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Old 04-18-2009
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How much do YOU spend on detailing?

You think you spend a lot of $ on detailing supplies? Check this out (have your international currency converters handy)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkmZveqyU5E

And here I was complaining about a $10-$20 container of wax. :)
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That was a cool video. I have about 150ish in products
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ive acquired quite a bit over the years ... wouldnt suprise me if i was in the $100 range.
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About $5.00.
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not enough..
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Thanks for that video. Next time the wife complains of me washing the truck ill show it to her
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about $350-$600 easy
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Thanks for that video. Next time the wife complains of me washing the truck ill show it to her
She might get jealous if you start massaging your truck with your hands.
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Lol. I have around $200ish. Only reason its so high is that I bought $120 2 step wax. Looks amazing.
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Prob alot more than i should but wow imagine a ranger done by that guy haha!
Would look sick!

You know a sweet wax i swear by, its called Nano Wax by Eagle 1, really sweet stuff, does a awesome job!
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about $350-$600 easy
Wow.......that's crazy!!
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Wow.......that's crazy!!
on all my supplies dingo..
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About $5 a month.
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Probably about 20 bucks.
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$0.. I get it all free from work. Along with all sorts of paints and lubricants. I lost a good job this past Christmas and had to take a crappy job at a hazardous waste depot. It doesn't pay much. But at least I get free stuff. People throw out all sorts of brand new stuff when they move and stuff.
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I have very little products. I just wash it. I have a guy who does all my vehicles for me.

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Well, how much you spent was actually a rhetorical question in pointing out the ridiculous costs mentioned in the video.

However, since my wording in the OP sucked and you guys have graciously responded, I did a rough tally of what I spent in the last couple weeks. Probably a little over $50 and I'm not quite done yet.

My old truck I didn't do much for in regards to cleaning. I picked up the '05 a couple weeks ago and am suffering from "new car syndrome" and spending too much time on it.

It's been what seems like forever since I've had a detail worthy vehicle. So many new products and techniques have seemed to come about in the last few years. At least I've never heard of them before.
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i dont even want to think of how much i spend, and have open in the garage, although the basics are 85 bucks a kit for inside and out.
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a lot over the years but in my supplies now probably about $200
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Can you make our own chamois from critter hides? That'd help us in these economic times.
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I got some Mother's detailing products for Christmas a couple years ago, but those are the only car wash supplies I have. Its probably worth about $30 but I hardly ever wash my Ranger so I don't even really need the stuff haha.
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God only knows how much im going to spend this summer. IM doing my truck and my grandmothers 99 black Explorer. It looks like hell.
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roughly $250... and its only going to grow now that I can give my arms a break with the new to me DA lol


most guys that Ive talked to on another forum thats specifically for detailing actually disagree with that guys practices in that youtube clip.... I have seen it many times
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Probably about $120-$150 worth. I have a whole shelf thats fully covered with every kind of products that you can think of. All kinds of wax, soap, window cleaner, tire shine, leather cleaner, etc etc etc.
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I spend $1700 a week on detailing products for my truck and wash and wax my truck 3 times a day. Very limited budget unfortunately :(
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