Originally Posted by johnbmw6
Your car will arrive covered in dirt and have a "Wax Protection Coating" on it, are you saying do not wash it!!!?.
It will look like shite.
No, I'm saying don't let them wash it. I plan on taking the car home and prep'ing it myself immediately.
My color is carbon black. I wouldn't let anyone other than a professional detailer with experience and excellent references touch the car other than me.
Next time you're out, look for a black car and watch where the sun reflects off it. You'll see spider webs all over the car. This comes from small dirt particles dragged across the clearcoat while washing or drying.
A good prep will take me 6 hours or so. It make take a professional 2-3 hours. I consider it bonding time. ;-)