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Long Island: Need a test&show car for detailing!

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:06 AM
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Default Long Island: Need a test&show car for detailing!

I need to enlarge my work a bit more to help my detailing business take off..
So far as a start-up I've only done 3 cars & a tank for a oil delivery truck.

I'm currently looking for a car that needs alot of TLC, something that can really wow in the before & after, such as your daily driver that isn't your nice shiny monte. For example, I'm doing my moms black 08 ford escape that hasn't had a car wash in over 2 years.
Now I'm hoping your car you would be willing to make my test car isn't something of that extreme...Just something that needs to be brightened up a bit for a good portfolio.
If your interested, shoot me a message here on mcf, its strictly for Suffolk County & eastern Nassau county. This full detail will only cost you $50 for any car/SUV, and includes a interior cleanup.

If you have a garage to do any of the detail work it would be great, if not the temperature has to be above 40 degrees & the car may be running for half the time(to keep the product warm) If not, we can wait until spring for the job. Please let me know!
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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If i was closer i'd say yes, but good look, hope you get some business
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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Same here if only I was closer!....

My silverado needs it severely!...When we returned home from vaca in August..its just been sitting (havent cleaned it yet) Since we bought the siera custom, and now the mrs is useing it in all this weather. (since its 4 wheel drive). Its now snow and salt covered .

Maybe....If you ever deceide to go mobile with your business..Put me 1st on your list!

Id gladly pay you $150.00 Just to come out!
Plus your Fee!
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:58 PM
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I know exactly what your trying to do, i tried the same it ended up being a flop...but let me tell you word of mouth has been my best marketing, make one customer overly happy and they will spread the word!

I started mine with an add on craigslist,
First customer car was a guy with a 69 camaro

Gave him a few cards and i have had calls from people he has told about me,

A guy around the corner from him saw pics on clist and had me come out
I have done his cars multiple times, he has had me come do his boss's vehicles, and has refered me to multiple other people!

Make a facebook page!, www.facebook.com/JLMDetailing

Get buisness cards!
 

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:59 PM
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already got my fb page up, & new business cards. Lately time hasn't been on my side though ):
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Nightmare View Post
already got my fb page up, & new business cards. Lately time hasn't been on my side though ):
Hey your further ahead than i thought lol, winter alone is a hard time of the year, freezing temps, snow & salt on the roads, i don't do any durring the winter becuase i do it on a mobile baises anyways, ( appartment living and apt single car garage so doesn't really cater to the detailing kind!)

Well best of luck to ya, your page now has my like!
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:54 PM
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thanks
I've been meaning to go around the mall nearby & place some cards on windows...Just no time to do it!
 
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Nightmare View Post
thanks
I've been meaning to go around the mall nearby & place some cards on windows...Just no time to do it!
Sad to say but i wouldn't waist your time, just think if/when people leave stuff on your car, me 90% of the time i grab it and let the wind take it,

A few things i do and have got a few people out of it,

whenever we go out to eat, i leave my card in the Thing they bring your bill in, so when the come back for the reciept/cash tip, when tipping the bartender if i go for a drink,

The forsale/ect boards at some of the local grocerie stores,

Some resteraunts have a community board type thing that you can pin them to,
 
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