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    Re: What did you do today, in regards to detailing?

    I “detailed” (washed) my dump trailer for the first and probably only time to turn it into a half assed float for my towns 4th of july parade!

    The truck got a little love too!
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    Re: Happy 4th of July!

    For a whole stinking month


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  3. Re: Roadshow Class at Wax Shop in Bloomingdale, Illinois - August 10th

    Thats some serious tool porn there!

    Glad to see you coming back to chicago


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    Looking for partner and advice..

    I understand the issue of finding an affordable shop. Any one with good roadside visibility near a busy street is expensive otherwise you will be in an industrial area that doesnt have alot of...
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    Godaddy social - anyone use it?

    OK so you don’t like social media but you’re not willing to use it as a tool to grow and expand your business?

    My buddy is like that....he is anti-social media and wants to use a fake name so he...
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    Re: Looking for partner and advice..

    Taking on a lot all at one time

    If you are doing this part time out of your garage now why don’t you do it full-time out of your same garage?

    Taking on a partner in my opinion is a bad idea
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  7. How best to negotiate with dealer for new car price ?

    Yea no kidding

    Same thing with lower model pickups


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  8. How best to negotiate with dealer for new car price ?

    To find the best deal try emailing and going to their online prices and ask them what their out the door price will be with all available incentives

    To be honest with you there is not a whole lot...
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    Re: Building managment banned washing cars

    They also keep your neighbor from painting their house purple with pink doors and green shutters and parking their 1996 impala with no wheels on it sitting on blocks covered with a blue tarp for all...
  10. Re: Assistance with Configuring a Portable Water Tank Setup for Pressure Washer

    You need to goto a hardware store and figure out what fits what....i remember it was a pain since all of them are different fittings

    Make sure you get and “on demand” pump that will only run when...
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    Re: Undercarriage protection question

    Whatever you put on there to “protect it“ will need to be washed off anyhow so personally I will just plan on putting it up on ramps and cleaning it thoroughly after I get home

    Anything else will...
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    Re: Cordless polishers

    If you had a cord to tether to a backpack or belt doesn’t that defeat the whole “cordless” thing? Be better off just plugging it into the wall at that point and not dealing with wearing the battery
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  13. Questions for Professional Detailer Businesses

    I agree with this, I had a lot of success with my Economy wash or “express detail” consisting of a basic wash, spray wax, interior vacuum, wipe the dash and console and clean the windows. Make a...
  14. Thread: Taxes

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    Taxes

    I get what you are saying but What is an audit going to do? In order to prove the mileage was accurate someone would literally have to follow me around for an entire year tracking my movements and...
  15. 12 cars needed for the Dr. Beasley's Roadshow Class in Chicago, Illinois!

    Ok, I have a 2015 SS 1le Camaro and my neighbor that has a Porsche that he bought used that has had some hack and swirl work done on it so It probably be a great candidate so I will get some pictures...
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    Re: Home Based Legitimate Detailing Business?

    For a home based business with low risk of liability like auto detailing I would go with a sole proprietorship. It’s easy to set up and cheap to maintain every year. Easy to file taxes as well

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  17. Re: 12 cars needed for the Dr. Beasley's Roadshow Class in Chicago, Illinois!

    Still looking for cars? I might have a good candidate?


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    Re: Brush or pad to wash truck?

    I have a 2500hd Silverado and just bought the triangle brush and highly recommend it. I can only reach about half of the hood so the brush with a telescoping handle is nice for the hood, windshield,...
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    Re: Hello from Chicago burbs

    Hello from Oakbrook Terrace


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  20. Thread: Taxes

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    Taxes

    It depends how your business is structured, this is sole proprietorship or a corporation?

    There’s a big difference between those two because for example a sole proprietorship is easy to file...
  21. Keeping Performance Brakes and Rotors Looking Great

    I have a 1le as well and I will say good luck with that! Haha

    I hate stepping on the brakes after cleaning the rims because the brakes dust like crazy.

    A good assortment of brushes and I like...
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    Re: Kids, an unconditional love

    Absolutely!

    It’s funny because I have multiple vehicles and i always try to squeeze my Camaro in before she figures out what I am doing, because once she figures it out Then i am racing to at...
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    Kids, an unconditional love

    So for Father’s Day with auto geeks 20% off sale I decided to finally splurged on a few items and purchase a new Montana triangle boars hair brush for quickie washes on my cars (mainly my 2500hd)
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    Logistic question re mobile detailing

    Yeah, before I was fully equipped with my trailer a customer told me that he had a water hose and nozzle available so I thought cool I don’t have to load one up, when I got there he had one of those...
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    Re: Logistic question re mobile detailing

    I was mobile for quite a few years and I will say that it is so much easier bringing your own stuff. For example I had my water tank and hose reel set up so it was so easy to pull my hose from my...
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