As a detailer you have to take the rough with the smooth, the good with the less good, the clean with the dirty, and the average with the best, this story is of a gem I was lucky enough to work on.
Last year I was out with a friend, he had vehicle trouble and we ended up going to a friend of his who fortunately only lived a few kms away. That friend was in the MG owners club, and a year later came back to me to detail, not his MG, but a Citroen C3 Pluriel and his wifes Mini. Whilst there, one of his friends dropped by in an Aston Martin Vantage, we got chatting and discussed the paintwork on his vehicle, the bonnet of which was concerning him. Time passed, I thought nothing of it, but had been impressed with the lines of the car and the beautiful exhaust note it made as he left.
Many months later he contacted me and asked if I could look at his Vantage, and of course I was super happy to be asked as I love the brand and especially this model. There was an issue with the bonnet, the clear protective covering that had been removed from it leaving some marking, and we decided that a full wash, decontamination, clay bar and polishing plus sealant finish would likely do the trick.
I spent around 6 hours on the paintwork, with the end result that the car looked absolutely stunning. Running hands over the paintwork revealed a silky smooth finish, and the paintwork had a beautiful glossy shine to it. The owner was super happy, I was delighted to have worked on such a beautiful car, and the owner was more than happy to spread the word about my services around his group of friends. There is a saying that a woman has to kiss a lot of frogs to find her prince, in this case I'd done my equivalent working up to this peak, and my experience had been a great one.