Fordmods Logo

#@%$&* Detailers!!! 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: #@%$&* Detailers!!!
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:24 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 50

Posts: 912

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Location: FNQ
QLD, Australia

Just thought I'd share a cautionary tale:

In short I've found thru painful experience that at least some Detailers are using chemicals that are CORROSIVE!!

Story goes like this: way back in 1995 I had my ED detailed - it was one of those mobile mobs so on and off I was able to watch them work on the car in the carpark at work. One thing I noticed was that when they did the door openings they used a pressure sprayer to apply a fine mist of some sort of cleaning fluid and then they wiped it off by hand.

The car at that stage still looked factory fresh and new - ie. all cad plated or black painted parts / screws were pristine and new looking... Within 3 months the door striker plates/brackets cad plating was going blotchy and horrible looking and the black painted trim screws throughout the interior were all going bad too - blotchy and with white powdery corrosive residue.

I regret not going ballistic about it at the time but it was three months after the job etc. etc.

Anyway, my Wife recently bought a Daihatsu Applause in really nice condition - old folks car - and it was likewise outstanding in that all the cad plating looked fresh and nice etc. The caryard had it detailed before she took it and bugger me a few months later it's suffering the same thing!!! I am absolutely spewing and intend next week to get onto the car yard and have a little "chat"!!

 

_________________

96 EF Auto GLi - Bilstein Shocks - Adjustable Front sway bar - JMM Cam - TI Perf J3 - TCI 2500/3000 stall converter. 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: #@%$&* Detailers!!!
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 1434

Joined: 14th Jul 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Falcon EF Gli

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

wow. That's good to know. Hopefully... My detailer's don't use corrosive chemicals.

 

_________________

AsIzZy

My Build Thread:
post994940.html#p994940

For Sale Thread 1
forums/viewtopic.php?t=70845&highlight=

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: #@%$&* Detailers!!!
Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 2823

Joined: 26th Jul 2006

Ride: EF Fairmont II

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

degreaser to get off all the excess grease from the door hinges etc..all it does is eat paint..if u wash is off its harmless, but if u wipe it off then i guess your leaving some of it there and your screwed..
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:08 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names