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      08-19-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hello,

I've got a guy called Roy from "theshinexsperience" coming to detail my car on Tues,i know some of you on here do some detailing yourselves and would like your input on what to look for as i won't be here untill he's finished

1.Has anybody used "theshinexperience" i think they are based in Surrey.

2.He's down to machine polish the car 3 hrs,and finish off with Swissvax Mystery

3. £300 big ones all in!!

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sounds good, but wont she get seriously dirty after one drive mate? or do they do something amazing to stop that happening?


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i think 300 notes is alot of money for a clean... if the car was 10 years old oxidized faded and scratched and t was a toss up between repaint of detail then its a different situation all together.. what car do you own?? and is it really that bad?
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Hello,

I've got a guy called Roy from "theshinexsperience" coming to detail my car on Tues,i know some of you on here do some detailing yourselves and would like your input on what to look for as i won't be here untill he's finished

1.Has anybody used "theshinexperience" i think they are based in Surrey.

2.He's down to machine polish the car 3 hrs,and finish off with Swissvax Mystery

3. 300 big ones all in!!

Cheers

I bet if it was Le Mans it wouldnt need a 300 detail
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      08-19-2007, 09:37 AM   #5
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i think 300 notes is alot of money for a clean... if the car was 10 years old oxidized faded and scratched and t was a toss up between repaint of detail then its a different situation all together.. what car do you own?? and is it really that bad?

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335d e92 M sport Spakling graphite(as le mans is for lady boys) and se for the cock jockeys
I see a friendly bit of banter and I am banished to the 'naughty' corner with Carlito and called names
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Some info on the wax:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/swissv.../prod_255.html

Don't forget to post lots of pics of the whole process!
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      08-19-2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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Some info on the wax:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/swissv.../prod_255.html

Don't forget to post lots of pics of the whole process!
mjh,thanks for the link,at them prices 300 looks like a bargain,won't be there whilst he's doing most of it tho'

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Some info on the wax:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/swissv.../prod_255.html

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Is this for real?

290 for a 200ml tub!

I'll think I'll stick to the Autoglym Aqua Wax, highly recommended at about 12 a bottle.

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300 sounds a lot for just polish, I presume he is doing a complete detail for that.

I believe the very best detailers charge 75 quid an hour so that would be four hours work for the best of the best.

I would be looking for:

- ask him what he's done, will you be there when he starts? Get him to show you what he is going to do then look for it afterwards.
- complete removal of swirl marks/any etching
- the car should have a mirror like finish.
- Your alloys should be spot free from the front to the backs - he may have to remove them to do this but probably not.
- All glass should be completely spotless
- The tyres should be dressed.
- He should have protected the alloys with some kind of sealant/wax for that sort of money.

Carlos> My car can be driven through rain and puddles and still looks clean (at least from a distance) 2 weeks later and it is black (the hardest colour to keep clean). That's what having a good polish and wax does. The paintwork feels like glass. Also: look at your paintwork in direct sunlight, it should look like a mirror up close. Most cars look like they've been washed with a brillo-pad up close which means they don't look optimum from a distance either.

Hope this helps.

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      08-19-2007, 01:43 PM   #11
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cheers Silver,

he's told me that if i 'aint happy i dont pay,which is my sort of talk
i have fallen in love with this car,sad but true and i only use it for work very rarely(when a customer needs sorting) and at the w/end i just want it to look the best i can
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I'm the same, my car gets used at weekends pretty much exclusively. Being black its a pain in the ass to keep clean. Wanted to clean it this weekend but it just seems to be raining the whole time. Just took a look at your car again, looks awesome...I can see why you'd want to keep it good.

Once this guy's done do you plan to maintain the finish ? You might want to get some products in.
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      08-19-2007, 01:50 PM   #13
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I'm the same, my car gets used at weekends pretty much exclusively. Being black its a pain in the ass to keep clean. Wanted to clean it this weekend but it just seems to be raining the whole time. Just took a look at your car again, looks awesome...I can see why you'd want to keep it good.

Once this guy's done do you plan to maintain the finish ? You might want to get some products in.

Yeh,i don't know my head from my arse tho' with all the products out there,so i want the job sorting and then like you say a plan/advice etc on how to keep it right by an expert
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Once he's done that you should just wash it weekly/bi-weekly via the "2 bucket method" and afterwards buff it with some kind of quick detail/field glaze. Then every 6 months the full clay, wax etc. treatment. I've got some metal polish for the exhaust as that seems to get a bit scummy sometimes, and some excellent stuff for the interior, leather and wheel dressing.

I can do a really good job in about 2 hours once every two weeks, which to keep the car looking like I just bought it is ok with me.
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and the latest,cancelled for tomorrow (Tues) re-scheduled for Thurs,said he'd be here for 8.30am and should be finished for 5.30-6pm,now i have more time to find a camera that works
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and the latest,cancelled for tomorrow (Tues) re-scheduled for Thurs,said he'd be here for 8.30am and should be finished for 5.30-6pm,now i have more time to find a camera that works
9 hrs???? I'd expect 'lifetime' care for the money he will probably charge.

I'll just wait for the next 'bob-a-job' Scout week and give some 10 year old a fiver for washing my motor

Do they have 'Bob-a-job' week any more?
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9 hrs???? I'd expect 'lifetime' care for the money he will probably charge.

I'll just wait for the next 'bob-a-job' Scout week and give some 10 year old a fiver for washing my motor

Do they have 'Bob-a-job' week any more?

BOB a JOB,even the local polish garage charge a 10 NOW
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9 hrs???? I'd expect 'lifetime' care for the money he will probably charge.

I'll just wait for the next 'bob-a-job' Scout week and give some 10 year old a fiver for washing my motor

Do they have 'Bob-a-job' week any more?

dont let them touch your car petay they will ruin it, prob scratch it and everything

dont ever ever use a sponge on her, she will get scratched!


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dont let them touch your car petay they will ruin it, prob scratch it and everything

dont ever ever use a sponge on her, she will get scratched!


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Alternatively, get off your arse and spend the money you would've paid the detailer, buying some of the kit yourself. Reflections like this are easily achieveable...



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Alternatively, get off your arse and spend the money you would've paid the detailer, buying some of the kit yourself. Reflections like this are easily achieveable...



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Matt, car looks good, have you sold it yet buddy?

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Alternatively, get off your arse and spend the money you would've paid the detailer, buying some of the kit yourself. Reflections like this are easily achieveable...



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Totally agree with Matt here. For about 150 you could have your own Porter Cable and supplies needed to do the job yourself! All you need then is a cloudy day and 4-5 hours to spare.
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