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NipponM5
04-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Looking for a good detailer to do my car. I'll travel a bit for someone who know what they're doing. Anybody have any recommendations? I need someone who can get my paint looking good again. I have blemishes I want gonzo!

bscarlett
04-03-2009, 12:02 PM
Every Last Detail in First Canadian Place, one of the best in Toronto. They work on my E39 and E53 as well as by buddies M6 and F430. On any given day, they have 2 million in cars being worked on. Give them a call at 416.955.9893

Gamite
04-03-2009, 12:21 PM
Are you talking about the one in the underground garage? I saw them detail my friend's 500C, I wasn't impressed. They left swirls in his paint.

Wes_R
04-03-2009, 12:49 PM
Ouch, usually I hear good things about them. But most speak of the interior work.

DINAN 3
04-03-2009, 01:23 PM
www.gtaindetail.com

Kevin (Picus) is one of the best and will provide you with the standard of work that you're looking for.
I'm booked with him in the 2nd week of May.

punnzzells
04-03-2009, 02:05 PM
why don't you try one of the sponsor... Wheelz to Wheelz?

Gamite
04-03-2009, 02:52 PM
Ouch, usually I hear good things about them. But most speak of the interior work.

I dunno, if it's the same guys, I saw the interior, lets just say my M5 was cleaner than that.




GTAindetail I've heard very good things, haven't seen their work first hand, but I believe he posts on autopia.org (detailling forum)

bscarlett
04-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Yes, they are located in the underground garage in First Canadian Place. I base my opinion on the daily work I see them complete as I park there every day and after watching how they treat a Carrera GT, Bentley Flying Spur and Conti GT, I trust them with may cars.

If you want someone to come to you, Picus is one of the best mobile detailers which is indicative of his very booked schedule.

NipponM5
04-10-2009, 09:45 AM
Thanks all for your recommendations. Maybe this thread will help others in the future, let's keep adding our experiences to it.

Gamite
04-10-2009, 01:20 PM
Yes, they are located in the underground garage in First Canadian Place. I base my opinion on the daily work I see them complete as I park there every day and after watching how they treat a Carrera GT, Bentley Flying Spur and Conti GT, I trust them with may cars.

If you want someone to come to you, Picus is one of the best mobile detailers which is indicative of his very booked schedule.

Just because they deal with with exotics, does not make them good. There's a lot of money in that underground garage, and it's just more convenient for their clients.

But my judgement was based on one car, might have been a bad day? I don't know.

skru_fase
04-11-2009, 12:23 PM
www.gtaindetail.com

Kevin (Picus) is one of the best and will provide you with the standard of work that you're looking for.
I'm booked with him in the 2nd week of May.

+1. he has worked on a couple of cars for me and my friends. great work. awesome guy. he has worked on some sick cars over the last few yrs...

DINAN 3
04-14-2009, 12:18 PM
+1. he has worked on a couple of cars for me and my friends. great work. awesome guy. he has worked on some sick cars over the last few yrs...

Need your input.....Kevin is charging $60/hr (about $350/car)...any of you managed to negotiate some sort of deal ?
I don't want to go cheap on his ass, as I want the car to turn out nice.
Yet, $60/hr seems like alot of dough.

lvan
04-14-2009, 07:31 PM
Just because they deal with with exotics, does not make them good. There's a lot of money in that underground garage, and it's just more convenient for their clients.

But my judgement was based on one car, might have been a bad day? I don't know.


I agree with you. My brother works in Scotia Plaza and I have met some people with exotics. I have come over them just to find that many of them like their cars to get done in somewhat way. Just to do their duty. Some of those live very "fast" life so it explains those actions why they are not to anal on work performed.

Wes_R
04-14-2009, 08:08 PM
Need your input.....Kevin is charging $60/hr (about $350/car)...any of you managed to negotiate some sort of deal ?
I don't want to go cheap on his ass, as I want the car to turn out nice.
Yet, $60/hr seems like alot of dough.
Are you getting a 1 Step polish or Multi Step?

skru_fase
04-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Need your input.....Kevin is charging $60/hr (about $350/car)...any of you managed to negotiate some sort of deal ?
I don't want to go cheap on his ass, as I want the car to turn out nice.
Yet, $60/hr seems like alot of dough.

if your car isn't in bad shape to begin with, you might be able to get him down in price. my friend and i had light coloured cars, and both with minor swirls so the work wasn't as bad. it depends on how badly he needs work i guess, but considering all of his work is referral, and he seems to be pretty booked up, i don't know how negotiable he will be.

trust me, you will be happy with the work...

DINAN 3
04-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Are you getting a 1 Step polish or Multi Step?

1 Step polish, as my car is in pretty good condition (some swirls).

DINAN 3
04-15-2009, 12:47 PM
if your car isn't in bad shape to begin with, you might be able to get him down in price. my friend and i had light coloured cars, and both with minor swirls so the work wasn't as bad. it depends on how badly he needs work i guess, but considering all of his work is referral, and he seems to be pretty booked up, i don't know how negotiable he will be.

trust me, you will be happy with the work...

Sounds like my car is in similar shape to yours.
What did you guys end up paying him ?
Did you negotiate a deal ahead of time ?

skru_fase
04-15-2009, 09:34 PM
for what it's worth, from what i recall i was $250-275 (but he didn't do much on the interior)

DINAN 3
04-25-2009, 02:27 AM
Happy to have you chime in.
So how about offering us a special Max hourly rate ?
Also, if anyone wants to drop by and watch Kevin rub my mistress (nick-name for my wheels) down, they are more than welcome to.
Just PM me and I'll fill you in on the details or you can just drop by later on to admire the finished work.

picus
04-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Looks like my post was removed. Sorry if it was mis-interpreted as advertising. I did not intend to advertise my services, only answer questions asked in this thread. This is why I don't post much on forums anymore except to answer questions.

mpower1226
04-25-2009, 06:03 PM
Looks like my post was removed. Sorry if it was mis-interpreted as advertising. I did not intend to advertise my services, only answer questions asked in this thread. This is why I don't post much on forums anymore except to answer questions.

Some of you dont really understand,

this guy picus in detailing world is very well known, unlike holdenC, Picus is very well known for his service. He is no next door neighbor kid who think he can detail after lurking on the forum for few weeks.

Deep 3.2TL
04-25-2009, 06:28 PM
I hear that HoldenC guys does good work....


LOL!!!! JOKES!!!!

picus
04-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Some of you dont really understand,

this guy picus in detailing world is very well known, unlike holdenC, Picus is very well known for his service. He is no next door neighbor kid who think he can detail after lurking on the forum for few weeks.

I think the issue is that the board has a detailing sponsor, so I can understand them not wanting competing business on the boards. I am not here to advertise services, I am here because I'm an e92 owner. :)

Thank you for the kind words, by the way.

W2WDETAILING
04-25-2009, 07:08 PM
I hear that HoldenC guys does good work....


LOL!!!! JOKES!!!!

ha ha ha... but on a serious note its nice to meet you on a forum kevin ive only heard excellent things about you. *th-up*

Gamite
04-25-2009, 07:50 PM
Sorry Picus, I know you mean well, but it would not be fair to our paying sponsors, I hope you understand.

picus
04-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Sorry Picus, I know you mean well, but it would not be fair to our paying sponsors, I hope you understand.

Absolutely. I didn't mean for that post to sound like I was promoting my services. I totally understand why me talking about my pricing/services could poach on paying sponsors territory, so it's totally cool. *th-up*