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Old 23-06-2018, 08:59 AM   #31
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I don't get the chance or time do do a weekly wash now little one is five !
But still get great pleasure when I'm out at 6.30 on a weekend when able, to get both cars cleaned before the other half and little one are awake and up, even it it rains soon after!
The other half just doesn't get the satisfaction and 'me' time I get from doing it
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Old 23-06-2018, 09:13 AM   #32
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I don't get the chance or time do do a weekly wash now little one is five !
But still get great pleasure when I'm out at 6.30 on a weekend when able, to get both cars cleaned before the other half and little one are awake and up, even it it rains soon after!
The other half just doesn't get the satisfaction and 'me' time I get from doing it
Absolutely about the 'me time'; and of course early doors this time of year being a superb time to be out and alive !

5am start for me today to avoid the sun. I'd got all gear out, cleaned badges with detailing brush, cleaned wheels, Bilberied wheels, rinsed them off, snow foamed the car and rinsed that off by the time my first neighbour appeared just before 6.

To be honest i was a little peeved he was up and about and breaking 'my' tranquility
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Old 23-06-2018, 09:42 AM   #33
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To be honest i was a little peeved he was up and about and breaking 'my' tranquility
I know what you mean
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My boy is fast approaching 2 years old and yeah, it's hard to find dedicated time to spend on the car. Most of the time I spend on her these days is during lunch breaks in work.

I've got a whole bunch of DIY to do today in the hopes that tomorrow I'll have an hour or two free to bucket wash the car, in addition to the usual time-friendly snow foam she gets once a week.

In terms of being sad, sometimes I just open it front door and look at the car, for no particular reason....
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Old 23-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #35
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Old 23-06-2018, 12:29 PM   #36
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My boy is fast approaching 2 years old and yeah, it's hard to find dedicated time to spend on the car. Most of the time I spend on her these days is during lunch breaks in work.

I've got a whole bunch of DIY to do today in the hopes that tomorrow I'll have an hour or two free to bucket wash the car, in addition to the usual time-friendly snow foam she gets once a week.

In terms of being sad, sometimes I just open it front door and look at the car, for no particular reason....
Hi Ollie, I remember having 2 young daughters and the time they take up. Not sure car detailing had been invented back then

One thing for sure, don't despair I can recommend retirement and all the freedom it brings and in my case, certainly, the enthusiasm never dies

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Hi Ollie, I remember having 2 young daughters and the time they take up. Not sure car detailing had been invented back then

One thing for sure, don't despair I can recommend retirement and all the freedom it brings and in my case, certainly, the enthusiasm never dies

Harry
It'd probably be wrong of me to start wishing my life away hoping for retirement, but I will nonetheless look forward to that freedom!
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Old 23-06-2018, 07:00 PM   #38
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I love it when rain beads off the windscreen when I'm driving and I don't need to use my wipers
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I reckon this thread has the potential to be a long-runner akin to the likes of 'what detailing did you to today?'.

I'll get us restarted.

I'm genuinely, to my core, excited about the arrival on Monday of my first ever pack of black mamba gloves and am desperately hoping that it won't be a case of 'never meet your idols'.

It occurred to me the other day when drying the tiles around our bath at home after a shower, that I was folding the towel into four and wetting it before use. (In my defence, it is a microfibre towel).
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Just went out in the rain to check how the beading is holding up on the car. A bit patchy is the answer, so planning to try BSD applied to a wet car tomorrow with a 50/50 of Done & Dusted on the bonnet to find out if I can see the reputed bling of D&D.
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