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Detailing expectations

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Landshandy, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Landshandy

    Landshandy Active Member

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    D097C8D8-50BC-42B8-8101-F63094C91076.jpeg Hi,

    I’m looking to get my discovery 2 detailed and was wondering what to expect. I’m looking at around £350 but wanted to treat it to a nice clean before my drive to chamonix at Xmas. I’m putting in new headlining and fixing the leaky sunroof and was wanting the interior to have a good clean as I don’t think this has occurred since she rolled of the production line in 2002. I’ve owned it since 2015 and have taken it to the Sahara and back so there is also a bit of desert in there.

    My question is is it worth a full detail? Some people tell me it will bring it back to showroom condition? I’m not convinced. Wondering if anyone else has had it done and if so if there are before and after photos?
     
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  2. 1988smithy

    1988smithy Active Member

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    Grieves me to give mine a quick Hoover, it's riffy again within a week!

    I'd spend the money on something else personally, not sure well used landys are the kind of car you detail.

    But if you do go ahead, pics please!
     
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  3. Feathers McGraw

    Feathers McGraw Well-Known Member

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    It's an old and used car so will look a lot better but never showroom condition.
    To get your value out of it you would needto buy some decent cleaning gear and keep on top of it. But it's easier when it's had a really good going over.
    I'd rather do it myself. I enjoy it and it makes me look at the condition of everything and can catch chips etc before they become rust.
     
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  4. biketeacherdave

    biketeacherdave Well-Known Member

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    Buy a polisher and some modern detailing products and do it your self this is after x1 go on our d2

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    :eek: Think you went a BIT far young man !!:rolleyes::rolleyes::p
     
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    350 quid on a clean?!?!
    I bulked at anything over a fiver
     
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    I think what your after is a valet, rather than a detail.
     
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    Gave mine a quick polish yesterday not bad by hand lol
     

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    Mulcaster1 Well-Known Member

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    puts mine to shame - that looks mint
     
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    saxavordian Well-Known Member

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    For that sort of money he must be from the country of London. I here they bathe in Asses Milk while peasants doff the caps when the Lordships pass by.o_O
     
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  11. Landshandy

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    Hmmmmm as you say maybe i’ll just get a full valet and spend the rest on getting the alloys refurbed.

    I’m going to get it wrapped soon also.

    My main concern was getting the interior all nice.
     
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    I've never once taken a bucket and sponge to my Defender. Gets jet washed and what comes off comes off, what stays put does just that.
     
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    Is it just me or are land rover alloys really prone to corroding inside and causing a crap seal between tyre and rim?

    Couple of hours with a decent vac and some autoglym or similar will see your interior spotless ;)
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    I think all alloy wheels are prone to that, especially if used in wet environments.

    I always fit steel wheels if I can get them, on landrovers or cars.
     
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    Stands to reason, landys probably get their wheels submerged more than other cars.
    I keep looking at steel modular wheel packages but cant bring myself to change the standard look on my D2 :)
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    Not that keen on modulars myself. I have a set for my Ninety, but also have standard wheels with another set of tyres on. Much prefer the look of the standard ones.

    For my Mondeo, I traded the alloys with low pros for steels with a regular tyre. The alloys just weren't practical for my use, I am always bouncing round the marina and other unsurfaced places. And I like not having to watch the road ahead like a hawk for potholes. The higher profile tyres give a much more comfortable ride too.
     
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    I can imagine, the wife's bmw has got low profile run flats, it's a bloody pig when you're on back streets.
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    Make sure she doesn't damage a tyre. The price of em is horrendous!
     
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    ????? But it's a good looker already.
     
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    Did my mates xk8 today
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