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With the ongoing financial crisis still dragging on I've decided to save some pennies and cancel my every other month detailing from a local specialist and do it myself. With this in mind I bought all manner of cloths, mits, drying towels etc. yesterday along with a selection of potions and waxes which inlcudes the Blackfire Wet Ice Over Fire Total Kit which sounded very exciting based on some googling.

I'll take some before and after pics when I get around to giving it all a go, hopefully it won't be -3c next weekend!

I'll admit now whilst I like the idea of DIY if it takes more than acouple of hours and it stays this cold for the forseeable future all this gear will end up on a shelf and I'll be renewing my subscription :)
 

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cancel my every other month detailing from a local specialist
We might need to define "detailing" because I would not expect every detailing procedure to be repeated on a monthly basis, a complete valet maybe :confused:
 

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You might be right, let me re-phrase, he turned up and spent about 4 -6 hours making the car very shiny every other month. I think the work included in this might have varied so some things happened every 6 months for example.
 

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strickers - If I may make a suggestion. Go onto youtube, and check out a man called junkman. He will show you in a few videos what is required to do true detailing work to a car. His videos are easy to follow, and you can't help but smile at the style he puts in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP-eAddv2sk
Sorry, couldn't get past the first video, only an american can talk for 10 minutes without saying a thing, and making common sense sound like Nobel winning technology
 

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Sorry, couldn't get past the first video, only an american can talk for 10 minutes without saying a thing, and making common sense sound like Nobel winning technology
He does go on a bit, but stick with it, as the info he does get to is sound advice.
 

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detailing & pandering

lol. Now I am a newbie master - how does that figure?
Newbie Master Rigger, I'm jealous, a double barrel title, although I don't know what is best, Newbie Master, or Master newbie, Ha ha
I take your point Rigger about the guy must have a few good tips in there somewhere, but after I sat through episode one I couldn't go any further, I work with these people and I'm always holding myself in check from giving them a punch and saying "stop talking **** and get on with it", so to save damaging my screen I will wait a while before I can take any more. Actually the amount of detail he is probably going to go into, I think I would find the extra cash and get the professionals to do it.
 
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