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HoldenC 09-14-2007 11:15 PM

2007 Porsche Cayman S
 
This is my latest work. The paint was in pretty decent shape so I didn't break out the PC except to clean the paint.

The owner was absolutely ecstatic when it was finished. The car positively glows and the pictures do it no justice whatsoever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqi6eL3A4c

HoldenC 09-14-2007 11:18 PM

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0670.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0675.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0653.jpg

HoldenC 09-14-2007 11:19 PM

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0664.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0635.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0633.jpg

HoldenC 09-14-2007 11:21 PM

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0628.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...4/IMG_0612.jpg

PoliceDog 11-25-2007 10:10 PM

That's pretty insane 'beading' in that YouTube video clip! What was the 'all-in' cost for the clean/detail on that?

AceOfSpades 11-25-2007 10:20 PM

please pardon my noobee question, but what was the purpose of the first clip?

slemmer 11-25-2007 10:48 PM

Do you do this as a side job or is this your main job?

HoldenC 11-26-2007 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoliceDog (Post 1082458)
That's pretty insane 'beading' in that YouTube video clip! What was the 'all-in' cost for the clean/detail on that?

Thank you, PoliceDog.

The cost of a detail varies based upon the products used, the time involved, and other material costs. If you would like to use our services in the future, please get in touch.

http://apollodetailing.com

Quote:

Originally Posted by n2ozebozz (Post 1082467)
please pardon my noobee question, but what was the purpose of the first clip?

Good Question!

It's very difficult to tell the properties of a certain finish protection product (i.e. wax or sealant) without examining its molecular structure. Fortunately, water provides the best means of determining the quality and/or durability of a given product. Ultra-fine beading, for example, shows that the product is providing superior protection.

Quote:

Originally Posted by slemmer (Post 1082480)
Do you do this as a side job or is this your main job?

Apollo Detailing is a full-time business from May-November and a part-time business thereafter.

PoliceDog 11-26-2007 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HoldenC (Post 1082713)
Thank you, PoliceDog.

The cost of a detail varies based upon the products used, the time involved, and other material costs. If you would like to use our services in the future, please get in touch......"

My apologies - that was a trick question. I knew I wouldn't get an answer to it! ;)

You see, I wasn't asking for a "quote" for one of my cars. I specifically asked for the cost of detailing that car - where you already know exactly the "...products used, the time involved, and other material costs..." Unless the owner of that car asked you specifically to keep what he paid a secret (and I would imagine that most guys would boast about it to their friends!) there's really no reason it can't be made public and give people like me - and I bet there are others - at least a "range" of what costs to expect. I don't want to "guess" and I don't want to "inquire". ;)

All that aside, that's a superb cleaning job. *th-up*

slemmer 11-26-2007 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoliceDog (Post 1082723)
My apologies - that was a trick question. I knew I wouldn't get an answer to it! ;)

You see, I wasn't asking for a "quote" for one of my cars. I specifically asked for the cost of detailing that car - where you already know exactly the "...products used, the time involved, and other material costs..." Unless the owner of that car asked you specifically to keep what he paid a secret (and I would imagine that most guys would boast about it to their friends!) there's really no reason it can't be made public and give people like me - and I bet there are others - at least a "range" of what costs to expect. I don't want to "guess" and I don't want to "inquire". ;)

All that aside, that's a superb cleaning job. *th-up*

Their pricing is on their website.

PoliceDog 11-27-2007 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slemmer (Post 1082771)
Their pricing is on their website.

Thanks. I overlooked the link.

However - it still doesn't give me an answer to my original question: what was the bottom line cost of detailing that particular car? Why is it such a secret? :confused: I'm a magazine writer preparing an article on automotive counter-culture and I run into this everywhere (in Canada). Are we ashamed of the prices we charge for good, honest work that results in a superb finished product? A fairly upscale jewelry store in Toronto wouldn't think of putting a small, discreet price tag on a watch that sells for, say, $2k (God forbid! How tasteless! ;) ) But walk into almost any high-end jewelry store in Beverly Hills and you're bound to see discreet price tags on almost every item. Why? A price tag immediately defines your potential market. So the person who thinks your $2k watch costs $200. or the person who thinks your $500. car wash/detail costs $89.95 is spared the potential embarrassment of having to decline.

RANT OFF. :cool: :cool: :cool:

propr'one 12-10-2007 12:03 PM

Which magazine do you write for?

agentM 12-17-2007 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoliceDog (Post 1082723)
My apologies - that was a trick question. I knew I wouldn't get an answer to it! ;)

I wouldn't give you an answer either. Most of the detailer will need to see your car to give that kind of answer to that trick question.:D


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