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Old 04-09-2014, 09:46 AM   #41
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You obviously care about the looks of your car. I would suggest going to they have a great website for hobbyists and professional detailers and have been on a few auto TV shows. They have a forum just for detailing, sell every detailing item on the planet, and more than a few videos for detailing everything from a 60's muscle car with single stage paint, to a new Maserati.
Get a quality Dual Action Polisher (not a cheapo drill attachment), wash, claybar, compound carefully,to get the hazing out, without wearing out your clear coat (a D/A polisher will assist in keeping you from overbuffing the clear. Follow the step by step instructions. They have an article on how leaving water on the car, rain or city, which attracts pollutants that will microscopically etch your clear coal. (that's why a quick 15 minute spray-on detailing wax rubdown is essential) 4 or 5 times a year does wonders for your finish(maybe more for you).. Different pads and compounds produce different results, you want to use the least aggressive pads and compounds that get the job done.
The site actually put a governor on my OCDness about my 325i with scientific logic, instead of emotional BS. Good Luck
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What Is Rupophobia? Rupophobia is an overwhelming, irrational fear of dirt, filth and rubbish. The rupophobic individual may have a paralyzing fear of personal filth and/or of being contaminated by filth. At it's most extreme, the person coping with this phobia may compulsively clean themselves, their home and their belongings.

Sometimes referred to as Mysophobia, Rupophobia has it's origins in Greek. The word derives from "rhypos", meaning filth and "phobos" meaning fear.

What Causes Rupophobia?

As is the case with all phobias, the individual coping with Rupophobia has experienced some tragic event. That trauma is then automatically and consistently associated with dirt, filth and contamination.

Maybe the rupophobic individual's parents were excessively concerned about dirt or filth. Perhaps these parents were also compulsive cleaners. Maybe the rupophobic person lived in an area where there actually was an inordinate amount of filth or rubbish. Perhaps the phobic individual has knowledge of someone else living in these conditions. Maybe this person has seen media reports of the health risks to people who are forced to live in filth, dirt and rubbish as would be the case in poverty stricken areas of the world.

Whatever the cause, the rupophobic person can experience anxiety and emotional turmoil that is completely disruptive to their ability to function on a daily basis.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:31 PM   #43
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Is this Dr Phil? ^
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:45 AM   #44
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Is this Dr Phil? ^
No, but sounds consistent with original post.

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America. I do what I want and get away with it.

I've started driving my 07' 335i and I've been washing her 2 times a day also. Hell, yesterday I washed her 3 times. One in the morning, once at lunch, and once on my way home.

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