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Old 05-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Have you ever detailed a top end car with the best products and then say you detail a Honda civic would you use turtle wax or like a lower end type of product for a lower end car? I just believe that that is a waste of Americana and other premium waxes and other high end products, I would get the Walmart special for the civic depending on the condition, do you feel that using a high end product on a low end car is a waste? I do. I would use turtle wax, instead of Adams like I would on the camaro or something. Do you guys feel the same way? Or is there some type of "detailers code" that I don't know about?
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I think that's flat out wrong. My standards are set. I use the best I can afford and every car will get the same treatment.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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Personally I would use the same products if the price is the same. Rather than the type of car making the difference it depends on what the customer wants/price of the detail. If they want the whole package there is kind of a unspoken code that you treat every car the same regardless if it's a beat up junker or a Ferrari.

Now granted there is always a point where you have to admit it's good enough so you have to gauge each customer's expectations. But I would never want to use a product that would leave a customer unhappy because it'll be that person who tells 10 people, and the happy customer usually won't tell 10 people.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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I think that's flat out wrong. My standards are set. I use the best I can afford and every car will get the same treatment.
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Personally I would use the same products if the price is the same. Rather than the type of car making the difference it depends on what the customer wants/price of the detail. If they want the whole package there is kind of a unspoken code that you treat every car the same regardless if it's a beat up junker or a Ferrari.

Now granted there is always a point where you have to admit it's good enough so you have to gauge each customer's expectations. But I would never want to use a product that would leave a customer unhappy because it'll be that person who tells 10 people, and the happy customer usually won't tell 10 people.


If someone is paying me to detail their car, I'll use the best I have to do the job. No matter what the car is like. I understand this is a Camaro website but our car is just like any other car out there. Just because the other car is a civic, doesn't mean the owner doesn't take care of it. What makes the Camaro better than the Civic?

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:40 AM   #5
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Personally I would use the same products if the price is the same. Rather than the type of car making the difference it depends on what the customer wants/price of the detail. If they want the whole package there is kind of a unspoken code that you treat every car the same regardless if it's a beat up junker or a Ferrari.

Now granted there is always a point where you have to admit it's good enough so you have to gauge each customer's expectations. But I would never want to use a product that would leave a customer unhappy because it'll be that person who tells 10 people, and the happy customer usually won't tell 10 people.
I understand about the standards and everything just wondering about other people's opinions, I have the same feeling about it too depending on the persons expectations... I don't know, I'd stick to standards from Ferrari to junker also!
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If someone is paying me to detail their car, I'll use the best I have to do the job. No matter what the car is like. I understand this is a Camaro website but our car is just like any other car out there. Just because the other car is a civic, doesn't mean the owner doesn't take care of it. What makes the Camaro better than the civic?

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I'm talking about a person who doesn't give a crap about their car, but then again why would they be getting it detailed?
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I'm talking about a person who doesn't give a crap about their car, but then again why would they be getting it detailed?
Exactly, if they're taking their car to you it's because they obviously care about it or are at least wanting to take care of it now
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #8
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I understand about the standards and everything just wondering about other people's opinions, I have the same feeling about it too depending on the persons expectations... I don't know, I'd stick to standards from Ferrari to junker also!
Didn't you post this in your initial thread?

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I just believe that that is a waste of Americana and other premium waxes and other high end products, I would get the Walmart special for the civic depending on the condition, do you feel that using a high end product on a low end car is a waste? I do. I would use turtle wax, instead of Adams like I would on the camaro or something. Do you guys feel the same way? Or is there some type of "detailers code" that I don't know about?
You do know that "high end" is relative to what you're driving. To some a Civic would be considered high end. To the guys driving Ferrari's and other truly high end cars, the Camaro is FAR from high end.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #9
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Didn't you post this in your initial thread?



You do know that "high end" is relative to what you're driving. To some a Civic would be considered high end. To the guys driving Ferrari's and other truly high end cars, the Camaro is FAR from high end.
I changed my mind,and a 150 paint washing shampoo called AMMO is the high end products go,ferrari's. anyways i changed my mind once I posted it.
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I changed my mind,and a 150 paint washing shampoo called AMMO is the high end products go,ferrari's. anyways i changed my mind once I posted it.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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honestly, i dont like the idea of giving a nice car the good stuff and the average car the crappy stuff. nothing in my arsenal is dollar store bought so its not something to worry about. HOWEVER, i do offer a better wax in place of another wax. for example, i have package 1 package 2 and package 3. if a honda civic gets option 2 than he gets a coat of from my collection. i offer him/her a choice on if they want to upgrade to an even better wax for a fee. i do the same for the high end car as well
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #13
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I asked a stupid question I'm sorry... Don't kill me!
It wasn't a stupid question man. Actually it's a good one.
Most people that get cars detailed want their pride and joy cleaned properly.
Remember, we offer things and proper care for their cars. unlike that tent in a mall parking lot that charged 5$ to use god knows what material and products.

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Holy Holograms.

So what ultimately is the cause of holograms? I know it's more common with a rotary. But is it dragging a dry pad over the surface that isn't rotating enough?
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YIKES! wow that is very bad lol, i think they just used sandpaper not shampoo, WOW! that is bad!
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Holy Holograms.

So what ultimately is the cause of holograms? I know it's more common with a rotary. But is it dragging a dry pad over the surface that isn't rotating enough?
Many factors can cause it. Too much heat (speed), dry buffing, tilting the pad, too much pressure..

Rotaries are an art. Luckily for us, they're not really needed as much anymore since DAs have come so far.

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Many factors can cause it. Too much heat (speed), dry buffing, tilting the pad, too much pressure..

Rotaries are an art. Luckily for us, they're not really needed as much anymore since DAs have come so far.

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Have you seen some of the before and after details of some of the cars that cost more than ours.Some of these more expensive cars have been neglected to the int degree.Now these are people that can afford a high end car but could give a crap less how filthy they are in and out.

Now those of us that do care about our cars and take the time to insure that we are vigilant about keeping up with our cars and wanting the best products that we can afford.Deserve and want the best.But that's just my opinion.

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Don't even look up how Ferraris come from the factory unless you're ready to be disgusted. The amount of orange peel found is ridiculous.
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I use the same products on all my cars and the occasional customers. I am by no means a professional, however, I cannot see spending extra cash for products that are only used on a particular vehicle.
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If someone is paying me to detail their car, I'll use the best I have to do the job. No matter what the car is like. I understand this is a Camaro website but our car is just like any other car out there. Just because the other car is a civic, doesn't mean the owner doesn't take care of it. What makes the Camaro better than the Civic?

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