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Old 13-10-2016, 01:32 PM   #21
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Nice car...
Detailer looks like another one of the "experts" that know how to charge more than anything else...
No doubt they would argue about what you asked for,and what they did but looking at the website...you would imagine a better job considering...

"Andy Allgood Director of the World of Detailing Ltd is a highly talented and experienced professional"
" Andy is a perfectionist"
"We then complete the exterior detail by sealing the wheels and glass, dressing the tyres, trims and engine bay as well as polishing the exhaust tips."
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Old 13-10-2016, 06:06 PM   #22
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Crikey, your post made me curious to look at the website again and I saw this:

http://www.worldofdetailing.co.uk/ultimate-detail

I never realised the details actually start at £385.00 on his website and include much more than he did for me. How the hell he thought over £1,000 was fair I'll never know... Still all in the past now, I'll probably stick to doing it myself now, but if there is a next time I'll choose my detailer more carefully!
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Old 13-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #23
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Ive learnt alot from this site...its excellent.But...I rarely look at the "Studio" section anymore.
There was a detailer who put how much he,d charged in the title...almost as if he was bragging what he could charge
The detailer who maps the car with a paint thickness gauge,used without the coupling gel...when the only layer that matters is the clearcoat...looks good and he can charge for it.
Ive only ever seen one detailer demonstrate how changing the angle of the light can make the swirls magically disappear on photos
It makes perfect sense to spend £5k on a detail if it adds £10k to the selling price.
No doubt there are enough people who dont mind spending £1000,s on a car wash.
Charging what you can get away with isnt a crime
I prefer the threads where the bloke has done it himself...no bullsh*t.
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Old 24-10-2016, 01:23 PM   #24
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Well although I have my touchscreen upgrade project bubbling along; there has not been much progress lately as I need to take the car dash apart and am never really in the mood for such a lot of work on my daily driver.

So because there has been no 'hard graft' cleaning in this thread yet (owing to how busy we've been of late, what with my rendering and crazy paving patio laying) and because my old Jag had not been cleaned for around 4 weeks, I decided to give the car a thorough seeing to!!!

With my 160 mile a day commute along tractor infested roads it was looking very sorry for itself. Sunday was a nice day, so I decided to avoid any work on the house and instead enjoy a Jag cleaning day. Even did Lindsey's car too!

Here are some scary before shots:





















So then wash process. I always rinse my cars with open hose, then Jet them, then snow foam them, then jet them again... then the wash process starts with 2 bucket method. I then rinse with use an open hose.



The sun was setting so I only just got these... but then after a few hours drying with microfibre, wiping with Nano solution, thoroughly cleaning the interior and dressing tyres:



















Some of the interior:

























I was really pleased... this is what I was expecting when it came back from the detailer!!!

That's it for now.. should keep her tidy for a little while. I really enjoyed the day I wish I had the time to do this every week like I used to. Thanks for reading!
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Old 24-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #25
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That looks beautiful

Is there anyway of 'tightening-up' that perforated leather drivers seat without major re-upholstery?

It always annoys me (and I'm sure it does you too) how perforated leather does that....it makes any car look like it's done ALOT of miles.
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That looks beautiful

Is there anyway of 'tightening-up' that perforated leather drivers seat without major re-upholstery?

It always annoys me (and I'm sure it does you too) how perforated leather does that....it makes any car look like it's done ALOT of miles.
Thanks - yes perforated leather always does it, if it's not ripping down the holes like it did on my old Merc.

There's no fix that I am aware of, although I have found this stuff helps a little:

http://www.swissvax.co.uk/merchant.m...Code=SE1042592



At least it got rid of the indentations I had on my back seat, which looked to be from a child seat of all things. They are completely gone now.
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Sorry to hear of your detailing experience. That's a joke. But a cracking car.
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Old 24-10-2016, 08:46 PM   #28
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It is possible to tighten up the leather on the seats,including perforated...whether its worth the cost and hassle is another matter.Also if there is anyone local to you...
Theory is the leather in your car should not stretch anymore...should be a viable repair.
This chap was not happy when the leather stretched from day one in a brand new car
Some folk reckon the quality of the leather upholstery on newer BMW,s is poor...this chap had the work carried out by a firm in London,after BMW basically did not want to know.
Bottom of the page for before/after...
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...=784559&page=7
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That was an interesting post Aka.eric. The video in that thread where they restore 2 seats is incredible. Not sure I'd dare take a hair drier to my seats mind.... I would also wonder what the effect might be on Perforated leather like mine.
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Great work on the Jags c16rkc what are the pro's and cons compared to the Mercs you had?

Keep up the good work
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