Originally Posted by Marky_mark
I have to disagree not all dealerships use glazes when I use to work for a few BMW dealers doing detailing for them I never use glazes to hide swirl marks and hide scratches so what your saying here is not all true. the one thing I don't get is why do you trash the auto industry that you work in.
My experience in the detail industry, and I'm certainly not referring specifically to you, is that few people put the effort into doing the job right, or if they do put the effort in, they do not have the education to do the job properly.
I have never worked in a dealership. But I am very familiar with their techniques, products, and I have even toured several different detailing departments. For a brief three-day period, I went to see what the competition was like and worked at a shop in Newmarket. I wasn't impressed, not by a longshot. To be fair, not all shops are like them.
I think it has fallen behind other trades, such as automotive painting. I believe the job should be done right, don't you?
I think detailers should:
1) Aim for 70-90% correction instead of 30-40% and restrict the use of glazes/fillers and use clean polishing pads and replace them when worn
2) Use clean claybar on just about every detail. It should not be a rarely used item, covered in so much dirt and grime that it looks like it was dragged across the floor
3) California Water Blades - throw them out! Use WW Microfibre so the paint doesn't get scratched/swirled. It's not even that expensive.
4) Brushes should be thrown out as well. I do not believe that they belong anywhere near a vehicle.
5) Stop relying on bulk products and choose based upon quality instead of cost.
Just a couple examples.