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Hi all,

I stumbled across this forum looking for info on the Acadia (thinking about trading in my 6 year old Yukon for one)...lots of great info on here. :thumb:

I love detailing cars and also helping people with detailing questions. I created a website years ago to help take the guess work out of detailing that people here might benefit from:

http://paintcare-n-detailing.com

Here are a few shots of my Yukon after 5 years of using the methods described on my website:








Anyway just wanted to say hi and let me know if you have any questions about detailing.
 

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What a great site!! Normally when I go to links like this, I find out it is a sales pitch about how their stuff is best so buy the product. Not so with this one. I have been detailing my own cars for 30 years and I think you have put together an excellent resource with facts and suggestions that are meaningful and useful for the average person. Thanks for the link!! Great pics too!!!
 

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GAR said:
What a great site!! Normally when I go to links like this, I find out it is a sales pitch about how their stuff is best so buy the product. Not so with this one. I have been detailing my own cars for 30 years and I think you have put together an excellent resource with facts and suggestions that are meaningful and useful for the average person. Thanks for the link!! Great pics too!!!
Thanks :thumb: I appreciate it. I created this site to help people and take the guess work out of detailing. Nope, I'm not selling anything...my philosophy is 90% procedure and 10% product for detailing.

Thanks again!
 

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While I would love to put in the time to make a car look like that, and to keep this new car looking like that (and maybe getting my older cars back to that), I think I'd rather pay the money to have it detailed on a less regular basis.

That being said, is there anything one should look for when shopping detailing places?

I don't think there's enough time in my weekend for just the cars....

I'd be proud of that car, too. It certainly exceeds my feeble attempts to at least keep my paint shiny. That's MIRROR!
 

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While I would love to put in the time to make a car look like that, and to keep this new car looking like that (and maybe getting my older cars back to that), I think I'd rather pay the money to have it detailed on a less regular basis.
It is time comnsuming to get it back to a new look, but it's easy to maintain it. The best thing to do to keep a car looking it's best is as simple as regular maintenance. Good washing and drying techniques is the best start to maintaining a glossy/shiny finish.

I don't do more then weekly wash and a fresh coat of wax every 4-6 wks. (I can apply a coat of carnauba on my Yukon in about 10-15 minutes) and since I use good washing/drying techniques I only have to polish my paint every 8-12 months (that is the most time consuming part).



That being said, is there anything one should look for when shopping detailing places?
That is tough...there are alot of bad "professional" detailers out there. I'd recommend going on http://Autopia.org, http://www.detailuniversity.com/ or http://autogeekonline.net and see if there are any detailers in your area.

Detail university has a "find a detailer" page on their website that might help you find one too.

http://www.detailuniversity.com/find-a-detailer/


I don't think there's enough time in my weekend for just the cars....

I'd be proud of that car, too. It certainly exceeds my feeble attempts to at least keep my paint shiny. That's MIRROR!
Thanks, it's all preventive maintenance
 

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Thanks for the info, I'll look into things...
 

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What's your opinion on the drive-thru no-touch car washes for a 'quickie'? Are they just too harsh on the paint?
 

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What's your opinion on the drive-thru no-touch car washes for a 'quickie'? Are they just too harsh on the paint?
I don't like the incredibly strong jets of water. If I wanted the paint pressure washed from my car, ok, but not really. Most handwash places put your car through a mister type wet down and rinse and that I don't mind. Of course then you have to hope the mitts they are using didn't just wash some muddy 4x4 before you...
 
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