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Kinda like the garage thread, I would love to post pictures of detailing shops you admire, whether it be lighting, in-floor scissor lifts, indoor wash bays etc. Lets post some pictures of shops we admire or we have seen. I will start with some pictures of the WAC Detailing Facility in Thailand.

















As well as some from a recent post on a 599 from or very own sponsor here on the forum Detailing Dynamics, as I think they have a very presentable shop:



 

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Unlimited Autosport, Darren & Jeremy have an incredible facility in Oyster Bay on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Super clean with white marble floors, totally state of the art. They do incredible work on incredible cars... without the ATTITUDE!











123 Pine Hollow Road
Oyster Bay, NY, 11771
Phone:516-922-5656​
 

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love it. wouldnt the marble floors pose a safety hazard for slipping though? either way damn good looking garage.
 

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For flooring in a wash bay, I would highly recommend RaceDeck FreeFlow. Offers slip resistance, but debris and water can drain.




Not to thread jack, but anyone needing help with components for a detailing bay, let me know. I can help. L4P discount always in effect.


 

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James looks like he has done some pretty sweet setups!
 

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This is a great photobooth setup from a detail shop I found in Grand Rapids, MI





Not to mention a gigantic facility, with conveyor style detailing which I would assume would be auction/daily driver type work.



 

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http://www.luxury4play.com/garage/64978-autodetailer-malaysia-epic-detailing-shop.html




I was browsing a detailing forum when I came across this thread about Malaysian detail shop AutoDetailer.

Epic to say the least.

Reposted with permission:

Hello everyone!

Been a forum member here a while back but have been a closet lurker. Thought I'd pop by and share some photos taken recently. I had just built a brand new state-of-the-art detailing studio to accommodate the volume of cars that we detail here in Malaysia. And as with detailing, there are constantly cars being detailed on overlapping schedules. It's been a blast putting together a detailer's wish-list for the perfect batcave.
As I am also a keen photographer, part of the items on the list was for a photography light-room(which doubles as an inspection room for LSP streaks, smears and what-nots). Those of you who have known me from years back would be familiar with the photos I took outside my previous detailing garage and shared on Flickr here.

Here's the first right-hand drive Mercedes Benz AMG SLS in the world. Had to keep it till now because of a previous press embargo. Glad to share it now, enjoy the shots!






Hi David,

Thank you for the kind words. My detailing studio is located inside a new commercial retail/office/f&b complex at ground level which we picked so that low-profile cars can access the floors without any steep inclines/declines. The studio is security-equipped with CCTV's, gated-access, proximity card systems, complete fire-fighting system and a third-party central monitoring system. It's about 12,000 sq ft so we placed security as a priority to monitor the entire area. Here are some photos to share...




















Surface Preparation
Essentially I've got 4-wet bays that comes with it's own quad-stage de-ionized water purification system for surface preparation and includes individual cold & steam high-pressure jets. Once the wet-works are completed, I've got a combination of air-compressor dryers and forced-induction blowers to dry each car effectively.

Interior Detailing
On the interior detailing portion it's 8 bays. It's fitted with specialized steam extractors that can clean exotic materials like deep-pile carpets and alcantara at 5% moisture and also regular extractors for general upholstery.

Paintwork Detailing
Moving to the paintwork detailing bays, I've got 8-bays which are a combination of standard detailing bays, vertical-access detailing bays(lifts) and discreet detailing bays(curtained-off to keep new-cars being polished discreetly). This excludes overflow sections. Each detailing bay(that includes interior and wet bays as well) is packed with fluorescent lighting equipment which is daylight balanced for accurate color-rendering of each car's paintwork at approx 400lux. Each car is flanked by a secondary bank of four metal-halide inspection floodlights to pick-out every single imperfection mimicking variable daylight exposure.

Special Applications Booth
In the furthest section of the detailing studio is a special applications booth which is equipped with an air filtration system complete with an extractor similar to paint booths as we use it to apply our proprietary paintwork coatings and is cured with several banks of UV-lights. This clean-room is the brightest and also where we perform custom 3M vehicle film wraps and for window tints as well.

Inspection Rooms
We nickname this the darkroom because of the black walls, ceiling & marble flooring. They absorb the lights from the florescent tubes, metal halide inspection floodlights and PLC lamps. It doesn't bounce or reflect light from the surfaces. These combination of lights allow us to inspect the car in the various low ambient settings as those found on motor-show floors, showrooms and hotel lobbies. They contrast with the paintwork detailing bay lights. This section is fully air-conditioned and has it's own ionizer and air filtration system. They double up as thermostatically-monitored storage rooms over extended periods of time.

Lightroom
This is a photography studio purpose built for shooting cars. It spans a massive overhead lightbox engineered with 400 fluoro tubes and has 10 fans cooling the lights. Walls and the fire-resistant polyurethane flooring are white in color. I use it to commercially produce assignments and custom albums for my clients seeking to document their automobile collection.

The Lounge
Here is the customer lounge which is an industrial grunge design and has audiophile speakers, a plasma screen, a concrete-cast conference table equipped with powerpoints for notebooks, WiFi-access, a drinks dispenser and finally is iPad-equipped for clients to browse and play games while waiting for their cars.

That's the place in a nutshell. There's a separate office area, a children's room for my kids to do their homework/play and a nicely sorted warehouse.
 
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