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Old 19-09-2010, 03:28 PM   #11
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thanks for the comments

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Old 19-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #12
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No its not, its a way of stating your doing a proper in depth wash, rather than a splash n dash, but with out boring people (or taking up loads of room on your web site) stating all the bits and bobs, the basics are jet wash, pre treat lowers, rinse, snow foam, rinse, re foam, brush all panel gaps and cervices, wash TBM, (this incs a splitting side panels in to upper and lower parts) re rinse, dry, blow dry gaps, dry rims etc etc etc, i can go on forever, its not hype or bullsh!t, its a way of stating your going to do a full on detailed deep wash, rather than a sort of "maintenance wash".

I do love how people pic holes in stuff on here.
to be fair thou james, if I looked on your website then I would take for granted you would do a fantastic job and wouldnt need to read a 28 point (or whatever it is) to know that you do it

I dont think it is bs, its a marketing tool that is used by some(many).
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:35 PM   #13
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If no written context was given on a website what would you be looking at?

Pictures to put it simply.
Ohh!, wonder what they are selling or what do they do?
Would it sell, would the client feel like they are getting a good deal?

True some is clever marketing but the truth is for me personally as for many that advertise this such thing thats how many points I counted, there may actuall be more or less but the whole point is its particluar, metticulous and done correctly not written like car is washed, dryed, waxed JD £200.........

I wouldnt buy it, would you?
And no sarcastic comments about "what, no clay?" or "£200 for a wash and wax!"
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #14
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It is a good marketing tool, if done correctly, but if you put up a 57 wash procedure then I get bored at number 20.

So that for me is when its gone wrong.

I am sure their is a "perfect" number but what that is (as in one big enough to show your doing a decent job, but not to big to bore people) I dont know.
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #15
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Think the whole point is when someone like myself has 18 point wash routine advertised, it says 18 point wash system with various mitts 2 buckets etc.
It doesnt break every point down otherwise your clogging up the website descriptive with unneccesary bumph that will bore the potential client.
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #16
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Just looked at your website and yeah its better than the one that listed everyone of its 57 wash step
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:55 PM   #17
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No its not, its a way of stating your doing a proper in depth wash, rather than a splash n dash, but with out boring people (or taking up loads of room on your web site) stating all the bits and bobs, the basics are jet wash, pre treat lowers, rinse, snow foam, rinse, re foam, brush all panel gaps and cervices, wash TBM, (this incs a splitting side panels in to upper and lower parts) re rinse, dry, blow dry gaps, dry rims etc etc etc, i can go on forever, its not hype or bullsh!t, its a way of stating your going to do a full on detailed deep wash, rather than a sort of "maintenance wash".

I do love how people pic holes in stuff on here.
I have no doubt you and others do a full and in depth wash as opposed to a splash n dash,
what I mean in easier terms is that if your outfit does an 18 stage wash and another does a 20 stage wash, does that mean they are doing more than you or you less than them?
I suppose the market gets excited over size and numbers.
I suppose it is what one is counting as a relevant stage
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Old 19-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #18
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Yer i see what your saying and i guess in that case it all means the same,
it all depends what you count as a stage, and what number you might want on your web site lol.
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Old 19-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #19
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Yer i see what your saying and i guess in that case it all means the same,
it all depends what you count as a stage, and what number you might want on your web site lol.
Yes, I know you and some others do a grand job
I'm not reflective of every customer type and the market is certainley difficult in the Midlands, even the splash n dash around here are reducing their prices (the ones that manage to stay in business)
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If you are paying for a detail a list of what is been done for your money is important infact after its been done and you find a listed step has not been done you have a recourse to take it up with them.
But for most of us its just a few stages when your doing yours or a family members motor.
You wash it this could be broken down to multi stages but you do wash it.
You Clay it.
You Polish it...
Simples dont get hung up on stages unless your paying for the service..
We all know there are lots of stages to a wash... shut lines.. wheels... trims...yadda yadda... but when all said and done we are washing it... and we are realy washing it not simply chucking a bucket of water over it.
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