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What does it mean?

I like washing my car, I like polishing it and paying attention to detail, but 'detailing'??? That's another stupid un-word that's crossed the Atlantic...... Just off to 'detail' the car darling.

No offence to anyone who likes to 'detail' their car but I will carry on cleaning mine. :jester:
 

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Not sure, but for me it goes straight to Room 101 along with other un-words like 'parenting'!!

Do I sound old?
 

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Give it a good bloody clean Detailing :thinking: :irked::yes:
 

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I believe this may be a re-rant. Last time we covered not only the act of detailing but those individuals who pay £25 each for two buckets with which to do it.

I too am a cleaner not a detailer.
 

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After spending 4 years keeping the Brera in tip-top-condition
(and getting literally jack :censored: more for it in pristine condition
compared to a local bump 'n' scrape example) I gave up on
regular wash/clay/waxing and now let the big machine do all the hard work.


:D :thumbs:

:jester:
 

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I'm a washer also .

Spent £30 last year on products to clean & wax I thought that was expensive.Love washing and waxing normally every 2/3 weeks.

Few chaps at work (both have minis) spent £100 odd pounds getting their cars "detailed " last year, with some wax from a pandas ears no doubt .They looked nice after being done but 2 weeks later they looked a state .

Conclusion - Washing & Waxing £30 for a years enjoyment - Detailing -££££s same result !
 

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If you clan your car you use shampoo, if you polish it you use polish.

If you detail your car you use "Products"


IMO most of it is marketing hype from people who sell "Product"
 

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Ohhhhhh youve opened a can of worms :p

I would call you a detailer if you done correction and all that fancy difficult stuff
 

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I used to be a "cleaner", then a couple of years ago I was a bit badly, so I couldn't do it myself.

Now I just drive a quarter of a mile down the road, give a great bunch of east Europeans a fiver & get a much quicker, better job than I could ever do. I do consider less than 1,000 miles between cleans something of an overkill. . . why bother if it's going to get mucky again?

A once-a-year polish keeps it looking fresh.
 

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Never heard that phrase before:confused: enlighten me.:biglaugh:
I'm sure you've heard it before, but if not, "You can brush a dog, you can comb a dog..... But it's still a dog!"
 

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I used to be a "cleaner", then a couple of years ago I was a bit badly, so I couldn't do it myself.

Now I just drive a quarter of a mile down the road, give a great bunch of east Europeans a fiver & get a much quicker, better job than I could ever do. I do consider less than 1,000 miles between cleans something of an overkill. . . why bother if it's going to get mucky again?

A once-a-year polish keeps it looking fresh.
Did this when the east Europeans first stared doing these car washes, realised when I looked at the paintwork at the next polish that they basically used acid cleaner and I had a lovely car with pitted paintwork. Good luck with that!:thumbup:

I only paid £30 for my 3 buckets! Wash, clean and wheels before people ask why 3 buckets instead of 2.
 
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