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Old 16-06-2018, 10:03 PM   #11
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Perfectly normal...I bet lots of us (at least I) run out of the house into torrential rainfall just to see the beads fall of the car...several times
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Old 16-06-2018, 11:13 PM   #12
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I am the same - I love ordering a replacement and a chance to try something new perhaps

All of my neighbours think I am nuts! Almost every day I am out cleaning something - it's normal behaviour for me

Think it’s because I feel it’s not going to waste? I have stuff for the car coming out of my ears. Keep trying to run it down but it’s not really working.

In terms of ‘sad’ things I’ve done;
* Cleaned the pedal rubbers with a tooth brush then put solution finish on them.
* Used metal polish inside the exhaust.
* Cleaned the factory foot mats that are built in to the carpet then used AG trim gel on it even though they’re covered by mats.
* Took the wheel trims off to clean inside them, even used fallout remover on the rear of them and then put FK1000P on the inside of them.

I think the thing that struck me as going OTT was a guy on here who took his front wings off to clean inside of them? No insult intended to whoever it was, I just remember thinking ‘he makes me look normal!’
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Old 16-06-2018, 11:20 PM   #13
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Think it’s because I feel it’s not going to waste? I have stuff for the car coming out of my ears. Keep trying to run it down but it’s not really working.

In terms of ‘sad’ things I’ve done;
* Cleaned the pedal rubbers with a tooth brush then put solution finish on them.
* Used metal polish inside the exhaust.
* Cleaned the factory foot mats that are built in to the carpet then used AG trim gel on it even though they’re covered by mats.
* Took the wheel trims off to clean inside them, even used fallout remover on the rear of them and then put FK1000P on the inside of them.

I think the thing that struck me as going OTT was a guy on here who took his front wings off to clean inside of them? No insult intended to whoever it was, I just remember thinking ‘he makes me look normal!’
Nice one, great to know things are clean, even when you can't see them. I'm a big fan of the saying "If you want to keep it, keep it clean"

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Old 17-06-2018, 01:02 AM   #14
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My neighbours think i'm nuts.

A few weeks ago i fitted a gas-strut to the bonnet of one of our cars and a small piece of a plastic clip broke off and was rattling around inside the bonnet.

So just as i was out there with the hoover connected to small piece of hose; trying to retrieve said piece of plastic - one of the neighbours drives past. I caught him shaking his head. I'm guessing he was thinking i was 'hoovering' under the hood as such. Oh well......
Not just the neighbours, the look from the wife when I explained why I had bought a carpet type mat to protect the factory mats already fitted to the car
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Old 17-06-2018, 01:08 AM   #15
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* Used metal polish inside the exhaust.
* Cleaned the factory foot mats that are built in to the carpet then used
I have done both of these...often. Makes me wonder if this is the reason my Mrs gives me one of "those looks" when I say I am popping out to the garage...
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Old 17-06-2018, 04:41 AM   #16
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My neighbour is always doing his garden, especially his hedge with scissors, he's obsessed and I say nothing to him. My buckets come out and all the usual comments are flying across the road. One man's hobby is another man's boredom. I don't garden, crosswords, collect stamps or am I football mad, but I enjoy cleaning the car. (the end result anyway)

You do your thing Harry. I think you're perfectly sane. Mind, I am no judge of sanity really but I think you're good.
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Old 17-06-2018, 10:12 AM   #17
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It shouldn’t be ‘how sad are you as a detailer’ but ‘how happy are you as a detailer’.
It feels good, just do it!

I love looking at the reflections on a freshly polished car, or the deep black look of freshly dressed tyres...even if the effect is spoilt after the first drive.
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Old 17-06-2018, 11:33 AM   #18
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Ha ha brilliant.can't beat watching a bit of beading action.i have just moved into a new home....already,im the guy that is always cleaning his car

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Old 17-06-2018, 12:06 PM   #19
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It shouldn’t be ‘how sad are you as a detailer’ but ‘how happy are you as a detailer’.
It feels good, just do it!

I love looking at the reflections on a freshly polished car, or the deep black look of freshly dressed tyres...even if the effect is spoilt after the first drive.
Absolutely.

I can spend hours outside, radio on, in the sun - achieving 'nothing' in some peoples eyes.

But i love it !
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Old 17-06-2018, 03:36 PM   #20
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I went from couldn't be bothered using a local car cleaners to getting a new car and buying every product under the sun, spending as much time on my new baby (car lol) as is possible, love it
Every product has a place and coloured MF assigned, never realised I could be this organised,
It's just getting products ordered under the other halfs radar
Just got me Kranzle and to her just another PW.....Little did she know I had it specially made ;-)

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