Car detailing. That used to be called 'cleaning'. And neighbor Peter - who is a perfectionist as a handyman - had damage to his bus. He treated that red thing quite unlovingly. The Fiat was kind of a pale blush with spots in the paint that a dermatologist would be concerned about.
The damage was an insurance case
So the red Fiat Ducato came back with a newly painted panel. That didn't look like much. Peter paid 250 euros to have the bus cleaned and the whole neighborhood thought he had a new bus.
Meaningful work instead of meaningless studying
Entrance Jelte Beukema. That is a fellow Dierenaar, fellow villager. He will just be twenty and after six months of study he realized that the training he had chosen was completely pointless. That he actually had very little to do with the 'school concept'. He dropped out of college and thought about what he wanted. Jelte is not an absolute car freak. But he has a penchant for perfectionism. And he wanted to do something that would make him happy and that would earn him money. He dived into the sea called the Internet. And decided to become a car cleaner RECOVERY 'car detailer'. And how a car detailer works? He learned that from YouTube. Jelte registered with the Chamber of Commerce and became a company.
I came across him through the fanfare and Feestboek
And with the miraculous rebirth of Peter's bus, I thought of surprising my Lief by having her detail BX.
We made an appointment. My Lief had cleaned out her car and cleaned it inside and out. That seemed almost presumptuous to a car detailer. Didn't the BX look neat? More than four hours later it turned out that I had been wrong. Very wrong. I stood by and looked at it. And I can always sincerely enjoy watching hard-working craftsmen. Because what has become clear to me: Car detailing is more than cleaning. It's a profession.
Lots of water, two buckets, brushes and lots of soft cloths
The first part is clear: The car is carefully sprayed clean with a high-pressure cleaner. The soap shower. After that, dirt loosens and the detailer is busy with brushes to remove dirt from the nooks and crannies (emblems, etc.). After the most serious cleaning action, the car is clean and free of old wax residues. Then the paint is polished, say 'thinly peeled'. After that action, the paint will regain as much of its shine as possible. Because the wax layer that is applied over the paint serves to protect the paint, not for the shine.
Four to six hours later and 149 euros further, the car is ready on freshly blackened tires. Our photo model is a daily driver. The car is well maintained and maintained. But the paint is 30 years old. And you could see that very clearly on the horizontal surfaces. The flanks were still 'beautiful enough'. It goes too far to say that the brave BX can be in the front row in the showroom again. But according to the happy owner, the 149 euros was a good investment. If the 'standing' sheet metal had also been polished and polished, the bill - for about six hours of hard work - would have come to 250 euros.
We ended up with Jelte alias Professor Detail because he also lives in Dieren. His most distant customer is now in Apeldoorn. But under 'car detailing' you can find more of these types of companies.
Have a look at what's on offer. Because in the well of the car detailing world there are also brothers for whom a spray can with silicone spray is the most important tool. And they provide shine for a day.