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The arrival of a new car in your garage is a lot like returning home from your honeymoon. For the first month, you wash the car every other day to show off its hot body. A couple months go by and you're still washing it every weekend. After six months, you find the time for a wipe down once a month. After a year, though, you're happy when it rains and washes the salt off.

For this English gentleman and his new Vauxhall Astra VXR, however, the honeymoon will likely last longer than most. We have never seen a new car owner go to such incredible lengths to make sure his new ride is showing its best side. To say that he "detailed" the car would be a gross understatement. Most detail jobs don't involve washing the car with 100 litres of zero ppm RO water, inspecting the finish with a blue light gun for blemishes and applying a $7,118 wax job. We have to say though, after reading his thorough play-by-play of the process and viewing the before and after pics, it made a bigger difference to the car's appearance than we expected.

[Source: Corsasport.co.uk via GM Inside News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Someone has an obsessive compulsive disorder.

      Why doesn't he just X-Pel the whole car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      the factory paint job is probably worth less than $800.

      it is sort of like putting $3000 rims on a car that is worth $1200.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The car looks absolutly great!! i really love vauxhall body parts, the car looks great, very impressed!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3, where the hell have you been? Macs have been able to boot windows for quite a while now.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, the car looks great. Especially the seats and headlamps.

      I'm impressed. Kinda crazy with the dough though.

      12" PBs use PowerPC processors, not Intel. They can't run bootcamp. This guy must be running VirtualPC or something. That means it's running XP VERY slowly. I feel for the guy. He must love his Mac a lot to go through that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "4. #3, where the hell have you been? Macs have been able to boot windows for quite a while now."

      Not a 12" PowerBook - those only came with G4 chips. I'm guessing VPC or some other Windows emulator was employed to run XP.
      • 8 Years Ago
      We can love our cars, we just can't LOVE our cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      never met a guy like this, eh?

      I guess you've never visited

      www.autopia.org ;)

      Although, we don't usually waste $7,000 on wax...
      • 8 Years Ago
      oops, its the same guy as the video. I guess he details all cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Excerpt from an article from The Guardian (Dalton is the car detailer):

      The end result is astonishing - like looking into pure money. But what, really, is the point? Surely after a few showers the car is dirty again? "No, no, no, no, no, no," says Dalton in horror. "The rain just beads off. This will last a year. One wash and it'll be back looking awesome. One of my clients has a Jensen Interceptor. He put it in for a competition. He was late. You get points deducted for that. And he got caught in a shower en route. He still won"


      Thats pretty cool.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish I was that good lol
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