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Detailed car for first time ever!

Well, that's a lie. I HAD the car detailed. $300 and they washed clayed compounded and waxed her. Shampooed the carpets, cleaned treated and conditioned the leather etc and touched up every scratch on the car. Looks like new! If you need detailing in Chicago, I've got the best guy
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Seriously???? Post what miracle compound he used on the priceless RWS and pics of course of it in all it's shiny glory.
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I believe they removed that pesky RWS
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:26 PM
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$300 seems pretty cheap for all of that. After the wax wears off, update us on how the finish looks.
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I believe they removed that pesky RWS
Looks like they left you with a junker then, my Kia friend.
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Damn, did I just read someone lost their wood? Yikes!


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Looks great. I guess it's like a spa treatment for the car.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:27 AM
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$300 seems pretty cheap for all of that. After the wax wears off, update us on how the finish looks.
Unfortunately, J750, you're correct.

After the glaze wears off, you wish you'd never did this, DLF750; your car will have holograms throughout.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:26 PM
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I'll just keep glazing it then, simple solution. And they even cleaned the engine bay, now it's about 40hp faster than before. Love the car again.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:18 PM
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Unfortunately, J750, you're correct.

After the glaze wears off, you wish you'd never did this, DLF750; your car will have holograms throughout.
Just curious..did what?
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I assume dbs600 is saying I shouldn't have detailed the car. I assume most of us wash and wax our cars, but maybe not. I'm not sure exactly what he means to be honest.
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I assume dbs600 is saying I shouldn't have detailed the car. I assume most of us wash and wax our cars, but maybe not. I'm not sure exactly what he means to be honest.
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I assume dbs600 is saying I shouldn't have detailed the car. I assume most of us wash and wax our cars, but maybe not. I'm not sure exactly what he means to be honest.

I think he means the glaze was a bad idea.


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A detailing person who knows what they are doing will not charge $300 for claying, polishing, and waxing. I've witnessed hundreds of horror stories of ruined finishes after the wax wears off.
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Detailed car for first time ever!

If they washed, clayed, and hand waxed the car I don't think there much you need to worry about. I am not so sure what they did when you say "compounded".

I wash, clay, and hand wax my car about twice a year, and I haven't seen anything bad (swirl marks, holograms, etc) on my car. Granted my paint was in really good condition when I bought the car. I have avoided using a powered polisher so far.

Just wait and see how it turns out after the wax wears off. Car looks sharp btw. I have had dark colors on my previous 7, it's a beotch to keep clean and shiny.

Enjoy your clean, shiny car. I think you got ripped off with the HP gain on the engine bay clean-up. You should get more than 40.

Here's some pics of my detailing work on the old 7. It was a mirror shine. Oh, the good old days when I had time to do all that...

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I'll just keep glazing it then, simple solution.
If you're okay with that, then great!

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Just curious..did what?
The following should clarify...

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I assume dbs600 is saying I shouldn't have detailed the car.
Yes, that's what I'm saying, from personal experience.

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I think he means the glaze was a bad idea.
Not the glaze, per se, as it's what temporarily masks the damage done by compounding.

When the glaze wears off, buffer trails and holograms will likely surface.

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A detailing person who knows what they are doing will not charge $300 for claying, polishing, and waxing. I've witnessed hundreds of horror stories of ruined finishes after the wax wears off.
Yes, as stated, I know from personal experience; THE HORROR. :|

It's all about the technique, and you're right, $300 does not cover the time necessary for proper technique.

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I used to call my guy to hand wash the car, now after 1 year

I don't even care. Drive through wash all the time!
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:07 PM
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I didn't have the car glazed. I might have misspoken. I don't even know what that is. Oh, there was no compounding done. I asked. I think it looks good. I thought you were supposed at wax these cars. Maybe I'm wrong.
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For what it's worth, I didn't use a car wash guy to detail the car. There's a body shop near me that does all of the work on our cars when we get in accidents or need parts painted. He's the one who did the detailing. I can't tell if you think he's expensive or too inexpensive. I guess time will tell. I bought the car used, 2 years old, so I can only assume that the previous owner probably never had it waxed and used regular old car washes places, not hand washes. The damage I trust has been done but as of right now, damn thing looks close to brand new. And I love the smell of freshly shampooed carpets. I did buy a shampoo brush for my drill, so i could do it myself next time
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I don't know what the rule is but your car looks great , I clay once a year or so and I wax twice a month if I have down time . I clayed my E66 before I traded it for my F01 and I think it helped me get a couple extra dollars .
Who's your guy in Chicago
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I didn't have the car glazed. I might have misspoken. I don't even know what that is. Oh, there was no compounding done. I asked. I think it looks good. I thought you were supposed at wax these cars. Maybe I'm wrong.
Glaze is a sealant / gloss used after compounding. Detailing usually means compounding. If your car wasn't compounded, you're good!
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If they washed, clayed, and hand waxed the car I don't think there much you need to worry about. I am not so sure what they did when you say "compounded".

I wash, clay, and hand wax my car about twice a year, and I haven't seen anything bad (swirl marks, holograms, etc) on my car. Granted my paint was in really good condition when I bought the car. I have avoided using a powered polisher so far.

Just wait and see how it turns out after the wax wears off. Car looks sharp btw. I have had dark colors on my previous 7, it's a beotch to keep clean and shiny.

Enjoy your clean, shiny car. I think you got ripped off with the HP gain on the engine bay clean-up. You should get more than 40.

Here's some pics of my detailing work on the old 7. It was a mirror shine. Oh, the good old days when I had time to do all that...

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Wow, that looks good. How long did it take you to do that?? I can honestly say that I never waxed my car. I either paid someone to do it (fairly cheap to find someone to do it when I lived in Qatar). I also used drive thru washes religiously. But that was the greatly added benefit of owning a silver car. Almost impossible to see swirl marks on a silver car..downside is it never had that WOW bling shine. Attached is a picture of probably the best I ever had it looking.
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