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Old 22-10-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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How about a list of polishers/correction businesses?

We have a great section on product and equipment traders, but nothing quite so clear on paint correction / polishing folks here in the UK

Would this be a great section to have by regions, might even drum up some business for them?

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Old 22-10-2017, 12:33 PM   #2
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Shiny,

Excellent - now I feel rather embarrassed for not having seen this !

Looks like we could do with a few more in the NW,

I have to admit to a bit of self interest after the dealer who I just bought my new (to me ) car frpm promised to 'detail as discussed' to correct the swirled paint and has frankly wasted his money and my time. And now the discusses should read 'disgust'!

There are no 'scratches' in the paint just lots of swirls that need polishing out and I unfortunately do not have the time or place to polish this year so I'd like someone who would not charge me an arm or two to give it a proper polish detail. (in the NW!)

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Old 22-10-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Shiny,

Excellent - now I feel rather embarrassed for not having seen this !

Looks like we could do with a few more in the NW,

I have to admit to a bit of self interest after the dealer who I just bought my new (to me ) car frpm promised to 'detail as discussed' to correct the swirled paint and has frankly wasted his money and my time. And now the discusses should read 'disgust'!

There are no 'scratches' in the paint just lots of swirls that need polishing out and I unfortunately do not have the time or place to polish this year so I'd like someone who would not charge me an arm or two to give it a proper polish detail. (in the NW!)

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The problem is that if you want it detailed by a pro Detailer then you will be given a price that some may think that's to much for what he has offered. There is no haggling when it comes to pricing a detail, so best be prepared to be shocked if you think that getting your car professionally Detailed is going to be cheap.
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The problem is that if you want it detailed by a pro Detailer then you will be given a price that some may think that's to much for what he has offered. There is no haggling when it comes to pricing a detail, so best be prepared to be shocked if you think that getting your car professionally Detailed is going to be cheap.
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Hmm, OK folks let me reconsider the question / 'ask' to be constrained to a pro polish with out all the addons e.g. wheels, dressing etc?
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The problem is that if you want it detailed by a pro Detailer then you will be given a price that some may think that's to much for what he has offered. There is no haggling when it comes to pricing a detail, so best be prepared to be shocked if you think that getting your car professionally Detailed is going to be cheap.
If you shop on price alone then you could end up disappointed with the result.

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Hmm, OK folks let me reconsider the question / 'ask' to be constrained to a pro polish with out all the addons e.g. wheels, dressing etc?
Any detailer you speak to should be able to accommodate nearly any request you have. Even if they have packages listed they will also be bespoke of you want to adjust them slightly.
A simple machine polish to remove swirls without removing wheels etc is very very common
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We have a great section on product and equipment traders, but nothing quite so clear on paint correction / polishing folks here in the UK

Would this be a great section to have by regions, might even drum up some business for them?

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I feel your pain, but it’s a very difficult subject.
I too don't have an idea what a decent detail would cost, and would it be worth it.
Some of the stuff here posted by the professionals, is absolute amazing and more an artform than a job.
Would it cost £ 250, £ 150, or maybe £ 500 a day, I don't know, would be nice to have an inclination, but how are you going to compare?
The boy around the corner probably buffs your car and wax it for £100 in 4-5 hours, if you happy with it, then everybody happy.
If you have a look at many the cars straight from the dealer, then I would not even willing to pay £25 for the job, but I can assume that 90% of the British car buyers are totally happy with that.
It’s a bit like engineering, we can give you an estimate, but we won’t quote on new developments, as you come always across something that request a little bit more time to make it perfect.
A lot of detailers can do a good job, some a very good job, and very few a perfect job (inside the constraints of the base where they work from, e.g. thin paint, deep scratches etc.)
I guess the pricing follows the same constrains.
And again, what are you aiming for? Absolute perfection, or a good result?
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The North, LA12, seems to be a bit of a detailer dessert, nearest folks from the sponsors list Deadeye , 65 miles and Obsidian100 miles away :-(

So I'm left wondering what a good polishing (swirl removal) runs to £££ wise for a very clean Carbon Black metallic BMW 5 series, it's not a show car its a bit of a daily/weekly driver, but will be kept very clean. Just trying to ball park it, appreciating it'll be a guestimate unseen
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