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Silock
05-09-2010, 10:22 PM
I need to get my car professionally detailed before I sell it, but I'm not taking it to an overpriced place.

I suck with the clay bar and really just don't want to deal with the hassle. Any recommendations?

DaneMcCloud
05-09-2010, 10:29 PM
What's a normal price in KC?

In Los Angeles, there are services that come to my house, use their water, wash, vacuum, Armor-All, Windex and leave an air freshener for $20.00. For $50, they do all of the above, plus wash the mats and hand wax.

Just curious.

Silock
05-09-2010, 11:10 PM
I dunno. I think a full clay-bar price is somewhere around $150.

rtmike
05-09-2010, 11:30 PM
I like doing that kind of shit. Too bad you weren't closer.

If you want it done right, up here it's at least $100.

Phobia
05-10-2010, 12:32 AM
Try my friend, Jeff at 816-444-8486

Silock
05-10-2010, 12:39 AM
Does he do it for a living, or is it just some dude?

Bwana
05-10-2010, 06:28 AM
What kind of shape is your car in. If it not to bad, just whip out the shopvac, the wax, a little armor all and do it yourself.

Reerun_KC
05-10-2010, 06:52 AM
What kind of shape is your car in. If it not to bad, just whip out the shopvac, the wax, a little armor all and do it yourself.

He asked about detailing his car, not what you do when your home alone...

ROFL

bevischief
05-10-2010, 06:57 AM
He asked about detailing his car, not what you do when your home alone...

ROFL

ROFL

Bwana
05-10-2010, 07:14 AM
He asked about detailing his car, not what you do when your home alone...

ROFL

LMAO

Ok, I have to admit, that was good. rep

Bwana
05-10-2010, 07:17 AM
On a side note, I have detailed a lot of cars over the years. (When I had an auto brokerage) and I used these pages from time to time to pick up some extra details.

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/detailing/

http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo.net/detailingtips.html

Reerun_KC
05-10-2010, 07:19 AM
LMAO

Ok, I have to admit, that was good.


:D

Buehler445
05-10-2010, 07:20 AM
:D

Someone is feisty this morning. Mrs. Reerun give you some biscuit over the weekend?

Reerun_KC
05-10-2010, 07:27 AM
Someone is feisty this morning. Mrs. Reerun give you some biscuit over the weekend?


:clap: Daddy had a good weekend!

SenselessChiefsFan
05-10-2010, 07:28 AM
I need to get my car professionally detailed before I sell it, but I'm not taking it to an overpriced place.

I suck with the clay bar and really just don't want to deal with the hassle. Any recommendations?


What kind of car are you selling?

wutamess
05-10-2010, 09:00 AM
What kind of car are you selling?

Dude I just got mine done this weekend (My big ass Yukon for $100)... I swear to you I haven't seen my car look like that forever. Even when I bought it. I'll get his # to you and he's mobile and will come to you. That's if that's what you're looking for of course.

Simply Red
05-10-2010, 09:06 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/13zvmu1.gif

KCChiefsMan
05-10-2010, 09:10 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/13zvmu1.gif

yes

Silock
05-10-2010, 10:57 PM
What kind of car are you selling?

'02 RSX-S, 52k miles

Silock
05-10-2010, 10:58 PM
Dude I just got mine done this weekend (My big ass Yukon for $100)... I swear to you I haven't seen my car look like that forever. Even when I bought it. I'll get his # to you and he's mobile and will come to you. That's if that's what you're looking for of course.

Did he do a full wax on it with clay bar, or just a standard wash and wax? Did he Lexol the interior and all that stuff?

Simply Red
05-10-2010, 11:39 PM
why so adamant about the clay-bar? Swirl marks in the paint?

Bacon Cheeseburger
05-10-2010, 11:41 PM
why so adamant about the clay-bar? Swirl marks in the paint?
I had never even heard of a clay bar until this thread, I always just used a buffer and liquid wax. I might have to give it a try though.

Silock
05-11-2010, 12:05 AM
why so adamant about the clay-bar? Swirl marks in the paint?

No, but I have a lot of exhaust build-up on the bumper from running catless for so many years. Regular cleaner wax won't take care of it.

Miles
05-11-2010, 12:13 AM
why so adamant about the clay-bar? Swirl marks in the paint?

It gets rid of surface contaminates which are not removed from a normal wash (tree sap, tar from the roads etc.). After a wash you should ideally be able to run your fingers over the surface of the paint and it be close completely smooth. Basically in short it gets the surface completely clean in order to finish it up with cleaner/polish/protectant which helps keep those contaminants from damaging your paint and produce the deepest shine.

Phobia
05-11-2010, 01:08 AM
Does he do it for a living, or is it just some dude?

Jeff has a detail business.

Simply Red
05-11-2010, 06:31 AM
Back when I had my S-500, it was black. It had some car-wash/buffed swirl marks, it really pissed me off.

Anyhow, The Mother branded clay-bar will get rid of those too, FWIW. :shrug:

Brock
05-11-2010, 08:28 AM
I had never even heard of a clay bar until this thread, I always just used a buffer and liquid wax. I might have to give it a try though.

Do. Just do a little section of your car and run your finger across it, then compare that with the rest of the car. You won't believe the difference.

Miles
05-11-2010, 01:27 PM
Back when I had my S-500, it was black. It had some car-wash/buffed swirl marks, it really pissed me off.

Anyhow, The Mother branded clay-bar will get rid of those too, FWIW. :shrug:

A clay bar will not do anything with swirl marks. Polish is what is needed for those.

wutamess
05-11-2010, 01:30 PM
Did he do a full wax on it with clay bar, or just a standard wash and wax? Did he Lexol the interior and all that stuff?

Dude... You've seen my car. All I know is that it SPARKLED! He had it for about 4 hours and it was freakin spotless inside and out. I wouldn't be so persistent about his abilities if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

He's a professional detailer.

Simply Red
05-11-2010, 01:33 PM
A clay bar will not do anything with swirl marks. Polish is what is needed for those.

where the hell were you when i needed this information, Miles?!

tooge
05-11-2010, 01:36 PM
park outside, its supposed to rain tonight. Thats the only way I wash my truck, and its pretty cheap