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 Post subject: Re: Who wants a cut and polish?
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:05 am 
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well done EFFII for getting out there and looking for other ways to make some cash and not sponging of the parents, should be more young blokes like yourself.

just an idea, maybe when you get a spare hour or so you could grab a family members or mates car and do the front guards and bonnet and take some before and after pics, might help draw a few more people in when they see your work.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:34 pm 
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You definitely need to put up some before/after pictures of your work.
Detailing is far more accessible to the enthusiast now and the term "cut n' polish" died a long time ago.

It used to be that if your paint had faded badly enough you would get some 'cutters' take the paint down a notch then polish it up, to remove the scratches the cutters put in, to bring it back to life.
Now days the only time you need any sort of abrasive polish is if there are visible swirls, holograms or marring in the paint work. Restoring colour and shine doesnt necessarily require the harsh abrasives like before.

The average car enthusiast now has a lot more access to information and can easily become informed enough to doubt someone's work without proof. Especially with forums like this and with threads wholly dedicated to car detailing advice.

This is in no way a dig at you or your skills, I wouldnt for the life of me try a rotary polisher on my car as I dont have the money to respray it after I stuff up, but if you're going to get business from here or any forum, you are going to need to have the proof.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:34 pm 
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jaysway wrote:
if it takes you 3 hours ill pay you 3 hours of apprentice wages

Im sorry but it just dosnt work that way
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 Post subject: Re: Who wants a cut and polish?
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:38 pm 
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Yep no worries guys il get pics up in the next few days as i have a few jobs lined up...

and thanks millard455
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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Definetley get some pics up of your work mate.

Im a detailer in Sydney and Im on a few other forums and I post up my work related to that site and people will start PM'n you if your work meets their standards.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Cheers mate yep il get pics asap :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Who wants a cut and polish?
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:14 pm 
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unable to get pics as my phone just dosnt show the difference....sorry guys...one of you guys has to take the risk and hen spread the word on here lol
done about 6 cors with my buff and i tell ya what they all came up fantastic 8-)
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Pinch a mates camera or something, failing that, go pro bono :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:01 pm 
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come on get some pics!!!

me and a few mates are interested.

before and after first though!

ill let ya do my car for half price without pics ;p.

seriously though...

my camera works mint.

and another car if you interested.

other car has serious scratches so would make a good before and after.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:16 pm 
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I'm certainly interested. My roof has some very fine spottiness going on now, and basically all the paint's looking pretty rough. It'll be impossible to get it perfect but it'll be better than what it is now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Who wants a cut and polish?
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Ok guys got some s**t pics...
The astra was a mates mum and her car was nice and shiny already she just wanted all the little marks and bs off the paint but i still made the paint shine just that little more.
Here they are:
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My mates car (Alfa 75) i got no afters atm because it got dark but all this white crap came out and the car looks brand new again
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mind you he had this allong both sides of the car front to back
what do you guys think?
i need a red car to show a real diffrence...
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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:21 pm 
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One step could be done in two hours by a body shop guy but I simply can't work that fast and get flawless results and get the paint to a level thats top class and protected
So it's one to four hours on the roof or hood and 30 mins to 1 hour on a front guard for me.

Good luck anyhow - red cars are great for providing proof of your work

 

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 Post subject: Re: Who wants a cut and polish?
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:20 pm 
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yeah not trying to put u down at all but i have to agree with Aurora, i was a detailer for a couple years and theirs no way possible i could do i car in 2 hours, just to many mistakes! i normally aloud a hole day to get a car done and even then u can see some inconsistency's. But if u can get a car done that quick and get good results then well done. Get a collection of pics together of ur results and not doubt ull have people coming too you.
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