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      03-25-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Auto detailing shop in Chicago

Hi All,

I need your recommendations for a detailing shop in Chicago. The weather is getting warmer and I thought it's the right time get my car detailed (clay, polish, wax etc.) Normally I take my car to Simon's for wash but I don't think they would do a good job with detailing. Any suggestions.

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I'd like to find out as well... Normally, I do it myself.. but I'm getting lazy and never seem to have the time either.. so a good suggestion for the city and north burbs would be nice.

I took one of my cars to a place just down the street from our shop, but I can't remember the name of it now.. Great job and it wasn't too crazy expensive.. I'll post it up tomorrow when I drive by there.. It's on the corner of Elmhurst and Algonquin Rd in Arlington Heights.

I need to drop my car off there tomorrow.. it needs it badly.
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If you're looking for a place in the city, this place is good and has a full exterior detail package.

http://www.simonsshineshop.com/index.html
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I've been detailing cars for the past couple of years as well... Shoot me a PM if you are interested in the packages I offer...
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I've been detailing cars for the past couple of years as well... Shoot me a PM if you are interested in the packages I offer...
Got any pics of your work?
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Yes hes done MANY and they all came out excellent. Most of his work is posted on euroteknik under his same screen name.
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Simon Shine Shop is the one that I normally take my car to wash. Again, I do not think they will do a good job for detailing though. First they are used to in & out quick washing service and I don't believe they will put the required time and effort for detailing. Second, although they carry Zymol, PS2 etc. for retail, I believe they will use generic polishes waxes for detailing (i.e., they use a non-brand car shampoo to wash the cars - not a well-known brand that they carry)

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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If you're looking for a place in the city, this place is good and has a full exterior detail package.

http://www.simonsshineshop.com/index.html
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Simon Shine Shop is the one that I normally take my car to wash. Again, I do not think they will do a good job for detailing though. First they are used to in & out quick washing service and I don't believe they will put the required time and effort for detailing. Second, although they carry Zymol, PS2 etc. for retail, I believe they will use generic polishes waxes for detailing (i.e., they use a non-brand car shampoo to wash the cars - not a well-known brand that they carry)

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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I spoke to the owner when I went there, they do use Zymol, PS2, etc, you actually get to choose. Either way, I'd support the local guys who do it on the side (or professionally) instead of a shop.
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Yes hes done MANY and they all came out excellent. Most of his work is posted on euroteknik under his same screen name.
since I know a bunch of you asked for pics of what I had done in the past, I realized my old links on my old server didn't work any more...

On top of that, I got married last year, swapped computers and lost some of them...

I uploaded some of the details that I found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/detailingbyryan

I apologize for the delay, I just set up this picasa gallery tonight and will continue to use this to update in the future, since it is available online...
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You've got mail.
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the last detail...by knauz..i know it's a lil far from the city but damn they do PHenominal work...they work on all kinds of cars...turners m3's basically every ferrari on the north shore...just a great place hell they have a 1920's bugatti worth well over a million and tons of great great cars...the owner is anal in a good way..he wants your car to be perfect and will advise you accordingly!!!at the same time if he feels it isn't worth the money he won't try to tell you to do something and rip you off..it isn't cheap but well well worth it!!!
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Update

I got my car exterior-detailed at Simon's. They did a great job. All the swirl marks, tiny scratches were gone and the paint shines even better than the first day I picked up the car.

I would prefer Ryan but I was in a hurry and could not wait to get his response back to my questions.

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just to throw out another alternative: http://www.acwelitedetailing.com

Andrew does a fantastic job detailing cars - he has detailed all of mine and I have been very satisfied every time.

+1 on ryan doing an amazing job! i've seen his work in person.
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Do we know what products Ryan and acwelitedetailing use?
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