Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > General > Detailing Chat
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Detailing Chat Got a detailing related question that doesn't fit in any other section? Post it in here. Sponsored by CleanYourCar

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26-04-2021, 06:39 PM   #11
Andyblue
Distinguished Detailer
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Not where I should be :)
Posts: 10,511
Thanks: 4,929
Thanked 6,356 Times in 4,992 Posts
Yes, I'd still do my car, wife's car and neighbours and mates as I do now, but I'd get a proper bay set up for washing / detailing etc etc.
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2021, 07:00 PM   #12
Gas head
Orbital Oracle
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 588
Thanks: 122
Thanked 300 Times in 220 Posts
Not so sure after cleaning one of the motorbikes over the weekend would have been nicer to have ridden it instead.
certainly would have paid for it if i had the disposable cash to do it regularly, got another one to clean this coming weekend, at least this one is matt so will be easier.
Gas head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2021, 07:19 PM   #13
huvo
Washmitt Meister
 
huvo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Carrowdore, N Ireland
Posts: 225
Thanks: 134
Thanked 104 Times in 67 Posts
Don’t know about detailing the car but I would definitely get the main road resurfaced. Holes you could lose a bus in.
huvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2021, 10:01 PM   #14
Chris Donaldson
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Chris Donaldson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 923
Thanks: 470
Thanked 577 Times in 326 Posts
I’d have to have a 12 car garage with detailing studio attached.
Chris Donaldson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-04-2021, 10:13 AM   #15
marcusp13
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Southampton
Posts: 42
Thanks: 3
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Given my level of experience and the values of the cars I’d purchase I’d use a professional detailer.

However, I would have a project (or two, or five) that I would be able to work on myself in a separate section of my garage to improve my skills from both a servicing/technical and detailing perspective, and I would also be completing some detailing courses.
marcusp13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2021, 08:58 AM   #16
SteveW
PC Perfectionist
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire UK
Posts: 398
Thanks: 244
Thanked 341 Times in 227 Posts
If I won the Euromillions, that is £100 million or so, I'd be able to have my big garage full of old Fords, so I'd have a few cars that I'd want to keep clean.

I'd love to learn how to properly detail, including machine polishing etc and touching up stone chips/wet sanding etc. and having multiple millions in the bank would mean I'd have time to learn properly.

In all honesty, I'd probably get each car I bought for my new collection professionally corrected/detailed at time of purchase, but then do my best to maintain that condition myself going forward
SteveW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2021, 11:30 AM   #17
GleemSpray
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
GleemSpray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Manchester UK
Posts: 4,164
Thanks: 502
Thanked 2,678 Times in 1,810 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbray67 View Post
Move somewhere hot and exotic where I wouldn't need a car and travel by boat/yacht to wherever I needed.



Oh, and buy a Russian bride!!

(don't tell the wife)
I live quite close to Manchester Airport and just yesterday I saw a very pro looking customised van that had "AVIATION DETAILING" emblazoned across it and quality airbrushed artwork with a picture of an executive jet.

Never had thought of that before, but i guess there are folks who are just as enthusiastic about the appearance of their Gulfstream as ordinary folk are about their cars.
GleemSpray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2021, 12:59 PM   #18
sidewalkdances
Orbital Oracle
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 742
Thanks: 102
Thanked 340 Times in 269 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GleemSpray View Post
I live quite close to Manchester Airport and just yesterday I saw a very pro looking customised van that had "AVIATION DETAILING" emblazoned across it and quality airbrushed artwork with a picture of an executive jet.

Never had thought of that before, but i guess there are folks who are just as enthusiastic about the appearance of their Gulfstream as ordinary folk are about their cars.
I imagine the 'bird bombs' they have to deal with are quite different to ours
sidewalkdances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2021, 02:27 PM   #19
James_R
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
James_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Notts/Lincs
Posts: 3,234
Thanks: 948
Thanked 1,479 Times in 1,135 Posts
Garage
Yeah I'd still maintain my cars if I won.
To a certain extent.

But I agree with what @Gas Head said earlier about his bike.
Rather be riding it.

And yes I'd probably rather be driving the cars rather than cleaning them.

But you wouldn't be working (or should I say you wouldn't HAVE to work anymore)

So that leaves lots of hours in the week to tickle the fleet
James_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2021, 02:48 PM   #20
Itstony
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Itstony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Where the Sun mostly shines. .
Posts: 1,513
Thanks: 945
Thanked 818 Times in 567 Posts
This will probably be dismissed.
Never buy a lottery ticket as I would not want to win it.
But should I somehow obtain massive money, I would use my time making someones life better. And enjoy doing it as much as I could, as often as I could.
Itstony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors