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Old 01-19-2012, 05:22 PM
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Re: Detailing Question

Also consider too you could get like a bundle package with a TON of detailing products from a lot of detailing product manufactures for the cost of what he charges and potentially do it yourself if you wanted. For instance Adam's detailing products sells wash and wax packages for decent prices, plus everything is made in the USA. Chemical Guys do the same.

Wheels definitely can be waxed especially if they are clear coated, helps with protection and keeping breakdust away in some cases.

As far as 18 coats of wax go, not sure how effective that really is. After like four layers of wax or sealant application you start getting almost a dimishing return affect where you may be removing product from the paint. I would say four coats max which may help with making sure your wax is spread evenly across the paint and you are going over spots potentially missed in prior applications. 18 coats though?!?!? hmmmmm fishy.

I would bet they are layering something like Swissvax, Zymol, or Zaino waxes and sealants.
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Also consider too you could get like a bundle package with a TON of detailing products from a lot of detailing product manufactures for the cost of what he charges and potentially do it yourself if you wanted. For instance Adam's detailing products sells wash and wax packages for decent prices, plus everything is made in the USA. Chemical Guys do the same.

Wheels definitely can be waxed especially if they are clear coated, helps with protection and keeping breakdust away in some cases.

As far as 18 coats of wax go, not sure how effective that really is. After like four layers of wax or sealant application you start getting almost a dimishing return affect where you may be removing product from the paint. I would say four coats max which may help with making sure your wax is spread evenly across the paint and you are going over spots potentially missed in prior applications. 18 coats though?!?!? hmmmmm fishy.

I would bet they are layering something like Swissvax, Zymol, or Zaino waxes and sealants.
yes, i agree i could do it myself but like i said - i'm not doing it in 30 degree weather.
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Exterior Detail ($165):
-Hand wash with microfiber
-Bug and tar removal
-Hand dry with microfiber
-Emblem, channel and crevice detailing
-Compressed air drying in all cracks and crevices
-Wheel, wheel well and door jam cleaning
-Tire and wheel well dressing
-Windows on the inside and out
-Exhaust tip

$165 Just to wash it and some tire dressing?
it does seem pricey. he has a cheaper exterior detail which only includes the wash, dry, wheel and door jam cleaning and windows and then some basic interior stuff. i'm thinking that is probably better for me.

i can't imagine that i would need Bug and tar removal, Emblem, channel and crevice detailing or exhaust tip on a brand new jeep fresh from the factory.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:57 PM
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thats about a $25 wash here in KY....LOL. matter of fact....growing up I worked in my dads detail shop in the summers and we charegd $15 for the exact same thing....
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it does seem pricey. he has a cheaper exterior detail which only includes the wash, dry, wheel and door jam cleaning and windows and then some basic interior stuff. i'm thinking that is probably better for me.

i can't imagine that i would need Bug and tar removal, Emblem, channel and crevice detailing or exhaust tip on a brand new jeep fresh from the factory.
Door jam Cleaning? You should not need that either, on a brand new Jeep. The most that the door jams should have is dust and you could wipe them yourself with a microfiber towel. I would just get a basic wash job and the waxing and skip the door jams and interior stuff. After all it is brand new and then in the spring do a complete detail yourself. That's what I would do.
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thats about a $25 wash here in KY....LOL. matter of fact....growing up I worked in my dads detail shop in the summers and we charegd $15 for the exact same thing....
even for like the two bucket wash with the microfiber dry?
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Re: Detailing Question

That's way more than $15 work. Jesus, running it through a car wash is a $25 proposition here.

When I was detailing my pricing was centered around $60 an hour.

Detailing is a lot of work, and to do it well takes experience and tools. When you have a detailer simply wash your car, it's kind of like paying a neurosurgeon to put two stitches in a cut on your arm. You set your prices to where people hire you to do the things you want to do.
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$15 when I was about 13.....LOL
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I did a full wash at my favorite touchless car wash at the gas station. $6.99. Saved a dollar by getting gas there too. I cranked some tunes, turned up the heat, and played with my fog lights while I waited inside my Jeep for the water/soap and machines to do their thing in about 3 minutes, and then pulled ahead for the dryers that just leave some water for me to dry off. I took out two clean microfiber cloths (one for the first pass, and one to finish with) and my Jeep is now in my garage and still PERFECT.
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sorry bro...those touchless carwashes do not get all the dirt off and you just rubbed all that left over dirt all over your Jeep inducing swirl marks.
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I've done this several times and looked at the paint under flourescent light and don't see any swirl marks. Thanks Scott. I'll be careful.
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