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Topic # 220338 6-Aug-2017 18:02
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I've been thinking about getting my car detailed for a while - It's black and has a few swirls etc. from being washed, a couple of scratches here and there and just generally could use a new lease on life.

 

Cut and Polishing can look really nice when done right, but can also ruin a car when done wrong. So I'm looking to get some recommendations of places in Auckland city that have a solid reputation and at a reasonable price.

 

 

 

I've googled a couple but few have "decent" reviews, most have none at all. http://espressocarwash.co.nz/ comes up and seems to look OK. $30 for a basic wash and when I called today, $200 plus (said they'd have to see the car first before giving final pricing) for a Cut and polish- they didnt say if that included wax afterwards as well.. I forgot to ask.

 

 

 

Does anyone know of some reasonably priced, but well reviewed car detailing places?






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  Reply # 1840089 6-Aug-2017 18:12
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Try Caprice Car Valet. They've done work on our cars (paint protection) and have cut and polished cars owned by friends. None of us have any complaints. They have excellent reviews on No Cowboys as well.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1840131 6-Aug-2017 19:05
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OCDetailing know their stuff. They also offer ceramic coating for longer term protection. Don't think they are cheap but won't mess up your paintwork.

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  Reply # 1840209 6-Aug-2017 20:08
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Malingo: OCDetailing know their stuff. They also offer ceramic coating for longer term protection. Don't think they are cheap but won't mess up your paintwork.

 

 

 

Christopher Robin! $249 for a Large car, recommended interval 3 weekly! Not sure who would be prepared to pay $330 a month to keep their cars cleaned and looking pristine. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1840290 6-Aug-2017 23:20
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Aaroona:

I've been thinking about getting my car detailed for a while - It's black and has a few swirls etc. from being washed, a couple of scratches here and there and just generally could use a new lease on life.


Cut and Polishing can look really nice when done right, but can also ruin a car when done wrong. So I'm looking to get some recommendations of places in Auckland city that have a solid reputation and at a reasonable price.


 


I've googled a couple but few have "decent" reviews, most have none at all. http://espressocarwash.co.nz/ comes up and seems to look OK. $30 for a basic wash and when I called today, $200 plus (said they'd have to see the car first before giving final pricing) for a Cut and polish- they didnt say if that included wax afterwards as well.. I forgot to ask.


 


Does anyone know of some reasonably priced, but well reviewed car detailing places?



Final Touch. If not them then OCD detailing.

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  Reply # 1840304 7-Aug-2017 06:59
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Interested in this also, my ex-rental looks like it was washed with steel wool in parts!




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  Reply # 1841836 9-Aug-2017 13:28
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networkn:

 

Malingo: OCDetailing know their stuff. They also offer ceramic coating for longer term protection. Don't think they are cheap but won't mess up your paintwork.

 

Christopher Robin! $249 for a Large car, recommended interval 3 weekly! Not sure who would be prepared to pay $330 a month to keep their cars cleaned and looking pristine. 

 

 

Yeah that is insane. Have to be on stupid money to justify that. 

 

I've received a couple of quotes for around 250-400 so far. Still wanting some recommendations :)

 

Have had a look around OCDetailing and Final Touch websites, seems to be around the ballpark as well.






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  Reply # 1843064 9-Aug-2017 21:15
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$250 - $280 is about right. I normally take my cars to Final touch once a year.


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  Reply # 1843147 10-Aug-2017 06:41
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Aaroona:

networkn:


Malingo: OCDetailing know their stuff. They also offer ceramic coating for longer term protection. Don't think they are cheap but won't mess up your paintwork.


Christopher Robin! $249 for a Large car, recommended interval 3 weekly! Not sure who would be prepared to pay $330 a month to keep their cars cleaned and looking pristine. 



Yeah that is insane. Have to be on stupid money to justify that. 


I've received a couple of quotes for around 250-400 so far. Still wanting some recommendations :)


Have had a look around OCDetailing and Final Touch websites, seems to be around the ballpark as well.


That's their recommendation but you don't have to do that. Their work is very good and the products they use are top quality. If the dentist recommends a visit once a year, many people still only go every 2 years :-)

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  Reply # 1843243 10-Aug-2017 09:26
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As someone who has previously been in this business, I can assure you that you will struggle to get a job like that done cheaper without some serious corners being cut.   To "properly" execute paint correction, you're looking at about 20hrs work on a reasonably sized car...  At minimum wage, that's over $300 in labour alone.  Generally speaking, once all other costs etc are factored in, the pricing can easily hit four figures, which not many people are willing to pay.

 

So - you take shortcuts to get your "product" down to a pricepoint that is acceptable.  The lower the price, the more shortcuts :-)


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