Mate's Rates Car Care

Mate's Rates Car Care Car detailing Interior and Exterior Car detailing - High Quality at an affordable cost! (Opening in Cairns soon!)

Operating as usual

24/01/2013

Hi you lot! As you know i have closed Mate's Rates and now live in Cairns, for now anyway. :)

Some of you i know on here, so you are welcome to find my personal page. "Robert Vucas" on facebook. Profile pic is a skeleton. :)

Hey Mick, "Dude, yes i'm still alive!" lol

This page will be pulled down in time, when they actually do it...

17/09/2012

Hi gang, Just a heads up that Mate's Rates Car Care will be shutting down at the end of the year in Mackay. I am going back to some study for a new direction in career, and relocating to a new area.

I will be still taking bookings until December 2012.

I would like to thank all who have supported my little business in
the past. Thank you!!

23/08/2012

Hi guys, my computer is having some issues logging into this site, drops out all the time.

For any questions, please call 0468310157.

Rob

15/06/2012

Mate's Rates Two Week Special:

First five bookings will get a delux detail at $150. All bookings after that are $180. Starts today and ends 30 June!

Call 0468 310 157

Kim, I put it up on the main page because it's a great photo! Came out pretty good, it took me a while on the buffer.Cli...
04/06/2012

Kim, I put it up on the main page because it's a great photo!

Came out pretty good, it took me a while on the buffer.

Click pic to enlarge:

8 hour detail: machine cut - machine polish - one coat of wax.
01/06/2012

8 hour detail: machine cut - machine polish - one coat of wax.

Delux detail on a clubsport, thanks for the challenge Ricky! :)
01/06/2012

Delux detail on a clubsport, thanks for the challenge Ricky! :)

29/05/2012

Hey guys, I have one spot left for the special. Friday is open at this stage, grab it while you can at this price! :)

Not car related, but my daughter put this on my computer with the titanic theme song in the background. Cracked me up. l...
27/05/2012

Not car related, but my daughter put this on my computer with the titanic theme song in the background. Cracked me up. lol

Ok, there has been a little confusion from phone calls regarding the "delux detail" and the "Basic detail". So I will po...
26/05/2012
Mate's Rates Car Care - Home

Ok, there has been a little confusion from phone calls regarding the "delux detail" and the "Basic detail". So I will post what the delux is and what the basic is below.

Also this is a drop off and pick by customer, I am not a mobile service.

DELUX DETAIL:

(Full day and usually night required)

Exterior

The exterior delux detail begins with a wash, followed by removing surface contaminants through the use of a clay bar and solution. Once the prep work is done, a cutting compound is applied by a rotary buffer to remove minor scratches and to correct minor paint defects. Next a dual action machine polisher is used to polish the paint to a high gloss and to prep the vehicle for the next step. Finally, to complete your vehicles transition, a quality wax is applied twice to protect the paint and to give your vehicle a great shine!

Interior

The interior is wiped down with a cleaning solution. Then the interior is vacuumed, leather conditioned. Next the dash, door jams, plastic trims are coated with a UV protecting paste.

Interior detail can be added/deleted to the Delux detail on request by customer. Some people just want the outside done, some both. The choice is yours.

Wheels & Tyres

Wheels are cleaned using an acid free safe solution, tyres and rims are cleaned. The tyres are then coated with a quality dressing solution to bring out the shine, the wheels are then coated with a wheel wax which is safe for chrome - alloy - and painted wheels. Wheel wax protects from brake dust and surface contaminants.

Delux Detail is normally $250.

* FACEBOOK WEEK SPECIAL until 01/06/12! get a delux detail for $150! *
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The BASIC DETAIL: No machine polish.

The basic day detail is an option for the daily driver who just wants their vehicle tidied up. This service begins with a wash and dry followed by a coat of wax for protection. Then your plastic bumpers, rims and tyres are dressed. Lastly, the interior is vaccuumed and wiped down with a cleaning solution. The dash and plastic trim are coated with a UV protectant.

Basic Detail $100.
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PH: 0468 310 157

www.matesrates.vpweb.com.au

Mate's Rates Car Care - Mackay, QLD. Where Your Car Counts!

25/05/2012

Mate's Rates Week Special :

All delux details will be $150 until 01/06/12!

I'm in a good mood, so take advantage of this offer while it's cheap! :)

(4x4's and cars only)

Visit the webiste at top right for more information.

Delux detail on my fav colour, black!
24/05/2012

Delux detail on my fav colour, black!

24/05/2012

DIY Tip: Washing

When washing your vehicle, I bet you wash in a circular motion with one bucket of soapy water re-dunking your mitt into the same dirty water...?

Well, that's fine if you like swirl marks and scratches. The correct methed is the two bucket method. This involves one bucket with plain clean water and a second bucket with your soapy water.

Before washing, be sure to hose the vehicle down first removing any large dirt particles, then get your wash mitt and dunk it into the clean water bucket to make sure it is actually clean. You can now dunk into the soapy water bucket and start washing in STRAIGHT lines, one small section at at time. After a small section is washed, dunk your mitt into the clean water bucket and give it a shake around. This will remove any dirt particles that is on the wash mitt, now you can dunk into the soapy water and keep washing. Repeat until car is washed.

When washing with one bucket of soapy suds, all you are doing is re dunking your wash mitt into dirty water and putting these fine dirt particles back onto your paint. Washing in circles causes any dirt particles on the mitt to put circular scratches onto your paint. ie swirl marks.

Straight line fine scratches are harder to see then circular scratches. Light can only reflect on a couple angles on a straight line scratch, circular sratches can be seen on any angle.

So remember, wash in straight lines and keep dunking your mitt into the clean water bucket before the soapy water. Your car will love you for it! :)

Exterior detail on a black Mazda 6. Most detailers hate black vehicles, in saying that, they are my favourite colour to ...
19/05/2012

Exterior detail on a black Mazda 6. Most detailers hate black vehicles, in saying that, they are my favourite colour to work on! :)

Basic detail on a nice red clubsport.
19/05/2012

Basic detail on a nice red clubsport.

Pajero exterior detail. Brian McGivering said on Apr 17, 2012 5:30 PM Great job Rob. My Pajero is 9 years old with 23500...
19/05/2012

Pajero exterior detail.

Brian McGivering said on Apr 17, 2012 5:30 PM

Great job Rob. My Pajero is 9 years old with 235000 Ks on it and Rob made it look like new. I can recommend his work. Thanks, Brian.

Captiva External
19/05/2012

Captiva External

Captiva Internal & Extrenal deluxe detail
19/05/2012

Captiva Internal & Extrenal deluxe detail

18/05/2012

Mate's Rates Car Care will be opening in Cairns soon....:)

Timeline Photos
18/05/2012

Timeline Photos

13/04/2012

MATE'S RATES CAR CARE
Where Your Car Counts!

CUSTOMER DROP OFF AND PICK UP!
BLACKS BEACH COVE

Our Services

Our Car Cleaning Services include:
• Washing your vehicle;

• Using a clay solution to remove bonded surface contaminants, such as tar and road grime;

• A light cutting compound applied by machine to remove light scratches and defects, including swirl marks and hazing;

• Machine polishing to bring out the gloss of the paint work;

• A last coat of wax applied for protection;

• Wheels cleaned with an acid free solution which is safe for all wheel types;

• Application of wheel wax for gloss and protection;

• Application of protectant on plastic trims;

• Interior cleaned and vacuumed and trim coated with UV protectant.

Address

Blacks Beach
Mackay, QLD
4740

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