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Got chatting with a paint sprayer in the small bodyshop next to my mates garage the other night while getting some work done on my car. He commented how shiny it was and after a good old chin wag I said id drop him some wax to try on his car.
Stopped by there today with a pot of bouncers 22, all was well he was very greatfull then the owner bowled over asked what 'that ' is all abruptly, I just said it was a good quality carnauba wax that I was lending the boy to try, he snatched it out of my hand ( so nearly followed by a punch in the face by me) and then started telling the lad hed never put sh#t like that on his paint, apparently its no different to the waxes he tried 20 years ago and that it wouldnt do anything but cause agro.
He then picked up a bottle of g3 something and told the lad this is the gear u want sod all this fancy crap.
What an A hole right?
Some people.... ruined my day it has
 

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got guys like this at work one saying mer is the best thing since sliced bread and another claiming clay bars do nothing and that a american hand care ash for £12 done a great job on his jag
 

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I suspect he's seeing it from a very different aspect, a bodyshop seeking quick turnarounds using consumables that aren't going to break his low budget, likely a chap that's been in the business for yonks and is happy and set in is ways, if his customers are also happy he won't want "fancy" products being waved under his employees noses.....no need for rudeness though.
 

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Well, at least it's taught you 2 things:
1. You would be happy to let the paint sprayer work on your car.
2. Given the owners' attitude, you would never take your car there because he is just rude.
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I reckon from a body shop perspective he would not be able to use it as it could very easily react with the newly sprayed paint and he probably doesn't think it's worth the hassle. Saw it happen on many occasions in a friend's body shop. It can also happen when the waxes or silicones become airborne when the panels are being prepped or sanded - small particles adhere to panels and are a nightmare to remove even with panel wiping. Causes little dimples in the finished paintwork!
I still dont agree with the way he spoke to you though. A little manners means a lot!.
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got guys like this at work one saying mer is the best thing since sliced bread and another claiming clay bars do nothing and that a american hand care ash for £12 done a great job on his jag
Probably someone that has never clay barred anything. I thought the same until I actually tried it - massive difference! You can see it and definitely feel the difference it makes so people that say it does nothing can't have tried it.
 

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Thanks for your replies guys.
Mr rudeness is the owner of the bodyshop that the sprayer works at.
The wax was for the sprayer to use on his own car not any cars at his work.
Ive spoke with the lad since and he apologised for his boss.
Hes still going to try the 22 tmrw.
Wont be calling in on him at work now tho or telling people about our local bodyshop.
 

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Like i said earlier to much hassle you can't teach some old dogs new tricks you might aswell shout down a black hole or until you're blue in the face.
More over the man has disrespected you therefor has lost a customer and or any referrals what a plum,anyway glad the lads going to try 22 out tomorrow at least he's not narrow minded lol
 

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Thanks suspal , I was considering getting a price from them to spray some parts for my car aswell.
I know what u mean tho this is the 2nd time that helping someone has caused me offence.
 

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Some people....
Got chatting with a paint sprayer in the small bodyshop next to my mates garage the other night while getting some work done on my car. He commented how shiny it was and after a good old chin wag I said id drop him some wax to try on his car.
Stopped by there today with a pot of bouncers 22, all was well he was very greatfull then the owner bowled over asked what 'that ' is all abruptly, I just said it was a good quality carnauba wax that I was lending the boy to try, he snatched it out of my hand ( so nearly followed by a punch in the face by me) and then started telling the lad hed never put sh#t like that on his paint, apparently its no different to the waxes he tried 20 years ago and that it wouldnt do anything but cause agro.
He then picked up a bottle of g3 something and told the lad this is the gear u want sod all this fancy crap.
What an A hole right?
Some people.... ruined my day it has
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Some people just are not interested, not 'fancy crap' just a highly advanced modern wax blend that is a 100% improvement on his 'stuff' from 20 years ago.

Let him see what it looks like then charge him for using it :thumb:

Don't let these people ruin your day, just smile and leave then to their old fashioned ways.
 
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