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Old 01-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Looking for a reputable detailing shop

I could detail it on my own but I'd rather leave it to the pros. I was going to go with Vancouver Auto Spa because they did my clear bra but now they've downsized their business to doing only 3M paint protection films.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Honestly, go PM Ken (911Fanatic). Many people keep asking, and a lot of the shops not naming names, don't do that great work. I'd rather take it to somebody who takes pride in detailing and loves what they do. Seriously, PM him, he makes sure everything on your car is done 110%
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:16 PM   #4
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Where's his shop?
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Maple Ridge, PM him, he may be able to work something out if you aren't able to go over there
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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That's extremely far for me. There has to be a good detail shop in Richmond or Vancouver.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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You'd be surprised how shitty some of these detailing places actually are. I'd take the time to find a good one, or drive further to get it done right.
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You'd be surprised how shitty some of these detailing places actually are. I'd take the time to find a good one, or drive further to get it done right.
+1 a lot of places do really bad work. Leave buffer trails, burn the paint, etc etc

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Old 02-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #9
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Theres this guy i know who does great work, pm for details. he polishes bentleys and porsches and a bunch of exotics does hondas and toyotas too.
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I'll just go to a detail shop that details high-end cars.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:07 AM   #11
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Why don't you want to do it yourself?
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Why don't you want to do it yourself?
Some people dont want to mess anything up, or just dont feel like putting in the long hours to get the job done
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I'll just go to a detail shop that details high-end cars.
Doesn't mean they do good work
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Theres this guy i know who does great work, pm for details. he polishes bentleys and porsches and a bunch of exotics does hondas and toyotas too.
Downtown Auto Spa did, guess what? They did crappy work.
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Honestly, go PM Ken (911Fanatic). Many people keep asking, and a lot of the shops not naming names, don't do that great work. I'd rather take it to somebody who takes pride in detailing and loves what they do. Seriously, PM him, he makes sure everything on your car is done 110%
is it the one with the orange wall? if it is he do good work...but DAS(2years ago) is better and cheaper..
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Unique Detailing in West Van & Unique Detail Mobile samething?
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anyone tried Richmond Auto Spa?
there price seem good but i dun want to cheap out since my car is black and open top and i dun want to have swirl all over + wax on the soft top.
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I believe so, last time I was there they had a dodge magnum with their logo on it
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Best way to tell would be after getting your car done, bring it out under sunlight and inspect it. That or put it under a work light. If it isn't done properly, get them to redo it.
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yea thats what i do...i check the weather report than book it in the sunny day...but the weather report are not always right.
i will give unique detail a try when the weather get better
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You can also take it to any gas station after dark. Those lights are brutally honest and show everything. As for the orange wall you mentioned, its not my shop. I'm out in Maple Ridge.
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What's the name of your shop?
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:39 PM   #23
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Do you have a website? How much do you charge? I'm interested in getting my car detailed soon.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #24
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Ken I really hope you don't mind me posting this. But I'm going to anyways to shut down the other businesses that just glaze the car over. For those of you who are wondering, here is a sample of Kens (911Fanatic) work.
http://www.detailingbliss.com/forum/...pics-8332.html

Ken uses quality products, he goes the extra step to get the right products that give that extra shine. Many of his products are from Europe in which he gets brought over himself. Unlike many detailers who say they polish and don't even examine the condition of the paint under different types of light (not just a worklight) Ken, goes the extra step to do so. Don't hesitate to book a detail with Ken. Proof is in that link.

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:21 PM   #25
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Holy mother of xxxx! Impressive work. I wonder how much he charges for a job like this?

By the way, thanks for the link, Brendan. I'll definitely use Ken for the detailing.

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