Professional Valeters and Detailers - Car Care Advice Thread

Professional Valeters and Detailers - Car Care Advice Thread

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Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Hello all - we are the Professional Valeters & Detailers Trade Association. Posts from our "Pro Valets" user account will only ever be from Bert (a Car Care expert who has many years experience in products and development) or Rich (a Professional Car Detailer, specialising in Classic Cars).
We currently have over 160 members nationwide who are all vetted for Insurance (all members must hold Accidental Damage cover as well as the more usual Liabilities), Experience, Quality and Pricing as well as Customer Feedback.

Please take a look at our website - www.pro-valets.co.uk - where you will find an easily searchable database.

Having been PH members for many years and seeing all sorts of questions pop up on here about Valeting and Detailing with a wide variety of responses from useful tips and guidance to the "pop over and I'll do it for you". By sponsoring this thread, we hope to cultivate an area where we can link PHers with our members for Professional advice and recommendations, or to help you find your nearest Approved Valeter or Detailer to do the work for you, thus removing any concerns about workmanship before they are let loose on your pride and joy.

Our members will be popping up to answer queries, and each will sign off with a link to their PVD Profile so you can see they are legitimate.

OK... Go!!

RacingMini

1 posts

66 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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Hi, I went to town on my wheels on the weekend and got all the black marks off the alloys but there are some little rust spots on them which I assume is brake dust residue. Is fall-out remover the best thing to use and what's the best one?

Thanks
R

lolaking

11 posts

174 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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Any tips for getting blue marks off my cream Jaguar seats? I think it must be from my jeans.
Thanks, Alan

kitney

1 posts

141 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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RacingMini said:
Hi, I went to town on my wheels on the weekend and got all the black marks off the alloys but there are some little rust spots on them which I assume is brake dust residue. Is fall-out remover the best thing to use and what's the best one?

Thanks
R
The best thing to use to remove the iron deposit would indeed be a fallout remover, I would highly recommend sealing them afterwards aswell, Either with a wheel sealant or wax.

http://www.pro-valets.co.uk/store-page/mobile-car-...
http://www.sapphirevaletservices.com/


Edited by Shaw Tarse on Monday 20th April 16:35


Edited by kitney on Tuesday 21st April 17:41

PoshTwit

1,218 posts

111 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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kitney said:
The best thing to use to remove the iron deposit would indeed be a fallout remover, I would highly recommend sealing them afterwards aswell, Either with a wheel sealant or wax.
Absolutely - fallout remover. I tend to use Iron-X from www.carpro.uk.com. Smells like death but is the most effective I've used.



Edited by Shaw Tarse on Monday 20th April 16:36

Ride Revive

3 posts

134 months

Monday 20th April 2015
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Hi there,

I just would like to introduce myself, my name is Neil and I own Ride Revive Valeting & Detailing based in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

If you have any questions or would like advice on any valeting or detailing issues, please feel free to ask. If you would like to have a look at my PVD profile page, click on the link below, you can then also click on the link to my website there for further information on Ride Revive's services.

http://www.pro-valets.co.uk/store-page/car-valetin...


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Edited by Ride Revive on Tuesday 21st April 21:22

douglas-94sn1

1 posts

64 months

Sunday 21st June 2015
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Hi, I'm looking to take some car valet/detailing courses this year. Who would you recommend in Scotland?

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Friday 10th July 2015
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Hi Douglas,

In Scotland, Alan Medcraf at AM Details is your man.

You can find his profile page here - http://www.pro-valets.co.uk/store-page/car-detaili...

Hope that helps,

Rich

moochofun

100 posts

167 months

Sunday 12th July 2015
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Another vote for Alan at AMDetails - he did a great job on my GT-R prior to its sale.


maisonblanc88

3 posts

63 months

Thursday 23rd July 2015
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Hi all

Another Pro-Valets member here. Dave Whitehouse From Ideal Valeting & Detailing in Horsham West Sussex.
Anything I can do to help, ask away

http://www.pro-valets.co.uk/store-page/mobile-car-...
www.idealvaleting.co.uk

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Monday 3rd August 2015
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For those of you that aren't aware, PVD have produced a magazine containing loads of editorial content written by our members and supporters.

Regardless whether you are a hobbyist or professional, it is a great read!

You can buy it here - www.pro-valets.co.uk/blog/pvd-car-detailing-magazi...

Rich
www.classic-details.co.uk

one eyed mick

1,189 posts

119 months

Saturday 5th September 2015
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Hi I am having my 23 year old Mx5 repainted next month ,orig colours etc ,what is the best product to keep it looking good ,its a second car [toy! ] and I would like to think it will last a few years , also I intend to stripe it [pro job ] would it be better to wait until the paint is fully cured hardened before applying lemans stripes? thanks in advance

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Monday 7th September 2015
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one eyed mick said:
Hi I am having my 23 year old Mx5 repainted next month ,orig colours etc ,what is the best product to keep it looking good ,its a second car [toy! ] and I would like to think it will last a few years , also I intend to stripe it [pro job ] would it be better to wait until the paint is fully cured hardened before applying lemans stripes? thanks in advance
Hi there,

In any circumstance I would not recommend sealing or fitting your stripes until around 6-weeks after the paintwork is finished to allow the paint to fully cure. I would also suggest that you have your stripes fitted prior to application of any sealant to ensure that their adherence is not adversely affected by the product.

The best thing would be to have the car properly prepared and a long-life sealant applied by a professional once the stripes have been fitted. Many of our members offer ceramic or glass based coatings and you can find your nearest approved professional by entering your postcode into the search box at www.pro-valets.co.uk.

Kind regards,

Rich @ PVD

one eyed mick

1,189 posts

119 months

Monday 7th September 2015
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Pro Valets said:
Hi there,

In any circumstance I would not recommend sealing or fitting your stripes until around 6-weeks after the paintwork is finished to allow the paint to fully cure. I would also suggest that you have your stripes fitted prior to application of any sealant to ensure that their adherence is not adversely affected by the product.

The best thing would be to have the car properly prepared and a long-life sealant applied by a professional once the stripes have been fitted. Many of our members offer ceramic or glass based coatings and you can find your nearest approved professional by entering your postcode into the search box at www.pro-valets.co.uk.

Kind regards,

Rich @ PVD
Thanks for the reply this was what I was thinking perhaps a couple of months ,re sealant I,m on a budget and a pro ceramic job may be well above it canyou give me a ball park fig ? thanks again

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Monday 7th September 2015
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one eyed mick said:
Thanks for the reply this was what I was thinking perhaps a couple of months ,re sealant I,m on a budget and a pro ceramic job may be well above it canyou give me a ball park fig ? thanks again
You will appreciate tat as we are a Trade Association, all of our members are independent and have their own pricing structures. However as a budget price you will be looking from £300 upward for a pro ceramic job. As an example, with another hat on as my own company Classic Details, I would be charging around £400 for a similar service depending on the condition of the paintwork finish and how much it may need refining prior to the sealant application.

Rich @ PVD

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Sunday 20th September 2015
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We are planning to undertake some blind product testing and publish the results. As an independant body our test criteria have been rigourously plotted and to ensure a good spread of opinion we are selecting a test panel not just of our Car Care Professional members, but also of a group of other enthusiasts and weekend warriors.

Before we can start the first round of tests we need some nominations as to the best products from each category and we would be grateful if you would visit our voting form HERE and let us know your thoughts.

Keep checking back on www.pro-valets.co.uk/blog/ over the next few months for other opportunities to get involved with future testing opportunities!

Thanks for your help!

Rich @ PVD

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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As some of you may know, the second edition of the PVD Magazine is now available through www.pro-valets.co.uk/magazine

Almost twice the size of the original issue it has been written by our members to provide a wide-range of information, reports and guides as well as our "Megatest" where we have followed a strict testing procedure on a selection of shampoos, glass cleaners and tyre dressings which were all voted for by our followers and then tested under defined criteria by a panel of independent enthusiasts and professionals using a "blind" protocol whereby each product was sent out in unidentifiable packaging to ensure preconceptions would not affect the results.

We are running a series of Facebook competitions as well where you can win a weekly prize for providing a brief review of your favourite article at www.facebook.com/ProfessionalValetersDetailers/

Rich @ PVD

Edited by Pro Valets on Sunday 7th February 07:41

Magic919

14,126 posts

159 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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Magazine link needs to lose the full stop, as it gives a 404.

Pro Valets

Original Poster:

61 posts

88 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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Magic919 said:
Magazine link needs to lose the full stop, as it gives a 404.
Thanks! Hopefully all sorted now.

Rich @ PVD

Scratcher_

127 posts

48 months

Thursday 20th October 2016
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Just signed up to the forum smile

I'm happy to help out with any questions or queries.

detailR Bespoke Car Care - PVD Approved