Average price of machine polish.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:57 PM
But have spoke to quite a few local companies and price really seems to vary. What is the price I can expect to pay???
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:29 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:46 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:00 PM
Would hate to see the £40 machine polish on a black car.
Just my opinion but £200 sounds more realistic if your having some sort of paint correction.Every cars paint/condition will vary so hence the price will aswell.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:33 PM
£200 id rather buy myself a DA some pads some cutting compound and do it myself
thats why i did actually for less than £200
Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:53 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:38 PM
It varies to what you actually want i.e. an enhancement detail will be cheaper than a full on paint correction. A small car will start at around £250. Just check out some of the websites like KDS Keltec, MIrcale Detail, etc...
Asmall car would start at around £500 i would think and Miracle is £75 an hour plus vat.
I would be surprised if you got what i would call a reputable detailer to do full correction for less than £350 after they have paid tax and insurance and purchased new pads etc for it , i know i spend approx £80 on each car i do and use £500+wax but then in my opinion to gain the best possible is the same as a Michelin Chef using the finest ingredients. You do get what you pay for and polish fallback is the biggest killer people dont understand , ive had 2 cars in the last 5 weeks that looked amazing when finished and ive even seen the sunlight pictures myself and commented how nice they looked but a month later when the oils and fillers have washed away the lovely car looked like bag of sh1te , hence i did it again for them correctly.
One such example is below , a member on here i believe , polish fallback at its best and my good friend up north recorrected this for the owner.
and then theres the amazing detailer who didnt have a gauge at Inters last year
Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:44 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:00 PM
Marc, who the hell left a car like that, PM me ..
Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:06 PM
You could opt for a cheaper version to just 'enhance' the car, which makes a hell of a difference, or head up to a full correctional detail.
Ive had a machine polisher for the past couple of years and still wouldn't be able to be anyway near some of the real retailers work, it's amazing skill, and a lot of time,materials and effort.
Cost usually reflects the job being done.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:08 PM
when i wanted mine done, a guy quoted £500 for a golf and he would need it for two days, so i bought the machine, read as much as i can, watched the videos, got my scrap panel, beat the crap out fo it, then tried to correct it with a machine, a month later of playing around i was ready to play on the real car. done about 5 cars now, including a 20 year Pug 1.9 gti that i remember as a 18 yr old and the older lads in the street had them / and a 40k Black Range Rover sport (scary)
didnt charge a penny for any of them, fool that i am lol
when you break the cost down, £500 over 2/3 days work, and there long hours , expenses taken into account and they have to live, its isnt going to make you a millionaire quickly.
Edited by robbbbbbbbbbb, 12 August 2012 - 09:12 PM.