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Old 26-09-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Do you say anything to neighbours?

Whilst cleaning the car at the weekend the neighbour was also out doing his. He first of all snow foamed it but then went about shampooing it with a sponge. Thought about saying something but then thought he would just think I'm a ****��

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Old 26-09-2018, 02:33 PM   #2
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Just tell him to have a look on Detailing World for some great advice and tips
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Old 26-09-2018, 02:38 PM   #3
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I have tried offering advice to neighbours, they were simply not interested. One washes his car using a single half sized bucket and a sponge, the other said he had been washing his car this way for 40 years and it was fine for him. So I keep quiet. Another goes to the car wash, the brushes must be harsh, they have made grooves in the paint, as you run your fingernal over the bonnet, it actually clicks on each groove.

If people are not interested in learning there is no point in you teaching.

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Old 26-09-2018, 02:48 PM   #4
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Why would you say anything unless they ask for help, ? gP Punto don’t worry the guy with sponge is happy his car looks clean and will get bottom book value when he sells the same as the one with no swirls.
We don’t need to force our religion on others unless they ask to come over to the dark side, where the grass is not always greener
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Old 26-09-2018, 04:09 PM   #5
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Why would you say anything unless they ask for help, ? gP Punto don’t worry the guy with sponge is happy his car looks clean and will get bottom book value when he sells the same as the one with no swirls.
That's common sense but unfortunately the fact our cars are swirl free has little effect on value at trade in. the past few cars ive traded in (usually 2/3 years old when going for a nearly new), they don't even look at it. They have a price and haggle from there.

Make no mistake, we do this for ourselves and our own pride. 99% of people don't give a monkeys or even notice.
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Old 26-09-2018, 04:23 PM   #6
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the other said he had been washing his car this way for 40 years and it was fine for him
Exactly, it's fine for him, so leave him to get oin with it. There's no way I'd tell a neighbour how to do anything, if they asked then fine, but otherwise there's no way I would offer unsolicited advice.
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this all reminds me of harry enfield

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Old 26-09-2018, 04:58 PM   #8
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Nope.
My neighbour was out in the middle of the day a few weeks ago when it was high 20s washing their black 208.
It looked a mess afterwards but if they are happy why would I interfere?
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I'd normally say no to these type of questions however your neighbour doesn't appear to be your normal "my car is clean so I'm happy" type person if he's actually using snowfoam so must have some knowledge.

Rather than appear condescending telling him what to do try and start a conversation with him and see how it goes asking him about his products etc. You could then offer your thoughts around wash mitts etc if the conversation goes well otherwise if it's clear he's not interested and is happy with his technique then just leave it
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That's common sense but unfortunately the fact our cars are swirl free has little effect on value at trade in. the past few cars ive traded in (usually 2/3 years old when going for a nearly new), they don't even look at it. They have a price and haggle from there.

Make no mistake, we do this for ourselves and our own pride. 99% of people don't give a monkeys or even notice.
This is spot on
How many miles and service history come before no swirls
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