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Old 20-10-2017, 09:53 PM   #11
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It's a company employing a number of staff not a one man band

Not sure if I'm allowed to mention them on here.
Are they a company on here DW if so then yes I think you can
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Old 20-10-2017, 10:03 PM   #12
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You can always get quotes from other detailer and factor in the cost of travel etc. maybe a group session would suit you better? Remember £600.00 is probably the cost to correct strike through on a panel if you messed up. I would suggest a group session would be a good starter for you
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Old 20-10-2017, 10:25 PM   #13
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Where you based Soapy? Will give us a good guess then bud.

Also hope the AngelWax Polish was a worthwhile adventure.
I'm based in Stirling in Scotland. The company is UltimateShine Autos here in Stirling.

I have a week off work starting next Friday and have a neighbours car to do so will be trying it out on that!

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I'm based in Stirling in Scotland. The company is UltimateShine Autos here in Stirling.

I have a week off work starting next Friday and have a neighbours car to do so will be trying it out on that!

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Most detailers will let you use either your car or for that matter any other to perform the training on. So effectively you are also getting a £££ detail on a car included in the price bud.

Shame you're so far away or you could have got some valuable experience down here!
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Training should really be done on panels or worthless old sheds, unless you are paying one on one on your own car and are happy to suffer the consequences of potential mistakes.

The associated risks of damage are a bit high otherwise.
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Get yourself a decent quality polishing machine , all the pads and polishes you need and save the spare cash you have left, grab yourself a scrap panel and happy days. I went on a polishing course once through this forum and I payed nowhere near the £600, for the life of me I can't remember what I payed but it was much cheaper and it was in a group of around 20 people.


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Old 21-10-2017, 10:52 AM   #17
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Get yourself a decent quality polishing machine , all the pads and polishes you need and save the spare cash you have left, grab yourself a scrap panel and happy days. I went on a polishing course once through this forum and I payed nowhere near the £600, for the life of me I can't remember what I payed but it was much cheaper and it was in a group of around 20 people.


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Clearly it will be much cheaper in a group. Depends if the op wants one on one training
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Old 21-10-2017, 11:30 AM   #18
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A company can charge whatever they want, it has nothing to do with a trainees perceived value and everything to do with their perceived value of taking on the job. If thats what that allocated time would make them elsewhere then why on earth would a company work for less than they are used to, to train someone to be their future competition. Its short sited.

From my perspective, the company in question does amazing work, on amazing cars and have great staff. Thats not a lot of money to pay to spend around successful motivated experienced people in a real world environment passing on knowledge they too have paid and worked for.

IMO training is essential. Panels and you tube are simply not enough if you want to be successful. Anything else is an accident waiting to happen so I commend you for taking it seriously and looking at quality tradesmen
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Is this an average price for training?

I can only compare with the type of prices we pay at work for training ( specialist high voltage engineering) and it seems reasonable. The only way to decrease prices per head is to load up a trainer with more trainees but for something as hands on as this I would think maximum one to one time is essential


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Clearly it will be much cheaper in a group. Depends if the op wants one on one training
You can learn just as well and just as much in a group and you bounce ideas off each other, I certainly enjoyed my training course in a group plus we had a pizza for lunch as well as snacks and coffee's.


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