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Another unecessary Americanism creeping in?

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by PlugsnPoints, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. PlugsnPoints

    PlugsnPoints Member

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    I wash my Mercedes, I then use a clay bar/mitt on the paintwork. I then use a good quality wax (in my case Dodo Juice Diamond White). If I can be bothered I Hoover the inside and treat the dash etc. with a something to make it looks and smell nice.

    I wash it, clean it, valet it. I never 'detail' it. Grumpy old man rant over! Happy belated new glass half full year! :)
     
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    Car cleaners had to "borrow" the title "Detailers" to add status to their trade and with it comes all manner of potions and lotions very reminiscent of the cosmetics industry.
    With the higher prices achieved there has undoubtedly come an improvement in some areas.
    Its like the wild west out there for competing firms but some sell good products at reasonable prices.
     
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    If it took you 3 days , then that would be a detail and you could charge accordingly :D
     
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    All that and you still had to “detail” the brand and product of your wax..!
     
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    You're one clay bar away from a detail. :D:p
     
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    Detailing is OK'ish. The people I despise are those that "reach out" FFS.
     
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    yep do like to detail IMG_1496.JPG
     
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    Anything more than a damp cloth will ruin a dashboard.
     
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    When will this drivel seep into the home, then your average cleaner will elevate themselves (even more) to domestic detailers.

    Spraying some Mr Muscle into your oven will become a nano level surfactant clean, your bog will get a jojoba berry overnight treatment and your kitchen floor, well we might as well claybar it after all claybars do remove bits and bobs.
    Carpets will get specialist hair care related products.
    All manner of ludicrously over hyped products will be formulated to clean and shine things in ever shrinking containers.
    My old fashioned mother used to instruct her cleaner to use washing up liquid amongst other things and her home was clean, tidy and smelt it.
     
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    Was it jojoba berry and quinoa (kwin-oh-ah) extract washing up liquid? ;)
     
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    was behind a small van yesterday "Oven Valeting Service".

    I fear the nonsense is escalating.
     
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    Now I've gone and corrected that!
    Swore I'd never be party to the practice
     
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    I think you'll find Hoover was an American company.
    Maybe you should just suck it up...
     
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    I similarly detest the phraseology...

    However, when MIL died a year or so ago, I took one look at the oven and thought I would need to replace it before selling up - but I got a firm (can't remember exactly what they were called - something like Oven4U and £35 later it looked almost like it was brand new!
     
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    The excuse will be "don't have the time" but most of it will be laziness.

    My nan used to sit in front of the oven on a low stool to clean it well into her 80's

    I supposed next will be a "we wipe your ass service"
     
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    Robots will be employed to do that buddy :D
     
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    You need the Japanese robobog. Laser- guided... with the Lady button!
     
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    I want a robot that can pick me up off the couch , jet wash my undercarriage and plonk me back down again ( when im older anyway )
     
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    No cheese Gromit!
     
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