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07-15-2012 11:01 PM
engine ear oils well that ends well. Looks good from here!
07-09-2012 07:33 PM
DEREKC Well the car looks much better than it did! Good luck with the wedding!
07-09-2012 04:14 PM
lyonsroar
07-09-2012 03:57 PM
darkangelism @nelson, she is right hat you can do it yourself, use a rinseless wash.
07-09-2012 12:32 PM
lyonsroar if he couldn't get the scratches in the bumper out then he wasn't a very good detailer.

You got what I expected to see from a $200 buff job.
I would get on autopia.org and see what they have to say. They can also put you in touch with a pro detailer in your area.

Not to piss on your parade or anything, but they likely used a product with a significant amount of fillers in it, like a heavy duty glaze. The first (or second) time you wash it the fillers will likely be removed revealing unfixed marring...
07-09-2012 10:09 AM
Nelson12
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I don't think Brad Paisley was giving relationship advice... just perspective. It's not like she was maliciously damaging his car, she was trying to do something sweet and messed up, and she's sorry. So she should dump him if he attempts to cook dinner and ruins her favorite pan in the process?

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Hahaha yeah she has one of those wrought iron skillets that I am NOT to scrub with a pot scrubber... Awesome irony!
07-09-2012 10:05 AM
Nelson12 Oh yeah, the bill was $200, plus I tipped the guy a nice amount.
07-09-2012 10:03 AM
Nelson12 Uh, wow. This thread has gotten - how to say it, interesting?

I don't check in much on this forum so sorry for the absence. However I think it was much more entertaining to read this way. The lady and I are just fine- she is forgiven, but also will not be washing my car anymore. This all started because I was taking the car to a hand wash shop for $20 a pop, and she felt that was a waste of money and that we should wash it ourselves. We live in the city and there is no yard, driveway or hose available to us so she wanted to demonstrate that it was still possible with a bucket while I was gone. She meant well, but as many have said here she wasn't thinking. However in the end it is just a car, and this is just the worst of a list of "breaking in" events that have happened to the 4 month old car, which includes a dead rat decaying in the engine bay. We still smell rat sometimes.

I found what I guess is the most reputable detailer in the area, and for the most part it went well. However there are still light scratches visible under the wax, and they couldn't fix the scratches on the bumpers because he said it would burn through the plastic. He did do some light buffing on the bumpers, but I really need to figure out a way to fix it. I think my mistake was going on a 95+ degree day. The owner of the shop called in his best detailer for the job, and the guy spent about two hours on it in sweltering heat. I think he would have done even more if it wasn't so hot. Also the new wax and polish looked so beautiful when I left there that it wasn't until later in the day that I noticed there were still some spots on the bumpers. Anyways here are the pictures, none of which show any scratches. (the close ups show where there had been scratches before)















07-02-2012 02:41 PM
azdamay This thread is full of so much win. I would have to say my 2 cents on this is: yeah, it's "just a car" but if you're in a relationship with someone, I would hope they know you well enough to know that things like washing the brand new car are something they let YOU do. I would seriously cry if I saw my car in that condition. Yeah, I would get over it, but I would never forget it.

At least it's not this bad:

07-02-2012 02:40 PM
cbdallas Pan vs. paint job. There's quite a difference there. Put the car washing incident in the same sentence as burning down the kitchen and you'll have a comparison.
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