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Old 11-18-2011, 08:00 PM #64
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:05 PM #65
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meh. Is it bad that I'm 'excited' about a steam cleaner lol.

Any suggestions on a good extractor?
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:17 PM #66
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Nvm on my last post I got some stuff.
But what would you recommend to use on black rims?
Edit-matte black
What are "rims"?
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:08 PM #67
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Any of you guys do this for a living/side job? If so, have any tips? Looking to make some extra money. i've read pretty much every thread about starting a business on autogeek/autopia, but i figure you can always learn more.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:11 PM #68
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I worked at toyota for two years detaling new cars and show room vehicles. There are so many diffrent chemicles we use. Its a pretty good job from my experience. Espescially as a student, the hours were good.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:25 PM #69
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Any of you guys do this for a living/side job? If so, have any tips? Looking to make some extra money. i've read pretty much every thread about starting a business on autogeek/autopia, but i figure you can always learn more.
be confident and honest in your work.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:49 PM #70
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I work at a ford stealership, and that's where most of my side jobs come from. If you want any kind of success at something like detailing, it's all reputation and word of mouth.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:31 AM #71
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Put some Collinite 845 on my car the other day in preparation for winter. So slick.

Plastidipping my grill surround Friday. Wish me luck.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:18 AM #72
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Any of you guys do this for a living/side job? If so, have any tips? Looking to make some extra money. i've read pretty much every thread about starting a business on autogeek/autopia, but i figure you can always learn more.
I started detailing on the side 5 years ago, and built my business up over the years using nothing more than word of mouth. Now I've got a shop.

Pretty much what was said above me, do honest work, if you make a mistake fix it instead of hiding it. People will pay for good work. Know what you're talking about and be willing to educate the customer. My biggest problem initially was getting all the chemicals and equipment. I'm still buying different detailing tools 5 years later.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:19 AM #73
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atomic have you read any reviews at all? From my experiences Griots garage stuff isn't well made at all. I've had buffers fail in a matter of months with occasional use. The company is superb at backing up their warranty though.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:29 PM #74
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I haven't from a detailing perspective, the Amazon reviews were decent, butrealistically,it wasn't my dime or decision haha
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:30 PM #75
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Did your place get one? If so, lemme know how it works.

And whats budget for an extractor? Mytee makes fantastic machines.I have the Mytee Lite 2, but if I were to buy one again it would be the Mytee HP60
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:31 PM #76
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Our last extractor was ~$2500 (50+ gallon, this thing is ****ing industrial sized) So anything less than that haha?

And the higher ups were talking about ordering one, I'm not sure if they have or not yet.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:09 AM #77
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How would I go about getting extremely clear glass? As hard as I try and as many times as I micro fiber the **** out of my windshield/hatch/windows they always get that film on them, and it's a ***** to see out of at night in the rain with them fogging up.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:10 AM #78
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Isopropyl alcohol should remove any oils and build up that would be allowing a film to form over.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:31 AM #79
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got my car washed at a car dealership, lets just say there products blow any off the shelf product out of the water.
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got my car washed at a car dealership, lets just say there products blow any off the shelf product out of the water.
Off the shelf, maybe... From the good webstores, doubtful. The LSP's the dealer would have likely can't hold a candle to anything offered from the good webstores.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:23 AM #82
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And their wash likely gave your car a nice new swirl effect...
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:40 AM #83
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I specifically ask dealers not to wash my car when it goes in.
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I told my SA not to wash my car one time. Of course, they still did. He could tell I was pissed and apologized. Next time I was in he had a bunch of pre-printed sheets in his desk that said "DO NOT WASH" which he put all over my car.
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