The Devil Is In The Detailing

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Silly title, but ran across a channel with a detailer that may be of interest.

The question he poses is should you detail a new car?

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Cool. Thanks.
 

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Silly title, but ran across a channel with a detailer that may be of interest.

The question he posses is should you detail a new car?

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I'm not watching a 37 minute video. What was the answer? :giggle:
 
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I'm not watching a 37 minute video. What was the answer? :giggle:
Check at 32:07

He says yes and to make sure to tell your salesman to ONLY do the following:

  • Only Wash Vehicle
  • No wax
  • pH neutral no wax car shampoo
  • Fresh soapy solution for my car
  • Microfiber or car blower to dry
  • No dressing inside or out
  • No tire dressing
  • No paint sealants
 

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Check at 32:07

He says yes and to make sure to tell your salesman to ONLY do the following:

  • Only Wash Vehicle
  • No wax
  • pH neutral no wax car shampoo
  • Fresh soapy solution for my car
  • Microfiber or car blower to dry
  • No dressing inside or out
  • No tire dressing
  • No paint sealants
Thanks. Honestly I’ve watched enough detailing videos over the years. So, the answer is an obvious yes because new paint doesn’t mean pristine paint. I would argue not to let the dealer wash your car. The odds of them doing a proper wash is slim and none. Do it yourself or better yet let your detailer do it.
 


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The tire dressing was the worst part -- made a mess of the wheels! But, it all got removed and everything except the wheels and tires ceramic-coated (two coats) in the first two days. A bit of work, but I planned for it.
 

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my plan ideally would be the pick up the car from the dealership as it came off the truck, with only things like the splitter added and the even leaving in the spring blocks. loading it into a covered trailer and towing it from Iowa back to Louisiana and dropping it off at the detailer for CC and PPF.
 

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my plan ideally would be the pick up the car from the dealership as it came off the truck, with only things like the splitter added and the even leaving in the spring blocks. loading it into a covered trailer and towing it from Iowa back to Louisiana and dropping it off at the detailer for CC and PPF.
Good plan Al and expensive. But the idea of driving it back sounds pretty good too, doesn't it? :like:
 

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my plan ideally would be the pick up the car from the dealership as it came off the truck, with only things like the splitter added and the even leaving in the spring blocks. loading it into a covered trailer and towing it from Iowa back to Louisiana and dropping it off at the detailer for CC and PPF.
What I did not do with my GT and managed to get some minor chips before the PPF was installed......

With my mX5 I did more or less what you plan to do. But I did the polishing and prepping myself.

I have a video of the XPEL Ultimate PPF installation


XPEL Ultimate paint protection film - how is it installed on my 2019 Mazda MX5 ND2 30th Anniversary
 

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He says yes and to make sure to tell your salesman to ONLY do the following:
  • Only Wash Vehicle Ok
  • No wax Ok
  • pH neutral no wax car shampoo LOL
  • Fresh soapy solution for my car Ok
  • Microfiber or car blower to dry LOL
  • No dressing inside or out Ok
  • No tire dressing Ok
  • No paint sealants Ok
It's cute that he thinks a salesperson can do anything to ensure your car's initial wash is done with a pH Neutral shampoo and microfibers / blowers. Wash bay guys at dealerships use a bulk wash concentrate, wash mitts and towels / chamois, or they run it through a touchless and dry it off. This makes it sound like we all buy our cars from a detail shop.
 

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Good plan Al and expensive. But the idea of driving it back sounds pretty good too, doesn't it? :like:
nope. I travel those roads plenty, I know better than to put anything you really want to take care of on them without protection.
 

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It's cute that he thinks a salesperson can do anything to ensure your car's initial wash is done with a pH Neutral shampoo and microfibers / blowers. Wash bay guys at dealerships use a bulk wash concentrate, wash mitts and towels / chamois, or they run it through a touchless and dry it off. This makes it sound like we all buy our cars from a detail shop.
It depends on how high end the dealer is.
 

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I haven't seen a Maserati, Ferrari, Rolls Royce dealer selling Mustangs.....so I am going to still say no to the dealer washing the car.

It depends on how high end the dealer is.
 

 
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