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THE BIG BUFFER
Jan 25th, 2010, 02:11 PM
I'm 44 years old and and have been detailing off and on for about 12 years. Recently I've been having problems with my knees and back. Am I starting to wonder if I'm just getting too old to continue detailing? How old are you?

79elcamino
Jan 25th, 2010, 02:18 PM
i am 21 and ive been detailing ever since i bought my first car which was a 79 elcamino which is candy green.

Clutch34
Jan 25th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I'm 22 and I just got ADDICTED to detailing a few months ago! :D

wifpd4
Jan 25th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Gosh, the poll needs another step at the top....

I'm 57 and just got a car that needs my attention.

tcope1
Jan 25th, 2010, 03:21 PM
I am just a little over 6 years old... in dog years. I have been detailing mostly on my vehicles a few friends for just this past year. I did just received a $100 GC in the mail from a friend who's car I detailed while she parked it at my house rather then the airport. I did not want to be paid. I'd return it but I think that would be rude.

THE BIG BUFFER
Jan 25th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Gosh, the poll needs another step at the top....

I'm 57 and just got a car that needs my attention.

Opps:dunno
Though I'm pretty sure 57 is over 45:poke I would change it but I can't. Sorry.

TNMom
Jan 25th, 2010, 03:39 PM
42 and I have been addicted to keeping my car beautiful since November.

kimchiyuk
Jan 25th, 2010, 03:59 PM
I'm 31. Been detailing by hand for about nine years. Past year or so I have really been interested in learning easier and better ways to do things. I just ordered the new G110V2 last night from ADS. I had bought the older version from ebay a few months ago, but felt there was something wrong with it(some may remember the post). So, I never even got to try it out. In the past couple of months I have spent to the tune of $600 in Meg's products from all the lines to broaden my horizons. I CAN'T WAIT to use the DA. I have a new Ford Ranger in vista blue, and my wife has a BLACK Ford escape, which is in serious need of DE-SWIRLING. and, luckily I work at a dealership, so I can detail anytime, especially nice when it's 10 degrees outside!!!!Scottwax2

Daniel Kinder
Jan 25th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Hey big buffer

I feel you, my right knee and lower back pain too.

It helps me with heat to by back so I got a thermoskin (like a back support)that what else keeps your body heat traped in and it seams to help.

My last job was driving triple-7 rock trucks so man it helped me out some there.

And by the way 37

roger 668
Jan 25th, 2010, 05:15 PM
61, been detailing full time for over 30 years it is an art !!

Boba
Jan 25th, 2010, 06:04 PM
I'm 22 and I just got ADDICTED to detailing a few months ago! :D

Wow is that your Accord in your avatar? Looks very beautiful


Btw, more pics of your car!!

J. A. Michaels
Jan 25th, 2010, 06:16 PM
51. It is hard on my joints also. lol.

THE BIG BUFFER
Jan 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM
61, been detailing full time for over 30 years it is an art !!

Wow! Thats awsome man!

CieraSL
Jan 26th, 2010, 10:04 AM
I'm 21. Been cleaning cars since I was about 17 and really only got into detailing within the past year. I have found my passion! :woot2

sleepy
Jan 26th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Sounds funny, but after a day at work I feel like I am everbit 40; that is what I am. After a day of detailing I am tired but I do not feel any older than 32!:D

Detail Werks
Jan 26th, 2010, 06:21 PM
I have been detailing since 1984 and loving every minute of it :dp:
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spence82
Jan 26th, 2010, 07:15 PM
I'm 27,only been really into detailing 6yrs

FIREBOY
Jan 26th, 2010, 07:20 PM
47 and been detailing for 2yrs,Starting a business(DETAILING)in the spring.:hotrod2 :dp::dp::dp::dp::dp:

mrdj
Jan 26th, 2010, 09:19 PM
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I only do the family cars, but that's one of the reasons I got a G100 a couple of years ago. It's so much easier on the aging joints and does a much better job than I could do by hand!

Scottwax1

Clutch34
Jan 26th, 2010, 11:10 PM
Wow is that your Accord in your avatar? Looks very beautiful


Btw, more pics of your car!!

haha Yes it is my car, butttttt it doesn't look like that in real life... I photoshopped that a while ago to see what it could potentially look like after lowering it, adding lip kit all around, and 20 inch rims. Right now, it's bone stock...looks quite boring. :nervous1 Sorry for the tease man..! :poke lol

But YOUR car on the other hand is quite beautiful!! Love what you've done with the Z!! :xyxthumbs

Here's a larger pic of it tho -- even tho the add-ons are not real.. lol

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/akp_rjkit_lowered.jpg

Kornercarver
Jan 27th, 2010, 06:22 PM
I turned 66 last November and I have been detailing cars as a hobby since about 1961. I'm still passionate about how clean and shiny my cars are. Of course, years ago, cars weren't detailed.........they were just washed and waxed. Simoniz in the yellow can was my wax of choice back then. Here is a picture of me washing my car taken in 1966 or so.

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk250/Kornercarver/350Z%2025mm%20spacers/Falconbeingwashed.jpg

THE BIG BUFFER
Jan 27th, 2010, 11:15 PM
I'm pretty suprised at the ages in the poll. Alot more senior guys than I thought:xyxthumbs.
I like hearing the stores guys. Pretty cool stuff. Kornercarver thats a cool pic to have. I use have one om "detailling" my Dads 1979 lil Red Wagon but lost it in a fire in 1990. i can still remember using good ol' Turtle wax on that thing. I had no idea back then that you could make money waxing cars lol. I thought the milkshake and burger I "earned" was an awsome payday! Wax on. Wax off.:D

searle
Jan 28th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I bought my first ever brand-new car 15 yrs ago, and that forced me into the detailing world (to keep it looking the same). Sold it 2 months ago (with 320,000km on the odometer - NOT a trailer queen). Here is a photo from 1 year ago (in typical weekend competition), and I still got two complements on how it looked (#26 over NXT) the weekend I sold it.
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/Camaro96SS-autoslalom.jpg

Detail Union
Jan 29th, 2010, 09:45 AM
41 and have been detailing for 2 years for the fun of it.

Sandstone
Jan 29th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Yo it's not the age...it's the mileage and city vs country. Darn NYC hood miles are killin' me!

Larry A
Jan 29th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Im 67. Started detailing cars when I was 14 when I use to simonize my dads 1946 Dodge. When I was 17 I worked in a gas station were I did Lustre Seal jobs on customer cars, At age 21 I worked at a Pontiac dealership detailing used cars, new cars and buffing out new paint from the body shop. After that I just did detailing on the side. Now Im retired, but I work part time at a Toyota dealership , as a shuddle driver.

CharlesW
Jan 30th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Yo it's not the age...it's the mileage and city vs country. Darn NYC hood miles are killin' me!
The commute from Chicago probably isn't helping. :D


Sandstone
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago

rwisejr
Jan 30th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Hey I'm 48 and have been hardcore detailing for about 10 yrs

Bigmerc2003
Feb 2nd, 2010, 02:36 PM
27 and been detailing and working on cars since I could hold a wrench or a sponge Scottwax2

dvtldav
Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM
I am 61 and have been detailing or family and friends for 2 years. I have always kept my cars looking nice. In the early 70's I was using Blue Coral, the 2 step system, man was that a pain but it looked nice when you were done.

Dave

paulcr39
Feb 6th, 2010, 04:16 PM
45, and couldn't you have put another button or two, instead of over 45?
:furious1Da#$ young kids!!!!:poke

J/k, we're all good. :D










Old man wanders off to go yell at kids to get of his lawn......

dood786
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:59 AM
im 24 and only got into detailing a few months ago

rescuenut10
Feb 21st, 2010, 07:02 PM
39 years old. Have been doing some kind of detailing since I was 14.

THE BIG BUFFER
Feb 21st, 2010, 07:05 PM
Thanks for all your responces! I find it really interesting to see how old us detailers are. I am surprised at the amount of detailers over 40. You guys all rock!Scottwax2

adi1202
Feb 21st, 2010, 08:34 PM
27, been active in detailing since last 2 yrs

jezz12
Sep 20th, 2011, 07:01 AM
22..started detailing since last year after getting a new car...

beamer
Sep 20th, 2011, 08:45 AM
i am 30 years old and have apassion for well kept vehiles and to provide others with the information about how washing and waxing and cleaning interiors is a great look but more of a protection value to your car