Maintenance Detailing


COVID-19 Protocols

All vehicles on arrival and collection is disinfected including your keys with a vehicle specific sanitizer.

Bookings is essential for COVID-19 safety as well as individual attention.

Kindly book inspections, visits or work beforehand.

We are committed to ensuring a safe and clean environment!


Maintenance Packages

Our focus is on Detailing Services.

Kindly Note: We do not offer normal car wash service like wash and go, mini valets etc, engine or chassis steam cleaning.

My Maintenance Detailing packages is intended as follow up maintenance to any vehicle that has been polished, waxed, ceramic coated or detailed, whether done by us or another detailer to maintain it at a detailed level.

A vehicle that hasn’t been cleaned or detailed properly in a long time may require more attention than what is included.

Our emphasis is on a safe exterior wash and detail to prevent swirling and scratches and maintain your paint protection. We also offer extra detail like interior maintenance for example leather cleaning and treatment.

The proper way to wash you car takes proper technique, products and to a degree time depending on the state its in. If you find that its out of budget for you, we do sell good and affordable products from manufacturers like Autoglym and top end like GTECHNIQ.

All packages includes intensive detailing / cleaning steps. In #1 its about thorough careful cleaning, #2 I add more paint protection and #3 is for cars paintwork protection that needs to be “reset” either because the coating does not bead anymore, has been overwhelmed by contaminants etc. An example of this, due to COVID19 a client that regularly brought their vehicle in once a month, skipped almost 11 months. In this regard, the maintenance detail #3 was most appropriate.

WHAT MAKES A MAINTENANCE DETAIL DIFFERENT TO A NORMAL CAR WASH?

A normal car wash offers a “mini valet” as their top wash. This typically includes a pre rinse, foam the car, then hand wash with a sponge or even a cloth, rub dry with a chamois and then interior vacuum etc. All aimed at getting cars in and out so they can turn over.

There is many critical points of failure in their process that increases the chances of scratching and swirling your car and eventually forcing you to polish. Which is something we actually want to avoid as your paint is thin and limited. Every time you polish you are reducing your paint!

Lets look at three main culprits:

  1. doing a pre rinse first …
    • Pressure washing alone wont remove dirt that’s attached to grime (oily or grease deposits)
    • I’ve seen a lot of car washes try to clean a car with their pressure washer which just wastes water and time
    • the best way is to foam up the car before its first rinse with a snow foam / pre soak to remove the grime layer that the dirt is stuck to making the pressure rinse more effective.
    • This leaves less dirt on the car that when you do a contact / hand wash there’s little to scrub and swirl on your paint
  2. foam the car then hand wash with a sponge or even a cloth ...
    • A sponge or even a microfibre cloth has NO mechanisms for lifting and holding dirt away from the paint.
    • Both would plough and push dirt into paint.
    • A microfibre or wool wash mitt’s has millions of tiny hairs that gently lifts and traps dirt preventing it from being scrubbed into paint
    • it is highly advised to use dedicated wash buckets fitted with girt guards that you can clean the wash mitts in the buckets themselves releasing the dirt you took off from the paint and holding it under the guard and preventing it from free floating in your wash water and being reapplied to the car
  3. rub dry with a chamois
    • It should be noted that ANY unnecessary contact with paint should actually be avoided.
    • when you rub dry on your car with anything especially a chamois, you WILL impart towel marks / marring.
    • If you can, and air dryer is the best with a dedicated plush / thick microfibre drying towel
    • When you dry you car you should lay the towel over the paint and pull it off absorbing the water. Alternatively you can lay it over the paint and pat or rub over the towel to absorb but not rubbing the towel over the paint.

The Protouch way

Below is the detail steps we use and recommend to ensure thorough cleaning, prevention of swirls and scratches and to maintain your vehicle’s paint protection.

  1. Bug Remover – Pre Treatment to remove bugs safely
  2. Snow foam / Pre Soak
    • A dedicated snow foam is applied to loosen dirt and oily / grease / grime based dirt so that when we high pressure rinse the majority of dirt is easily and safely removed.
  3. High Pressure Rinse
    • First rinse to remove as much loose dirt preventing it from grinding and scratching when its contact washed.
  4. Wheel Cleaning
    • We use either All Purpose Cleaner, Wheel Acid, Acid Free Wheel Cleaner or an Iron Removing Wheel Cleaner as appropriate to the wheels condition and package.
  5. Shampoo Application
    • We use a variety of different shampoos to suit the maintenance to be done.
    • It will either be a pure type shampoo from a top brand like Autoglym, GTECHNIQ etc example Autoglym’s Bodywork Shampoo which has a water repellency film.
  6. Contact / Hand wash
    • Wool wash mitts and grit guards in our buckets is used to help prevent loose dirt from swirling and scratching paint.
    • A top down, overlapping pass method is used to ensure thoroughness.
    • Each wash the implements is washed out to ensure a safe wash.
  7. Post Wash Rinse
  8. Drying
    • We hand dry your car using deep pile, high absorption microfiber towel to safely dry the vehicle by absorption action and avoid any rubbing that may cause damage.
    • Car specific hot air blowers is used to dry out seams, emblems and mirrors.
  9. Interior Carpet Cleaning
    • We allocate 15 minutes for carpet /floor vacuum cleaning
      • We first blow out the car to get between and under the seats and then brush up all carpeting and end with a vac.
      • Loose mats is brushed and vacuumed outside the vehicle.
    • We can clean your loose carpets with a fast drying foam based cleaner – Price On Inspection
  10. Interior Surface Cleaning
    • As an anti Coronavirus / COVID-19 measure, we offer a choice of interior finishing:
      1. A specific Antimicrobial cleaner to clean and disinfect surfaces from virus, bacteria and germs
      2. Our standard interior dressing that can be applied as glossy or matte as you require.
      3. From R80 extra if you want both done
    • Before we handover, we will sterilize your keys with an disinfectant.
  11. Steam clean glass
    • Glass is everyone’s pain. Steam not only makes glass crystal clean but sanitizes it from our breath, sneezing, cigarette and vape vapour etc.
  12. Finishing Protectant
    • Depends on whether your car is ceramic coated or not or the maintenance level
    • The products at this level will give you a visible boost in colour and definitively extend your paint protection
    • #1
      • Quick Detailer
        • for our #1 package – A Quick Detailer, aka QD, is used to put the finishing touch to your vehicle. 
        • Its a spray product that quickly and easily removes water spots, streaks, dust, fingerprints, smudges and any other light contamination for the perfect look.
        • The QD’s we use is Ceramic compatible!
      • Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax
        • This is a carnauba (natural) wax based product. It is applied to the entire car, paint, glass, rubber etc
        • This is available for non ceramic coated cars in #1 package
    • #2 and 3
      • Ceramic Sealant
        • A full on Ceramic Sealant like GTECHNIQ C2v3 Liquid Crystal or Feynlab Ceramic Sealant as is available is included in the #2 & 3 Maintenance Details
        • It will give you extended periods of paint protection, water and dirt repellency, gloss and slickness from 3 to 6 months depending on usage, care and storage

Extra Detailing:

If you want detail done that is not mentioned in the standard process please ask! Here is some extra detail that you may be interested in:

EXTRA DETAILING

Please Note: We DO NOT offer Engine Steam Cleaning

Pricing will depend on time, product i.e. level of detail

  • Ceramic Top Coat – depending on existing coating
    • GTECHNIQ EXO
    • Feynlab Overcoat
    • P.O.A.
  • Alcantara Cleaning from R350
  • Leather treatments
    • Cleaning from R350
    • Conditioner & Protectant
      • Autoglym Leather Conditioner & Protectant from R350
      • GTECHNIQ L1 Leather Guard from R450
        • 6months protection
        • Anti Abrasion
        • Includes BIOCOTE technology which is Anti Microbial / Bacterial
  • GTECHNIQ Matte Dash from R350
    • 6months protection
    • Anti Abrasion
    • Includes BIOCOTE technology which is Anti Microbial / Bacterial
  • GTECHNIQ C4 Trim Restorer – Price On Application
Please Note:
  • Prices quoted is for vehicle sizes from small up to a standard sedan size e.g. Corolla Larger vehicles is priced on application.
  • Pricing also depends on extra dirt e.g. mud, pet hair etc
  • Extra detailing is available.

Maintenance Detail #1

from R350
  • Suitable for any weekly, twice or once a month maintenance
  • This includes everything mentioned under standard process plus:
    • Choice of paint maintenance to boost water repellency, UV protection, slickness and gloss
      • Ceramic compatible Quick Detailer
      • Autoglym’s Rapid Aqua Wax for non ceramic coated cars
        • Only if the surface isn’t rough, if so a Quick Detailer will be applied.
  • Allow 1 hour
  • Pricing
    • From R350 for small to standard sedan sized cars e.g. Toyota Corolla
    • From R450 for larger vehicles.

Maintenance Detail #2

from R650
  • Every 3rd month or 6months depending on what we protected your car with, usage, storage and care.
  • This includes everything under standard process as well as either:
    • If your vehicle is Ceramic Coated or previously protected with C2v3: GTECHNIQ C2v3 Liquid Crystal Ceramic Sealant
      • This is a top off protectant to boost water repellency, UV protection, slickness and gloss and fill in cracks / “pores” of ceramic coatings.
      • A pre cleaner is applied to you paint to remove any old wax, sealant or oiliness that can interfere with the ceramic sealant bonding to the paint.
      • Lasts up to 6 months
    • If your vehicle was previously Glazed & Wax or sealed
      • Glaze & Wax
      • Polymer Paint Sealant
  • Allow 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Pricing:
    • From R650 for small to standard sedan sized cars e.g. Toyota Corolla
    • From R750 for larger vehicles.

Maintenance Detail #3

from R950
  • Every 6th months, once a 1 year or sooner depending on usage, storage and care
  • This includes everything under standard process as well as:
    • A full suite of chemical decontamination i.e:
      • Either Iron remover and or Fine clay if applicable
      • Tar remover – for minor splatter ( e.g. maximum of 1 square meter total)
      • Degreaser
    • GTECHNIQ Panel Wipe – to ensure an absolutely clean surface and the best possible bond of whatever we going to protect your car with
    • Paint Protection
      • If your vehicle is ceramic coated or previously treated with C2v3: GTECHNIQ C2v3 Liquid Crystal Ceramic Paint Sealant
        • This is a top off protectant to boost water repellency, UV protection, slickness and gloss and fill in cracks / “pores” of ceramic coatings.
        • Lasts up to 6 months
      • If your vehicle was previously Glazed / Waxed or just sealed look our our Glaze / Wax service.
  • Allow 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Pricing:
    • From R950 for small to standard sedan sized cars e.g. Toyota Corolla
    • From R1200 for larger vehicles.


Bookings

We dedicate Fridays and Saturdays to Maintenance detailing. 6 slots will be available so that each car gets dedicated time.

Payment is made at the time of booking whether the booking is in Advance or on the Same Day. If an Advance booking is rescheduled the day before that is no problem. Same day bookings as well as Advanced bookings due on the day, can only be rescheduled for a later slot that day if available, but cannot be rescheduled for another day! (forfeit)

Time slots:

  1. 8AM to 9AM
  2. 9AM to 10AM
  3. 10AM to 11AM
  4. 11AM to 12PM
  5. 2PM to 3PM
  6. 4PM to 5PM

T&C’s

  • Bookings for Maintenance Washing / Detailing is strictly paid in full and upfront via EFT.
  • Due to the nature of the business and time, I’m unable to reschedule late cancels and no shows for another day.
  • I’m happy to reschedule for the same day if time is available.
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