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Old 29th June 2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Bird Attack - Polish and Ceramic Coating in South London

I've had the misfortune of parking under a tree for 2 days last week and my car was covered in bird droppings and fallen berries - about 30-40 markings etched in the clear coat between 2-6cm in width each

I've received a quote from a detailing shop in Croydon: 800 for 2 stage polish and ceramic coat

Is that a fair price?

Are there other reputable shops in south London anyone can recommend?











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Old 30th June 2018, 12:04 AM   #2
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Seems expensive. I paid £600 for the same thing from a very well respected detailer. Suppose geography will play a part.
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Old 18th July 2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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Hi mate.

Iíve a good mate who has his own detailing business. He did mine last year and Iím very picky about who I trust with my car. He might be able to help if youíre still looking.

http://www.divinedetail.co.uk/
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Rob Leys in Essex is good: http://www.gleammachine.net/detailing-services

Depending on the coating applied, determines the durability
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Old 18th July 2018, 07:55 PM   #5
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If they fix it then yeah its good price, but surely that needs to be wet sanded?
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Wouldn't of though it would need wet sanding after only 2 days.
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Old 20th July 2018, 05:56 PM   #7
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Wouldn't of though it would need wet sanding after only 2 days.
The time line is not the governing factor, it is the depth of the acid into the paint...that needs correcting.

Forget all the "detailers" OP - take it to a decent/quality Bodyshop and ask them to attend to it.
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Old 21st July 2018, 08:41 PM   #8
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Fair comment, but what I was getting at was after only 2 days the lime imo wouldn't of etched into the paint deep enough to warrant wet sanding.
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