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#1 Old 07-17-2011
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Good Evening everybody.

Hi all,

I,me Russ from Warwickshire, England. Good to be here. Have a 99 SLK 230 so with its age i would imagine i will be here often. Been into Detailing for the last 20 years so like to keep it clean.

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Welcome from NE England. Luckily (? ) I'm old enough to just 'wash & polish' mine, not 'detail' it






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Hi Russ,

Welcome to the World’s Premier Mercedes-Benz SLK Community from Valrico, Florida!


Please update your location (Warwickshire) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.
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Welcome from central Kentucky. There is a lot of detail advice on this forum - enjoy. You probably have some tips that you could share for the rest of us who have not been into detailing as long as you.
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Welcome aboard, post up some pic's if ya can
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Thanks for all the replies. Have been lurking on here for a few weeks now and must say the advice given out is superb.


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Welcome from arkansas! Keep that merc shining!
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Hello from the Isle of Wight.

I polished a car once.

I've always wanted to know, why is the OCD version of polishing called detailing, can you explain?
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Hello from the Isle of Wight.

I polished a car once.

I've always wanted to know, why is the OCD version of polishing called detailing, can you explain?
Detailing for me at least is exactly that. i will take each wheel off the car to clean under the arch and the inside of the wheel. That's the attention to detail i go for. Not OCD about it i just enjoy getting out and doing stuff to my car to make it look better. It chills me out. Think the term detailing came from the USA.

Hope this explains a little.

Do you like to keep your car nice?

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For the newbies, here is my daily, yes I said daily ritual:

When I get to work at 6 am I clean my car (gel the tires, clean the windows, wipe the fenders, mist wax the car, clean the rims). This takes 10 mins. On the way home (top down of course) the adventure repeats itself like groundhog day. When I am back in my garage, I repeat the cleaning process again getting her ready for the next day but include a vacuum. With the love bug season, (they r out between 10 am and 3 pm), i clean those buggers off immediately as their body acid damages the paint.

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