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Old 11-23-2013, 05:45 PM
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I'd be interested in hearing more about how you got into doing vehicle detailing and how you market that service.
I don't market. I have a black truck and trailer. Usually, it starts off with them saying how nice my stuff looks. I either inform them I detail or they ask if I can make their stuff look like mine. Most is word of mouth. Depending on severity of the job, I get between $60 (regular maintenance wash/wax, no interior) to $480 (complete stripped interior, shampoo, undercarriage, engine, etc). Paramount is keeping stuff clean, whether washing before heading out or end of day.

The paint on my truck. Notice, this is at night.


The '98 Saturn, behind me, has paint just as clear.


Getting home and cleaning up before putting away, at 8:30pm.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:49 PM
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I am a woodshop teacher so this is a coincidence haha. I did want to ask your opinion on your trimmers. I mow six yards and am picking up a 100-125 stone cemetery. Do you think the fs55 or the 90 would be the best option? I have no experience with the 4 mix engine.
With all the issues with the 4mix Stihl is finally going back to 2 cycle. They will have a 94r coming out next year that is 2 cycle. I would wait on it to come out if you can.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:46 PM
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I don't market. I have a black truck and trailer. Usually, it starts off with them saying how nice my stuff looks. I either inform them I detail or they ask if I can make their stuff look like mine. Most is word of mouth. Depending on severity of the job, I get between $60 (regular maintenance wash/wax, no interior) to $480 (complete stripped interior, shampoo, undercarriage, engine, etc). Paramount is keeping stuff clean, whether washing before heading out or end of day.

The paint on my truck. Notice, this is at night.


The '98 Saturn, behind me, has paint just as clear.


Getting home and cleaning up before putting away, at 8:30pm.
Very nice. Is that a smudge I see in the second photo?
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:46 AM
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Very nice. Is that a smudge I see in the second photo?
It is. Great eye!
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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That turned out really nice. A lot of great ideas implemented in there. As mentioned elsewhere, I put my "garden tools" down the right side wall, so I wouldn't have to be stepping over a mower to get to them. With your WB in there, the left side looks inconvenient to get access to. Also, props, for using cones.
I didn't want to have a lot of stuff hanging off the walls towards the rear where the X-One is parked because doing so would make it difficult for me to get on and off the mower and maneuver past the X-One. I also hang the backpack blower on the right side wall by the ramp so I want to be able to easily access that from the ramp or the side door…it protrudes out from the wall so far that I didn't want that hanging in the middle of the trailer either.

If I enter from the side, I do have to step over or around the 21" to reach the tools. The shovels are the longest reach but it is still doable. There is just enough room between the 21" and the side wall for me to sidestep past the 21" (if i had anything more than a broom there I wouldn't be able to get by).

I'm sure at some point I'll move things around and find better places for some of the things.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:05 PM
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I love your set–up. I wish I could be that OCD, but I never have enough energy lol.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:30 PM
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That has to be THE most efficient way ive ever seen a v-nose set up. props dude. seems a little difficult to get to the trimmers though. Nice mowers too.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:32 PM
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I love your setĖup. I wish I could be that OCD, but I never have enough energy lol.

Thanks.

As Monk would say, it's a blessing and a curse.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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That has to be THE most efficient way ive ever seen a v-nose set up. props dude. seems a little difficult to get to the trimmers though. Nice mowers too.
Thanks.

Actually, it's not difficult at all. I can remove and replace both of the trimmers and the edger without even entering the trailer. All I have to do is reach in the side door grab the shaft of the tool and pull/lift the tool out and replacing the tool is just as easy.
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Stihl MS391 25" Bar Chainsaw
RedMax EBZ7100 Blower
Earthquake 16" Rear Tine Tiller
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:58 PM
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Ohh i see what you mean now. and why the bike handle stihl? lots of brushcutting jobs?
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