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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by S4twiggy, Jan 28, 2011.

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    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    Just picked up my Certificate from the Master himself Tony Spears.

    I am now fully certified which gives my customers a bit more confidence that im trained in what i do. Our company is called P.R.D(perfect reflection detailing) and we are based in south wales.

    I carried out my 100% full correction on a Porsche 996 Turbo.

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    didnt have the time to take alot of pictures as i was up against it and my concentration was solely on the paint. stunning car to work on.

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    all day long i had this thing behind me aswel lol
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    it was having a new clutch which was mega money trust me lol.
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    Well done Grant:thumbsup:
    Looks like lovely work and that lambo:wub:
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    Congrats.

    To be honest, I had to search for who Tony Spears is. For some reason I was thinking of Aries spears.
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    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    Tony was the first Swissvax detailer/Trainer who has trained most of the swissvax detailers in the UK. to be swissvax Approved you would have had to have been trined by Tony. ive been taught tricks that he didnt even show his swissvax detailers and he is a top guy with a huge wealth of knowledge and his work speaks for itself, if people from New Zealand are asking for him to train them and people want him to detail £60m super yachts then im happy.

    www.Autoshinespecialist.co.uk
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    Just been looking at his site and his work.
    Does some excellent work.
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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Well done Grant..
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    Aye, well done mate.

    Look forward to catching up in the year at shows etc.

    All the best.
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Well done mate.

    I'm sure "that" Lambo was in Nottingham a year or so ago - I recognize that reg.....
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    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    could be chris as i was up north and thats where it was, supposedly it was tyson's old Murcy
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    Well done mate. Just a quick one though, you paid HIM to do a 100% correction? Shouldn't that be the other way around??!!lol! So he probably collected the cash from a customer for a car that YOU detailed and worked your arse off on then got paid by you too. I appreciate the kudos you have now for his approval (though I and many of your future customers have and will prob never have heard of the guy-I had to google him too) but WTF!!! Bet he's rubbing his hands together. Nothing personal towards you mate, just raising the point thats all. But fair play well done for achieving the skillset you now have.
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    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    lol i know what you mean but as Tony is world renowned(in the detailing game) i think it was worth every penny mate, anyone can call themselves a detailer so i just wanted to be certified to show customers that i am actually qualified in what i do and not just doing it as a weekend thing. and plus dont get sucked into the hype of these 7k car washes being the best guys in this business as i have some nice stories you would be shocked at.
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    Congrats Grant :icon_thumright:

    May have a proper challenge for you mate. Missus has a Clio with paintwork that's seen better days... will drop you a text to pop up and you can cast your 'certified eye' over it and see what you think :ninja:
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    I spose this means i best get a quote for a correction for mine then,lol

    Just to allow you to keep your hand in , you know!

    I wouldn't want you to forget how to do it, now would i?
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    Congrats!

    Think someone needs to say though "Being Qualified at something doesn't always mean you are good at it, it's the same in all walks of life not just detailing."

    Not to forget that there are other detailer's who have been at the game for the same amount of time as the older generation have but many may have had less exposure to the lime light. I'm obviously not talking about myself here as I'm only an un-qualified amateur - at best!, but it's not what you know it's how you use the knowledge, how thorough you are with any given job regardless of how much it's making you, that in my eyes is what makes a good detailer, not what's written on a certificate.

    Sorry to rain on the parade here...not meaning to put a downer on your achievement mate as it's a great plus. Just think the above needed to be said! :)

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    no worries G, i have been doing this for a while now mate and have around 10 cars under my belt so i know what im doing. give me any car and i will do the same job as any other top detailer mate, after all its my reputation on the line so why would i do a ***** job, the reason for the certification is that it just helps in confidence with customers as they see that im certified at it and as its going to be a business i thought it would be nice for myself to have it. there are lots of detailers out there with no certificate and they are some of the best around but its my personal choice to have the certificate for my own peace of mind, but trust me i can detail cars mate its not a weekend thing for me its my job and im good at it but understand fully where you coming from.

    Cheers
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    lol ill sort you out mark lol

    my hands will be in many pies around wales soon mate so watch this space.
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    Glad you didn't take it the wrong way! Looking forward to some more writeups from PRD.

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    Can't wait....one of my all time favourite cars!

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    You need a web-site now mate, to finish it off.

    G
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    Opps beg your pardon....you already do have one. If you need help with it give me a shout!

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    yep already booked in mate, we have our website already but its still in construction at the moment so things need changing on it to spruce it up. already got my main man with me colin so we cool mate. cheers though.
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    Great news Grant - i will feel more confident now when i come up in the next few months!! ;O)
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    Well done Grant!:thumbsup:

    I'm doing the same course in Feb!( the 3 day course) I've dabbled in the techniques of detailing (Claying, DA polishing etc) but I'm not anywhere near a professional standard detailer, by any stretch, just an enthusiast.

    The course sounds awesome , I can't wait to go :jump:, now I've seen what you have acheived! I'm glad I booked it!

    I want to have a skill (or the skill) to work on my car or friends and family's cars, to get the best out of them. In a view, to maybe, taking it further in the future.

    This guy is the cream of the crop! So I thought I'd get trained by the best! It is quite pricey but not too bad, essential, IMHO, to give you and the customer full confidence. Especially as competition is feirce and people are being more careful at the moment.

    Again, nice one mate, and the cars look immense :hubbahubba:

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    I always wanted to learn the tricks, maybe I will look into this someday just for personal use
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    your gona love it mate, i only wish i had time to take more pics as the paint was amazing and looked even better under microscope(looked like a galaxy of stars) complete 100% correction and to do it on the porsche was icing, only wish it could have been the lambo lol.

    good luck mate and keep us informed with whats going on
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    Yeah, will do mate :thumbsup:

    I'll take a few pics :cool:

    Rog
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    Colin's just been explaining this all to me, well done Grant!
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    cheers james, it feels so good to be certified in what i/we do now mate, givesw customers and friends confidence that we know what we are doing.

    AC cobra comig soon. watch this space
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