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Old 22-12-08, 08:30 PM   #1
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My black Volvo needs a damn good mop and polish to remove light scratches and "spiders webs" from the paintwork. Looks like over the years its been jet washed to death and being black it looks terrible! It spoils an otherwise great car for me. My white 100 avant is also suffering from paintwork thats as flat as a fart and could really do with the G10 treatment. I think with the paintwork fixed both these cars could be real head turners and that would spur me into taking proper care of them cosmetically.

I hate polishing cars as I never seem to get anywhere and dont get satifactory results, plus im lazy!

How much does it cost on average for a decent cut+polish? Does anyone know of someone in the Staffordshire area that doesnt mind working on "old bangers?"


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Old 22-12-08, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'm not in Staff's but don't mind giving you a hand doing it!

I'm next to RAF Cosford, so not a million miles away, infact, you'd have passed my place in your Allegro the other week and not even noticed it!

I'll provide the tools and the tea, and give you a hand to get it done.
Won't take long for 2 people to get it done!

And as pro detailers charge from 250 a car upwards, I'll make sure you save a shed load in the process!

and I only work on old cars now!
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Old 22-12-08, 09:06 PM   #3
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Sounds like a plan Coxy, wel have to arrange something for the new year! Goodbye crap paintwork blues, hello shiny paint nirvana.

Are you still in that unit where the BC meets used to be held? If so Ive been there before.
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Old 22-12-08, 09:15 PM   #4
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No, I'm on Long Lane (Cosford) now.

Basically, when you came to the last Breakfast Club meet, you would have taken a diversion down an arrow straight (but narrow!) road which runs parallel to the RAF base.
We're down that road on the right!
1 minutes from RAF Cosford and 1 minute from J3, M54.
Anytime after 12th Jan (but not 16th cos I'm at the Dentist!!)
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Old 23-12-08, 06:27 AM   #5
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I know where you mean, Are you there on weekdays only or on some weekends too?
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Old 23-12-08, 07:49 AM   #6
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I know where you mean, Are you there on weekdays only or on some weekends too?

every week day but never on a weekend!

although I do pop in on a Breakfast club morning to get me car and feed the fish!
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Old 23-12-08, 09:19 AM   #7
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Nice looking Volvo you have there lanky. Make sure you get some good before and after pictures when you have the detailing done
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we use the same tools on audis as well a big f....off hammer black is nise but a bugger to keep pics when polished please
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