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Old 05-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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My neighbors don't get it

So I get up way too early so I can wash my car before the sun hits my driveway.

About the time I get finished, the guy across the street starts to wash his big old white pick-up. In the sun, using one of those brushes on a broomstick. He isn't even using soap, just scrubbing the truck with a brush and water. Then he dries it with a beach towel.

I had to whisper to my car "Don't worry baby, that will never happen to you."

Then my next door neighbor comes over and gives me the usual "Your gonna wash the paint right off that car." Then he drives off in his little crappy, beat up Ford Focus.

I guess some people will never get it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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nope, but they will always wonder why your car always looks the best hahaha
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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Then my next door neighbor comes over and gives me the usual "Your gonna wash the paint right off that car."
I lost count on how many times I've heard that.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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I have never understood why people don't maintain their cars and let them get so dirty
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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My neighbors all think I am crazy too. It is just a different mentality between car guys (and gals) and everyone else.
We feel your pain OP!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
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My neighbors all think I am crazy too. It is just a different mentality between car guys (and gals) and everyone else.
We feel your pain OP!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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I'm up at 5am on Saturday or Sunday mornings to wash the car. By 7am all bets are off and the master blaster in doing its job. By 8:30am car is cleaned and ready to go.


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Old 05-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Haha OP that's fantastic. I think the same thing when I watch my neighbors wash their cars as well. As others have said, we certainly are a different breed.

I think I am starting to rub off a little on my gf. We were at a car show recently and she says "wow, a lot of these other cars have a bunch of swirls in the paint" I almost dropped to a knee and proposed right there lol
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #10
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Haha OP that's fantastic. I think the same thing when I watch my neighbors wash their cars as well. As others have said, we certainly are a different breed.

I think I am starting to rub off a little on my gf. We were at a car show recently and she says "wow, a lot of these other cars have a bunch of swirls in the paint" I almost dropped to a knee and proposed right there lol
After over 2 & 1/2 years of dating, my gf told me that she knew what a swirl was and that she knew the difference between mustang, charger, and camaro.... I was thinking the time has come for a ring lmao!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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After over 2 & 1/2 years of dating, my gf told me that she knew what a swirl was and that she knew the difference between mustang, charger, and camaro.... I was thinking the time has come for a ring lmao!
Haha... I think this would also fall under the" You know you have a detailing addiction when..." thread. Where us detailing guys choose whether its time to get engaged or not based on their swirl recognition

So to any ladies out there waiting for their man to commit take notes!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #12
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #13
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After over 2 & 1/2 years of dating, my gf told me that she knew what a swirl was and that she knew the difference between mustang, charger, and camaro.... I was thinking the time has come for a ring lmao!
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #14
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After over 2 & 1/2 years of dating, my gf told me that she knew what a swirl was and that she knew the difference between mustang, charger, and camaro.... I was thinking the time has come for a ring lmao!
You aren't drunk posting again, are you?
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:42 AM   #15
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You aren't drunk posting again, are you?
not this time

but I did get her a ring:

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Old 05-20-2013, 05:49 AM   #16
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Did you ever think that maybe we're all the crazy ones and the neighbors are the sane one?

I've washed mine in the rain already. You should see the reaction that brings. Lol
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #17
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before you guys start going out spending all that (detail supply) money on your sweetie for a ring, talk to some of us who've been married for a while.

we can probably give you a few reasons not too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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before you guys start going out spending all that (detail supply) money on your sweetie for a ring, talk to some of us who've been married for a while.

we can probably give you a few reasons not too.
Haha yeah. Don't think marriage is for me, I'm more of a "variety is the spice of life" type of guy.

I mean you guys have seen the trouble I have making a commitment even to an LSP.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #19
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Haha yeah. Don't think marriage is for me, I'm more of a "variety is the spice of life" type of guy.

I mean you guys have seen the trouble I have making a commitment even to an LSP.
maybe that's why you've "woken up next to way worse" than blow up dolls
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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maybe that's why you've "woken up next to way worse" than blow up dolls
You take the bad with the good. Woken up next to way better too
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #21
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I usually get this remark from family members: "That thing is shinier than when it was brand new!"

My response: "That's the point."

My father came by yesterda while I was cleaning the engine bay. "Dang son you clean the engine too? Why?"

They just don't get it.

Unfortunately, while detailing yesterday, the canopy I've been using had an arm break and fall on the roof of my car. I now have a nice 3 inch scratch on my roof that I can see the primer in. Hopefully my Langka kit gets here this week and I can see if I can fix it myself to where it's not an eyesore. If not, off to the paint booth
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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I just get weird looks from my neighbors when they see my use the leafblower to help dry off my car. Had one person stop by and ask about my foam gun though
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #24
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And then complain about how little a dealer is willing to give them if they go to trade it in.
We had a guy here at work that has a car that has not been washed in 10 years. YES 10 years. Unless it rains on it, it gets 0 cleanings.

The car is white, but it looks almost silver it is so filthy. The sad thing is, he is basically proud of the fact that he never washed it.
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I'm up at 5am on Saturday or Sunday mornings to wash the car. By 7am all bets are off and the master blaster in doing its job. By 8:30am car is cleaned and ready to go.
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After over 2 & 1/2 years of dating, my gf told me that she knew what a swirl was
That is impressive, to say the least
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