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Old 16-06-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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How sad are you as a detailer ?

So having moved into my new retirement home I have to park the car in my space in the small communal car park.

I can only see the roof and the windscreen from the window.
Having spruced up the car this morning and applied DD Future Armour we have just had a mini storm with some torrential rain

The sad bit is, I find myself with a pair of binoculars, watching the rain beading and sheeting of the car roof and watching the behaviour of the H2go on the windscreen.

Is this normal or have I totally lost the plot.

Harry
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Old 16-06-2018, 07:20 PM   #2
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Perfectly normal behaviour.....nothing to worry about
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Old 16-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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I’m actually pleased when I get to the end of a bottle of something!?! Ran down a bottle of car shampoo and tyre black today which pleased me no end.
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What is normal? That's what I say!

I always watch my car from the window to see how well the water is beading and sheeting.
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Old 16-06-2018, 07:45 PM   #5
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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......
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Old 16-06-2018, 08:10 PM   #6
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I’m actually pleased when I get to the end of a bottle of something!?! Ran down a bottle of car shampoo and tyre black today which pleased me no end.
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

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Old 16-06-2018, 08:16 PM   #7
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So having moved into my new retirement home I have to park the car in my space in the small communal car park.

I can only see the roof and the windscreen from the window.
Having spruced up the car this morning and applied DD Future Armour we have just had a mini storm with some torrential rain

The sad bit is, I find myself with a pair of binoculars, watching the rain beading and sheeting of the car roof and watching the behaviour of the H2go on the windscreen.

Is this normal or have I totally lost the plot.

Harry
Do staff in the office wear white jackets? If yes - then yes, if no - then knock yourself out Westers - whatever brings us joy and gives us a focus/purpose is all good mate
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Old 16-06-2018, 08:51 PM   #8
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Do staff in the office wear white jackets? If yes - then yes, if no - then knock yourself out Westers - whatever brings us joy and gives us a focus/purpose is all good mate
Lol it's not a "waiting for death" home as such, no staff or offices, just a retirement complex of small bungalows.

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Old 16-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #9
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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......
I used to always be hoovering under the hood, still do if I go to my Daughters to use her driveway. I mean how else can you reach down into all those corners where you can see dust.
Got to admit I do look to see no one's looking first.

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Old 16-06-2018, 08:58 PM   #10
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I find myself with a pair of binoculars, watching the rain beading and sheeting of the car roof
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