Originally Posted by statusdetailing
Even a part time business must be ran as a money making business. Don't set yourself up for failure and burn out. You will burn yourself out from complete exhaustion at those prices.
I don't know you personally so I don't know what type of experience you have, but you might want to get a hundred a two hundred cars under your belt with a one step process (cleaner wax) before you start doing paint corrections.
I agree! I don't know your clientele or area, but always learn the expectations of your customers first. Paint correction is big money and typically as a part time detailer your bread and butter will be quick wash and waxes.
A standard clay and good coat of wax or sealant will surpass most of your customers expectations. Or set levels of paint correction with separate prices... like a basic wash and wax, and then add higher levels for the customers that truely want a swirl free finish and will fork out the cash that makes it worth your time!
Also I'd look for a better bang for the $ wax than Ultimate! Its a pretty good wax ... don't get me wrong but you want something you can buy a gallon at a time and still get equal or better results! If your a Meguiars fan I recommend #26 High-Tech Liquid Carnauba! 128 oz. Meguiars Mirror Glaze #26 Hi-Tech Liquid Carnauba Wax
Last I would look for something in gallon size for your quick detailer for a better bang for the $... I'm a fan of Meguiars D155 Last Touch Spray Detailer in the Meguiars Professional Line. Meguiars Last Touch Spray Detailer is the last step to making an excellent first impression! Wipe away dust and fingerprints with Meguiars Last Touch
Part of detailing is finding the chemicals that work for you and get the results you like! However every extra $ spent is money out of your pocket!
Remeber... Keep Calm and Detail On!