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Car detailing get together

Hello,

As we should have most people back from holidays, I'd like to propose another car detailing meet-up as few months ago in this thread.

I was thinking about 2 options:
  1. Meet for 1-3hrs on a car wash to maybe work on some detail, exchange thoughts, experiences, help with issues or...
  2. Arrange for a professional training session in one of car detailing centers for a group if anyone would be interested

For example in Oftringen (Carpolish.ch), they offer training on whatever topic we want for ca. 400chf incl. products, meal and drinks (the price might come down if there is a group).

If anyone interested in option #2 but has another garage to recommend, I'm also all in.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Car detailing get together

Happy to join for option one ... ideally with a coffee add on.

What kinds of cars?
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Old 06.09.2022, 11:55
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Re: Car detailing get together

Hello,

Car wash any day from Monday to Friday.

Or Oftringen on Saturdays from 10h30 to 13h30. I know, too specific timing but that's family schedule

About the car, it's a filthy daily driver cabrio. The interior is perennially covered in dust and pollen...and I try to counter that. Leather also needs care. Also, put unreasonable effort into keeping the wheels free of brake pad dust.
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Hello,

Car wash any day from Monday to Friday.

Or Oftringen on Saturdays from 10h30 to 13h30. I know, too specific timing but that's family schedule

About the car, it's a filthy daily driver cabrio. The interior is perennially covered in dust and pollen...and I try to counter that. Leather also needs care. Also, put unreasonable effort into keeping the wheels free of brake pad dust.

Carbon Ceramic brakes
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haha, that was a 10+K option. Not yet.
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Happy to join for option one ... ideally with a coffee add on.

What kinds of cars?
Well, ideally you have some of the following: V6-V12, R6, VR6 engine from the 90s (well before the regulations choked the displacement), where the cold start almost causes heart attack as well as goose bumps larger than pimples of a 16yr old teenager.

If not, even Fiat Panda will do. It's not about the car. At least I cannot dictate what goes what not, having a 4yr old, modern German-made 2.0TFSI family wagon... (life priorities for now).
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...on Saturdays from 10h30 to 13h30.
also do?

I know it might be tricky to have all people aligned for the same time and place, but worst case we could plan both and people could choose.
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Would Car Wash... also do?

I know it might be tricky to have all people aligned for the same time and place, but worst case we could plan both and people could choose.
Sure, car wash also possible on Saturdays. Preferably on Aargau or canton ZH around Schlieren or Spreintenbach.
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Re: Car detailing get together

Ok gentlemen, time for a meet-up!

I've revived this thread as it has a less confusing title than another one ("Self service car detailing garage"), where we also talked about detailing and stuff.

So... Before the next spring holidays which start around April/May we have 2 Saturdays to choose: 15th and 22nd of April.. Probably depends on where you live holidays might start differently.

Anyone interested in any of the two dates to dust off the rides after winter (if not already done so)?

Some geolocations based on previous responses (details to be arranged):
  1. anything around Schlieren/Spreitenbach
  2. anything within 30mins drive around Zurich
  3. https://www.waschpark-embrach.ch/ - relatively new, large wash area with McDonald and Coop fuel station around the corner to grab a coffee
  4. ...feel free to add yours

Let's see who's in and we'll hopefully arrange sth that works for most.
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Ok gentlemen, time for a meet-up!
Women excluded?
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Re: Car detailing get together

I should be able to join on 15th April.

As for location i vote for no 3 as its only specific one
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Re: Car detailing get together

I'm interested but will have to check with the wife. Possibly for both of the dates (i would prefer the better weather day) and for option #3.
Can I bring a minivan to detail? :P
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Well then, they won't hear my Cerbera...
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Re: Car detailing get together

Hey, April 15th, preferably Spreintenbach. Sadly, Embrach is like 1 hour driving from my place.

A month ago I stopped by Carpolish in Oftringen. I got a new brush for the wheels because I forgot the last one in the car wash. So, happy to also go to Oftringen.

Now I got a cold and I'm just watching the things I'm doing wrong while cleaning the car. Certainly, I may have scratched the wheels by brushing while the dirt is still there. So, from the guy that brings back to life old BMWs mit kapputmotor...

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Of course not! And you reminded me there bossybaby was contributing to one of the detailing threads, so my mistake

Everyone is welcome, we could even do a family gathering with bbq once
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Hey, April 15th, preferably Spreintenbach. Sadly, Embrach is like 1 hour driving from my place.
By any chance do you have a place to recommend for the meetup around Dietikon or Spreitenbach?

For the date, we have to move it to a sunnier weekend. I know the forecast can change but for now it doesn't look nice. So if it is bad we have for now the 22nd April.

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As for the cars... bring whatever you want to talk about and have interest in detailing: car, van, boat, motorbike... As always it's rather about people than the product!

Interested in doing a roadtrip to Gyeon Detailing Center in DE? I was going to do it in April but had to change plans. Still on my "to do" list.
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Re: Car detailing get together

OK, Saturday for now in my app: partially sunny 22 degrees.

Let's plan...

@Axa - would you consider Embrach if I buy you lunch for a good quality chat about cars? Next time we could meet closer to your place. I'm trying to convince you as you were active in the topic since last year and I'd really like to meet finally f2f.

Otherwise any particular suggestions around Spreitenbach/Dietikon?
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Old 18.04.2023, 11:26
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OK, Saturday for now in my app: partially sunny 22 degrees.

Let's plan...

@Axa - would you consider Embrach if I buy you lunch for a good quality chat about cars? Next time we could meet closer to your place. I'm trying to convince you as you were active in the topic since last year and I'd really like to meet finally f2f.

Otherwise any particular suggestions around Spreitenbach/Dietikon?
Hello, I've seen this carwash when I go to the office in ZH. There seems to be enough spaces to work

Stützliwösch - Zürich Letzipark
Hohlstrasse 424, 8048 Zürich

https://www.google.com/maps/place/St...2Fg%2F1ts1r46m

If not....wth, I drive to Embrach. But I can only stay for 1h or so before driving back. Anyway, it seems weather will be nice.
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Re: Car detailing get together

Sorry I can't be there, but for your amusement, here's how my relative dealt with slower drivers in the early 1900s, when he had a car whose top speed was somewhere north of 90mph:

AUTOMOBILE TOPICS, VOLUME 39 (Google Books): September 25, 1915
Also Western Motor Car, June 1915

Noise Bombs for Road Hogs

After a close study of the art and science of hand grenade throwing as practiced in the European trenches, Dr. A. L. Marks of Spokane, Wash., has evolved a method of blowing the road hog into the ditch. The blowing, however, is done without damage to anything save the grenade, which suffers destruction with a loud report on being thrown so that it lands immediately behind the hogging car. The noise leads the driver to think that he has sustained a blowout, and as he pulls up at the roadside to effect repair work, the wily grenade-thrower sails gaily by into the clear, dustless road. A brand of grenade that has been found particularly efficacious is to be had at the San Francisco Exposition. It is similar to the torpedo used by small boys, on July Fourth, but is large and vociferous.
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Re: Car detailing get together

I could make it for the 22nd but what time approx? I will have the kids till 12 in the morning...
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