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    Question Detail Shop too good to be true?

    I got a quote of $85 for the following:
    Orbital buff, wash n wax car.
    Steam Clean engine
    Clean interior
    Clean wheels and wheel-wells.

    Does this sound too good to be true? They say they've done ferrari's and fleet cars for auto auctions. They promise me they can restore the show-room finish to the car too.

    I saw the shop-its just a double-wide garage with an office. They have a bunch of mequires products too.

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    Id expect about 150 at least for that kind of work.

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    if you lived in the south I would say that must just be a nice older guy just doing something he enjoys and making a little cash but I would say suspect on that. but still. if you can watch why not. that's not too bad. I know there's a place around here that will do a full detail for 90

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    That's a lot of work for 85 bucks!

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    the guy said it's 2-3 people working on the car at once..maybe that's how thye keep the cost lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    the guy said it's 2-3 people working on the car at once..maybe that's how thye keep the cost lower?
    that would make sense. if that's how they do it then yeah that's just a good deal. I would do it.

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    thats a hell of a deal. can you ask around for any customer reviews?

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    Remember cheaper isnt always better. If you are like me you dont want just anyone messing with your car. I had a bad experience with a couple different local "detailers" in my area. One guy tried to use dirty wash soap from a previous car wash on my car(the water looked black) to try and save money then I noticed he had two huge rings on. I got in my car and left. Never again. The best advice I can give you for finding a reputable detailer in your area is for you to join a detailing forum and ask around-also they will have pics of their work etc. Almost 99% of the time if it sounds too good to be true it usually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    the guy said it's 2-3 people working on the car at once..maybe that's how thye keep the cost lower?
    Must be working minimum wage!

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    what shop? black tie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AiDRocks View Post
    Must be working minimum wage!
    Must be working boarder jumpers hahahahahahah!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    what shop? black tie?
    i tossed the card-some place near me on ash street

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