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#1 RomanTPA

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hey guys, I no longer have time to detail my own car. I'm looking for a carwash or a detailer that can do a great job (wash, wax, vacuum, dust, shine) for under $50?

Can anyone vouch for anything/anyone) in Tampa, FL?

Thanks.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

First name off the top of my head is Garry Dean. PremiumCustomDetailing.com
Does great work.
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#3 RomanTPA

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:25 PM

First name off the top of my head is Garry Dean. PremiumCustomDetailing.com
Does great work.


He is asking $120 for wash/wax/vacuum. That's a bit higher than $50.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:29 PM

I'm looking for a carwash or a detailer that can do a great job (wash, wax, vacuum, dust, shine) for under $50?

Can anyone vouch for anything/anyone) in Tampa, FL?

Thanks.


One of these has to go. If you're fixed on that price, don't expect a THOROUGH vacumming, the car to be clayed before waxing or a quality wax/sealant to be used. You CAN expect cheap wax in every crevice, dirty wheel barrels and wheel wells, etc. Quality costs, and it's what sets Garry apart from Autobell or two guys in a shady panel van with a pressure washer and a bunch of scummy brushes.
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#5 RomanTPA

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

One of these has to go.


I'm driving a 9 year old Toyota, I'm not looking for an epic job, just for someone that will not scratch up the car.

But that dude is asking $120 for Hand wash, Spray wax, Vacuum.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:58 PM

I am pretty confident that his 120 wash wax and vac will probably rival the "50 dollar" place's "full" detail.

Not only that but everything that Mikenap just said AND its going to last longer, you won't have to go back as much and it will be that much easier to maintain.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:00 PM

Actually I just checked Garry's site. His 80-120 dollar package includes considerably more than just a wash/spray wax/ wipedown. Are you sure you went to the right website?
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#8 RomanTPA

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:09 PM

I sent him an email, asking for a basic wash/wax/vac. He replied $80.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

When I was 12 years old back in 1990 I used to get $35 for a wash, wax, vacuum. Finding a grownup in 2011 to do it for $50 will be a challenge. A $50 wax job is like a $10 tire. I wouldn't trust it.

#10 RomanTPA

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

...will be a challenge...

and that is why I'm here asking you guys.

#11 Garry Dean

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for inquiring about my services, Roman. Also, thank you to all of you who recommended me.

It would be my pleasure to detail your vehicle. Let me know if I can help.
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#12 kingofsorrow

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 05:55 PM

if your looking for a $50. job then try one of those detail tents you see at gas stations. that's the only people i know of that will give you what you want for that price.
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#13 RomanTPA

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:34 AM

if your looking for a $50. job then try one of those detail tents you see at gas stations. that's the only people i know of that will give you what you want for that price.


That was not my question.

#14 Mush-Mouth

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

if your looking for a $50. job then try one of those detail tents you see at gas stations. that's the only people i know of that will give you what you want for that price.


Or Craigslist. Lots of low priced people there too. Isn't Autopia the place when you're looking for someone good? Not cheap. I'd personally question someone if they only charged $50 for all that work.

#15 RomanTPA

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:03 AM

Or Craigslist. Lots of low priced people there too. Isn't Autopia the place when you're looking for someone good? Not cheap. I'd personally question someone if they only charged $50 for all that work.


Over the years I have learned that you don't have to pay out of the *** for anything. All you have to do is ask around and someone will tell you where to receive quality work for a lot less. It doesn't matter if this is parts or labor, you can always find what you are looking for without sacrificing quality for less money. (specially in this economy when everyone is looking for any work)




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