1. 24 Apr 2020 at 9:12 AM #1
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    thinking of getting my car detailed mainly for the paint correction, carbon black I have and it as some light scratches and swirls throughout, any one had experience of this? been quoted £180 and am wondering if its worth it and if it will make much difference, question is after a month or 2 will the car still look good with a simple wash n dry? any advice would be much appreciated

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  2. 24 Apr 2020 at 1:38 PM #2
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    £180 to machine polish the whole car? That’s stupid cheap I charge £40 per panel for single stage and £50 per panel for 2 stage......
     
  3. 24 Apr 2020 at 2:28 PM #3
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    This is what been told


    I charge £220 for a full foam spray, two stage machine polish to restore the colour, eliminate any blemishes in the paintwork, minor surface scratches, swirl marks for a much deeper paint correction which is guaranteed to transform your vehicle to give you that professional mirror finish and lock that shine in with ceramic coating to the bodywork, glass and alloys which lasts up to 2 years to eliminate the bodywork from minor bush scratches, uv protection and environmental contaminants.
    The ceramic coating is super hydrophobic, super non-stick and also has a super high gloss finish with ultra water resistance which alloys the paintwork to lock that mirror imagine shine in for two years!

    will do for £180

    is it worth it I mean will I still see the benefits after 6 months?
     
  4. 24 Apr 2020 at 2:39 PM #4
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    If you wash the car properly, you will see the benefits after 6 months for sure. That price is extremely cheap for a detail though.
     
  5. 24 Apr 2020 at 2:41 PM #5
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    Ok thanks will get it done and see how it goes, if done properly how often should the car need it doing again?
     
  6. 24 Apr 2020 at 2:50 PM #6
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    Quite a few variables to really say, all depends how much the car is used, the quality of the detail, time spent washing & quality of product used to protect the paint afterwards. Imo, your best bet is to pick the brain of your detailer as much as you can and see what he recommends. Plenty of detailing forums out there for you to compare information with. Definitely interested to see before & after pictures of the work though!
     
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    Used daily that’s the problem !
     
  8. 24 Apr 2020 at 3:58 PM #8
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    £180..

    That sounds like 1-2 day whizz around and throw a load of fillers in.

    Black is a bumhole to get nice,i would estimate 3 hours a panel on that.
     
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    Was told will take 3/4 hours in my driveway, checked the reviews of the company and it seems all good tbh
     
  10. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:05 PM #10
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    Well.

    So thats means they are working for £45 a day,less travelling costs,less materials costs...I usually use around £30 of products and pads when doing a car...

    So...£150,less fuel..

    That sounds like £5 a hour to me.
     
  11. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:06 PM #11
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    No 3/4 hours mate start to finish
     
  12. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:09 PM #12
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    Oh.... Well..

    They arent detailing your car.

    That will be a load of fillers and sealed with wax or a last stage protector.
     
  13. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:10 PM #13
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    Ok thanks for advice, so I should save my £180 for a rainy day? What are you suggesting this should cost? You have read the description I got from the company right?


    I charge £220 for a full foam spray, two stage machine polish to restore the colour, eliminate any blemishes in the paintwork, minor surface scratches, swirl marks for a much deeper paint correction which is guaranteed to transform your vehicle to give you that professional mirror finish and lock that shine in with ceramic coating to the bodywork, glass and alloys which lasts up to 2 years to eliminate the bodywork from minor bush scratches, uv protection and environmental contaminants.
    The ceramic coating is super hydrophobic, super non-stick and also has a super high gloss finish with ultra water resistance which alloys the paintwork to lock that mirror imagine shine in for two years!
     
  14. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:14 PM #14
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    Its impossible to do that in 3 to 4 hours...

    Ceramic coating has to be applied with decent temperature control so it cures correctly.

    I have heard all this kinda stuff before and it usually ends up being a load of cobblers.


    Any detailer worth his salt doing 2 stage paint correction and ceramic coating on a black car will have the car 3-4 days and will be charging £600+.

    I honestly cant fathom what your gonna get for your £180 and 3-4 hours....
     
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    That is no way a 3/4 hour job. I'd imagine for that price they would wash it, a very quick and most likely a poor machine polish and some sort of basic sealant at the end.

    No way it would be a proper ceramic, most likely a spray which has a hint of ceramic in it.
     
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  16. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:27 PM #16
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    Ok thanks guys, weird as bad like 3/4 quotes and all been around the same price 220 to 300 ‍♂️
     
  17. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:28 PM #17
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    Whereabouts are you Alex?

    Detailing world will give you a lot of decent info and someone near you that will be doing the job correctly.
     
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  18. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:30 PM #18
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  19. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:31 PM #19
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    Ah..... Im afraid i dont know anyone down that way to recommend
     
  20. 24 Apr 2020 at 4:31 PM #20
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    Thanks anyways mate
     

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