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Apologies if this has been asked before. But does anyone have a detailer in the Bay Area, CA (preferably near Burlingame-San Mateo area) that they could recommend?

To make this thread a little more relevant to everyone, if you have a detailer in your area that you would recommend, might as well give them a plug. (hope this doesn't break any posting rules.) Thanks!
 

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I live in your area and I used to detail exotics for many of my friends. I may be able to help you out since you are a local Lambo owner like me (I have a 2001 Diablo 6.0). I just recently moved from Burlingame to San Mateo and now live about 40 minutes south of you. E-mail me at [email protected] .
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There is no one best product for detailing. It depends on exactly what you want out of the vehicle's finish. I usually try to stick to all natural products on my client's cars and my own(zymol).

The real difference between people comes in regards to the finsih of a vehicle's paint. Some like it really shinny and others like a deep depth of color in their paint. A sealent product (Zaino, Klasse, Crystal Guard) produces a great shine and reflection and allows for good durability of the product to protect the paint's finish. I personally find this shine a bit fake as there is not much depth of color.

A carnauba wax (Zymol, P21S, Pinnacle) creates a minimum barrier of protection and durability but provides a much deeper shine and depth of color then a sealent. These waxes will typicaly last about 3-4 months whereas a sealent can last up to 3 years (Crystal Guard). I personally like to apply a sealent (Crystal Guard) and then top that with a high quality white carnauba (Zymol Concours) to provide a great mix of both shine, durablity, and depth of color. Again, it is up to the owner's descrition about what he wants out of the paint's finish. There is more good informtion over at www.autopia.org . Hope this helps.
 

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TCM - We should talk and compare notes. Just got my Diablo, but had 355 before that won 7 major concours and P Turbo before that..many wins. Have more product in my garage than Pep Boys.

Your comments are 100% correct. I too have the Zymol Vintage for $1400 (got it as a birthday gift)...

Sealers/polymers last forever, are shinny but can leave the car "sterile" where it looks "plasticy" (no such word) and lacks depth.

I have found good luck with Klasse as a base with P21S topper... Until just now.

The car I have was originally owned by Phillip Benton, Jr the Pres of Ford Motor Co. It was acquired by the collector Tony Picarilli and I purchased from him. Anyway..... Tony has about 40 cars and a staff to take care of his cars. The car is stunning and I asked what kind of wax he uses. Turns out he has his own private blend made for him. He gave me a bottle of it. It has carb and poly in it with a very slight bite. If you use it with a buffer it will clean, use it by hand it will gloss only. Wipe on Wipe off.

We turned out to be good friends and speak a couple of times per week. He is sending me a gallon and if you PM me with your addr I'll send you a small 4 oz bottle to try...

Also here's another tip...on leather I've tried everything and ended up with Leatherique as my favorite. Know George, the owner, from car shows. So what does Tony use? Interior looks like new, literally. Mink Oil only. Comes in a can (not kiwi like for shoes) and get via mail order. Stuff also is killer.

Question - On OZ wheels, the outside stainless lip....is it clear coated?
 

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John thanks...Great web site and ordered "3 pack" today to sample it.

I was thinking of having my rims polsihed with gold screws... any info on who's good with that on Lambo's? Many wheel polishers out there, but prefer someone with Lambo experience...
 
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