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      09-14-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good detailer in the Mississauga. I've got some serious crap on my M3 that just won't wash out. I think it's either sap or bird crap. Thanks in advance.
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rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth, youll be amazed how easily it comes off! *if its tree sap
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      09-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth, youll be amazed how easily it comes off! *if its tree sap
Won't that damage my clear coat?
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I have a fantastic detailer in Toronto if you are ever in the area @ Kennedy & Ellesmere. PM if you want details...the best I have seen!
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talk to Frank at Autobahn Auto Salon - Dufferin and Steeles area
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Can anyone recommend a good detailer in the Mississauga. I've got some serious crap on my M3 that just won't wash out. I think it's either sap or bird crap. Thanks in advance.
Fine Details right by BMW of Mississauga...905-361-0919
Ask for Ash tell him Samir with the white m3 cab sent you...
He'll take care of you...he does all the detailing for BMW Mississauga New/Preowned Vehicles.

I have always gotten my cars washed from there, never had any problems he spends good time on the car and does an amazing job.
Probably the only fine details location I would consider for getting any kind of car cleaning/detailing done.

Hope this helps...
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For those on the east side (or willing to make the trek); I go to a small independent guy. He is phenomenal. I have had many cars over the years detailed through him (my Bimmers and my SUV now)...usually once a year. He again, caters his business to mostly referrals and car dealers.

He does full wash/wax, engine and interior shampoo. Steam cleans @ 205 degrees and conditions everything after. He even takes out the seats to get every nook and cranny.

He is great guy and is an honest dude. He charges $165 for my car and $180 for small/mid size SUV's (wife has a Murano). Last year the Murano Rims started to tarnish (turn yellow from dirt and age)...cleaned em up to look like new (and i tried many of DIY things but couldn't get em clean).

He uses McGuire products (which is a personal preference)...works well for me.

Name is Rob @ Rob's Detail and Complete Car Care...been using him for about 4 years. I called him before I posted his details to verify it was OK...if you call reference M3 forum or Raj.

Good luck

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Hey Marc sent you a pm, maybe we can set something up and I can take a look at it.

I'm a detailer that went into my business full time this year here is an example of my work (120 pics of a GT-R)
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271415.


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Wow! What a job you did on your GTR! You are the Ultimate Detailer.

Sorry to go off topic a little. What do you suggest to use to remove fine scratches & haze for the (plastic) headlights.



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Hey Marc sent you a pm, maybe we can set something up and I can take a look at it.

I'm a detailer that went into my business full time this year here is an example of my work http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271415.
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Wow! What a job you did on your GTR! You are the Ultimate Detailer.

Sorry to go off topic a little. What do you suggest to use to remove fine scratches & haze for the (plastic) headlights.
Meguiar's Plast-X scratch remover. Can be bought at Canadian tire
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Tried it. Did not see much of an improvement ... the haze is still evident after many, many tries.

Thanks anyway.


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Meguiar's Plast-X scratch remover. Can be bought at Canadian tire
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Tried it. Did not see much of an improvement ... the haze is still evident after many, many tries.

Thanks anyway.
Did you do it by hand? Sometimes you need the machine power to get rid of them. There are plastic lens polishing kits out there for rotary buffers, with special pads in small sizes... i think e-shine.ca carries them
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      09-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #13
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Hey Marc sent you a pm, maybe we can set something up and I can take a look at it.

I'm a detailer that went into my business full time this year here is an example of my work http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271415.
+1 for Wes...i recently had a great experience with him...he's extremely pleasant to deal with...

-cough- where's the write up of my car =D
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Bunn, I'm trying to work on that write up today.

Bobblehead, if you have tried with hand then Kmac is right that you will probably need to machine polish them
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Bumping this with a link to my write up on Bunnn's Jerez Black e92 M3 (60 pics) http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308137.


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Car looks great. I've decided I'm to start detailing the car myself. It looks like a hobby I know I'm going to enjoy. So I picked up a porter and cable hand buffer and I was thinking of ordering this kit.

http://www.zainostore.ca/category/za...ultimate-kit-2

To all the detailers, do you think this kit will be enough?
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Wes has my car at the moment. Looking forward to being back in town and seeing the end product!
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Car looks great. I've decided I'm to start detailing the car myself. It looks like a hobby I know I'm going to enjoy. So I picked up a porter and cable hand buffer and I was thinking of ordering this kit.

http://www.zainostore.ca/category/za...ultimate-kit-2

To all the detailers, do you think this kit will be enough?
That kit is a great start, but just to let you know Z5 is more so a filler of scratches rather then a cut and polish. Hey also you can check out The Barber's Chair in Square One for Zaino products and I do believe that they carry that kit aswell.

I would also suggest you check out Detailers Domain for their 5.5" Uber Foam Pads and Detailed Image for their 5" Backing Plate(both are great stores and forum sponsors). For washing aswell I suggest you get a lambswool mitt.

I think I am gonna come back and elaborate more and send you a pm also cause I am typing from my iphone and it's driving me nuts. I'll edit it later when I am near a computer.
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That kit is a great start, but just to let you know Z5 is more so a filler of scratches rather then a cut and polish. Hey also you can check out The Barber's Chair in Square One for Zaino products and I do believe that they carry that kit aswell.

I would also suggest you check out Detailers Domain for their 5.5" Uber Foam Pads and Detailed Image for their 5" Backing Plate(both are great stores and forum sponsors). For washing aswell I suggest you get a lambswool mitt.

I think I am gonna come back and elaborate more and send you a pm also cause I am typing from my iphone and it's driving me nuts. I'll edit it later when I am near a computer.
thanks for the great info. I've been to barber chair before. They are very pricey. I guess someone has to pay that high square one rent!!!!!
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For those on the east side (or willing to make the trek); I go to a small independent guy. He is phenomenal. I have had many cars over the years detailed through him (my Bimmers and my SUV now)...usually once a year. He again, caters his business to mostly referrals and car dealers.

He does full wash/wax, engine and interior shampoo. Steam cleans @ 205 degrees and conditions everything after. He even takes out the seats to get every nook and cranny.

He is great guy and is an honest dude. He charges $165 for my car and $180 for small/mid size SUV's (wife has a Murano). Last year the Murano Rims started to tarnish (turn yellow from dirt and age)...cleaned em up to look like new (and i tried many of DIY things but couldn't get em clean).

He uses McGuire products (which is a personal preference)...works well for me.

Name is Rob @ Rob's Detail and Complete Car Care...been using him for about 4 years. I called him before I posted his details to verify it was OK...if you call reference M3 forum or Raj.

Good luck
Sorry, I have a couple people PM me...his # is 416 757 4423.

Cheers...
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Just posted another write up, this time on a Evo X (75 pics).
Here is the link http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...96#post6080896
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Bumping this back up for spring cleaning time with yet another write up, this time on an Slk 55 AMG [109 pics]
Here is the link http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359043
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