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Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Dec 11, 2012
Who does the best auto detailing in Alamo?
MZ GOODY TWO SHOES

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Dec 11, 2012
Wish I could give you more info but have heard that there is a young man who works at Rec Center on Oregon that is very good at detailing. He does this on his time off as a side business.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Dec 11, 2012
MZ GOODY TWO SHOES wrote:
Wish I could give you more info but have heard that there is a young man who works at Rec Center on Oregon that is very good at detailing. He does this on his time off as a side business.
So illegally under the table to earn an income that is not taxed. I'd rather go to someone legit.

Since: Sep 08

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#4 Dec 11, 2012
No thanks wrote:
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So illegally under the table to earn an income that is not taxed. I'd rather go to someone legit.
So how is doing it on the side illegal, if he works at the rec center, he is not doing auto detailing at the rec center, Maybe it is a 2nd job...
Still Dancin

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Dec 11, 2012
Forget the name, but he's behind Vision ford on the same lot. Excellent work.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
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So how is doing it on the side illegal, if he works at the rec center, he is not doing auto detailing at the rec center, Maybe it is a 2nd job...
Sounds more like he is not insured or bonded. Again, no thanks! I value my car stero.
Detailer

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Dec 12, 2012
No thanks wrote:
<quoted text>
So illegally under the table to earn an income that is not taxed. I'd rather go to someone legit.
Heck, If one would ban those that work under the table here in this town, 99% of such people here would be without any income.

Ever see all those pickups-etc cruising town with lawn mowers, and yard cleaning equipment in the back? Do you think they are bonded, and insured?

A legit detailing business might be good, and then again, for certain processes they might create more damage than they cure. Same with dealers. They know just enough to be dangerous with things like Rotary Polishing Machines.

Plus many are not using the best products that are currently available on today's market. In fact many detailing shops often buy the cheapest available, in bulk containers to maximize profits, that is often the name of the game, get the customer out the door, go past go and collect payment. Some might be decent, and some might be just so-so.

Usually one would be fairly safe with a simple hand car wash, but that again all depends? Washing, or touching a paint finish in any fashion is where your dreaded paint swirls come from.

I'd be surprised to see any doing a two-bucket wash, with high quality shampoos. Good products can often cost some good money, and yes, you do often get what you pay for.

The best plan is to learn yourself how to properly maintain your vehicle. Buy some decent tools, and products like a good Wash Mitt, good Car Soaps, and good quality Polishes, and Sealants-Waxes. Definitely use good Soaps after a protective Sealant-Wax is used.

If you've never used a Clay Bar, these are truly amazing products to use after a good wash, and prior to any Sealants-Waxes applied.
They clean the paint, and will remove much of the contaminants that are bonded to the surface of the finish. They can also be used on Glass, and will also remove anything bonded to them as well.

The Mothers California Gold Clay Bar Kit is a good one, can be gotten at Walmart, or other Auto Parts Stores like Auto-Zone/Oreillys.

They come with a spray detailer, and this is used to keep the Clay bar gliding across the surface to prevent Paint Marring. Try it, you will be amazed. A simple test for knowing if your vehicle needs Claying, after washing, and drying, take a thin Sandwich Baggie, place your hand inside the Bag, and feel the surface of your Paint Finish. Rough huh?

Even brand new cars need Claying, as they usually come from the factory loaded with contaminants on the Paint such as Rail Dust (Iron) stuck to the Paint Finish. Claying the Paint Finish also helps any-all Sealants-Waxes bond better to the Paint Finish for longer lasting protection. You'll then get the most out of any Paint Protection Product.

There's nothing that says that an entire vehicle has to be completed in one day. Don't overwhelm yourself thinking such. A couple of panels can be done a day. Simply clean-wipe following panels before applying a protective product such as a Wax, or Synthetic Poly Sealant.

Auto Zone, and even Walmart carry a number of really good products such as the Meguiars Professional Line, and others like Surf City Garage. Yes, a little pricey, but again usually better quality and better final results versus the cheaper brands out there.

If there are numerous swirls in the paint, cobwebbing, light scratches, one can get very good results by hand with a dedicated Polish product used before final Protective Coating-Sealing.
Products such as Mequiars M205, sold at Walmart, and other stores is truly an outstanding product that can be used by hand, DA, or Rotary Machine.

By hand will take longer, but one can achieve beautiful high gloss mirror-like results on Paint Finishes. This is a true Polish, not a Glaze, which only hide-mask imperfections.

About the only decent Tire protection products I see sold here off the shelves, is Surf City Garage "Beyond Black". Most ae garbage.
Hope this helps some.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Dec 12, 2012
Detailer wrote:
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Heck, If one would ban those that work under the table here in this town, 99% of such people here would be without any income.
Ever see all those pickups-etc cruising town with lawn mowers, and yard cleaning equipment in the back? Do you think they are bonded, and insured?
A legit detailing business might be good, and then again, for certain processes they might create more damage than they cure. Same with dealers. They know just enough to be dangerous with things like Rotary Polishing Machines.
Plus many are not using the best products that are currently available on today's market. In fact many detailing shops often buy the cheapest available, in bulk containers to maximize profits, that is often the name of the game, get the customer out the door, go past go and collect payment. Some might be decent, and some might be just so-so.
Usually one would be fairly safe with a simple hand car wash, but that again all depends? Washing, or touching a paint finish in any fashion is where your dreaded paint swirls come from.
I'd be surprised to see any doing a two-bucket wash, with high quality shampoos. Good products can often cost some good money, and yes, you do often get what you pay for.
The best plan is to learn yourself how to properly maintain your vehicle. Buy some decent tools, and products like a good Wash Mitt, good Car Soaps, and good quality Polishes, and Sealants-Waxes. Definitely use good Soaps after a protective Sealant-Wax is used.
If you've never used a Clay Bar, these are truly amazing products to use after a good wash, and prior to any Sealants-Waxes applied.
They clean the paint, and will remove much of the contaminants that are bonded to the surface of the finish. They can also be used on Glass, and will also remove anything bonded to them as well.
The Mothers California Gold Clay Bar Kit is a good one, can be gotten at Walmart, or other Auto Parts Stores like Auto-Zone/Oreillys.
They come with a spray detailer, and this is used to keep the Clay bar gliding across the surface to prevent Paint Marring. Try it, you will be amazed. A simple test for knowing if your vehicle needs Claying, after washing, and drying, take a thin Sandwich Baggie, place your hand inside the Bag, and feel the surface of your Paint Finish. Rough huh?
Even brand new cars need Claying, as they usually come from the factory loaded with contaminants on the Paint such as Rail Dust (Iron) stuck to the Paint Finish. Claying the Paint Finish also helps any-all Sealants-Waxes bond better to the Paint Finish for longer lasting protection. You'll then get the most out of any Paint Protection Product.
There's nothing that says that an entire vehicle has to be completed in one day. Don't overwhelm yourself thinking such. A couple of panels can be done a day. Simply clean-wipe following panels before applying a protective product such as a Wax, or Synthetic Poly Sealant.
Auto Zone, and even Walmart carry a number of really good products such as the Meguiars Professional Line, and others like Surf City Garage. Yes, a little pricey, but again usually better quality and better final results versus the cheaper brands out there.
If there are numerous swirls in the paint, cobwebbing, light scratches, one can get very good results by hand with a dedicated Polish product used before final Protective Coating-Sealing.
Products such as Mequiars M205, sold at Walmart, and other stores is truly an outstanding product that can be used by hand, DA, or Rotary Machine.
By hand will take longer, but one can achieve beautiful high gloss mirror-like results on Paint Finishes. This is a true Polish, not a Glaze, which only hide-mask imperfections.
About the only decent Tire protection products I see sold here off the shelves, is Surf City Garage "Beyond Black". Most ae garbage.
Hope this helps some.
At least a legitimate business is INSURED in case of damages; Joe Blow is not Heisenberg.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Dec 12, 2012
A legitimate business is insured in case something is damaged; Joe Blow doing auto detailing, or yard work, or construction is not.
That's the whole reason you should hire someone that is legit and not some schmuck doing it on the side.
Geez

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Dec 12, 2012
God forbid a kid make a little extra money on the side. When I was a kid I mowed lawns for a little extra cash. When I was a kid I babysat for a little extra money. You don't trust the kid because you car is valuable then don't go to him, but do we really need to portray the kid as if he is some horrible tax evading criminal?
Detailer

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Dec 12, 2012
No thanks wrote:
<quoted text>
At least a legitimate business is INSURED in case of damages; Joe Blow is not Heisenberg.
First, I am not this Heisen person.

Yes you are probably correct that professional detail business "should" be insured. Accidents can happen in any instance.

I also agree that while a teenager might be fine for yard work, and other such chores, I wouldn't expect a youngin to have any proper experience to properly polish paint, or know what-how products should be used.

One would think a pro detail shop would be experienced in such work, as that's their everyday business, just like a muffler shop, or a heating and cooling business, plumber etc.

Ask questions, what will be done, what will be used, and they usually have package deals of varying costs. I'm simpky saying to be informed, this way there are no unpleasant surprises, or unknowns because you didn't ask. Get the total costs up front.
thank you very much

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Dec 12, 2012
Go check NM tax laws. I know for a fact that I can do $7700 of off the books home repair work each and every year, without fear of penalty. I cannot form a contract but the home owner or car owner can be the contractor and hire me as a laborer. And at that level I can tuck $7700 in my pocket legally.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Dec 12, 2012
thank you very much wrote:
Go check NM tax laws. I know for a fact that I can do $7700 of off the books home repair work each and every year, without fear of penalty. I cannot form a contract but the home owner or car owner can be the contractor and hire me as a laborer. And at that level I can tuck $7700 in my pocket legally.
Not at my house you can't. You hurt yourself on my property and I have to pay your hospital bills?
Again, NO THANKS!
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Dec 12, 2012
thank you very much wrote:
Go check NM tax laws. I know for a fact that I can do $7700 of off the books home repair work each and every year, without fear of penalty. I cannot form a contract but the home owner or car owner can be the contractor and hire me as a laborer. And at that level I can tuck $7700 in my pocket legally.
In fact, post the link for your facts so I can see for myself because I never heard of such a thing.
thanks but no thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Dec 12, 2012
my lameazoidizm, I am allowed to make $7200 a year in situations such as auto detailing, handyman, etc. without being required to acquire a license. It is discussed under the subject of contract law. The taxation feature is not as liberal yet has it's variables. As for links, being as you don't employ unlicensed/uninsured secretaries, that's a no can do.
Captain Oblivious

United States

#18 Dec 12, 2012
Do some research Carol, there is a dollar amount for many jobs that aren't required to pay taxes until they reach a certain amount. Just because you hook and only get $20 a "shot" you will never get to the $7200 limit, thats why you don't pay taxes.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Dec 12, 2012
thanks but no thanks wrote:
my lameazoidizm, I am allowed to make $7200 a year in situations such as auto detailing, handyman, etc. without being required to acquire a license. It is discussed under the subject of contract law. The taxation feature is not as liberal yet has it's variables. As for links, being as you don't employ unlicensed/uninsured secretaries, that's a no can do.
You can't post a link because you are full of shit.
No thanks

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Dec 12, 2012
Nope not finding anything where it states any minimum amount of income is tax free.
Captain Dingleberry

Alamogordo, NM

#23 Dec 12, 2012
Captain Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>That's because these losers never let the facts get in the way of their ignorant opinions.......
See, anyone can be anyone here. Isn't it wonderful?
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#25 Dec 12, 2012
Wow, I'm amazed, and this has made my day!

There's another person in this town who maybe thinks like me. To understand, and realize that this town consists of 97% derelict bums, dopers, thiefs, wife beaters, child abusers, sex offenders, drunks, illegal aliens, inbreeders, scam artists, fly by nights, carpetbaggers, nasty basturds, and all around totally worthless people!?

Bravo! My hat's off to you whomever you are. Maybe a long lost cousin? No doubt from somewhere else, other than this shithole known as Alamo-Ghetto.

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