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market research - Aftercare products

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by richy, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. richy
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    Guys need a little help..

    have been looking into setting up a small buisness to sell car care products for a while.. i'd just like to ask a few questions if you can spare a minute or 2.

    1) How often does your car get washed?

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?


    if you could get back to me that would be great..

    thanks for your help.

    richy
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    1 - Every other week.

    2 - Hadn wash

    3 - Very rarely, plan to do it more (although, i bet eveyrone does)

    4 - No particular brand, use what's been recomended to me or reviewed well.

    5 - as above (although price, as with everything else has a part to play)

    Hope it's useful to you in some way

    Be sure to post up if you do get it started, and don't forget the as.net members discounts /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif


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    1. every other week as got a dirt bug scuff on bumper after if was just sprayed. when it is repaired then twice a week!
    2. hand wash all the way as then u find out problems with the bodywork / scratches which just annoy you. unless using buy 1 get 1 free at morissons car wash, lol.
    3. every time i wash car as bought nxt tech wax which is well easy and quick to apply and gives a brilliant deep shine.
    4. maguiars or auto glym
    5. quality / ease of use. obviously price as well as no point spending daft amounts of money!

    interesting to see how it goes.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Guys need a little help..

    have been looking into setting up a small buisness to sell car care products for a while.. i'd just like to ask a few questions if you can spare a minute or 2.

    1) How often does your car get washed?

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?


    if you could get back to me that would be great..

    thanks for your help.

    richy

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    1. Once a week
    2. Hand wash always
    3. Not enought though probably gets waxed/polished twice a year. Use a wash and wax product though when washing.
    4. Meguiars for wax. Varies for washing.
    5. All orf the above needs a good compromise.

    Cheers.
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    1. At least every other week, more like every week through summer.
    2. Hand wash only.
    3. On average every couple of months.
    4. Meguiars full range
    5. Quality / ease of use / reasonable cost.
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    i'm running out of polish! when u opening?!
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    ...ohh competition for C&S!!
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Guys need a little help..

    have been looking into setting up a small buisness to sell car care products for a while.. i'd just like to ask a few questions if you can spare a minute or 2.

    1) How often does your car get washed?

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?


    if you could get back to me that would be great..

    thanks for your help.

    richy

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    1) How often does your car get washed? Every Week

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car? Hand Wash

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so? Every Six Months

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    Meguiars

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand? Quality
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    1) every other week

    2) hand wash

    3) every time

    4) varies, usually Meguiars

    5) Quality
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    1 - Every week

    2 - Hand wash only

    3 - Every couple of months

    4 - Meguiars

    5 - Quality
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    Whenever it needs it (may be twice a week) but usually more often in winter than summer

    Only ever handwashed

    Every few months

    Swissol

    Quality
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    every week poss more in winter
    hand wash with zimol
    every 3 - 4 months or more if it needs it
    going to try 3 stage megs next
    quality and price

    also treat the leather to a feed every 4 months
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    1) How often does your car get washed?

    A> Once / twice a month

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?

    A> Hand Wash

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?

    A> Every 3 months

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?

    A> Auto Glym

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?

    A> Quality
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    1) How often does your car get washed?
    A} At least Once sometimes Twice per week.

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?
    A} Hand wash only.

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?
    A} Always give at least one coat of polish a month, full treatment every three months. (Meguirs three step) including Auto Glym Leather Care.

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    A} Meguirs steps 1->3 / P21s Carnuba wax / Auto Glym /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?
    A} Only use due to Quality. Always keen to try new products that make things easier.

    Keen to try out Swissol, only thing is the price.
    Anyone tried this?
    How do you find it? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    1) How often does your car get washed? about 3 times a month

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car? Hand Wash

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so? 3 months or so

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    Meguiars & autogylm

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand? Quality at a reasonable price

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    1) How often does your car get washed?
    <font color="blue">Once a week and if very dirty, sometime's twice </font>
    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?
    <font color="blue">Handwash, most serious UK drivers do </font>
    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?
    <font color="blue">Polish/wax every 2 months or sooner if I feel like it </font>
    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    <font color="blue"> Meguiars </font>
    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?
    <font color="blue">Quality/brand name </font>
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Guys need a little help..

    have been looking into setting up a small buisness to sell car care products for a while.. i'd just like to ask a few questions if you can spare a minute or 2.

    1) How often does your car get washed?
    Every week at worst every 10 days
    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?
    Hand wash always, pressure wash to remove stubborn dirt
    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?
    Polish every month, full monty every three months
    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    Autoglym UDS two coats every month, Autoglym Extra Gloss protection every three months
    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?
    Quality and results, have used others and not impressed.

    if you could get back to me that would be great..

    thanks for your help.

    richy

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    1) How often does your car get washed?
    A> once a week.

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?
    A> Hand job.

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?
    A> wax,every wash...polish...once a month

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    A> Auto Glym- super resin or super deep shine...£12.99 500ml !!!!

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?
    A> Quality,...... price is irelavant if it does what it says it'll do. after the effort of polishing, i want to be wow'ed with the results....
    im still looking for a better polish for my black car..... i beleive miguirs is very good, but is it noticably different to auto glymm ???

    hope this helps.
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    1) How often does your car get washed?

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?


    1. Once a wk
    2. Hand wash
    3. Polish every 3/4 wks
    4. Autoglym
    5. Quality, Autoglym is pure class!
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    1) How often does your car get washed? Once a week

    2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car? Hand job all the way

    3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so? At least once a month, also clay bar and 3 stage every 3 mnths

    4)What product brand do you mainly use?Meguiars / Mothers

    5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?
    Quality

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    <font color="black">1) How often does your car get washed?
    <font color="blue"> Once a week in summer, once a month in winter </font>

    <font color="black">2)Do you hand wash or use company services to clean the car?
    <font color="blue"> by hand </font>

    <font color="black">3)Do you treat your car with wax/polish when you clean it and how often do you do this if so?
    <font color="blue"> Once a month in summer, once every 3 in winter (if its lucky) </font>

    <font color="black">4)What product brand do you mainly use?
    <font color="blue"> Autoglym Super Resin Polish </font>

    <font color="black">5) do you use a certain product because of price? quality? brand?

    <font color="blue"> It used to make my tornado red golf look red the longest, so stuck with it ever since </font>

    Good luck with the business /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    1) Twice a week in Summer, once a week in winter

    2) Hand wash

    3) Polish once every 3 months, Wax once a month in summer with carnauba... wax twice over winter months with synthetic.

    4) Klasse AIO, NXT Wax, P21S Wax

    5) Quality
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