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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    My wife just wanted me to wash/wax the car. I did that, but now when I wash the car I keep feeling "grit" in the paint and I wish I'd clayed it to begin with.

    I'm biding my time and waiting for her to be out of the way so I can get it done right.

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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Love it that's why I stopped going to car shows.If there paint is shiney that's all they care about .If it's full of swirls and you approach them in a friendly matter about detailing there car,they will tell you that they just waxed it and a majority of car club shows don't know what a swirl is.

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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
    I'm biding my time and waiting for her to be out of the way so I can get it done right.
    Uh oh, I hope you didn't mean that the way it sounded...

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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by GSKR View Post

    Love it that's why I stopped going to car shows. If there paint is shiney that's all they care about .

    If it's full of swirls and you approach them in a friendly matter about detailing there car, they will tell you that they just waxed it and a majority of car club shows don't know what a swirl is.

    Absolutely correct Jeff.

    In my life I've NEVER had any luck trying to talk to the car owners at cars shows about their totally swirled out bitchen rides. It's like the title of my article states,

    They don't know the difference between a swirl or a squirrel


    The guy that buffed out this car did it himself...










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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Yeah I stopped going to car shows after like two times.

    I love cars, but I’d rather admire one perfectly polished out ride than see like 300 cars swirled out.

    It’s kind of a sensitive subject if it gets brought up. Not worth getting into.


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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    So true Mike.

    People look at my car and they go, "Wow, I want my car to look like that!" Then, I think, . . . really? Are you sure?

    If you only knew the time it took and what I had to do to get my car looking like that!

    Be careful what you wish for.

    :-)

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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry0 View Post

    So true Mike.

    People look at my car and they go, "Wow, I want my car to look like that!" Then, I think, . . . really? Are you sure?

    If you only knew the time it took and what I had to do to get my car looking like that!

    Be careful what you wish for.

    :-)

    Yeah.... I would agree with you Jerry. Most people don't know how much time and perspiration is required to achieve a swirl-free finish and the other side of that coin is most people don't know what it takes to maintain the swirl free finish.


    I wrote this article on January 28th, 2010 - that would be approximately 7 months after I cam to work for Autogeek after leaving Meguiar's. I never meant for this to be a "funny detailer's joke" but it kind of turned out that way.

    I share these pictures in a majority of my Power Point Presentations for my detailing classes but also for all my classes including Mobile Tech Expo,


    Most people only want 4 things and they probably don't even know they want these 4 things.

    1. Shiny Paint
    2. Clear Glass
    3. Black Tires
    4. Fresh Clean Interior


    They don't know the difference between a swirl and squirrel.


    For clarification...



    This is a Squirrel




    These are Swirls






    So HUNDREDS and probably thousands of people have seen this Squirrel/Swirl article via the forum and also in all the classes. Bob Eichelberg, the President of FLEX North America has been to a number of classes and events around the world with Renny Doyle and he says Renny shares this saying all the time, that is most people don't know the difference between a squirrel and a swirl.


    So without trying, it has become common knowledge in the detailing world.


    Yancy told me he created a T-shirt with this saying and then a picture of a squirrel and a swirl but it never made it to production. I'd wear one.



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    Re: The difference between a swirl and squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips

    Most people only want 4 things and they probably don't even know they want these 4 things.

    1. Shiny Paint
    2. Clear Glass
    3. Black Tires
    4. Fresh Clean Interior

    I love this thread as most people have no clue that swirls even exist.

    Another feature that most people are looking for is some type of protection on their paint for the winter.

    Some guys have the attention span of a dog. You can easily lose them if you mention the word SQUIRREL during a lecture.



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