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Old 08-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Just landed a job at a car wash

So I'm going to be spending a lot of time lurking around this section . It's an automatic style touchless car wash, so mostly just pushing buttons, but every hour or so we'll get a customer who requests our waxing special.. I've never detailed professionally before but I'm picking it up quickly I think.

Anywho, just to keep this semi Subaru related, here's a quick picture of my girlfriend's 07 Legacy which I just did this morning.. Ran it through the wash tunnel then did a coat of our spray wax and tire shine. Not bad for about 20 minutes worth of work. Her paint was in rough shape too!


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Old 08-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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nice things sparklin
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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i hate auto car washes. i dont even like hand car washes. unless theyre my hands.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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You will quickly find out that you actually work at a touch less sand blasting car scratch. But it’s a job and pays the bills, just don’t expect the results to be amazing.

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Old 08-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
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Fair enough.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:27 PM   #6
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if i happen to be passing by, and see that ur working, can i get a free wash/wax??
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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....the simple fact of the matter is that the majority of car owners simply don't care nor do they notice these sort of things (unless you point it out to them). Like it or not, these types of services serve a purpose for many people who are generally happy with the result. ....not my cup of tea but I see absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:42 AM   #8
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if i happen to be passing by, and see that ur working, can i get a free wash/wax??
If you drive the whole way from RI haha yeah I'll hook you up!
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....the simple fact of the matter is that the majority of car owners simply don't care nor do they notice these sort of things (unless you point it out to them). Like it or not, these types of services serve a purpose for many people who are generally happy with the result. ....not my cup of tea but I see absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Agreed. At the very least, it gets the underside of your car clean, very helpful in the winter with all that rock salt on the roads. We also offer a rust-shield spray for the underbody. The majority of the people who come through the wash aren't going to bust out a magnifying glass afterward and look for tiny abrasions in their paint so it works for them.
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:23 PM   #9
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Since I've owned my caR I've taken it through an auto wash once, I was in a bind and I had to pick up a client for my job....

That was the first thing I researched when I bought my car was washing an d waxing properly techniques.

The only imperfections in the paint it has is chips from stones from the country roads I drive, no scrathes or gouges or anything because of my meticulous care for the paint
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:45 PM   #10
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If you drive the whole way from RI haha yeah I'll hook you up!

Agreed. At the very least, it gets the underside of your car clean, very helpful in the winter with all that rock salt on the roads. We also offer a rust-shield spray for the underbody. The majority of the people who come through the wash aren't going to bust out a magnifying glass afterward and look for tiny abrasions in their paint so it works for them.
....don't get me wrong. I think the flaws/blemishes from folks using these types of services regularly are glaringly obvious from a few feet away in the Sun and/or under lights (forget the microscope). My point was that many folks simply don't care. ....and because of that, they don't notice. As long as the car is clean, they are as happy as clams. However, if we are going to compare a typically corner car wash to a proper one (performed using better techniques, tools, products, etc.), the difference it makes is worlds apart IMO/IME.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:25 PM   #11
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Your girl's car looks great. The wheels look very clean and it just sparkles.

I leaned how to do professional level car detailing by reading articles on the internet, watching youtube videos and lurking here.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:52 PM   #12
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i hate auto car washes. i dont even like hand car washes. unless theyre my hands.
same here...
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #13
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I don't even like my own hands doing it. I just want to snap my fingers and have it magically be clean.

Pretty pointless here though since the wonderful city of Biddeford burns their garbage so whenever it rains my white car turns black. Nice huh? Who thought rain would be so dirty.
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those car wash drive throughs are equivalent to 3500grit sand paper!
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