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Old 13-08-2018, 12:36 AM   #1
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Detailing virgin help please

Hi all I will keep and short and simplefor you all. I have my first paying detailing job next week (once I give a price to him tomorrow) and need a bit of help.

Minimal chemicals and order help.

I have-
Jet wash and own hose
Snow foam
Shampoo
Iron fallout remover
Polish/mixed with carnauba wax (auto finesse) by hand
Quick detailer
Tyre dressing
Interior cleaner
No proper glass cleaner other than Househould glass cleaner which I donít think I should be using?
Multiple micro fibre cloths and towels and 2applicator pads


Is this order ok or can you reorder for me please

Clean wheels, rinse
Snow foam whole car, wait then rinse
2 bucket wash, rinse
Dry
Iron fallout bug remover
Rinse
Clean door jams etc
Dry whole car
Polish mixed with wax
Quick detailer
Tyre shine

Interior-
Hoover whole car
Clean doors and dash and any plastic
Clean glass

I know there must be some errors their so any help would be great
I have watched a million videos and read articles over the last month but still donít know the best stages for the minimal products I have.

If itís any help in 4 weeks time I will spending 180 pound on more items.
Itís my first job so I didnít want to price to high. I was thinking around 45-55 pound?

Thanks for reading guys, Marcus
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Old 13-08-2018, 06:02 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but your price seems cheap.
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Old 13-08-2018, 06:09 AM   #3
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I'm no expert but your price seems cheap.
Yeh i did think that but I donít want to charge high prices if Iím that inexperienced compared to someone who can come along and detail their car whoís been in the game for 10+years.
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Old 13-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #4
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Household glass cleaner will probably not shift the gunge on the windscreen. Something like Windowlene will do a better job or Gtechniq G4 (https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/gtechni...ss-nano-polish) is even better.

You can make a pretty effective glass cleaner with Barkeepers Friend - the powder one - (https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/295789670) mixed into a paste with white/distilled vinegar (https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/261781314). Apply with a small cloth or piece of sponge. If you can leave it for a few minutes it's even more effective as the combination of Oxalyic acid and Acetic acid gets time to work on the muck.

Keep the paste away from paintwork and rinse off thoroughly.

Good luck with your first job.

Andy

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Old 13-08-2018, 07:35 AM   #5
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Are you mobile or is the customer bringing the car to you?
Price seems fair for a mobile valet.
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Old 13-08-2018, 08:14 AM   #6
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You should be OK with household window cleaner - I'm pretty sure it's actually stronger than dedicated automotive stuff as the latter has to be safe for use on tint film. If the car doesn't have tinted windows, no problem. For the inside, I always give the glass a good clean with APC first as it cleans off the plastic residue from the dash. As said before, barkeepers friend is very good also. Use a dilute APC mix to clean the interior plastics too - it's surprising how much muck gets on these and it always makes them look better. Just pay attention to the little nooks and crannies and make sure there's no polish residue. Also scrub the tyres well before applying the dressing. If you have a clay bar, that will make a huge difference - you can use a dilute quick detailer mix as lube.
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Wow what a decent bunch of comments to wake up to! That clears up my glass cleaning problem then.. thanks a lot guys, for the record The man lives 1.7miles from my house and he’s a 68 year old man in a 2017 metallic blue Skoda Octavia. 50 pound seem fair, I can guarantee I will be working on it for about 4 hours as I have not got much experience behind me
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Why do you need Quick detailer if you're using 'Polish mixed with wax'?
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Why do you need Quick detailer if you're using 'Polish mixed with wax'?
I donít know if would add that little bit extra after the mixed polish
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