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Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by RyRy, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. RyRy

    RyRy Active Member

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    1999 Silverado LT 44,033 miles.... never had any waxing or polishing done before. :eek3: Pics when I'm finished but I'm laying down a quick coat of Meguiars cleaner wax and it's looking like whoa! :bowdown:
     
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    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    I have a small bottle of the Megs Cleaner Wax. Is this just a polish with some wax in it? I imagine it is a one step process and you wouldnt be able to top with a selant.


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    Blah! Pictures from the BlackBerry do not do this Silvy justice! When I first got it it looked clean from 10ft away but when you got closer there was this nasty film. Now it's a metallic burgundy almost mirror! I also tried the Stoner tire gloss out with this detail, easy to use however it seemed like I had to re-go over a couple of spots.
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Meguiars cleaner wax has a chemical paint cleaner and wax in it. You can top it with another wax or a sealant if you wish.
     
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    For as cheap as I'm doing details, unless someone pays extra for a multi-step, they are just getting Meg Cleaner Wax or NXT (whichever I happen to have a bottle of at the time). I did: wash, clay, wax, interior wipe down, cleaned the leather seats with leather cleaner, vacuumed and scrubbed what carpets still didn't have the plastic on them, and cleaned the windows for $40.00. Normally for this price I would not have clayed or cleaned the carpets but the guy is a friend of my Aunt and I'm trying to steal business away from the other "detailers" around here who charge 65 per car.
     
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    I wouldn't necessarily try to low ball other detailers. Let you work speak for itself and you'll have customers coming in.
     
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    I live in BFE Mo nobody and I mean nobody is going to pay me the $100+ used to get when I was in the KC Metro for college. Around here most vehicles are lucky if they get ran through a car wash once every month or two. . . So trying to tell people I'll "clean" their cars as they call it for $100 is like trying to sell them all a 2008 Escalade EXT for full MSRP. . . They just don't have the money. Shit people around here get fully excited over making $8.00 per hour. Then again that's why nobody sticks around here when you're young. However you can live hear cheap which is why I am here (well plus family).
     
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    hmm. i'd drop the clay step. and go to just a carpet mat shampoo.



    or i'd just read your post and see what you're doing.
     
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    Well I only do the clay step if it needs it or if I'm doing the show car glaze and yellow tech wax. I don't use an actual carpet cleaner, I make a mixture up using detergent and water in a spray bottle, vacuum it first then scrub and re-vacuum. It seems to work better and is easier to get everywhere :dunno:
     

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