car second hand?
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I've had other keys sit around unused for years/decades without rusting...
yeah but the fob key is encased in plastic and lets say your fob gets wet and then well you know what happens...

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yeah but the fob key is encased in plastic and lets say your fob gets wet and then well you know what happens...

Oh no, a wet fob! I know what happens when I get a wet fob!
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oil to keep it nicely lubed/rust free

everyone likes it lubed anyways
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