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Does anybody else offer car valeting/detailing to friends or family?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by JGrant1285, Jun 22, 2007.

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    [Jun 22, 2007]
    Does anybody on here offer car valeting/detailing to friends,family or friends of friends? Not as a primary job, but i mean something over the weekend, maybe to bring in some extra money or in exchange for other things *AHEM*.

    When i was younger i used to valet my grandads jeep, and my uncles jeep etc....and i used to get paid for it, no more than a wash, and interior done, but now i fancy doing my mates cars fully, just like i would do mine, providing that they are going to make it worth my while. I mean i did mine properly and it took me over 12 hours, thats got to be worth something.

    Not just that, but i really enjoy it too...i love being supplied a car thats mingin' and then looking at it once its finished........makes all the hardwork worth while.

    Anyone else do this at all....i can't be on my own surely!!??
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    I clean my dad's car, my next door neighbours car... my girlfriend's mum's car... a few
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    [Jun 22, 2007]
    do you charge them, and what do you offer? just a quick clean or whatever they fancy?
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    [Jun 22, 2007]
    hhhmmmm

    I'm thinking of doing something along these lines hopefully with a view to bigger and better things

    was thinking of charging costs of £20ish and spread the word

    will keep an eye on this thread

    simon
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    [Jun 23, 2007]
    Problem is, i dont know about yourself, but i find myself spending quite a fair amount on products....and that just doing my own, personal car. So if it was like £20, then it wouldnt really be worth the while, since i'll be using up all my decent stuff, plus the work in it too.....

    I was thinkin about giving a price list out..maybe along the lines of...


    Exterior
    Wash (In Megs Car Wash) = £2.50
    Dry with Megs Waffle = £1.50
    Claying Whole Car (Using clay Bar & lubricator) = £10
    Sealant = £5
    Polish = £5
    Hand Glaze = £5
    Wax = £5

    Wheels
    Wheels Cleansed in Megs Wheel Brightner = £2.50
    Wheels Protected With Poorboys Wheel Sealant:-
    Front Face Only = £5
    Front Face & Insides of the rim = £10
    Tyre Blacked = £2.50

    Interior
    Glass Cleaned (Inside & Out) = £5
    Full Hoovering (Including Boot) = £3.50
    Dashboard Cleaned & Protected (including door cards etc) = £5
    Stain Removal = £2.50

    Max Total = £60

    P.S. Maybe the prices are alittle sketchy, ive just ran through them quickly. I was also considering creating some packages....so that it works out cheaper if you want a certain package...although i havn't actually thought about these 'packages' yet.

    What do you think?

    P.P.S. This IS a HOBBY by the way ....wink
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    [Jun 23, 2007]
    I detail my families cars for free and would do a mates car for some beers.
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    [Jun 23, 2007]

    sexual favours haha
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    [Jun 23, 2007]
    Maybe from the laydeeeeeees!!!

    So you would use expensive products one one of your mates cars.....for free?

    I'm looking at doing this for some extra pocket
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    [Jun 23, 2007]
    few quid, favours, that sort of thing.

    think the lady next door gave me £50 for doing her Kia,


    that was wash, clean, polish (to make it red, not pink), wax, window polish, black trim, interior vacuum and detail, and I re-painted her wheel trims
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    [Jun 24, 2007]
    Not bad that, although those type of job only come around once so often. Talkin of that, i remember once, the guy next door sorted me £20 to put that green snot in his tyres....and he supplied the stuff!! I said that i ddnt want that much..but he insisted...oh well!!

    Still not sure what prices to pick....it all depends on how much custom i'm going to get....most people i know don't really care that much about their cars (not like i do) either that or they consider it a waste of cash..oh well
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    [Jun 24, 2007]
    I know what you mean, you see your car all tidy, clean and shiney, and someone else with a car (that would, or could be really nice) covered in dirt, minor scratches, baked on brake dust.

    I may be doing a Ford Expedition soon (dad's mate brought it over from the US). It's HUGE, and it's white, which is gonna make it harder lol
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    [Jun 24, 2007]
    looks like you've thought about it quite a bit

    I'd based my vague £20 on just materials and doing it for family and close friends only

    at the same time getting more experience in using the products and tools on a wider range of vehicles get some feedback then progress to friends of friends and family then as you say sorting some packages out and hopefully getting up to around £150ish over a period of time ????

    your price list is maybe too detailed for the average joe. It would take 1/2hr to explain :). I would have thought it easier to offer hoover, wash or polish/wax at £20 each and break it down if they're interested.

    you mention people not caring about their cars but i bet they cast an envious glance at yours and shout " mine next " when you're washing it. Time to see if they'll put their money where their mouth is. lol

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