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Old 20-02-2018, 06:02 PM   #11
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Finding and repairing minor defects was the primary reason for my subsequent detailing obsession- it was the only way to find and fix them asap. Doesn't make it any less irritating though.
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Old 20-02-2018, 06:57 PM   #12
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I find that when I give the car a good, good clean & polish.
The car get's BOMBED by an Albatros, I have no idea where it comes from, I thought they lived on the wing in the South Atlantic.
But one lives round near me in sunny Salford I'm Bloody sure of it
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Old 20-02-2018, 07:44 PM   #13
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Are we rare? I never see anybody near me that takes the same time and care. I agree I see plenty of cars that look good 6ft away, what makes us bother (with the time and effort) about the other 5ft!
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Old 20-02-2018, 08:24 PM   #14
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Are we rare? I never see anybody near me that takes the same time and care. I agree I see plenty of cars that look good 6ft away, what makes us bother (with the time and effort) about the other 5ft!
About as rare as your posts , but joking aside, we are in a very small minority I'm afraid.



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Old 20-02-2018, 08:31 PM   #15
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Having to explain yourself to people who think your crazy.
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Old 20-02-2018, 08:40 PM   #16
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I believe we all have a thing in us to be obsessional, be it collecting train numbers, keeping fanatically fit, fishing or anything else. We just happen to be it about detailing and it can be annoying because it can interfere if you let it due to all sorts of reasons but its that striving for perfection and pride.

I have learned not to now even though I love it. A family member purchased a new Porsche Macan Turbo not so long ago, amazing machine, awesome paint (volcano grey?). Where does it go - Tesco hand wash.

Could I weep. Oh yes. Could I loose days putting it right. Oh yes.

So for me the most annoying thing could actually be me! In the words regularly used by my missus - its only a car (runs and hides).

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PS this week I have had purchased: new wash mitt, 3 x different wax, final polish, new DA, trim gel, wheel brush, DA pads..........

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Old 21-02-2018, 04:32 PM   #17
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the little scuffs an chips really do get to me and sometimes i wonder why i bother, but yesterday i got in from work and my misses said you need to rewind the camera and watch the next door neighbour drying there car with the pillow cases, she said she must have been watching you as she had some sort of detail spray she was spraying an wiping on as well. I couldnt believe it when i see it lol
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Old 21-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #18
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I feel you pain mate, in my case I see detailing as a hobby and opportunity to burn some calories. The downside is that makes you developing an eye for details and this is not a good thing when you can now see even the smallest swirl and mark :-(
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Old 21-02-2018, 05:36 PM   #19
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Having to explain yourself to people who think your crazy.
Yes I agree if someone sees you spending time week in and week out they think you are mad or strange for doing it every week but for some reason nothing is said if someone is doing their garden every week.
Then if you take pride keeping your car clean you go out and find some Oink has sprayed a can of drink up it as was my case a few weeks back but thankfully not milkshake or eggs.
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Old 21-02-2018, 06:53 PM   #20
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The annoying side of being into detailing.

My car just spent a couple of days at the dealer having a warranty repair and an MOT... I thought it was only going to be there a few hours and the thought of that was bad enough but due to some **** up they didn’t get the warranty work approved until late yesterday so it had to stay overnight...

I genuinely had nightmares about them washing it despite my DW hanger, signs on the dash and them putting DO NOT WASH on the worksheet. I was ridiculously anxious until I got to pick it up (and thankfully it was unwashed!)
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