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Old 03-14-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Detailing my mustang

Complete detail in and out, including buffing the paint. 135.00....sounds like a fair price?


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I would do it. Cheapest I've seen is around $200-300 here in Houston Texas.
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Just make sure they know what they are doing or you could end up with ruined paint.
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Just make sure they know what they are doing or you could end up with ruined paint.
This!!! If your car isn't scratched or have scuffs, I wouldn't even worry about buffing. I do all of my own detailing when it comes to the basics like wiping down and conditioning. And I spend a lot less then $100.

From my experience, the car is never clean the way I want it to be when I take it somewhere. So I just do it myself. That way I don't have to pay someone else AND I don't have to go back over what someone else missed.
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I have a chip that looks to be down to the bare metal. It looks like it might be starting to rust. What do you guys suggest I do? Obviously just putting touch up paint on wont fix it. I don't want it to become a problem.


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I have a chip that looks to be down to the bare metal. It looks like it might be starting to rust. What do you guys suggest I do? Obviously just putting touch up paint on wont fix it. I don't want it to become a problem.


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If it is really small, most shops will tell you to use touch up paint. Because if you pay most to fix that, they have to sand down the whole area around it and repaint it/blend it so it doesn't look like garbage. Because if you try to just paint that one area, it's gonna look like you used touch up paint as the paint around it will be older/faded.

Ask yourself if it is worth a $10 touch up pen, or a 150-300 dollar repaint? Because they won't just do a random circle. Most shops will try to repaint up to the body lines so it looks OK.
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I have a chip that looks to be down to the bare metal. It looks like it might be starting to rust. What do you guys suggest I do? Obviously just putting touch up paint on wont fix it. I don't want it to become a problem.


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Try this.

Dr. ColorChip Automotive Paint Chip Repair Kit - Dr. ColorChip: Automotive Paint Chip Repair Systems
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I work at ford and the detailers do it for me for only $25 hehe


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Save yourself some money do it yourself chances are it doesn't need buffing just try a good cleaner wax and sealant wax do up the tires trim and stand back and enjoy it knowing you saved some bucks.
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Save yourself some money do it yourself chances are it doesn't need buffing just try a good cleaner wax and sealant wax do up the tires trim and stand back and enjoy it knowing you saved some bucks.

Waxing will not remove the scratches/swirls, it will only temporarily cover them up. The only way to get rid of them is to compound and polish.


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Probably will try dr colorchip. But my issue wasn't really covering up just a chip but the fact that it started to have the red oxidized looks of rust. My fear is covering it up with paint and then it bubbling up in the future.


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The op didn't say anything about having scratches or swirl marks just about the price of the detail .If it doesn't have scratches or swirls then a good waxing will work as well.
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Complete detail in and out, including buffing the paint. 135.00....sounds like a fair price?


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I can tell you that $135 for a full detail is a fair and reasonable price. I have a side detailing business and I charge $140 for small to mid size vehicles. My $140 doesn't even come with paint decontamination or clay bar. Clay bar with add another $30 and if they want all the iron deposits removed from the paint, you can add another $40.

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I know some people live where you can't do things to your Mustang. Like changing your oil, washing and things like that. You have to do what you have to do.

It would be a cold day in hell before i would let some clown 'touch' my Mustang
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I know some people live where you can't do things to your Mustang. Like changing your oil, washing and things like that. You have to do what you have to do.

It would be a cold day in hell before i would let some clown 'touch' my Mustang
What about a non clown? Not all detailers are clown's!

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What about a non clown? Not all detailers are clown's!

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To even get an idea if someone is not a "clown", i read reviews for the company. Everywhere from their site, Yelp, Facebook, etc. Then what I normally do is take the car in for a cheap/small job. If they don't fudge it up, then I start to establish trust with them.

Don't always go for the cheaper price. That can sometimes be misleading. I cannot stress enough "read the reviews". Even though you can't base everything off of them, they can sometimes give a good starting point.
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Just bought some. Thanks.


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Its these guys that say, "We can detail your car in 2 hours". No way in the world. When i detail my Mustang (1 to 2 times per year) it takes me 2 full days to do it.
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Probably will try dr colorchip. But my issue wasn't really covering up just a chip but the fact that it started to have the red oxidized looks of rust. My fear is covering it up with paint and then it bubbling up in the future.


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I have used a touch of naval jelly rust remover with a tooth pick. Then wipe clean with running alcohol. Then touch up paint. I did this on a truck and had no issues. No chips on the mustang.


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