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Old 05-02-2005, 09:47 PM   #21
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I got both! Lol.

I got...

2 ultra-fine (larger size)
2 ultra-plush (smaller size)
2 drying towels
4 regular MF towels....
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:03 PM   #22
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I got both! Lol.

I got...

2 ultra-fine (larger size)
2 ultra-plush (smaller size)
2 drying towels
4 regular MF towels....
Hmm, can't the MF towels double as drying towels as well?
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:25 AM   #23
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The CAN but they aren't that good and they get wet really quick. The drying towels are far superior to be honest. Thing with MF is that they're REALLY frickin hard to ring water out of!
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:05 AM   #24
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i bought all the stuff and did it myself. i didnt come out looking like that at all.
Are you serious? Zaino is so easy it works wonders! Plus only 4 hours for the process damn takes me forever!
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:10 AM   #25
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Its not hard to apply. That's why I haven't bothered getting any machines. But, at the same time, it does take FOREVER. I've gotten pretty skilled and getting through some stages quickly.

I can wash the car with Dawn in under 10 miutes. I can have the upper portions of the car clay'd in about 30 minutes and I can finish off the lower panels in about 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Then another wash in under 10 minutes. So in about an 1.5-2hrs I'm ready to start waxing...

Needless to say... my arms are DEAD after I detail a car. I usually can't do more than 2 cars in a day or else I'm ready to drop.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:18 AM   #26
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No need for an random orbit polisher? Have you run into cars that need a good polishing, or is it just the Zaino route?
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:21 AM   #27
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I've run into cars that MIGHT need a ROP. But in all honesty, even that car came out looking fine with it done by hand. Probably would have been ALOT easier with a machine, but it was all good. It was a Supra... bi-turb... pushing something like 35psi... and able to go higher with race fuel... insane!
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:48 AM   #28
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:55 PM   #29
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thats a damn good job
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:22 PM   #30
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The CAN but they aren't that good and they get wet really quick. The drying towels are far superior to be honest. Thing with MF is that they're REALLY frickin hard to ring water out of!
Oh, so do you just use regular 100% cotton towels for drying?
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please post pics of black cars you have done in intense direct sun light... or under shop lights.
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Oh, so do you just use regular 100% cotton towels for drying?
No. Waffle Weave Microfibers. I have a wringer coming. It an expensive device but worth it I feel.

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please post pics of black cars you have done in intense direct sun light... or under shop lights.
Sorry, I don't have any in my files. And AlBoston, what is the point of these questions? Are you looking to use my services? I'm getting the feeling that you're trying to attack my abilities to make a dark colored car look excellent by hand. If that is your motive, its not welcome and pretty poor taste.
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Why are you making these assumptions? I have no motives I just simply wanted to see more pictures.
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Great job on the car man!

AlBoston, when I first detailed my car I thought it looked amazing. I then pulled into my office parking structure and the flourescent lights made me very sad.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:35 PM   #36
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Just to update everyone...

I will be back in the Central NJ area on May 16th and will be availabile from Tuesday, May 17th through Saturday, May 21st. If you are interested in getting your car detailed, shoot me an email at jcovit@jhu.edu. My rates are indicated above and I'm pretty sure that the pictures and client reviews speak for how much its worth it. Again, the process does take a solid 4 hours and all I need, if I'm coming to you, is a hose. If you come to me, I can take you to the local mall (there's a Barnes & Noble, Movies, etc) while you wait or obviously you can arrange for someone to give you a ride. I'm very flexible.

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Jared it looks like you do awesome work. However I think you are underselling yourself. I make over $300 for a detail on a 3 series or 5 series sized cars. Im not ripping people off I just pay close attention to every detail and make sure that the car looks as good as I would want my own car to look. Ive worked on a 2 day long concours winning Ferrari and made $1600. I think you should up your rates. Just trying to help another detailing brother out.
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Jared it looks like you do awesome work. However I think you are underselling yourself. I make over $300 for a detail on a 3 series or 5 series sized cars. Im not ripping people off I just pay close attention to every detail and make sure that the car looks as good as I would want my own car to look. Ive worked on a 2 day long concours winning Ferrari and made $1600. I think you should up your rates. Just trying to help another detailing brother out.


I think my rates are alright. I mean, I do take a very large amount of pride in what I do but for the most part I'm still just a guy who loves to detail cars. I don't touch the interior and that price really just includes ONLY exterior detailing. I charge extra for a few things. Such as polishing metal, engine bay cleaning, and (gasp) interior cleaning. Once I get situated at my new job in Manhattan I may take on a few more responsibilities and up my capabilities which will also come with an increase in my pricing. I really would like to keep my rates somewhere around the $50/hour mark. As of right now its bellow that as I charge $150 for about 4.5 hours worth of work. But thanks for the heads up. Per chance, could you elaborate how you've made contacts with people wanting to get their cars done for concoures and all. We should discuss things. Maybe I can refer people who are in the Philly area and you could do the same for NY area people? Who knows but thanks for the advice and major props for establishing a name for yourself that commands such a high rate of pay!!!
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