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    meaning

    Hello,

    could you please explain the meaning of the highlighted part? (the text is about car equipment, accessories, specifications):

    ........ The cabin air filter blocks pollen, dust and odours, so that the cabin feels fresh.
    For that final detail, a protection film guards the paintwork against scratching.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka


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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hello,

    could you please explain the meaning of the highlighted part? (the text is about car equipment, accessories, specifications):

    ........ The cabin air filter blocks pollen, dust and odours, so that the cabin feels fresh.
    For that final detail, a protection film guards the paintwork against scratching.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    You are looking at "advertising-speak"

    So, in the advertisement they tout the praises of air filter's ability and then so that you don't think it is ugly they add that final detail that it is durable and will look good for a long time.

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    Re: meaning

    I would look on "the final detail" in this example as "the last item in a list of good points Ė the small yet significant detail that will convince you that here indeed is a fine product".

    It is very similar in meaning to "the finishing touch".

    All the best,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Re: meaning

    My unpretending addition:

    The Final Detail = It's the finishing touches that make a product a jewel. The right color, texture, and techniques create a mood and can take an average product to a glamorous product.

    (in your case, the last final detail (the detail which could be overseen) is "a protection film (PPF = paint protection film) which guards the paintwork against scratching.

    V.

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