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Old 02-05-16, 11:42 AM
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I apologize for mixing the terminology

Wife agrees with you

If I am spending $1100 to detail old LS
Why not 300 more and have them coat it



My opinion to her is
I sold a 900 mile 28 day old 2016 wrx
I am being cheap and I would like to stay that way
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Old 02-05-16, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanSC300lover View Post
Detaikerr offered to do the sealant . We haven't agreed yet

However if detail cost is 1100-1300 and hey are askin my 350-500 for sealant

If sealant is that easy to put as articles suggest I would like to save the money
Growing up and building hot rods in the 80's we used to have our show cars painted for $3,000-3,500 with graphics! My how times have changed. Now we're looking at $1,200 details with correction. Talk about inflation. I still remember the hours needs to buff out those lacquer paint jobs too!
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Old 02-05-16, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Jekyll View Post
Growing up and building hot rods in the 80's we used to have our show cars painted for $3,000-3,500 with graphics! My how times have changed. Now we're looking at $1,200 details with correction. Talk about inflation. I still remember the hours needs to buff out those lacquer paint jobs too!
Just to clarify

I am not a rich person throwing around $1500 on detail

I restored my 1966 Mini Cooper s last 9 years in my garage

My LS has lots of paint scratch and swirl
I sent pics to zach on another thread here

It seems that only a professional can bring it back

Quotes I have gotten have ranged from 950-1400$

My first car I bought was for $80
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Old 02-05-16, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanSC300lover View Post
Just to clarify

I am not a rich person throwing around $1500 on detail

I restored my 1966 Mini Cooper s last 9 years in my garage

My LS has lots of paint scratch and swirl
I sent pics to zach on another thread here

It seems that only a professional can bring it back

Quotes I have gotten have ranged from 950-1400$

My first car I bought was for $80
Oh no I get it. I'm just saying how the prices and our mindsets have changed. My first used car was a cherry Dodge Dart with a slant six I bought off some grandparents who never drove it. It was a 4 door and one of the coolest cars I ever bought. Today I have a Lexus that cost over $85k so a $1,200 paint corrective detailing is fine by me. I feel it's all relative. I just wonder what it would cost to repaint a car these days!

I ain't rich either.....
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I see what you mean

Though I wish I lived in Hawaii , can't find a job there tho...

My first car I bought I walked by it for 2 years
Then one day knocked on door

Guy said his grandma owned it and hasn't been driven in 7 years
Asked for $200

I offered 50$ plus 6 pack of beer

We settled on $80 and 6 pack

Had to ask my dad to buy the beer
No one in my family drank liquor

Quite the ordeal
My dad was embarrassed to buy the liquor

Then again people spend 15000$ on 4 wheels so a $1000 paint correction puts it all in perspective

High school kid here turned 16, dad got him a a new Ferrari California ....
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It's all about priorities, right?

I have prospective customers who contact us about their $100k car and are shocked and insulted when I quote them $1000 to perfect their vehicle. They expect $150 detail like the guy down the road will do... it's no different than hiring someone to come fix your kitchen sink at $100/hr. Some people will call a plumber for any minor issue, while others wouldn't call a plumber even though their entire house is leaking because they can "fix it themselves for cheaper".

No right or wrong way to spend your money.

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Old 02-05-16, 03:17 PM
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CL Vendor looked at car.

Quoted $350 for full multi step polish.

$400 if I want Opticoat 2.0 included.

Almost 50% - 75% less than other quotes i got
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Originally Posted by ryanSC300lover View Post
CL Vendor looked at car.

Quoted $350 for full multi step polish.

$400 if I want Opticoat 2.0 included.

Almost 50% - 75% less than other quotes i got
I find that hard to believe since Opti-Coat 2.0 went out of production over a year ago.

Perhaps they meant Optimum Gloss Coat?

In any case, that is very low for a multi-step correction... I don't know who you are referring to, but my experience with inexpensive detailing is that it usually means you aren't getting the best quality work. In business, Time = Money... so if you aren't paying much they probably aren't spending much time on it.

Also, if they are only charging you $50 for the additional "opti-coat" that does not make much sense to me as a tube of optimum gloss coat costs $60 retail ($44.99 at my wholesale price.. just checked).

So again, just seems a little odd to me that they can claim to do the same work as the ones charging $1000 for 1/2 the cost. Not usually how it works.

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Old 02-05-16, 05:30 PM
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Yup that is what I thought

It's too low

Said will take 6 hours

I will pm you the vendor
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Old 03-14-16, 09:06 PM
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1500 for coating is not out of the ordinary. I detail cars on the side and when a client decides they want a coating like C-Quarts or the like they either just want a one step make it look presentable and coat it 3-500 bucks or a Full on multi step paint correction that can take several days and compounds to get crystal clear paint with no swirls scratches or blemishes. this I charge 1,000+ to do and can take 40-80 hours to complete. its not a job to be rushed or you get sub par results. today I coated my GS with CQuarts UK, and followed up with Reload. the car only required a light clay and polish to reveal true clarity in the paint. the coating does last up to 2 years with top ups of reload in-between. its slick and shines like a mirror. both our lexus's are coated, garaged but also driven daily in the wet pacific NW and the water always beads tightly and when its too cold to hand wash the vehicles once a week the coating work well for touchless car washes as the dirt shifts a lot easier with high pressure water. Just remember if you visit the dealer a postit note on the steering wheel that states no wash is highly recommended. My local dealer ignoring my verbal no wash and the no wash on the steering wheel ended up paying me to correct the paint again and reapply C-Quarts after they ran out RX through there tunnel wash.

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Old 05-15-16, 05:50 AM
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My LS which is coated with CQuartz UK and then with Reload multiple times and parked all time in the garage except when I take it out for drive. Just to give a perspective, I have driven about 6k miles last one year. Most of the sits in the garage.

When parked in garage, I can see it 'collects' dust. Being black, its easily visible and annoys me. My GX which is a silver color (not treated with CQuartz UK) also parked in garage but if I run a finger, I hardly see anything sticks to it.

Question - does CQuartz UK attracts dust or it is just that black color's inheritance property?
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My LS which is coated with CQuartz UK and then with Reload multiple times and parked all time in the garage except when I take it out for drive. Just to give a perspective, I have driven about 6k miles last one year. Most of the sits in the garage.

When parked in garage, I can see it 'collects' dust. Being black, its easily visible and annoys me. My GX which is a silver color (not treated with CQuartz UK) also parked in garage but if I run a finger, I hardly see anything sticks to it.

Question - does CQuartz UK attracts dust or it is just that black color's inheritance property?
Paint coatings actually resist dirt and dust better than traditional waxes and sealants... I have done this test many times on my own cars. My trunk is currently coated on 1/2 the lid and wiped with only reload on the other part, and the Reload attracts more dust than the bare coating.

With that being said, there are many benefits to using Reload on top of CQUK, so do not let a little dust discourage you from using it!

-Zach
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Old 05-22-16, 07:01 AM
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Thanks Zach. I wasn't sure whether black color or the reload causing this. Agree with you on reload shine and wetness.
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saw the photos of ceramic coating

i want to do that but not crazy about doing paint correction

some photos today of clay bar, meguiars sealant, and pinnacle sourveragn wax


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Cool More Food For Thought

Been flipping thru your thread and thought Id send you even more info to dwell upon - as if there isn't enough out there on this topic!
Five Best Selling Coatings What I like are the "Sub Section" Articles that give you different views on the whole topic.....

As stated in the 20 Page response I gave this OP on Ceramic Coating & PPF, I chose to have mine applied by a Pro. Besides, that's the only way I could really obtain the CQuartz (NOT Cquarts) Finest Reserve. Remember, having a Pro Detailer do something such as this also means that they have truly decontaminated your car thoroughly before doing so as well. Great piece of mine IMHO. Good luck on what YOU choose to go with man!!
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