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Old 01-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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I am getting my 2001 bonnie professionally detailed today buffing out the scratches in the hood etc...he is only going to charge me 40 dollars...I could do it myself but I just dont have the energy. So he should be here shortly...I will post pics of the car after he is done.
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$40? That is an amazing price.
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$40? That is an amazing price.
Price comes with experience. If he knew what he was doing, he would charge MUCH more.

Does that include the prewash also?
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I can't fully agree Mike. I've just recently gotten into detailling myself. Nothing professional either. But the product used will probably be about half to two thirds of the cost. If he'* doing a professional job..he'* using expensive products.

Time has to be worth something.
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He is presoaking it and washing it by hand and vacuuming and cleaning the dash and leather etc..plus hand waxing the entire car..he wants more of my business so I haggled him down from 100
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The detail guy says the hood has been repainted but looking under the hood does not look like it has been in any accident. no visable signs of replacement. But the hood was definately repainted..gets me to wonder.
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some one probably tried to fix the hood herpes
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Whats the best way to get deep scratches out of the hood...do I need to replace the hood entirely...or is there a product that will help it...the scratches are deep into the paint
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Like mentioned, your hood was probably repainted under the virus technical bulletin.

Easy way to tell... Lift hook and look at the leading edge, any herpes? If no...you know why it was repainted.

BTW your hood is aluminum.
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If polishing it doesn't remove the scratches, then wet sanding with 2000 grit might help, then repolish. Worst case, new clear coat.
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