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  • I am a full-time detailer/own a detailing business - Its my job/life!

    67 8.96%
  • I detail for some side cash on the weekends.

    226 30.21%
  • I just detail my vehicles.

    386 51.60%
  • I never have detailed a vehicle, I am learning how to/just starting.

    56 7.49%
  • Other

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    Registered Member bernard78's Avatar
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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    I just detail my own car and sometimes my sis and my dad's car. Maybe once or twice a year I detail my uncle and his wife'w car. And maybe my very close friend's car. That's all.

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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    I enjoy keeping our 3 vehicles detailed. I also do a fair number of side jobs, but as many of you know by all the questions I've asked lately, I'm looking to go to the next level in detailing.

    JRau in central Iowa
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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    puts food on the table roof over my head all that.
    put one daughter through college, have another one at UCLA plan on retiring after she gets out......................................WELL MAYBE NOT( NO REALLY I LOVE MY JOB)
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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    Wash and detail the family cars regulary...when ever relatives come over they get the full treatment so I dont have a dirty car sitting in my driveway LOL. Every once in a while a nieghbor will ask for a wash and wax (not full detail)
    Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.

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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    Up until a month ago, I was doing "driveway detailing" for references from car clubs and a few neighbors.

    Then, I met a BMW reseller (he buys late model Bimmers from their leasing side). The volume is low (1-2 cars per week), the shop is a joy to work in on weekends and weeknights when I'm not traveling with my other job. The owner showed me techniques I never tried before (he's been a BMW dealer and reseller for over 30 years) like sanding with 2000 and 3000 grit, compounding and use of a rotary, etc.

    And, he's more particular about how the cars turn out than I am.

    Here's a pic of the shop


    The biggest advantage is I'm in a constant environment and don't have to watch the Weather Channel for every job LOL

    Totoland Mach
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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    That looks like a nice shop. Wish I had something to work out of like that.
    For now I am doing weekend jobs. Hope to one day do it full time. Just got my website running so hopefully that helps me land more jobs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Totoland Mach View Post
    Up until a month ago, I was doing "driveway detailing" for references from car clubs and a few neighbors.

    Then, I met a BMW reseller (he buys late model Bimmers from their leasing side). The volume is low (1-2 cars per week), the shop is a joy to work in on weekends and weeknights when I'm not traveling with my other job. The owner showed me techniques I never tried before (he's been a BMW dealer and reseller for over 30 years) like sanding with 2000 and 3000 grit, compounding and use of a rotary, etc.

    And, he's more particular about how the cars turn out than I am.

    Here's a pic of the shop


    The biggest advantage is I'm in a constant environment and don't have to watch the Weather Channel for every job LOL

    Totoland Mach

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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    full time pays for the love of my life,bmw m3!
    had the pleasure of hosting mike this summer at our shop and deal regularly with rod kraft.
    i have never met to nicer people!
    also i think it is amazing that i get to drive cars that some people have only seen in print!

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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    i've just done mine and friend cars... paid a few times for it. need to get paid some more.

    worked with my friend who owns his own detailing business a few times too

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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    I usually do my own cars. I do requests. It is relaxing for me. I do not want it to become a "job".
    MOL- Welcome to the world of real detailer's


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    Re: So, where do you stand when it comes to detailing?

    I just started when I got my current car, a '98 Malibu used last spring. The paint wasn't in terrible shape, but not great either. The interior was grimy, dirty and icky, but it was obvious if I could get it cleaned up I'd have a decent car.

    I'm still learning, I've got the interior in outstanding shape, and the paint is a lot shinier and smoother, although I still have to get more experience to get the swirls out.

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