Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Regional Groups & Meets > England
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
champ222
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 69
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brand new car incoming - recommend a detailer in beds/herts

Hi all

I haven't been here for ages. i used to have a BMW that i loved cleaning, and spent many a weekend polishing etc.

Ive since been driving an Alfa Romeo Mito, and it hasnt been washed in over a year. House purchase and two kids, mean i just dont have the time.

I have ordered a brand new Alfa Giulia Veloce, and it'll be here in March (very excited).

With all the will in the world, i'm never going to have time to keep it clean, let alone polished up.

So i want to find a detailer near me that can give the car its initial treatment (ceramic coating is it?) and to maintain it.

so can anyone recommend someone in my area? what sort of service/products should i be looking at, for the initial treatment?

I'm in Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, right on the A1, and i work fairly local near bedford.

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Thanks

Andy
champ222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
detailR
DW Supporter
 
detailR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Milton Keynes - Buckinghamshire
Posts: 389
Thanks: 742
Thanked 974 Times in 228 Posts
I can help you with a new car detail with Ceramic Pro coatings

I'm over in Milton Keynes. Only around 40 minutes away.
__________________
www.detailR.com
Milton Keynes - Buckinghamshire

Ceramic Pro - Auto Finesse - ODK Wax - PVD Approved SunTek Paint Protection Film
Instagram @detailr Facebook @detailR
detailR is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to detailR For This Useful Post:
Bizcam (06-01-2018), muzzer (04-01-2018), WHIZZER (17-01-2018)
Old 04-01-2018, 10:22 PM   #3
webbmeister
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Www.unique-detail.co.u, located in Dunstable
webbmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to webbmeister For This Useful Post:
unique detail (10-01-2018)
Old 05-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #4
zxrsteve
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 55
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Speak to Andy at Unique Detail. Done a lovely job on my Abarth
zxrsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zxrsteve For This Useful Post:
unique detail (10-01-2018)
Old 06-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
-Kev-
Moderator
 
-Kev-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ashford, kent
Posts: 36,078
Thanks: 13,417
Thanked 8,875 Times in 6,998 Posts
Garage
Without a doubt, i would want the car coated throughout for the best start
-Kev- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #6
Gleammachine
Distinguished Detailer
 
Gleammachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16, Essex & the South East since 2003.
Posts: 8,352
Thanks: 1,248
Thanked 4,134 Times in 1,798 Posts
Andy at Unique Detail would be my recommendation, highly respected and a wealth of experience.
Gleammachine is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gleammachine For This Useful Post:
unique detail (10-01-2018)
Old 10-01-2018, 06:04 PM   #7
unique detail
DW Supporter
 
unique detail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dunstable, Beds
Posts: 523
Thanks: 1,109
Thanked 1,031 Times in 275 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by zxrsteve View Post
Speak to Andy at Unique Detail. Done a lovely job on my Abarth
Thanks Steve
__________________
www.unique-detail.co.uk
Vehicle Appearance Specialists.
Tel: 07836 345854
Car Detailing in Bedfordshire,Buckinghamshire,Milton Keynes,and Beyond.
Fully Insured, with Secure workshop In Dunstable Beds.
unique detail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2018, 02:00 PM   #8
champ222
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 69
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok guys, it seems i set my sights far too high here.

there is no way i can justify spending £375 to clean a brand new car, and then £300+ for a ceramic coating.

I'm not saying it isnt worth it, and that the results wouldnt be amazing, but its not for me.

having thought about it for a few days, i'm looking for a mobile valet service that will come to my home/work that knows what they are doing, and has a good reputation. Can anyone recommend someone?

thanks guys, apologies for the confusion and time wasted.
champ222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2018, 02:53 PM   #9
Derekh929
Distinguished Detailer
 
Derekh929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 14,456
Thanks: 8,911
Thanked 5,896 Times in 4,791 Posts
Thing is 90% of the finish will come from the prep ie full decon and 1 stage machine polish, and just watch you don't pay someone to ceramic coat without the prep as that for me would be a waste of money

Last edited by Derekh929; 17-01-2018 at 03:00 PM.
Derekh929 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Derekh929 For This Useful Post:
DimitriUK (17-01-2018), unique detail (23-01-2018)
Old 17-01-2018, 03:55 PM   #10
DimitriUK
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 237
Thanks: 582
Thanked 94 Times in 82 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by champ222 View Post
ok guys, it seems i set my sights far too high here.

there is no way i can justify spending £375 to clean a brand new car, and then £300+ for a ceramic coating.

I'm not saying it isnt worth it, and that the results wouldnt be amazing, but its not for me.

having thought about it for a few days, i'm looking for a mobile valet service that will come to my home/work that knows what they are doing, and has a good reputation. Can anyone recommend someone?

thanks guys, apologies for the confusion and time wasted.
well there are many things that we cannot justify in life but if you think is expensive why you are not doing it yourself?
DimitriUK is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DimitriUK For This Useful Post:
unique detail (23-01-2018)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors