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    Detailing/valeting treat - how much

    I am considering giving my newly acquired S4 a full valet, in and out as well as the engine bay - how much should I aim to pay - does round the 100 + VAT mark sound about right? I also want the leather recaro's to be cleaned + protected.

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    Whereabouts are you located as I do part-time detailing?

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    Sure one of us could help you out depending where you are based, I run my own valeting/detailing business.

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    I am in Surrey (near Guildford) - thanks guys, but I already have a potential detailer - wanted to check if what he quoted me (110 + VAT) is about right/reasonable?? Do i need to ask about products for leather /wax he uses etc?

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    60-80 in my area mate, but it does depend on how long it takes and what you are having done to it, 100 sounds about right if its the full monty, Dont know why the VAT is being charged, most detailer's dont make enough money to start to pay it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkster View Post
    60-80 in my area mate, but it does depend on how long it takes and what you are having done to it, 100 sounds about right if its the full monty, Dont know why the VAT is being charged, most detailer's dont make enough money to start to pay it!
    Correct.We charge 50-100 depending on condition and size of vehicle.
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    wow thats pretty cheap, i take it there is no correction involved for that price?

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    They'll be a difference in results and price for the car being either valleted and detailed. Everyone will have their own definitions, but do you want the car cleaned then waxed, or do you want it corrected as well? Anyone can do the first, but I'd research the second very carefully. I'd expect to pay 250/300 ish upwards for a days work correcting the paint on a car

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    common sense will always be helpful when it comes down to pricing, most experienced detailers will kind of know how long it takes to do a job, over price it for johnny ford mondeo and you wont get the job,

    I do a fleet of Ferraris who are owned by 1 man in my area at his mansion in the countryside, He pays me 1000 for spending 2 whole days at his home including bed and breakfast and all the food and drink served by the maid or butler that i want for doing his cars that come out only on the weekends if its not raining, otherwise the cars are under cloth covers is a sealed air tight temperature controlled room, No i wont say who he is but all i can say is he is connected to Silverstone in a very big way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOSH View Post
    wow thats pretty cheap, i take it there is no correction involved for that price?
    Simon S4 only asked for a full valet. Our paint correction stage's are priced on our website.
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    there's a very big difference between a valet and a full on paint correction detail and that reflects in the price and the time taken
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    Simon S4 only asked for a full valet. Our paint correction stage's are priced on our website.
    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    there's a very big difference between a valet and a full on paint correction detail and that reflects in the price and the time taken


    I'm fully aware guys, just wonder what gets done for that money

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    From Us This.

    • Alloy wheels cleaned and tyres dressed
    • Snow Foam applied to loosen dirt
    • Washed using the 2 bucket method and lambs wool wash mitts
    • Car is clayed to remove bonded contaminents from the paint surface
    • Car is re-washed using the same method
    • Dried using using the finest Micro-Fibre towels
    • Application of a wax to protect against UV light and prevents dirt from bonding to the paint
    • Interior hoovered and polished
    Upholstery cleaning at additional cost



    Protection Detail
    • Alloy wheels cleaned using an acid free PH neutral cleaner
    • Tyres cleaned and dressed
    • Snow Foam applied to loosen dirt
    • All hinges, gaps, door shuts and badges cleaned with an APC
    • 4 stage wash process using the 2 bucket method a PH neutral shampoo and lambs wool wash mitts
    • Tar deposits treated and removed
    • Car is fully clayed to remove bonded contaminents on the paintwork such as Tree sap, Fallout, Bird droppings etc
    • Car is then re-washed and then dried using the finest and plush Micro-fibre towels
    • Application of a paint cleanser ready for the application of the Polish
    • Application of a paint sealant
    • Application of a paint glaze
    • 2 Coats of a Carnauba rich wax
    • Engine bay cleaned and treated
    • Exhaust tips polished
    • All trim cleaned and treated
    • Interior hoovered
    • Leather cleaned and treated
    • All interior trim treated
    • Glass cleaned Windscreen treated to a rain repelent
    Upholstery cleaning at additional cost.
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    Example

    Before Protection Detail





    After Protection Detail
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    i washed my car today because a bird shat on her and i was amazed how much the water beaded off the newly protected bodywork on my motor dodo juice is amazing wax
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    We used Collinite 915 (3 Coats) on this customers car.
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    ive never used that is it good i take it ?
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    colly 915 is what we use for winter protections as its a really durable and lasts for like 6 mnths even through the harsh winters we are having. DoDo is used in summer to give that extra for the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    i washed my car today because a bird shat on her and i was amazed how much the water beaded off the newly protected bodywork on my motor dodo juice is amazing wax
    I would have punched her lights out for that

    ......er, I'll get me coat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuprandy240 View Post
    I would have punched her lights out for that

    ......er, I'll get me coat!
    lmfao always one aint there lol
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    thanks for all the info - looking at the pics (above) my paintwork could definetely do with some wax... ;-)

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    its not wax that gives it the shine mate, just letting you know in case you though wax would give it the shine you wanted. if you need any info or tips PM me and i can give you little tips to get your paint looking the best you can by hand

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    agree with grant there's more to it than just waxing a car the prep work is the important bit otherwise the paint will not have any depth to the colour
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    I would say the finish is 90% down to the prep.

 

 

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