Anyone here use mobile detailing/wash for your vehicles? How much do you pay?

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  1. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    Found a guy who is willing to do exterior only wash and wax and all the good stuff for $60.

    Is that about average for a truck?

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    I pay them whatever I have in my wallet plus whatever I can pull out of the ATM that day

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    Find someone that does paint decontamination and surface correction.

    Yes you'll spend likely 3x that, but the result will turn the clock back to like-new, or better.

    $60 to wash it and slap on what will likely be a wax that won't last long will look ok but you could get 80% of that result for $15 going through a full-service drive through wash.
     
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    That's fine but if it is his business than don't tip
     
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    Last time I took it thru a drive thru wash, they ripped off one of my mud flaps.

    "Lo siento, senor"
     
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    Can the tall broad on the far left please come sit on my face?
     
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    Im not a cheap bastard. Im gonna tip. Plus is mother fucking scorching out there at noon.
    Thata the time of my appointment.
     
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    I pay 100 for everything. It comes back ready to sell new. And I think that's cheap. So yes you are getting a fair price.
    Eta. That's for the inside too. They take it for 2+ hours.
     
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    Id pay good money to watch Jayla was my truck in her bikini.
     
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    Maybe Acquiring can get her twitter handle. I bet she would!
     
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    But it's his business. ...u already paid him

    Tell him to buy an umbrella
     
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    You're not supposed to wax in those conditions are you?
     
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    Never tip the business owner. Unless he goes above and beyond the normal service.
     
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    A good hand wash of a small truck should take 30 min.
    Ideally you wouldn't wash it in the sun.
    It then takes a few minutes to dry with a blower or towels.
    Wax on/wax off is tiring work and should take a pro at hour.
    Drive time included, you've killed at least 2 to 2 1/2 hours of his work day.
    No way he can schedule more than 3/day consistently.

    If he's doing it for $60 that's a steal. Maybe he grosses $900/week, but odds are far less as you can't line up one-off jobs like that day in day out without gaps .

    Or you could grab a bucket and some soap and do it yourself and pocket $59.50.
     
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    The guy only lives 15 minutes away. And ive got a 2nd car for him as well. That one really needs it.
    Will probably pull the car into the garage to do the waxing if its as hot as it was today.

    Plus its not like i do this 6 times a year. I can afford the $60 bucks.

    Just want the truck to be looking good since my sister in law and nephews are coming in
    from Canada next week and she might want to drive it.
     
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    I dig. Get some fancy wheels for that Tacoma. The steelies are bringing it down. And a lift like a good ole boy.
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    Gary, don't they have water restrictions because of the drought out there that keep you from washing your car ?
     
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    They do have water restrictions. But i've already exceeded the savings they have been asking in the last 3 months.

    Besides, the guy comes over to my place with a tank full of water ready to go.

    Its the rich people in west LA, hollywood and Beverly Hills who dont give a fuck about water restrictions.
     
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