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Is Car Detailing Subjective ?

Bristle Hound Mar 27, 2019

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've seen quite a few differing views on this written on the ASN Detailing section

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this

    PS I think my own are well documented lol
     
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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    There's a few different levels/definitions of car detailing mate everyone has potential for improvement, but l don't think chucking money out on a new detailing spray/wax every fortnight will do will anything to improve the finish that's achievable on yer paint got get the basics right firstly
    But every one has different standards and being happy with it is all that matters
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @jassyo06 - ^ Well said :thumbs up:
     
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  5. pxr5

    pxr5 Active Member Team Mythos TDi A7 Owner Group Black Edition quattro S-line owners group

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    I think anyone with a bit of effort can get a very good, and acceptable, finish with a few products from Halfords. Probably about 95% perfection (plucking a figure from the air there). Detailers strive for that last 5%. That's the way I look at it anyway.
     
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  6. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Definitely subjective. As already said , there are different skill levels. Some are happy with a wash and wax, others are more demanding.

    I started out thinking I could do a good job but in all honesty it was very basic. Now , after much good advice from here in doing much more . A couple of years ago id never have imagined id be correcting my own paintwork.

    Armed with a plethora of products and equipment a job that used to take an hour or so has turned into an eight hour job as has become a source of satisfaction once completed . I'm doing a much better job now but still have a long way to go and everyone a pass forecourts and see the guy with one bucket , sponge and a hose I cringe. Watching someone wash a brand new M5 in that manner was appalling !!

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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Drove past a Aston dealer over the weekend, and there was one lady and a bucket and hose washing two ad a time. She had already done about 8 and had another 6 or so to go. I am sure the 2nd bucket was behind the car and she was using fresh mitts, shampoo, drying cloths for each
     
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    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Eek.......
    V8 Vanquish with the swirl mark paint job included ...., = Not good

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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Car forecourt stock and to a lesser extent stock showroom cars are just numbers in the eyes of the trade peeps, l worked on the first Maclaren showroom in Scotland in the meantime they used the adjacent Bentley showroom and these cars where treated like royalty, apart from a certain unregistered Ferrari 458 speciale and one of the first Lamborghini Huracans in the UK these where parked right next to where the ground workers where doing most of their work.... Both where ladened with concrete dust from stihl saws and both where in white lol
    Besides there's a few saddos on here that are too anal with their cars ...... And l ain't one of them besides swirls and scratches are all reversible with ease
     
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  10. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    [​IMG] Wow ! Sweeping statement there buddy !
     
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    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the patience for it + previous cars have been badly swirled by myself most probably so I just leave the cars to a man who knows ;)

    TX.

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  13. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    lt's not Rocket Science mate.............and it just takes a little time and effort to be a man that Knows
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    You don’t keep them long enough to swirl But @FranA3 is a man who knows
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I found an old post by @scotty76 whilst looking for something else on ASN
    Thought it was worth a re-post as it sums Detailing all up IMHO

    'Just there seems to be a suggestion from the wider Detailing community that if you are not using a certain set of products or techniques then you are doing it all wrong. To me that's not what detailing is about. Everyone has different time and budgetary constraints. I think everyone should be encouraged to have a go and find what works for them. If that means using filler heavy products for a quick fix, for example, then sure why not? Ask questions, form an opinion, have a go, have fun. :)'
    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threa...ght-ordered-today.257475/page-25#post-3241257
     
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    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Couldn't agree more. Great results can be had in many ways . They don't have to cost a fortune or take a huge amount of skill . "It's subjective", at the end of the day and it should be rewarding or what's the point .

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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Ha.... Well my Mrs can even use a dual polisher correctly with a little guidance as she's a ****** civil servant say no more lol
     
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