FIRST the cost of petrol went through the roof – now a bloke is charging £4800 ($11,500) to wash a single car.
British man Paul Dalton imports microfibre towels from Australia and special wax from Brazil to perform his 61-stage “Pinnacle Wash” on the luxury cars of wealthy clients.
The process takes two weeks per car, and includes four rinses with filtered water and three generous coats of a wax which costs £7000 a tube.
Mr Dalton heats the water to exactly 30C, and applies a secret clay mixture to help remove grime.
He uses a gadget to measure the thickness of the paintwork within a thousandth of a millimetre to ensure a mirror finish.
Rock star Rod Stewart’s £700,000 Ferrari Enzo reportedly got the special treatment before the singer took delivery of it.