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so my buddy who is fairly well off (along with his family) invites me out to his rent's place for a car wash session because they're away. his dad owns a 525i, six speed, full n/a dinan package. i only illustrate this point to emphasize the quality products available at my disposal. if your dad owns a full dinan 525i, he best know how to clean it.
the idea was to give my car its first full wash / wax job of the summer, use some quality detailing products and pretty much get crunk in the process, for lack of a better term. my buddy works at a detailing place, and soon after i got there he broke out the zymol briefcase :shock: full of the most trick detailing shit i have ever seen.
i don't even want to think about how much money detailing products must cost if they come in their own etched briefcase from germany. anyway..
it was a bizarre experience as it quickly because clear to me that he was going to be in control of washing my car. i don't know if he wanted to show off his detailing prowess or whatever since he doesn't have a car of his own and works at a shop, but he was very eager to do most of it himself. the pressure-washing, the waxing, etc. not like i minded, he didn't scratch it at all or anything.
now, i'm a detail person. for me, my car needs to look as good at ten inches as it does at ten feet. if it looks like shit up close due to tar bits, scuffing etc etc then why wash it at all? but that is what we did.
i sort of relaxed after i did one panel to his entire side of the car. i wondered how he got it done so fast, then i realized he didn't really give a shit and he just wanted to try out all these trick products that were clearly going to waste. either that or doesn't feel the mazda love. neither would surprise me.
i feel like i betrayed zymol
but no matter, i sat back and watched him do the car, which was "ok" but nothing compared to the detail i go through. it only took 2 hours to wash, wax, clean out and then polish the wheels. compared to my five hours to just wash the car alone, let alone wax it lol.
i just wish i had access to the zymol on my own
i feel like it went to waste, but i found comfort in the fact that that was the car's first wash of the eyar and, qutie frankly, it was at least better than nothing.
anyone have a similar experience with friends who think they know what they're doing but you just roll your eyes? i mean he's my buddy, he emant well,a nd to him it probably looked great, but to me... that shit don't cut the mustard.
Well, washing the car, beer, getting tar off, beer, getting bugs off, beer, washing car, beer, cleaning inside, beer, waxing, and then a beer explains why you take 5 hours.
lol, i kid