Some of what I've been up to.........

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Here are a few of the 100+ vehicles I've done over the last 6 months.
    All were compounded with 105 and polished out with Meg's D-151 and then topped with Meg's Ultimate Quick Wax.





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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nice work, love the Bentley. :)
     
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    Justin- do you lease a bay from that shop or do you kick up a percentage of your sales?
     
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    Was leasing. The shops pressure washer that was included with the rent broke and the owner did not want to fix it. Then she wanted to go up on rent. Oh well. Went straight back to my truck and didn't miss a beat. Now she's out of 600 per month over a 125.00 part. People with money are simply strange sometimes.
     
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    That's just dumb on her part. I guess you can file that under the "more money than brains" category
     
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    Very great work - that kind of work is a lost art
     
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    Lookin' good there, Justin. :cool:

    I had been wondering if you were working or having another bout with your health. Always glad to see your work! :bigthumb:
     
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    It can be rough when plans change so suddenly like that, and as much freedom as being mobile gives you I know the winters can be rough. Good luck this season, I know I'll need it. :x:
     
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    My wife actually said......
    "What happens when it snows for 4 days straight, you haven't worked, and she still wants her rent?"

    She had one damn fine point.
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    It snows in GA??? :eek4: Lies.
     
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    :werd: Wifey had a great point. :bigthumb:
     
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    Very north GA. We get 3-4, 4 inch snows per year and ice. Most of our roads are gravel and turn into a muddy sludge. Shuts me down till it dries out.

    My health is a lot better. Thanks for remembering me Run!
     
  13. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Lost art? Huh? :dunno:

    Though I'll agree, it's great work as usual from Justin.
     
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    Yeah. That was a little dramatic to me as well!
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I think he means most detailers are hacks. :dunno:
     
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    The thing is she tried. She put a guy in there making 8 per hour plus bonuses. Was about 10 per hour then. It took him 10 hours to do a 100.00 detail. She just went in the hole. Plus she had to worry about complaints with the work he did.

    With me she got the 500.00 and no worries. I was there six months. You think out of the 3000.00 she could spend 125.00 to fix a damn pressure washer that was hers to begin with.
     
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    Thing is, all you did was prove that there ARE actually good detailers out there who can do a $100 job in a reasonable amount of time, thus making more profit.

    I'm willing to bet you'll see someone else in there very soon, working for her doing details (with her fixed pressure washer). She'll just go out and look for someone who isn't a hack and will make her big bucks. Someone who doesn't have the good sense to go into business for themselves like you have.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    That's good for us. I actually had a customer refuse the dealership offer of a free detail because he told them he'd rather pay me to have it done right. :)
     
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    And perhaps more importantly, he'd rather pay you less the first time around than pay you more when it would take more work to correct their fuck-up. :bigthumb:
     
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    I talked with several of my clients that I have not spoken with over the last few months.

    Main reason they haven't called me......I was not mobile anymore!

    Who knew it was the important....
     
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    QFT. $250 to fix it now, $400 after someone else fixes it :rofl:

    Convenience is the key and 90% of the time it's a huge selling point. I think I've encountered just a handful of people who didn't grasp the concept of me coming to them, or insisted on bringing their car to me. In my area this mobile service is still just catching on, and in this short time I don't see some of my key clients going back to the traditional method even if it were me running the shop. I can't distinguish if that would be attributed to loyalty or that they've been spoiled by not having to drive anywhere.
     
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    No surprise here. Dropping off a car and picking it up is a pain in the ass for a lot of people.
     
  23. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Very true. That's why I offer a pick-up/drop-off service (I pick the car up, take it to my shop and detail it, then drop it back off). Most people are usually fine with it, I find.
     
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    Being mobile does bring a lot of business but having to take all the equipment for some reason is a pain in the ass. Everything fits in the back of my Element but damn. I wish I had a trailer but I don't want to haul that thing everywhere or get stolen out of my driveway. lulz.
     
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    Neil! What you been up to?
     

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