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    Re: How to approach dealerships & what to offer??

    i recently received a call from a mom&pop dealership b/c their in-house detailer had family emergency. i've done 3 cars and they were impressed and have called me back. i charge $85 for a exterior...
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    Re: what makes you different

    i washed a guys porsche@his tire shop and when he tried to pass me the keys, i told him nah....not only b/c i didnt want to drive it but also b/c i didnt want the hassle of squeezing in. sure i can...
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    Hit the pavement

    some marketing strategies i have used to get clients have been:
    1.creating an advertorial and presenting it to hotel/resorts concierge services
    2.car lots-although some have their own make ready...
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    Re: can i start competitevely detailing...

    get it how u can. market yourself how u see fit until u can go all out.
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    Re: what makes you different

    actually..i would give a bit of a discount on a mini cooper/smart car. it all depends on the vibe i get from the customer. if u come off snobbish b/c you feel your mini cooper, prius, or other save...
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    Re: what makes you different

    I dont charge xtra for suvs. Im 6'8 and washing an suv is actually easier for me.
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    Re: my mobile detailing chariot

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    showroom shine mobile detailing in san antonio, tx has been up and running for about 3 months ago. Some may remember this original posting, but as of last week ive been operating on a...
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    Re: '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

    im in san antonio,tx
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    Re: '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

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    what made this even better was the owner had a covered pad in back to do the work in. it wasnt a hot day, but with a black car, it kept it cool and spot free. i read somewhere...
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    Re: '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

    his ride was in desperate need of a wash. i have more pics, but like they say 1000 words. besides it was just my basic xpress wash package as stated earlier.
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    Re: '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

    no, not by forced...it was merely coincidence that as i pulled into the parking lot, he was getting into the porsche. so i yelled out the window.."hey, need a wash..he looked and knew he did and said...
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    Re: '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

    yes i have put 2gether a business plan and do have a plan. i have been marketing my services hard for the past 4-5 months. it came to a point where i felt i needed to go full time and devote 100%...
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    '08 911 Turbo-SSMD Xpress wash

    I have been scouting this porsche as a potential client for over 2 months. pulled into his tire shop today and caught him just as he was entering his ride. blocked him in and asked if he needed a...
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    Re: stainless steel trailer

    thanx guys. trailer's height led to extended detailing time, but its well worth it, plus client has good sized/consitent inventory to be cleaned.
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    Re: stainless steel trailer

    trailer completed a few hours ago. I used mean green degreaser and aluminum brightener on the posts. chemicals did their job, but it was still a bit of a process.:Picture:
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    Re: stainless steel trailer

    thank you all for the help. this is actually a bank repo @ a trailer resale lot. they are definitely looking for their ROI. today is the day and like you guys suggested, degreasing and scrubbing.
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    Re: stainless steel trailer

    im mistaken..its not stainless. its similar to link fence poles
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    stainless steel trailer

    i've branched out into commercial detailing. a repeat customer has a 40 foot (+/-) grain trailer he needs washed and degreased. it has stainless steel railings, but since i wont be polishing them,...
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    Re: RV pricing?

    $10-15/foot is a bout right. 3 weeks ago i detailed an RV (wash and wax) and it kicked my @$$. i used mequiars marine RV wax. it smelled good and was easy to work with. still unsure if i would do...
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    corvette exhaust

    what are some good products to clean and shine the exhaust tips on the '06 to present ZO6?
  22. Thread: cash is king

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    Re: cash is king

    i think i'll be sticking with cash only. i make it a point to tell clients during appointment setting. i have heard of square, but they still charge a %/transaction.
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    Re: Has anyone tried?

    cobalt...my big lot also had mequiar products. i got a 2 pack plush detailing cloths for 2 bucks and drove around to othr big lots and bought all i could find. also picked up the gold class brushes
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    cash is king

    it sure is...but with everyone using debit and cc, do most of you mobile detailers use the portable or stationary cc processing machines to accept payments?
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    Re: Can someone post a pic of marring?

    so marring is an effect of using a DA or rotary, that has to be cleaned up with another pass using a finer abrasive? much like when working with wood and you work through the heavy grits to the...
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