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Old 06-01-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Please help me, im confused as hell

Im trying to buy all the right products to detail my car, from a jet washer to mitts, to waxes, to towels, to polishes, to brushes.

I believe i will need a series 6 or 7 karcher as a jet washer but thats were it stops.

I want to do a full detail on my car so would like to know, what to buy from beginning to end, and what products.

Cheers guys im confused.com
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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what sort of budget have you got
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #3
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May be cheaper to get someone else to do it...or is this the start of a long term hobby or business ?
What are you trying to achive on what kind/value/condition of car ?
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:41 PM   #5
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Silva1 thanks for your input, people like you need not reply. OK!

I haven't really thought about my budget but I'm willing on spending abit to achive the result I need. This will be the start of a business.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:43 AM   #6
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Not wanting to sound negative but if it is for a business I suggest you take the time to trawl through these forums for your answers. I feel it is very important that you do the necessary research and make your own educated decisions based upon the information available rather than rely on people giving you a complete tick list. I understand your reason for wanting reassurance on an expensive item like the pressure washer but with regards the rest of the items you should try and gain experience through use. Read up and take a chance.

I would recommend that you have the necessary insurance when you start off any business and www.businesslink.gov.uk will also provide an excellent resource before you start.

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Old 07-01-2008, 08:21 AM   #7
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^^ Ditto Deano
I was about to start listing some products for you, however, it is all about personal preference, budget and availability. In the detailing guide section of the forum is some informative and comprehensive guides on how to detail and I suggest you have a go at following some of those guides to gain some experience.
Gain some skill and select your products based on how you find using them. I could suggest using a product like Megs Hot Tyre shine and you may think its not that good and prefer to use Autoglym Tyre Dressing and feel you've wasted your money on the Megs.
Buying your 1st products to getting a business in detailing is a process that can take a very long time and from what I read, the best ones excel on their reputation alone.
Spend a lot of time reading, maybe even check out this site: http://thedetailinghandbook.com/default.aspx which I found helpful too
Good Luck
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:57 AM   #8
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I believe the above posts have been quite kind to you. Seriously, you are going to start a business detailing but you don't know what products to use or buy?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:11 AM   #9
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As a business then I would look more towards the commercial products as these are more cost effective and have some fine waxes as an extra. I would recommend starting part time as You will need to get skilled and quick to make any real money at it If you are not already using machine polishers etc then a business venture is a fair bit away unless u have good insurance..

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Old 07-01-2008, 11:20 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, I hear everything what your saying. I just get confused as fu(k when I start reading 1,000's of threads one person saying one thing, and another person sayong another. I have taken note of all the abov, thanks guy.
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