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Silock
03-23-2008, 05:01 PM
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=43269

Good grief. This guy is hardcore. And probably on meds.

kstater
03-23-2008, 05:03 PM
He spends more time taking pictures of detailing the car than I do actually doing the work.

Chiefs_5627
03-23-2008, 05:31 PM
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=43269

Good grief. This guy is hardcore. And probably on METH.



FYP :)

chagrin
03-23-2008, 05:36 PM
how did you have the attention span to read that thing?

Silock
03-23-2008, 05:42 PM
I didn't. I read the first paragraph and then scrolled down to all the pics.

Fruit Ninja
03-23-2008, 06:04 PM
He spends more time taking pictures of detailing the car than I do actually doing the work.

i am pretty sure its not him taking the pictures.

Its not that much reading as it is. There's just a ****ton of pictures.

88TG88
03-23-2008, 06:38 PM
If I had a Ferrari, or something similar I would wash it like that.

But I don't, so its rags and 3 dollar car soap for me.

Rain Man
03-23-2008, 06:45 PM
I can't really tell the difference.

LocoChiefsFan
03-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Ubelievable!! That's an amazing job. Yeah no doubt, I'd love him to detail my vehicles.

BigMeatballDave
03-23-2008, 06:49 PM
Hello, there, Mr. OCD.

MIAdragon
03-23-2008, 07:16 PM
and I thought I was nuts!!

Demonpenz
03-23-2008, 08:16 PM
that is a nice VW i backed into one close to that one the other day but it was after bar time so i couldn't afford to leave a note or wait around for the owner

Phobia
03-23-2008, 08:24 PM
Doesn't that idiot know the car is defective?

You'd think he'd notice the steering wheel in the passenger's seat.

stlchiefs
03-23-2008, 08:30 PM
Mr. OCD keeps calling his Jetta a Bora. :doh!:

OnTheWarpath58
03-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Mr. OCD keeps calling his Jetta a Bora. :doh!:

Not sure if you're trying to be funny, but VW calls Jettas manufactured for purchase outside of the US Boras.

unlurking
03-23-2008, 08:49 PM
All of that time and effort wasted on a VW. What a shame.

ClevelandBronco
03-23-2008, 09:00 PM
I can't really tell the difference.

You could probably tell the difference if you'd let this guy detail your Commodore 64.

mikey23545
03-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Man, it's always nice to see someone who takes a lot of pride in their work. This guy is a pro.

I probably couldn't afford the guy, but yeah, I'd love to have him detail my car....

blueballs
03-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Goatse's knob is so jealous

Logical
03-23-2008, 10:18 PM
This is really more of a restoration than a detailing. Dude has serious OCD issues. But amazing work.

stlchiefs
03-23-2008, 10:39 PM
Not sure if you're trying to be funny, but VW calls Jettas manufactured for purchase outside of the US Boras.

weak attempt at a joke.

Extra Point
03-23-2008, 11:34 PM
That's what people do for fun in Ipswich Suffolk. ALL SUNDAY LONG!!!

Hoover
03-24-2008, 08:40 AM
I wonder how much that costs

Rooster
03-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Too bad he couldn't have taken a couple of pictures of how he did it. :(

chasedude
03-24-2008, 09:18 AM
The dude even cleaned the car jack :spock:

Duck Dog
03-24-2008, 09:48 AM
Obsessive compulsive much?

Amnorix
03-24-2008, 10:04 AM
I can't even be bothered to hit a car wash...

DenverChief
03-24-2008, 10:15 AM
those crazy europeans still use the floor switch for brights LMAO

El Jefe
03-24-2008, 10:19 AM
I thought I spent a lot of time detailing my cars. I didn't even recognize half of the cleaning solutions he was using lol.

Phobia
03-24-2008, 10:28 AM
I wonder how much that costs

Probably $2500 if he was charging $10 an hour. I'll bet he used $400 in chemicals, pads, & rags.

REDHOTGTO
03-24-2008, 10:40 AM
yea but does he change the oil ? most guys cars that are clean, the engine goes to crap

Frosty
03-24-2008, 10:44 AM
The thing that sucks is that it will look like that only long enough to take photos.

I caught the detailing bug after hanging out on Autopia. The first year I owned my Silverado, I was totally OCD about it. However, the fact that I would spend all weekend on it, only to have it look like every other car on the road the first time I drove it (very dusty here), wore me down. :( Now I haven't washed it in two years. :rolleyes:

Simply Red
03-24-2008, 11:08 AM
Interesting.

R&GHomer
03-24-2008, 11:33 AM
If I had a Ferrari, or something similar I would wash it like that.

But I don't, so its rags and 3 dollar car soap for me.


Screw that, if I had a Ferrari I would pay someone to wash it like that.

Chiefmanwillcatch
03-24-2008, 03:23 PM
The clay bar is really one of the main parts of the restoration.

They don't sell them at your local store. Should sell them everywhere.

Donger
03-24-2008, 03:29 PM
That's nuts, but moving the driver's position is a bit much.

stlchiefs
03-24-2008, 04:16 PM
That's nuts, but moving the driver's position is a bit much.

Not sure if you're trying to be funny, but VWs manufactured for purchase outside of the US have their steering wheel on the right side. :D

Subtle Euro jokes have proven to not go over well on this thread.

bogey
03-24-2008, 06:32 PM
Man, it's always nice to see someone who takes a lot of pride in their work. This guy is a pro.

I probably couldn't afford the guy, but yeah, I'd love to have him detail my car....

That was my thought. The guy obviously takes his work very serious. If he gets this information in the right hands, he probably gets lots of work.

El Jefe
03-24-2008, 08:33 PM
The clay bar is really one of the main parts of the restoration.

They don't sell them at your local store. Should sell them everywhere.

Maybe not where you are, but up here you can get a clay bar and kit at almost any car part store. I use them on my car all the time, and I get them from Advance Auto Parts.

stlchiefs
03-24-2008, 08:35 PM
Maybe not where you are, but up here you can get a clay bar and kit at almost any car part store. I use them on my car all the time, and I get them from Advance Auto Parts.

What exactly does a clay bar do for a car's paint/finish? I saw him rubbing it on, but didn't quite understand what it was doing or the process he was using.

KcMizzou
03-24-2008, 08:35 PM
I can't even be bothered to hit a car wash...Heh, I hear ya. It's pretty bad when a rain shower actually makes your car cleaner.

El Jefe
03-24-2008, 08:45 PM
What exactly does a clay bar do for a car's paint/finish? I saw him rubbing it on, but didn't quite understand what it was doing or the process he was using.

Gets dirt and debris out of your paint and isnt too abrasive on your paint, and really makes it shine. Usually most kits will give you a clay bar, then a cleaner wax, and then an instant detailer. Whenever you use a clay bar you always wash your car first, and when you use the clay bar you always make sure to keep it wet with the detailer they give you, because you dont want the clay bar running on dry paint, that's a no no. When you run the clay bar you dont push it down hard you kind of just glide it over the paint, then when you hit a little what will feel like a sandpaper patch, you keep going over that patch till its smooth. Most people who havent done it many times quit because they think that they arent doing it right. If it's clean and you are keeping the paint wet while using the clay bar, you arent going to hurt anything, just overlap each stroke with the next. It really can do a lot for your paint.

I bought a "Mothers" clay bar kit from my local Advance Auto Parts FWIW.

tooge
03-25-2008, 02:31 PM
My vehicles get washed whenever mother nature decides to wash em. I am sure glad I dont get off on a clean car like this guy. I wouldn't have the time to do all the stuff that gets my truck so dirty.