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Starting a Car washing business

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Lentsnh, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You gotta do what you gotta do:p


    If you come down here for a Meet. I will wash your truck for FREE
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    fck alabama
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    What was that?!:eek:
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    im sorry i might buy some land on a golf course that tony estrada sells
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Theres alot of land in the country.......
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    i just think tony estrade, chips, i hilarious in those commercials and i do not plan on ever living there, my sis is moving there at some point i believe maybe birmingham
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Auburn is between B'Ham and Montgomery



    Its a great place..
     
  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Looks like your on the right track, detail, detail, detail. It's really a nice convenience having it done at my wife's work, and again, for fifteen bucks a bargain in my book. And they really do a nice job. I have given this same thing some thought as something to do after retirement.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    hey lents did you use clay bar/rubbing compund/wax in those pics??? it may just be the light but i think your truck would reall pop with that mirror like finish if you used some of those products

    interrior looks great :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    Clay Bar and Wax

    The light helped too

    Thanks Dan
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    you did use it??


    i was saying the light (or lack of) is sort of dulling it if you did....


    looks like an overcast day too.... get that thing out in the sun and let it shine!!! :cool::cool:
     
  12. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Yeah I used it

    It was. We had a terrible storm that day and then the next day it snowed
     
  13. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    ya know..just thinking here, but in my area there are SOO many detailers, its not even funny.

    Now, you know how to detail a nice, shiny new truck..What do you do about carpet stains,paint oxidation,scratches,stained seats? You need to know alot more then just wax on wax off, grasshopper.

    What if you have someone bring you a car thats 14 years old, oxidized to hell and wants it to look like yours? And when you get done, it dosent so they dont want to pay you?

    Better think about what your getting into man. I hope it works out for ya, but the general public is just a bunch of douchebags.
     
  14. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    Oh no I do Every single thing you can think of.

    I just washed this moms Tahoe. She has a 3 y/o, 5 y/o, and a 10 y/o.

    Had nasty Black stains EVERYWHERE. Pen Marks on the seats. Spoiled "snacks"

    But when I got done they said that it looked like it came straight out of the factory.

    $23.00 Tells alot. $20.00 for SUVs. $15.00 for sedans.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    was she at least hot?lol
     
  16. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    yep :laugh:
     
  17. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    A portable tent my be nice to have.

    What prices are you going to charge for what services?
     
  18. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:56 AM
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    mws4ua

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    The idea about going to businesses is a really good one. There was a guy that would come to a client where I worked. He'd charge whatever (I don't know... never used him) but would be busy ALL DAY every time he came. He did good enough work to get repeat business, and I think he went to a different place every day of the week.

    Good luck to you. If you're ever in B'ham (and giving a TW discount), lemme know!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Your truck looks nice.

    If you want to go mobile then maybe you should consider magnetic signs for the doors of your truck or something. Even if you only put them on when you went to jobs. I got 2 signs for my biz for about $60 total.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    haha I'll be in B'Ham whenever the XRU people figure out a good date to have the meet.

    :)
     
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