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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    Quote Originally Posted by DaC View Post
    I'm having a hard time learning this lesson, anyway... already got some D151 here with me, and now I guess it's just meet my work to my client....
    I can say some people won't consider giving their cars to me because they think I'm trying to sell the same job the guy on the corner does for 1/4 of the price.
    To prove this to myself, here's what I did. I did one car with AIO approach and topped with CG Butter Wax as agreed by customer. Customer picked it up and said "Looks great! Thanks a million!" Did another car with same agreement with another customer. This time I secretly went all out with multi-stage polish and topped it with CG Black Light and Supernatural. The car was almost flawless. Customer picked it up and said "Gee that looks nice! Thanks!" Neither customer looked closely at the finishes.

    Let those who have ears hear me:

    99.5% of people cannot see the difference so they will not pay for the difference!
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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    I have had that happen.
    I have done a couple recently...for women....and they were more interested in having a clean inside...so I spent most of my time on the interior. They were thrilled.

    Its a hard lesson to learn....but working on it.

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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Burke View Post
    I have had that happen.
    I have done a couple recently...for women....and they were more interested in having a clean inside...so I spent most of my time on the interior. They were thrilled.

    Its a hard lesson to learn....but working on it.
    OMG! Women will pick apart an interior detail like a PBMA judge. The lug nuts might be loose, but by God you could do a kidney transplant inside it. My wife uses Supernatural on the wood trim in her Lexus. I lost a finger about a month ago for getting a fingerprint on the steering wheel. Noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TundraPower View Post
    OMG! Women will pick apart an interior detail like a PBMA judge. The lug nuts might be loose, but by God you could do a kidney transplant inside it. My wife uses Supernatural on the wood trim in her Lexus. I lost a finger about a month ago for getting a fingerprint on the steering wheel. Noted.
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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    since when was the interior NOT part of detailing a car!?!

    Understand that the main point of AGO is waxes, sealants, cleaners, and buffers/polishers for exterior paint but that doesn't mean that's the end of detailing!

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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    I can't imagine the wax of this actually lasting very long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2012 View Post
    I can't imagine the wax of this actually lasting very long?
    AIO products are not designed to "last". Their designed to quickly polish & protect in 1 step. Hence their nature "All In One". Clean the paint, polish & protect it.

    Great article, will def add to my favorites list

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    Quote Originally Posted by CM8 6MT View Post
    AIO products are not designed to "last". Their designed to quickly polish & protect in 1 step. Hence their nature "All In One". Clean the paint, polish & protect it.

    Great article, will def add to my favorites list
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    You can always add a wax or sealant for added protection.
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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    Quote Originally Posted by RLucky82 View Post

    since when was the interior NOT part of detailing a car!?!

    When the customer doesn't want it nor wants to pay for it or the car doesn't really need it.

    A lot of SIV's I've worked on in my life have clean interiors, it's the paint that gets wiped out.

    Like this hotrod we worked on recently...


    1936 Ford Roadster - Show Car Makeover


    We did machine wax the painted dash however...



    Tim polished the paint on the dash so I machine waxed it...








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    Re: How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits

    Mike, what type of correction did you see with one stepping on this job? I always have a problem when doing details with giving too much correction or not enough. I'm sure I could get by with using Meguiar's Cleaner Wax in the maroon bottle with a LCC Tangerine pad and none of the clients would notice the difference. But I always think there will be that one client who does, and make me wish I did a little bit more. What would be a safe % of correction for clients on one steps, do you think?
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    Anyways, a customer with a hummer asked me if there was a surcharge for his hummer. I said yes, it's an SUV. He said quote "well it's an H3, so it's not really an suv".......

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