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Old 10-26-08, 07:43 PM
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Auto Detailing Forum?

Hello, my name is Chris. I have been reading/posting/learning about a lot of stuff on here since 2005. I love this site. Haven't run into a single problem w/ the site or anyone who has posted. I am here to ask if anyone would benefit on a Auto Detailing section in the automobile forum? If so, could I be a moderator or Co-moderator?? I am in the profession and I love it. I still have things to learn about the profession but I do know a lot of stuff when it comes to detailing a car/truck/SUV etc.
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Old 10-26-08, 08:21 PM
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might be a good idea, I know that i don't spend much time cleaning my vehicle, i am more of a if it runs it is fine type of guy, but a lot of people spend a lot of time mainting the looks of their ride.

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Chris, you can PM one of the super or group mods and see where it goes from there.
 
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Old 10-27-08, 09:17 AM
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I like it

I like the idea I have a few questions.
 
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Old 10-27-08, 02:26 PM
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I don't think we get enough detailing questions now, to warrant a seperate forum.


Michael,

Why not just ask your question in this forum?
 
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Old 10-27-08, 09:55 PM
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Ok

I have always wanted to know what car dealers use in the engine compartment to get a used car engine so nice and clean looking.
Is this product aviable to the general public?
 
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Old 10-28-08, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by michael van View Post
I have always wanted to know what car dealers use in the engine compartment to get a used car engine so nice and clean looking.
Is this product aviable to the general public?
I asked a good friend, who is a detailer for a few Dodge dealerships, and he said they just spray degreaser onto the motor and pressure wash it. He said they sometimes spray ArmorAll onto the plastic to make it shine.
 
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Old 10-29-08, 03:04 AM
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I've used a pressure washer on the engine compartment before but you really got to be carefull! Too much pressure in the wrong spots can be a disaster. Steam cleaning used to be the way to go and I would assume it still is.
 
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Old 10-29-08, 10:38 PM
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I think a detailing forum would be worth a shot. I mean, just the mention of a detailing section already sparked a question about presure washing the engine bay in this thread
 
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Old 10-30-08, 05:17 PM
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Armor all

Armor all? I have used WD-40 but it really does not last long.
I bought a used Highlander about a year ago and it still looks good except for some dust.
I will try the armor all next time I get a itch to clean the engine compartment. It happens a lot less often the older I get.
 
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Old 10-30-08, 06:17 PM
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I'll ask the higher powers if he will approve a Detailing forum. I'll let you know either way.
 
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Old 10-31-08, 03:02 PM
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I agree that auto detailing is a subject that could get some interest but I also think that the amount of traffic it would get would be small.
A while back we expanded the number of topics considerably and many of them only get a couple of threads a month.
The down side to have under used forum topics is that they become difficult to police.

It is great that we have Chris willing to take this on though.
A way to test the waters would be for a moderator in the Automotive forum to make a sticky inviting folks to ask detailing questions.

If the Automotive mods want a hand with this just pm me.

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Old 10-31-08, 04:15 PM
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I created a Automotive Detailing Sticky Thread.

Members can post their tips, tricks & questions there.

If we get enough traffic there, we maybe able to create a seperate forum.

http://forum.doityourself.com/automo...ml#post1456185


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