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    Question Polished vehicle not noticed!

    Hi,

    I did a paint correction on my wife's Lexus is250 (compound/polish/sealant/wax; menzerna/jet seal/BWW) and it came out pretty good if I say so myself (I don't have photos to share). No one else on my side of the family or my wife's maintain their vehicle's like I do. They do the average 'take to the car wash" once or twice per month.

    I took my in-law's out in my wife's Lexus and it was shining as it should with the polish/wax job. They said nothing!
    No compliments.
    My neighbor across the street always compliments my vehicles

    Is this the norm?
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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    As Mike Phillips says...most people don't know a swirl from a squirrel...yes it's the norm.

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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    Average car owners just want a clean car. Until they really inspect the paint most people will not notice your work. Go to an average Saturday car show and look at the finish of most "show" cars. You, me, and the rest of AGO are the exception, your family is the norm.

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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    This is also why you see expensive cars at the drive through car wash, followed by the dirty rag rub down.


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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    I see horrible paint on a lot of high end cars / show cars. I get most of my business from car shows / cars and coffee events.

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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Average car owners just want a clean car.
    THIS THIS THIS. The normal car owner has no idea what swirling or marring is, until you point it out to them. Sometimes even then they don't notice/care. Clean to us AGOers is a totally different concept.
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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    I wouldn't bother and worry about that. I worked on one of my friends car and she just said thanks and made me dinner. I asked her if she even looked at it and she said she would later....LOL
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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    Quote Originally Posted by pheerix View Post
    This is also why you see expensive cars at the drive through car wash, followed by the dirty rag rub down.


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    Funny, I was driving home yesterday as a Porsche drives pass me along the way. The Porsche at an instant glance looked like it was recently detailed.

    Eventually we both ended up taking the same exit. He was in front of me the entire time and seemed to be in a big rush. Come to realize he was taking a left turn into a car wash. I drove passed him shaking my head from side to side in disgust.

    Yes this is a common problem!


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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    My parents own a black Lexus that has swirls etc and I'd like to do a paint correction because I can't stand it. I'm sure they'll hardly notice.

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    Re: Polished vehicle not noticed!

    YES!! Absolutely the norm! People only seem to notice if the paint was restored from a shocking condition. I only get compliments from guys that know what to look out for. The best is when I take my car to the dealership for its periodic check up and try to explain to them that my vehicle has been polished and I do not wish to have it scoured down by the steel wool brushes inside what they call their "deluxe automatic wash", clearly they dont understand what scratches are. After not heeding my wishes the first time, lets just say I was a memorable customer.. they havent put it in the wash since.

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