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Car detailing in Canberra?

By ramblingted - 17 January 2012 29

The search function has let me down, so can anyone recommend a good car detailing place in Canberra?

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Car detailing in Canberra?
AlpineViper 10:55 pm 17 Jan 12

ramblingted said :

Maybe detailing is too fine a word for it..all I want on my 2000 Subaru wagon is someone to give it a good going over inside to get rid of the residue of a few years of many trips to the tip, and a couple of hairy but much missed four legged friends…

In that case I’d say Waves at gungahlin will do you fine.

Loxmyf 9:21 pm 17 Jan 12

AlpineViper said :

I think traveling to Melbourne might be a bit extreme for what many of us are after with our fairly standard cars :p

How do you drive it back without it getting instantly ruined by 7 hours of dust and bugs?

Take it to one of the local car washes and give it a high pressure rinse. /experience

ramblingted 9:12 pm 17 Jan 12

Maybe detailing is too fine a word for it..all I want on my 2000 Subaru wagon is someone to give it a good going over inside to get rid of the residue of a few years of many trips to the tip, and a couple of hairy but much missed four legged friends…

AlpineViper 2:37 pm 17 Jan 12

I think traveling to Melbourne might be a bit extreme for what many of us are after with our fairly standard cars :p

How do you drive it back without it getting instantly ruined by 7 hours of dust and bugs?

Holden Caulfield 2:10 pm 17 Jan 12

bugmenot said :

It’s in teh other thread, but I’ll bring it up again here…

Final Inspection in Melbourne. There are many, many people from Canberra who take the time to travel down for their services. Arguably Australia’s best.

Send out the word and try and get Damian to come up here for a few days!

bugmenot 1:56 pm 17 Jan 12

It’s in teh other thread, but I’ll bring it up again here…

Final Inspection in Melbourne. There are many, many people from Canberra who take the time to travel down for their services. Arguably Australia’s best.

They are the only place that I will recommend. I’ve not been convinced of any detailer in Canberra that I would classify as “good”. In fact, I’ve corrected some local “professionals” work who have left the paint of a >$100,000 car riddled with holograms. Sadly, that place has already been recommended above… 🙁

Though it ultimately depends on what you are after as a “detail”. Some peoples definition is a little hazy.

CoffinRX2 12:36 pm 17 Jan 12

I havent used DetailFX personally, but hve seen some of the work they do and put into show cars and its flawless.

I tried to get my old car into them before a photoshoot but were booked out …. I didnt trust anyone else in Canberra so I flew a detailer down from Brisbane for a day

buzz819 10:44 am 17 Jan 12

brad301168 said :

By fast the best detailers are Rick and Jane at Advanced Car Detailers underneath the Shell service station at Curtin Shops. The specialise in high quality detailing and I have never been dissapointed with there work over the past 12 years.

I will never use them again, flooded my engine electrics and cpu with water, damaged my car then tried to blame me, did not buff all the polish off the paint – then would not fix it after. I paid $300 and may as well have taken the car through a service station wash.

I have since gotten a detail from DMS detailing in Sydney, comes down every now and then, he did a fantastic job, same price, but the car looked brand new, not just washed.

brad301168 10:18 am 17 Jan 12

By fast the best detailers are Rick and Jane at Advanced Car Detailers underneath the Shell service station at Curtin Shops. The specialise in high quality detailing and I have never been dissapointed with there work over the past 12 years.

Loxmyf 9:58 am 17 Jan 12

There’s a difference between a good car wash and a detail. Waves will wash your car for $35. They’ll wash the outside and clean/vacuum the inside, and do a pretty good job. But they won’t claybar or remove swirls or wax your car for that price (if they offer the service at all).

HATER 9:53 am 17 Jan 12

Depends on what your after.
For a top notch service see: http://obsessioncardetailing.blogspot.com/

Expensive and he only works on exotic cars, but, if your after quality (and meet the other criteria), he’s 110% top notch.

Holden Caulfield 9:20 am 17 Jan 12

Ezy said :

Detail FX in Phillip. A family run business who live for cars. They do everything from your average daily car to street machines > 6282 2425

I have used them before too. I wouldn’t say the results were perfect (just a few missed spots on the interior), but they were pretty good and my car looked awesome when I got it back.

IIRC I paid about $300 for an interior/exterior once over, including engine bay.

barbiekini 9:19 am 17 Jan 12

I took mine to Waves at Gungahlin recently and they did a fantastic job! Looks like a brand new car. I think the price was only about $35 too from memory.

AlpineViper 9:11 am 17 Jan 12

As I now have a car worth looking after I’ve been looking into this myself, as well as trawling many websites on car products and proper wash/polish/wax techniques.

Ace in Quenbeyan seem to get a lot of thumbs up, but sadly their website says they are closed until further notice due to family reasons.
http://www.acedetailing.com.au/

Previous RiotACT thread here:
http://the-riotact.com/car-detailing-in-canberra-any-recommendations/17087

Also one about scratch/dent repair:
http://the-riotact.com/scratchdent-removal/37855

I’m off to Cartisan tomorrow to get a “pre-sale enhancement” service done on my old car (very stone chipped and scratched). I’ll try remember to let you know how that goes.

Ezy 9:07 am 17 Jan 12

Detail FX in Phillip. A family run business who live for cars. They do everything from your average daily car to street machines > 6282 2425

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