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Dealer prep/inspect/clean

Once an ordered vehicle gets to the dealer, how long does it take for them to clean/inspect/prep the vehicle to get it ready for delivery to the customer i.e. me?
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

About 30 min. to an hour once they start.
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

30 minutes ? After what I saw at our dealer, they need to take a wee bit longer than that to clean and prep. Nothing serious. But a greasy residue on a lot of the control buttons, black smudges on the beige seats. Maybe they were in a hurry, but I thought prep and clean, means just that !!
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

mine got to the dealer at around 5 in the evening and i was driving it by 10am the next day.
that means that they prepped it between opening and when i picked it up, about 1 hr.
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

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30 minutes ? After what I saw at our dealer, they need to take a wee bit longer than that to clean and prep. Nothing serious. But a greasy residue on a lot of the control buttons, black smudges on the beige seats. Maybe they were in a hurry, but I thought prep and clean, means just that !!
I used to work at a dealership as a tech and I can tell you that the "prep" part and the "clean" part are done by different people. The mechanics do what the call a "PDI" (pre-delivery inspection), which is basically a check list to make sure everything works on the vehicle. It also includes installing the license plate frames (usually drilled into the front bumper), installing body plugs, and other misc. stuff. Then the car goes to the detailers who remove all the plastic from the interior, install the floor mats, and then wash and dry the vehicle. You shouldn't have any dirt on the seats or anywhere since everything should stay wrapped in plastic until right before you take delivery of the vehicle.

The PDI typically takes about 15 minutes tops and the detail guys usually spend around 20 minutes on their part.
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

Are the JGC delivered to the dealership wrapped in protective plastic?
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Are the JGC delivered to the dealership wrapped in protective plastic?
The interior is definitely wrapped in plastic (seats, steering wheel, etc..) and my guess is that the exterior has sheets of plastic stuck onto the horizontal surfaces. That's how most new vehicles are delivered to dealerships these days.
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

I don't think the outside has plastic on the roof. They just gave it a quick wash and let me see it before it was detailed since it was getting dark. It had bird poop all over the roof.
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30 minutes ? After what I saw at our dealer, they need to take a wee bit longer than that to clean and prep. Nothing serious. But a greasy residue on a lot of the control buttons, black smudges on the beige seats. Maybe they were in a hurry, but I thought prep and clean, means just that !!
Thats why as soon as I purchased mine they moved it out of the showroom and they asked me if they could prep it, I told them HELLS no ill take it as is and ill wash etc it myself.
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Re: Dealer prep/inspect/clean

Tell your dealer NOT to wax your Jeep if you don't want swirls in your paint.

The dealership "detailers" are not going to do a careful wash-wash again-hand wax-hand buff.

It's going to be: quick spray, wipe down with a dirty towel, squirt kmart liquid wax, polish with high speed buffer (using a bonnet impregnated enough dirt to be a medium grit sandpaper).
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Dont let the dealer prep it!
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