Detailing: Interior and Exterior

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    **pics in posts 14, 16, 33, 36, 52, 62, 68, 74, 75, 76, 77, 86, 96, 101, 109, 112.**

    I've detailed a several dozens of member's cars over the years, and I'm sure they'd be happy to give you their honest opinion of my work. Please feel free to post questions in this thread.

    I've worked on everything from BMWs and Porsches to Denalis and Jeeps. I have hundreds of hours of experience correcting Subaru paint including my own vehicles past and present (black wrx, urban grey sti, black lgt, silver rs).

    I can give a base line for what a typical 4-door sedan would cost and will assess each car before settling on a reasonable and fair price with you. I will not take on any work that I'm incapable of doing or uncomfortable with. I stand by my work 100% and am happy to discuss my process before, during, and after my time with your car.

    I have a variety of products and tools that I use and have listed a few of them below. I'm always on the lookout for new tools and products and always stick to what I've found works best for the situation. I don't use anything that I haven't tested on one of my vehicles first. That said, here's a break-down of services provided, products used, and starting prices for "basic" details (a well maintained surface that needs minor prep). Prices vary widely for anything beyond a basic detail, so please pm me so we can set expectations while keeping the time and cost reasonable for both of us. Discounts for returning clients.

    Interior ("basic" details starting at $60 for a GD sedan or similarly sized car, $70+ for wagons and 08+)

    Services:
    1) Carpet vacuum
    2) Carpet shampoo
    3) trim, panel, and crevice cleaning and protection
    4) seat cleaning and protection (leather, alcantara, cloth, etc... all ok)
    5) glass cleaning

    Products I use:
    303 cleaner and spot remover
    griots interior cleaner
    ultima interior shampoo gel
    four star leather cleaner and conditioner
    lexol leather cleaner and conditioner
    leatherique prestine clean
    stoner's glass cleaner
    sonus glass polish
    meguiar's plastic polish
    303 fabric protectant
    303 aerospace protectant
    bissel steam cleaner
    wet/dry shop vac

    Exterior ("basic" details starting at $70 for a GD sedan or similarly sized car, $80+ for wagons and 08+)

    Services:
    1) Wash
    2) Clay bar/decon and surface prep
    3) Polish/surface prep (paint correction at additional cost)
    4) Sealant and/or wax
    5) trim clean and protection
    6) wheel (face) clean and wax/tire clean and protection
    7) Glass and headlight polish, clean, and protection

    I can also detail underbody and wheel wells by request.

    Some products I use:
    Sonus gloss shampoo
    Autoglym bodywork shampoo
    Meguiar's mirror glaze shampoo
    claymagic detailing clay
    sonus clay (fine and course)
    mother's cali gold clay
    menzerna power gloss compound
    sonus sfx-1 polish
    sonus sfx-2 polish
    sonus sfx-3 polish
    Klasse aio polish and cleaner
    four star scratch and swirl remover
    various meguiar's and 3m polishing compounds
    Klasse sealant glaze
    Sonus paint sealant
    p21s carnauba wax
    optimum opti-seal
    Ultima ultimate paint protection
    I use a Porter Cable 7424 random orbital polisher with a variety of UDM DAS, CCS, and sonus sfx pads. It's an idiot proof system. I also use a Makita rotary as needed.
    sonus total eclipse
    sonus rubber and trim protectant
    sonus glass and chrome polish
    sonus plastic polish
    meguiar's plastic-x
    p21s wheel cleaner
    optimum opti-bond tire gel

    Engine bay ($50+ depending on size of car, condition of car, and what you want done)

    Services:
    1) clean
    2) polish
    3) protect

    Some products I use:
    Autoglym engine cleaner
    p21s total auto wash degreaser
    Griots engine cleaner
    sonus chrome polish
    sonus aluminum polish
    eagle-1 chrome polish
    sonus motor Kote
    303 aerospace protectant

    Availability
    Weekends
    Weekdays after 5pm

    How long will this take?
    Exteriors take anywhere between 3-6 hours for a "basic" detail on a well maintained car. Paint needing correction typically take 8+ hours.
    Interiors typically take 2-4 hours for a "basic" detail on a well maintained car. Leather restoration and scratch removal typically takes 6+ hours.
    Subaru engine bay typically takes 1-2 hours (not including cool-down).
     
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    I'd like my interior done. I have a 2004 Mercedes E500, that I would like wiped down, the vents, and crevices blown out or clean, vacuumed and shampooed. PM me with what you're thinking.
     
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    I might talk to ya about this, maybe if I remember and see you at the mtg tonight.
     
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    i didn't know you detailed...
     
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    Speaking from experience, idget provides a great service for less than half of what I would expect to pay at a carwash or detailing center. I have a near mint 07 STI Limited and I have to admit I was a little wary leaving my car with a complete stranger. I had my engine bay, interior and exterior done and I was very happy with the end product. As an added bonus he was more than happy to answer all my questions on what I can do to keep my car shiny. Two thumbs up for Sheen.

    I will be a repeat customer, most likely before the snow falls.
     
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    I may need some work done before the snow, I'll pm you when I get a chance.
     
  7. MrMcMonkey
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    Had my car exterior done by sheen last night. It's looks excellent now, he also took the time to take the water marks and swirling out of the paint. Even did places where no one would think of waxing. Thanks again, sheen. (We'll have the other car in there soon.)
     
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    :laugh:


    But seriously, those are the most important places.
     
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    Sheen is a pro. No question. He did my car up so they could take it to HIN, and it looked stellar. Even with all the dents and scratches in the wheels, they looked great after he touched it.

    BTW, Sheen, I'm down with a full exterior job, but I think it's going to need some TLC. I could leave the car with you for as long as you'd need, since I'm in Green Bay during the week.
     
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    Thanks for keeping me busy, folks!

    Cold weather bump
     
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    Sheen,
    My '02 WRX needs this badly. I'll take an interior, exterior, and engine bay detail just in time for winter. Let me know when is best for you. I can leave the car there too.
    Thanks,
    Chad
     
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    pm'd you!
     
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    i pmd ya sheen.
     
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    Been real busy lately.

    Some pics of the car I finished tonight. Thanks Jason!

    Sorry, I'm no photographer...


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    Months worth of road grime caked onto vinyl adhesive:
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    4 hours of clay bar a hand polishing later (no wax on at this point):
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    sun fading:
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    more fading:
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    2 coats of Klasse Sealant Glaze and a top coat of p21s
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Aegis
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    Aegis TAKE IT!

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    Wow, very nice Sheen!
     
  16. idget
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    Thanks! No more reflective vinyl plz :biggrin:


    Last call before snowfall.

    Did a black STi today and it came out pretty well. Here are some before and afters:

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    Thanks again Olegrad! Sweet car!
     
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    Thanks sheen for sampling your detail work on my car. Car looks brand new. Now, let's see how long the bbs will stay gold. LOL. I'll contact you again in spring time.
     
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    So when do you have some openings?? Looking to get the LGt and the FXT exterior done.

    Russ
     
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    I might be able to squeeze you guys in Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Otherwise, after LSPR. What color is the lgt again?
     
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    have you ever shampooed Sti Seats? just the fronts.



    -Tall Dan
     
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    yessir! on my old car.
     
  22. mnstilynwrx
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    yeah what are sometimes? might be looking to get exterior done
     
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    added my general availability to the OP, but pm me and we can probably work something out.
     
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    LGT is silver. We might have to do one each day. She still works, so we can do one car one day and they I can have the other for the next day.

    Russ
     
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    Yeah...I'm gonna need you work on my car too! : )
     
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    Bump for another busy weekend. Most Saturdays through November are still open.

    Thanks AtacamaR! Your s60r was a pleasure to work on. It's honestly my new favorite black/dark gray!

    Thanks again MrMcMonkey! It was a challenge turning a gray car back to white!
     
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    So..... Any openings???

    Russ
     
  29. idget
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    pm'd.
     
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    and it looks better than ever. :yumyum:

    great work Sheen [​IMG]
     
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    +10000000000000000
     
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    hit me up
     
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    Thanks again vangstaboi86. Sweet car!

    here's a test panel from your car.

    before:
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    after polish, no wax yet:
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    JBP ftw. Looks nice ;)
     
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    thanks sheen!
     
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    Did another jbp sti tonight... my favorite Subaru color.

    Giant scratch from hell before:

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    an hour later:
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    Nice car Matt, thanks for letting me work on it!
     
  37. RichWRX
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    as soon as my sti gets put back together I need it cleaned up by you. hopefully in a couple weeks.
     
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    love it with the porsche in the reflection :yumyum:
     
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    Sure, I'd love to. lmk if/when you decide to have me work on it.
     
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    Thanks so much Sheen. I still can't believe you made that scratch go almost completely away, it was bad. :)
     
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    that was some nice work on that scratch. i need to do some waxing on mine but im getting my hail damage fixed after winter
     
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    Finally slowed down. I'm available through winter to do everything but engine and underbody details. This includes spot corrections if you have a scratched panel.
     
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    Thanks for doing the seats, they look great. This spring I will have to bring my car over and have you do the whole thing inside and out
     
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    are you still doing this? what time are you normally available? i have a 2007 wrx looking to get the exterior done?
     
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    yessir. same availability as in the OP. I'm booked solid thru this weekend tho.
     
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