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    Re: Mistakes Made LETS HEAR THEM!

    Wasted to much $$ on to many products I never really needed

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    Re: Mistakes Made LETS HEAR THEM!

    Quote Originally Posted by re-tired View Post
    Wasted to much $$ on to many products I never really needed
    Boy, you got that right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Boy, you got that right.
    Not us.....
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Not us.....
    I think if maybe we clarified just what `need` means it might not be so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by re-tired View Post
    Wasted to much $$ on to many products I never really needed
    No kidding. I was doing just fine with M105/M205 and a Gold Class paste wax for a weekend warrior... then I found Autopia/Autogeek. My wallet hasn`t been the same since.

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    Bought too many waxes & soaps. Sure is fun though.

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    I left the lid up on a center console a dog in the dressing process, not paying attention and knocked it off with my elbow. Had to buy a new one.
    Burnt edges on paint. Understanding that this was in the late 80`s. Paint was a lot different than and as far as I remember, there wasn`t any da polishers around. Or I just wasn`t introduced to any. Rotary power baby.
    Burnt a few Mercedes rims with wheel acid. Ouch.
    Knocked a few emblems off as well.
    Live and learn. The biggest thing of all, not charging enough for my service. Not paying attention to people that knew what they were doing. Probably would have been very busy and successful.
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    I bought a BLACK CAR when I was in my early 20`s , that was my first mistake. My life hasn`t been the same since that sunny day after work when I walked into the parking lot and saw all the squirrels....I mean swirls. Any detailing mistakes I can blame on that black car since it would have never sent me down this rabbit hole. On a positive note I have found detailing to be my zen.

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    Well the one that actually cost me some money was last year. Finished up a big correction and coating job on a client`s black Camaro. He was going to be out of town so he asked if I could deliver it back to his house. No problem except it was going to have to stay here a couple extra days because I had some mobile work lined up.

    So after the last time pulling it back in the garage after double checking everything. The only thing I can think of is that I left the car in neutral with no ebrake on. It must have rolled back a little bit so when I went to open up the garage door to go deliver the car a bracket on the garage door caught the back bumper and gouged it. Ouch!!!!


    Owner was cool about it and said just make it right. Which I did and had the rear bumper stripped and painted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    I think if maybe we clarified just what `need` means it might not be so bad.
    I`m just a needy kind of guy.
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    when I fist got my black SRT in 2008 I thought I was doing good by rinsing off the brush at the car was hand bringing my own bucket with soap in it to dunk it in

    I also recall washing my car with quartered 16x16 terry cloths for a couple of months as well

    One time about 3 years ago I lost control of my Duetto on the roof of my truck, luckily I caught it before it found the windshield but there are some marks on the roof now

    My largest mistake was thinking it was a good idea to put Essence under GTECH CSL and torture test it. Well, it failed a little after a year completely so I recalled the only two CSL vehicles I had out there and re coated them after a polishing for free.

    It didn`t look like the coating was failing on their vehicles but I didn`t want to take a chance.

    I`m sure I did a lot of other silly things in the past but those are the ones that come to mind.

    On a positive note detailing has led me out of some of the darkest times in my life.


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    Re: Mistakes Made LETS HEAR THEM!

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    My largest mistake was thinking it was a good idea to put Essence under GTECH CSL and torture test it. Well, it failed a little after a year completely so I recalled the only two CSL vehicles I had out there and re coated them after a polishing for free.
    Despite the end result, that was a great test though. I`d still like to give the CSL/EXO combo a try at some point...
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    Re: Mistakes Made LETS HEAR THEM!

    Quote Originally Posted by re-tired View Post
    Wasted to much $$ on to many products I never really needed
    oh yea I forgot that one, haha

    guilty!

    but in my defense, I Needed to see if I liked them


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    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Despite the end result, that was a great test though. I`d still like to give the CSL/EXO combo a try at some point...
    funny thing is is absolutely fine on the passenger side which has never seen an iron decon in 18 months or so

    edit: zero issues on my car as well but then again its covered in so much PA who would even know it was coated with CSL and EXO under there? ha .. I just did it for sacrificial layers anyways


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    I`ve had a couple of burn through in my less cautious days using my rotary but the one that I haunts me to this day is a towel that got a tiny strand of steel wool in it somehow. I saw scratching, and thinking it was a pseudo hologram or smudging, I rubbed harder. OUCH.

    My overall biggest mistake in detailing was obsessing about swirls. Buying lights to see them, using polarized glasses to look at them, what a waste. These days I keep the cars clean and mostly swirl free, but I don`t go looking for swirls anymore. I`ve wasted too much time getting to perfection only to get tired of a car and then sell it.
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