Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Is elbow grease the secret to a perfect finish?

February 8, 2012

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA — A detailer here revealed that the secret to a flawless finish was the time and effort put into a restoration, according to

The Feb. 2 story stated that Marc Harris’ AutoLavish business offers a “pursuit of perfection” package for $1,600 to $3,100 that includes 18 to 35 hours of labor. Still, most customers opt for the cheaper 10-hour to 15-hour package.

“People think the pinnacle of a car’s cleanliness is when it’s new, but with enough time, we can actually take it a step beyond that,” Harris said in the article.

Tony Giorgini, a car enthusiast who has restored close to 60 cars, said in the article that he understands what it takes to make a car’s finish pop: Effort.

“People ask me, ‘What type of wax do you use?’ because they don’t realize it’s not just product. It’s a lot of elbow grease,” Giorgini said in the article.