My First Detailing Experience
When I was a teenager I loved detailing my first car. It was a 1985 Dodge Charger. It was a deep maroon red. I loved it. 4 Cylinder, carbureted and slow as molasses. I don't really know how to detail it properly, my love for the car is what fueled me to clean it. I used pledge on the exterior paint. It was hard to work with, but man did it give it a hard as nails finish. From my perspective, it was the first version of a ceramic coating. A deep, glossy finish that lasted for months, and beaded like mad.
My Detailing Career
Over the next 15 years, I worked for dealerships and private detailing companies honing my skills. Detailing cars for local small dealerships was how my business was started. I quit the dealership clean-up department and opened my own detail shop. I started out doing only cars for dealers and now I almost never touch a dealer car. This has allowed me to greatly increase my quality and profit so I can continue to raise the standard higher each year.
The Reason I Started My Detailing Business
Working for a dealership was frustrating because they were only looking to save money in the clean-up department and not actually make money. Which caused us to use inferior products and equipment. There had to be a better, more efficient way to clean a car inside and out. I wanted to see how good I could be, so I set off to start my own shop.
The Purpose of My Detailing Business
Now that I have had a long detailing career (since 1999), I can look back and understand why I started this business. Detailing a car is easy. It takes effort and time, but anyone can do it. My thought was that maybe there are people out there, like me, that own cars but want them to look their best, so maybe, they will be willing to pay me to make it look better than they could have expected. I wanted to make as many cars stand as tall as possible and get paid to do so. If I can find others that share the same pride in their vehicle that I do, then I will be successful. You don't have to keep your vehicle spotless 24/7, you just have to have enough pride in it to hate it being filthy.
The Best Service We Offer and Why We Offer It
The best service we offer is a ceramic coating. A coating provides preservation, reduced cleaning intervals, and ease of cleaning. This option is actually our least expensive option. What you pay up front for a coating will cost less over time than wax, sealant, or interior protectant.
My Detailing Style
I have a restoration style detail process. This simply means that I don't like cleaning the interior or exterior without putting some sort of protectant on it, whether it be a short-term protectant or a long-term protectant like a ceramic coating.
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