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      08-13-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Car Detailing in Toronto

Anyone taken their 1er to a car detailing place yet ???

If so, I would love to hear from you and the experience.

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      09-30-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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I know this is an older thread, but I would love to know the answer to this.
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The driveway...

The rates are ok but the workmanship is so-so... guy was drinking beer while taking his sweet time... So I decided to not pay him.

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      09-30-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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The driveway...

The rates are ok but the workmanship is so-so... guy was drinking beer while taking his sweet time... So I decided to not pay him.

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Don't want to do it myself.
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      09-30-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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The driveway...

The rates are ok but the workmanship is so-so... guy was drinking beer while taking his sweet time... So I decided to not pay him.

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I think you must drink beer while detailing a car! Is it possible to do that job and not drink beer??? Are you mad.
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my driveway rate is $200 per hour plus taxes, plus insurance, plus admin fee, plus... wait I am not BMW...
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No one I've trusted to leave the car with yet... not even BMW. Car comes back with half a tank gone, with only 3 KMs travelled. Uh oh. Don't want any trouble.
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No one I've trusted to leave the car with yet... not even BMW. Car comes back with half a tank gone, with only 3 KMs travelled. Uh oh. Don't want any trouble.

You left your car at a BMW dealership and 1/2 the tank of gas was stolen?

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I do it myself.. have the whole kabuss in my garage lol.. though I am getting abit lazy.. damn black cars are hard to keep looking good..
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I do it myself.. have the whole kabuss in my garage lol.. though I am getting abit lazy.. damn black cars are hard to keep looking good..

Yeah try AW, it's so easy, they are selfcleaning!

I just press the carwash button (what I renamed my engine on/off button) and it now selfwashes, including the rims, and even behind the spokes.

Wait, I am daydreaming again... sorry time for meds

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      10-01-2008, 03:14 PM   #11
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Guys, can we stay on topic?
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Yes we can.

Do you have a good place that you trust and use? I don't even trust BMW to wash my car. They even said, that this is a fact of life, and even thought they "clean" their carwash brushes, they will put swirl marks on your car.

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There must be detailing places (not carwashes) in Toronto that people trust their BMW to.
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      10-02-2008, 10:16 AM   #14
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If you want some recommendations, you'll likely need to go to a busier regional forum. It doesn't have to be a BMW forum, just an enthousiast forum.

Or talk to some car clubs in your area...but it may depend on the group. It seems that most cars guys I have encountered prefer to do their own stuff.
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You left your car at a BMW dealership and 1/2 the tank of gas was stolen?

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In a gist... No, the 1 series is too 'new' to trust and leave with an unknown detailer... even at the dealer... just like you'd never valet her...
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