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  1. Silkcut1105

    Silkcut1105 Funster Life Member

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    i had my autotrail chieftain washed and polished today inc roof ,all materails were autoglym perfect i must say and the guys came all the way from rhayader in noth wales .a real bargain 75.00 inc mileage
     
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    Sounds good to me.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    That's good! That means I've saved 75 quid today:hi5:
     
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    But was it waxed???
     
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    yes and hand buffed
     
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    I did mine the other day didnt cost me anything apart from a bit of sweat:eek:
     
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    How long did the job take ?
     
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    Does anyone know of any in Surrey that you can take the motor home to? Our storage facility at Gatwick has suspended washing while they attend to drains.
     
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    4 hours and they drove 70 miles to get here
     
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    And it was 70 each way
     
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    It would be unfair to judge the quality of the work. But if I were asked to complete a task like that in 4 hours I would say it is quite simply not possible. I can see a very decent wash being completed in that time but a proper wax plus a wash ??? No way... 140 round trip plus products eats a hole in 75 quid ....
     
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    There was 2 guys doing it and I was in my workshops the even polished the roof and only 75 pounds
     
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    Sounds like you got a right dirt cheap bargain. You could have at least paid them the minimum wage.:LOL:
     
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    I have to admit that thought crossed my mind. I was amazed when the penny dropped and I realised two people worked that long travelled that far and supplied the materials for so little money. No criticisms from me I like it when someone gets a good deal ...
     
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    Not sour grapes, good luck to them. As a yard stick, it usually takes me about an hour to clean an Auto trail roof, this includes opening roof lights and cleaning round them (plastic sheets underneath to catch any drips).I am still confused by Silk cut saying that they polished the roof etc. Does this mean that they polished and waxed?
     
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    No sour grapes from me either but to properly cleanse and wax a vehicle of that size two men or not I wonder how it can be done in that time frame. To polish means of course many things. Anyone can rub away at anything with anything and claim to have polished.. Its the old thing where so many dont really understand the difference between a polish and a wax.

    Standard vary enormously and the expectations of the clients. What one may consider a top job another would look at and think quite the opposite .. So long as the customer is happy thats all that really matter though eh .
     
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    Reading Silkcuts post again made me wonder what my customers thought I was putting on their vans as I decant my wax into Fairy liquid bottles.:D:D
     
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    Well I know what was done my roof was washed and yes polished not waxed but the rest of the van was washed waxed and polished for a pittance of 75 quid enough said .and no they did not use fairy liquid bottles they used autoglym products even gave me a hand full of autoglym airfreshners all I supplied was water and 2 brekky rolls oh and a 12 foot stepladder as there's was only 8foot . Thanks for looking at my thread guys
     
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    Can you tell who these guys were and their contact details
    Thanks
     
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    Sounds like we are all jealous of Silkcut getting a bargain. 8 man hours plus materials plus travel. They are maybe getting started out in business but will get smarter. Did they come from the Lincoln direction???? I could use them Silkcut.
     
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