Thread: Detailing
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:55 AM
wpattison wpattison is offline
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Location: Menlo Park, CA
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Mein Auto: 2013 X3 35i
Originally Posted by edbiology View Post
I feel that no matter how great the auto detailers are, they will never ever be as detailed as the car owner himself. For example, a dirty towel will increase the chance to scratch the clear coat of the car. But would a detailer guy change a clean towel every time the towel he's using gets some dirty? No. I use up to 10 towels when I wash my X3.

Car detailing does require some skill and knowledge, but not that much. Techniques on washing, drying(important for not creating swirls), clay bar, polish, waxing, and everything are on youtube/internet. And I find washing a BMW is really an enjoyment, why pay someone else to do it?
Guess it depends on who you use. I've had detailers who were OCD about changing towels for that very reason. You just have to know what to look for when finding an auto detailer. The good ones post pics of their work and testimonials.
Currently: 2013 X3 xDrive35i - Deep Sea Blue / Nevada Black, ZAP, ZDA, ZDH, ZPP, ZPS, ZTP, Heated Seats, Cargo Net

Previously owned:
  • 2004 X3 3.0
  • 1997 328is
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