What is Detail ?

( Product + Equipment + Expertise ) X Time = Detail

If there ever was a “formula” to explain detailing it would be my formula above.

Detail needs the use of quality products, specialized equipment as well an expert/ise to do the job. It also takes time! Miss any element you skew the result!

Detailing goes beyond the normal services you would get at a car wash, valet center or spray painter. These businesses work on a production basis. The more cars through the more money they make. To do this they need to spend as little time on your car. They will also always look at ways to lower cost particular on Products, Equipment and labour force. So If you buy “detail” from sources such as these, the results will be always be equal to it.

Detailing is intensive and thorough cleaning, polishing, restoration and protection of any part of a vehicle whether its the exterior or interior.

To get a better idea of detailing consider these examples showing the lack of detail: 

  1. A body shop may polish the car but leaves traces of polish everywhere …
  2. Car washes, valet centers and even body shops typically uses only one machine, one pad size and cost cutting polish products to get any and every car out and done in the same way. This approach will leave many areas of the car underdone, unrefined and likely with holograms, burned edges (i.e. no paint!) and damaged or stained rubber and plastic trim.
  3. 3 Stage polishing – this is a throwback to older polishing systems using non diminishing compounds. Today’s technology minimises these steps perhaps down to even one like in our Paint Enhancement package. To give you great look and preserving your paint!

Standard Detail

This is the included standard detail thats included with our Paint Enhancement and Correction services but not the Glaze service.

Included Detailing:

  • Exterior wash
  • Paint Decontamination
    • Clay pad to remove bonded dirt.
      • We allocate 30 min of normal time to this. 2 staff = 1 hour
    • Iron remover between joints, badges, seams and wherever clay wont get to.
      • If your car has a high level of iron / rust deposits we can apply extra to the entire car.
  • Polishing
    • We use only the best quality brands of polish on the market namely:
      • Premium production brands e.g. Meguiars, Autoglym, Menzerna, 3D etc
      • High End brands e.g. Koch Chemie, RUPES or SONAX is available*
    • All our polishing machines is from RUPES and included Rotary, Forced Rotation and Dual Action movements.
      • We have polishing diameters from 8″ down to 1″
    • Each package includes an optimal combination of polish, machine and pad size for the best results in the allocated time.
  • Paint Protection
    • The standard paint protection we use is Menzerna Sealing Wax for a high gloss, protective shine.
      • It offers the characteristic Menzerna candy gloss look we love.
      • It offers up to 6 months protection.
    • We have a wide selection of Glaze, Wax, Sealants and Ceramic Coatings that can further enhance your vehicles looks and protection.
  • Interior
    • Disinfection of vehicle interior high touch areas
    • Interior blowout, brush up and vac
    • Glass steam cleaned inside and out
  • Details
    • Tyre dressing
    • Exterior plastic trim cleaned and dressed
    • Rubber trim cleaned and dressed
    • Standard exhaust polish
    • Extra detail can be provided for!
  • Keys disinfected before hand over

If the above measures isnt enough to restore the look to your satisfaction or if you want them better protected, then extra detail would be required on them.

Extra detail

Extra detail is anything that takes distinctive time, focus, product and perhaps specialised equipment and effort to do and is therefore charged for.

The list following is not the limit of what we can do but by the way of example.

  • Sunroof cleanout
  • Glass polishing and rain repellent coating
  • Wheel Ceramic Coating
  • Exhaust machine polishing
  • Plastic Ceramic Coating
  • Rubber Sealant
  • Black trim re-dye / restoration
  • Alcantara / suede cleaning
  • Interior steam cleaning and detailing
  • Vehicle stripping / assembly / disassembly e.g. The removal of plates, emblems, door handles, lights, bumpers etc for better access and detail – Pricing On Inspection
  • Wheels off cleaning and detailing
    • We have a lift to raise your car for better detail and cleaning

Whatever your detailing needs contact us!

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