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|03-09-2007 03:29 AM|
|99SVTour||If you're looking to get business from unknowns I'd put together a portfolio of sorts and get business cards made myself. I mean how many of the guys in car shows do you think do all the pre-show prep themselves anyway?|
|03-07-2007 06:41 PM|
|Who Needs 8||
I'd just start out talking to them about how sweet their ride is . . . and then bring up the swirls and offer your services.
It's kinda like telling your girlfriend that she might think of getting implants.
|03-07-2007 08:02 AM|
|Nick Chapman||All good sugestions guys. I'm taking notes|
|03-07-2007 06:54 AM|
Originally Posted by 96blackstang
|03-07-2007 06:52 AM|
Originally Posted by 96blackstang
Nick, I would just do the "your car looks great, if you ever need some detail or swirl removal, here's my card".
|03-07-2007 03:55 AM|
|96blackstang||I would drop a card off in all the cars u see...People did that to me when I had the cobra in a show...I had all kinds of cards and flyers in my seat when I got ready to go...that way nothing is said, you are just offering your services|
|03-07-2007 03:03 AM|
|Craizie||just offer a few of the contestants free detailing if they hand out your cards at shows and what not..|
|03-05-2007 12:13 PM|
|Denny||Just stand in front of their car with that "Did you just fart?" look on your face until they ask what is wrong.|
|03-05-2007 11:28 AM|
|JDBTeen||Just compliment their cars for a little while before you bring up what you do and you should be fine. Everybody likes getting a big head, act interested|
|03-05-2007 10:43 AM|
|Skidmark||Take some products with you to the show... do a lil test on their car if they would like you to|
|03-05-2007 10:41 AM|
|893||Hit the shows with a nice sign,a talble, and a few cars that you have worked on. I think that will sell itself. Talk to some of the local show promoters and I bet for a small fee you can get a booth at their shows. If you need help with this and a car to have in your booth you know I am game. Me and ShelbysCA hit a bunch of the local shows, so we would be there anyways.|
|03-05-2007 09:58 AM|
|1985GT||you can do it right... dont bad mouth their car, just offer there services and maybe point out some little things you could help with if they seem interested.|
|03-05-2007 08:44 AM|
|D||I think if you set up a booth, people would come to it. Chances are, if people have a show-quality car, or know what it takes to make their car look good, and it looks like shit, they either don't have the time or don't have the know how to make it look good.|
|03-05-2007 08:40 AM|
Originally Posted by 8mpg
|03-05-2007 08:32 AM|
|8mpg||I thnk if you advertise yourself by saying "hey I do detailing and paint resto if you ever need some work done" instead of saying "hey your paint is swirled to hell, you could really use my services" I think you will be fine.|
|03-04-2007 10:51 PM|
I think as long as you aproach the person in the correct maner they should be ok with it. Of course you are going to run accross the occational ass that has a closed mind and will get pissed, but for the most part I think you would be ok.
|03-04-2007 08:57 PM|
|1BAD2K||you provide a service. either they will be interested, or they wont. a lot of other companies approach people with their services so i dont see why yours would be any different.|
|03-04-2007 11:01 AM|
|eastsidetorino||best advertising there is going to be word of mouth. Or do something like paul did and build a busa.|
|03-04-2007 10:56 AM|
Thats kind of what I was thinking. But I also don't want to fork the cash out to have a booth up there, take the time off of my full time job to be there, etc...
I was going to go up to Autorama, but decided against it. Thought it would piss somebody off more than attract new business.
|03-04-2007 10:52 AM|
|PWTRTXSS||A better way would be to have some cars that you have done at the show with your business cards nearby or a plaque that describes your services. Nobody wants to hear that their car could look better. Their brain translates it to their car looks like crap.|
|03-04-2007 10:43 AM|
Disrespectful or no?
Now that the car show season is upon us, there are gonna be some sweet rides to go check out. Unfortunately, a lot of them are swirled and scratch all to hell and back.
I've contemplated several times to go to these shows to round up some show cars to work on, but I thought it would be disrespectful to tell someone that thier car was great looking, but could look better. Of course in all in the approach, but in the end the message is still the same.
Do you think it would be disrespectful for me to do this? Whats your opinion?