The term “car detailing” has been widely used in America for some time but it is still not often understood in the UK. To confuse matters, an ever increasing number of companies are using the term simply because they sometimes polish (mop) a car or offer valeting.
Detailing is a far cry from a quick wash or valet to remove dirt from your vehicle; it is the process of safely cleaning, cleansing and protecting your vehicle, which can also be taken to the next level by adding more gloss or fully correcting paintwork.
Poor washing and drying techniques result in damage to the delicate surface of the paint, this can easily be seen by the naked eye as Swirl Marks, Light Scratches and sometimes Holograming. Your vehicle is an investment and lack of proper care will add to its depreciation. Caring and protecting the condition and overall aesthetics is just as important as a comprehensive service history when it comes to its residual value.
What is Paint Correction and Protection?
Paint Correction is the process of removing swirl marks, minor scratches and other common defects such as bird etching.
We begin our detailing process by safely washing and drying the vehicle to ensure no further damage is caused to the paintwork. The paint is then cleansed of all bonded contaminants such as industrial fall out and tar spots.
Once this is completed the paintwork is then inspected using high powered light sources which clearly show any paint defects as would be seen in direct sunlight.
Paint depth readings are then taken before a multistage correction process is performed using a machine polisher. This process is used methodically over each panel of the vehicle to remove a small amount of paint, re-levelling the paint surface thus removing any visible defects. This is a skilled process that provides a glossy wet look to the paintwork that has taken many years of practise to perfect.
Once cleaned and polished, it is very important that the delicate paint is then protected against the elements. This will ensure the long term quality of the finish is preserved. Protection comes in the form of carnauba waxes, synthetic polymer sealants and ceramic coatings maybe defined as an invisible protective barrier that adheres to the prepared paint surface, this shields it against everyday grime such as industrial fall out, bird droppings and UV Radiation, thus ensuring the look of your vehicle is truly definitive.
If your looking for your car to be detailed and interested in one of our packages please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If your looking for a bespoke package thats unique to your specifications again I can work with you to achieve this. For that Premier service why go anywhere else?