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Wanted: Detail Shop recommendation for single stage paint

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Hello all,

For a variety of reasons, I am going to need to sell off my e21 and need to get it prepped for sale.  I'm looking for a detail shop with single stage paint experience so they don't burn through, cut off half the paint, etc.  The paint is pretty good and doesn't need a full correction.  I need the engine compartment steam cleaned (or whatever they do these days) and would like to at least have the underside steam cleaned/power washed, whatever, in case this car ends up on BaT.

I'm in the Burlington area but don't mind travelling.

Thanks!

Wally

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18 hours ago, YoungCR said:

I haven't personally used Connor but he's highly recommended around the Madison area. He regularly does exotics and Pebble Beach concurs cars.

http://www.chdetailing.com/services/

 

@i_love_cars has a guy around Milwaukee he regularly uses for his fleet. 

Jordan's guy is Robbie's Detailing

https://www.facebook.com/robbiescustomdetaling/

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After those pictures it went on consignment at Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee location (which is actually in Kenosha, but whatever).  The guys there shit when they saw it, Ruben and his crew did that good a job on it.

It sold within three weeks for more than I originally expected out of it, despite their poor pictures and relatively poor description.  Seeing as they tack their commission on top, they must have gotten a lot for it.  Well, a lot for an e21, borderline e30 money.  The car is being shipped to California, at least that's what they told me.

It kind of sucks I had to sell that car, but it was a poor choice from the beginning.  I should have bought a less nice one with more miles so I wouldn't be afraid to drive it.

 

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Question: How do you know a salesman is ________?

Long story short, the car is NOT sold.  I got a call some two weeks after going in to sign the paperwork, title, etc that was supposed to be "come pick up your check" instead it was " there's a problem".  Now I have a car setting over there on a signed (open) title and no insurance with all the spare parts including a minty set of wheels in the trunk.

Yes, I did specifically ask if there was any financing involved that might cause the deal to fall through and I was assured there was no financing involved and it was a done deal.

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Not exactly a storage fee.  There was a $400 fee for them to do the walkaround video and IMO not very good pictures and then do all the listings.  That's for a 3 month term, then if it doesn't sell, you can re-up for additional 3 month terms for no charge for up to one year.  You can see the pictures on the Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee website.  They were taken indoors under sodium lamps, flash wash out, let's zoom up on the one rusty bolt that the car has, etc.  No mention in the ad of it being a factory sport package, etc.

There's no need to comment on their asking price, not my idea and that's their procedure.

I don't know if it has 100% fallen through but I was told the 30-day buyers contract expires next week,  I don't know if they collected a deposit.

My plan it to Bring A Trailer it if this doesn't work by next May or so.

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