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Old 10-13-13, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by IneednSC View Post
This may be a dumb question but how did you guys break into detailing? I wash and I guess you could call noob detail my car but I want to do it professionally to my car and maybe get good enough to charge people....idk what it is about it but I love seeing something dirty and then you spend time and sweat with attention to detail and it turns out like new lol maybe a little ocd but I could polish every piece of metal on my car every day. Any books or online guides you guys recommend?
http://autogeek.commerce-search.net/...&x=-608&y=-247
^Check out some of the publications for sale here... also, join the Autogeek Online forums to accelerate your learning.

You can also check out the Detailed Image Ask-A-Pro Blog where there are tons of articles, tips, product reviews, etc. (keep an eye out for some articles by me in the near future... I just became an author, but have yet to contribute )
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Originally Posted by zmcgovern4 View Post
http://autogeek.commerce-search.net/...&x=-608&y=-247
^Check out some of the publications for sale here... also, join the Autogeek Online forums to accelerate your learning.

You can also check out the Detailed Image Ask-A-Pro Blog where there are tons of articles, tips, product reviews, etc. (keep an eye out for some articles by me in the near future... I just became an author, but have yet to contribute )
Man that is so much info I love it! I was up until this morning reading lol hopefully I can order some supplies and post pics on this thread.....quick question about seasons its has cooled down a lot here and I was wondering during cool cloudy days or winter time do you save a full detail until summer and just do winter care?
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Originally Posted by IneednSC View Post
Man that is so much info I love it! I was up until this morning reading lol hopefully I can order some supplies and post pics on this thread.....quick question about seasons its has cooled down a lot here and I was wondering during cool cloudy days or winter time do you save a full detail until summer and just do winter care?
Glad your taking the time to read and do research! It will accelerate your skills/abilities drastically!

All of my personal vehicles are coated with premium paint coatings, therefore they only need basic maintenance to keep them clean and never require waxing or sealant. I typically do not work on customer vehicles during the winter months as many products do not work the same in particularly cold environments... ie coatings are usually not meant to be applied when it is freezing out.

Most people resort to rinseless washing in the winter since you can do it in your garage and it is quick and easy. Here is a great article on washing your vehicle in the winter with Optimum No Rinse.
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I know I already posted about ordering this stuff... but now that it is here I'm going to post another pic



From left to right: Fast Glass Towels, Reflect Finishing Polish, PERL Dressing (Plastic, Engine, Rubber, Leather), CQuartz UK Kit with ReLoad, CQuartz DLUX Kit, and the 2014 Dupont Registry Exotic Car Buyers Guide featuring a full page spread for CQuartz Finest Premium Paint Coating
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man i wish i had more space in my tiny place i would have shelves of detailing items lol they are currently scattered in boxes
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Got "my order" from autogeek.. apparently I ordered Auto finesse citrus and Optimum Opti-Glass Clean & Protect and not Auto Finesse Crystal and Optimum opti clean...
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Some samples to try out from Drew at SON1C Wax.
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Some samples to try out from Drew at SON1C Wax.
cool, you know we're going to need a full in depth review when you get a chance... thanx in advance Z.
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cool, you know we're going to need a full in depth review when you get a chance... thanx in advance Z.
Was planning on it! Doubt I'll have a chance to try it out until Spring/Summer though. No real plans to work on any customer cars until the temps warm up a bit... maybe I'll steal a neighbor's car if I'm bored and want to give em a shot sooner rather than later
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http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/ja...aning-tool-kit

should be here in a few days cant wait to clean my carpets!
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Was planning on it! Doubt I'll have a chance to try it out until Spring/Summer though. No real plans to work on any customer cars until the temps warm up a bit... maybe I'll steal a neighbor's car if I'm bored and want to give em a shot sooner rather than later
sounds like a plan...
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Been MIA for a while. Got EXOv2 a week ago for my lady's RX330 for next spring. Too cold and busy at work to detail right now.
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Nice! Be sure to share your thoughts on EXO when you can!
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Not everything came in today.
Everything arrived piece by piece in the last week.
Even got a little cubby for the stuff.. well, some of it.



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-Riccardo yellow and blue clay bars
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