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Old 03-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #222
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When you buff across an edge, you're done with it.



In my videos, I speak of the white towels and say that I was not impressed with them. I tell people to just buy the Borderless Blonds ones. I would have spent that money you spent on the white ones to buy more blond ones. You can never have too many.



And I speak of the Turtle Wax crap, the spray and wax crap and any other gimmicky product out there that for $3.99, is supposed to protect your paint for 1 year. You have got to use a little common sense when reading the claims on a bottle of wax. Some of it just doesn't pass the smell test. That's your common sense licking in.



If you ever take your car to a dealer for anything, have them put on the work order that the car IS NOT to be washed by their soap monkeys. If they do wash it and create a butt load of swirls, you can force them to pay a detailer of YOUR choice to repair your paint. I had a friend do this exact thing and when the dealer refused to pay up because they wanted their own hacks to fix the car, he sued them in small claims court and won. He brought it to me and I charged that dealer $95 an hour to fix that car, which is what I charge to do what I normally do in the IT field. Needless to say, that dealership didn't make that mistake again.
Thanks for the info. I will put your info to good use. Guess I missed the part about the white towels. I am not ever going to that dealer again, to many problems with them damaging my cars over the years. From then on I have been very strict with the dealers I do use and they have understood my position.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #223
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A car is a major investment in your life. Usually, one of the top 3 investments. Thus, you should want to take the best care of that investment so that you can reap some kind of benefit when selling it, if you decide to do so. Proper maintenance, including visual maintenance is critical to you reaping benefits from that eventual sale. Let's face it, a car is one of the worst investment during your lifetime unless you live long enough for the value of the car to start heading north again. For most folks, that will never happen in their lifetime. People who properly care their vehicle realize this. We don't mind that some folks think that we are obsessive, just because we want our property to be respected.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #224
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Very true! I have had a few cars for over 5+ years and people think they are brand new.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #225
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Very true! I have had a few cars for over 5+ years and people think they are brand new.
Likewise. Somebody thought mine was a 2010 model. It has over 140,000 miles on it. It's a 2001.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #226
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Likewise. Somebody thought mine was a 2010 model. It has over 140,000 miles on it. It's a 2001.

Looking good Junkman!
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #227
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Looking good Junkman!
Thank you sir!
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:19 AM   #228
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If you ever take your car to a dealer for anything, have them put on the work order that the car IS NOT to be washed by their soap monkeys. If they do wash it and create a butt load of swirls, you can force them to pay a detailer of YOUR choice to repair your paint. I had a friend do this exact thing and when the dealer refused to pay up because they wanted their own hacks to fix the car, he sued them in small claims court and won. He brought it to me and I charged that dealer $95 an hour to fix that car, which is what I charge to do what I normally do in the IT field. Needless to say, that dealership didn't make that mistake again.
Thanks for the advice!!

That Corvette's gotta be one of the few best looked after ones out there...
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #229
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Thanks for the advice!!

That Corvette's gotta be one of the few best looked after ones out there...
Yea, I'm kinda sick with it.
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Yea, I'm kinda sick with it.
I just call it therapy.

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #232
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This thread should be a sticky.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #234
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Yea, I'm kinda sick with it.
I can attest! I've seen it first hand with the brother in the garage! Gotta get you up here AJ.
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I can attest! I've seen it first hand with the brother in the garage! Gotta get you up here AJ.
Somebody get me a ticket and a place to stay and I'm there!
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Forget that.... come to the big easy!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:38 PM   #237
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I was there for the Sugar Bowl when my Cardinals romped the Gators!
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