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Old 05-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Washing my neighbors car's tomorrow. Any tips?

Hey guys, just like the title says I am washing my neighbors jeep and his two door truck. I am doing out side only on both vehicles with a wax at the end. I have all of my microfibers raring and ready to go and all of my supplies and everything are ready. Any tips on how to really care for it, this is my first time washing and waxing somebody elses car. I wash and wax my camaro all the time. I am already using the two bucket method. I use brushes on the wheels then I use a cloth to clean the rest of the break dust. off of it, then I proceed to the car to do the rest. I then rinse off, dry, and then proceed to the windows. And by the way the water here seems to dry so fast. i will be doing this rather early tomorrow around dawn so I think the water spots will hopefully be minimal. Any tips? I am also charging him $45 bucks for both of the cars combined.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Way too low a price for a proper wash and wax of two vehicles but have fun with it. Don't do too good of a job or he will want repeat biz at that price, lol!. Also you really need to clay before you wax and that's making your price look even worse, I'm assuming these cars are going to be in relatively bad shape and will need clay badly.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Make sure you tell him in a kind manor that this was a first time intro price lol that is way to cheap for wash and wax. Depending the materials you use if course.
What stuff are you using ?
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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Make sure you tell him in a kind manor that this was a first time intro price lol that is way to cheap for wash and wax. Depending the materials you use if course.
What stuff are you using ?
Meguairs, adams, black ice. And I will up the price a little bit. He is a really nice neighbor and he respects me and I am sure he will be fine with upping the price next time. I am sticking to my price for this wash.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Seriously too cheap. You'll have at least $15 in cleaning products.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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I won't beat a dead horse, but just make sure you spin it well. As in, tell him since he's a good neighbor you gave him bogo or something on it to check your work. Or tell him to tell his friends, if he passes it on and brings in business the more the merrier, if you prefer.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
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Meguairs, adams, black ice. And I will up the price a little bit. He is a really nice neighbor and he respects me and I am sure he will be fine with upping the price next time. I am sticking to my price for this wash.
This time is fine. Just let him know your are slightly raising it for future washes.
Those are pricey products your using.

Do some reviews while our there !
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:30 AM   #8
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Because they are bigger vehicles than the Camaro your going to need to set aside more time than you expect. Also, since you wash your Camaro all the time you can just do that on auto pilot. It's strange to do someone else's vehicle.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:00 AM   #9
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The amount of time and work I put into detailing my Camaro, I wouldn't turn the spicket on for $45~
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Here's some pictures of the jeep got it done early this morning! Took about 4 hours. I need to charge more for this crap...Name:  image.jpg
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Here's some pictures of the jeep got it done early this morning! Took about 4 hours. I need to charge more for this crap...Attachment 515585
Looks great
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #14
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I'm sorry but most people would rather pay 3 bucks for a car wash and wouldn't be able to tell a difference.

I can and you did an amazing job, turned a clunker to a beauty.

THis is the problem with charging too much, I say you keep your prices the same. If you charge too much at some point, its just too expensive for a car wash especially for cars not worth as much money anymore.
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