I’m struggling to think of a relevant metaphor for this but I can’t. There’s no parallel for someone so thoroughly, lovingly, painstakingly clean something so unseen and unappreciated as the engine bay of a 1990s Mitsubishi hatchback.

I guess it might be like watching someone polish the unseen pipes in their house plumbing, but even then that’s a stretch.

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Watch as this genuine expert car detailer puts his considerable skill, worthy of a Ferrari, to work on this Mitsubishi Colt. Tell me it doesn’t feel like a little bit of your soul gets cleaned along with it.

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He sprays everything down with foam, then scrubs the first loosened layer of foamy dirt with not one but two detailing brushes.

He pressure-washes everything, lets it dry before de-greasing “so that you’re not spraying the product onto a soaking wet engine bay and potentially diluting its cleaning power,” he intones with spiritual reverence.

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More brushing with the first brush. More brushing with the second brush. More brushing from a third brush, not-before-seen brush. Look at this care. I have cared more for anything in my life as this guy is caring for the engine cover of a 16-valve Mitsubishi four-cylinder.

He washes again, but doesn’t bask in the moment. He immediately sprays on a detailing finisher while the engine is still wet, brushes it, and then buffs with a microfiber towel. A regular towel? No way in hell, you heathen. This Mitsubishi deserves the best.

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(Hat tip to Jim!)