Cold state niggas v. what are you using this year?

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  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Im just about out of my loved Zaino. For me thus far its been the best in MN winters. I have tried most everything minus the Opti Coat Scott wont get me a sample of. What are you all planing on using this year?
     
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    Same I use every year here in MI.... Meg's #20 topped with #16 paste (I ONLY use my #16 for winter purposes as my supply is limited).
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd look into Werkstat. Amazing stuff.
     
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    I use Meguiars medium swirl remover/paint cleaner, 2-3 coats of car show glaze and 2-3 coats of yellow tech wax with the extra layer on the side/bottom panels of the vehicle.
     
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    Collinite 845 over NXT Paste


    Edit - Just went with straight 845. Will toss another coat on after my next wash.
     
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    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Optimum Opti Coat and Opti Seal on my personal vehicles!
     
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    Collinite 476 topped with 845.
     
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    Frosting already in the early AM, got a 335xi and Passat I had to push back an hour on the start time today. :mad:

    Business will get slow for me very soon. :wtc:
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Having a heated shop FTW.... I feel sorry for you guys that do mobile work. My business gets slower, but it's not too bad.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Blows goats even down here in the winter. Sucks being out at 9 AM in 35 degree weather with a 20-30 mph north wind blowing. Just another reason to despise winter.
     
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    The winters out here are the only thing making me hesitant about opening a fixed location. I've been around this market and industry long enough to know that sales and service are cut in at least half from Nov-Feb; even with five digit advertising budgets and exposure of franchised locations. I'm most afraid that the little profit I do make during our slow season would be a wash due to increased overhead; and I'd be out doing mobile work so often during the rest of the year that the lease would be a waste.

    A building is still on the back burner, I tried it once before as a dealer, and that's still a goal but I'd need to find the right centralized location with a good price and the market would have to turn around. Big enough for a 40' RV, zoned for dealer license, equipped with a water-oil separator, and permitted to do minor paint repairs for less than $2K NNN. It's either that or increase my mobile business and expand my fleet of vans. We'll see how 2010 goes. :dunno:
     
  12. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    OCW or Aquawax after every ONR wash. With Opti -Seal every few weeks.

    SALT= BAD
     
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    Used NXT Liquid last year on my car and it held up all winter long and all the next summer here in Utah. Will use again this winter
     
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    Define "held up" -- there's hardly a chance NXT liquid can hold up to 8 months of wear unless it's on a garage queen that only gets driven to church on Sunday....
     
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    I'm with BBG on this. Sorry, but NXT is not that durable.
     
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    I just might. If we have a bad El Nino year, I'm going on the road to make money myself.
     
  18. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    With your reputation in the detailing/online car community I guarantee you won't be hard up for work. Just get a few groups together that have multiple people in one location and go for like a week.

    Detail for them, maybe even do a class or two Mike Phillips style, and head for home. Profit! :bigthumb:
     
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    TriShield's been bugging the hell out of me to come out to Phoenix and do details. Problem is, the 5-6 cars he was able to line up wasn't enough for me to afford to go out last year. 1000 miles each way, plus either a place to stay or a hotel, need at least 7-10 days of work to make it profitable.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Just FYI, Arizona has a state income tax and speed cameras, including mobile speed cameras in vans.

    I grew up in Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe and while I miss the weather and the Mexican food (don't get me started on the blandness of Tex-Mex), too many yankees have moved there and brought their stupidity with them-like lawns in the desert and complaining the Mexican food is too hot.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :rofl: Astro Turf FTMFW! :mamoru:

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