Detailing Explained

What Is Detailing?

The term 'detailing' originates from the west coast of America and is used to describe the multiple processes followed in order to properly clean or 'detail' a car. This means following a set of clearly defined processes, using high quality products, and making sure that every last detail is attended to, in order that your car is presented to the highest possible standard. As the name implies, it's all in the detail.

Why Detail?

There are many reasons why you may want your car detailed. Perhaps you have just bought a new car and want to protect the look. You may have a classic car or a performance car and want to enhance its look or you may just want to restore your car to its former glory.
Whatever the reason, we are here to help.

Exterior Detailing

This involves cleaning and bringing back the shine and gloss to the car's paintwork, windows, wheels, and tyres as well as all other visible components on the exterior of a vehicle. Different products are used to do this such as wax safe detergents, acid free degreasers, ph neutral wheel cleaners, detail clay, waxes, polishes, and a variety of applicators, brushes and special plush drying towels.

Cleaning refers to the removal of all foreign surface particles through the use of the right products for your vehicle, water and washing and claying. A clay bar helps to remove all contamination/dirt from the surface and embedded particles in the paintwork that cannot be removed through washing such as bugs, tar, sap, overspray, etc.

Polishing (Paint Correction or Enhancement) refers to using specific polishing pads (Foam, Wool or Microfibre) to remove microns of clear coat from a vehicle in order to remove fine scratches, swirls marks, oxidation and other imperfections from a paint surface produced from improper washing techniques, drying techniques and other possible causes. Polishing is normally carried out by machine.

Interior Detailing

This involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior. All of the dash area, panels, windows, seats and carpets are cleaned extensively. Vacuuming is standard, and steam cleaning, liquid cleaners, and brushes may be used to remove stains on upholstery. Some nonporous surfaces may also be polished. Seats and other interior components, are sometimes removed to provide the most thorough clean possible.

Engine Detailing

This involves steam, high pressure water, degreasers and all-purpose cleaners to clean the engine bay. With older cars, delicate areas such as the distributor cap, alternator and battery are protected prior to cleaning.

Classic - £50

abarth-wash

This is our maintenance wash for our regular clients. Whether you choose a weekly, bi weekly or monthly wash it is a great way to keep your car in perfect condition.

    Wash Process

  • Wheels, Arches, Tyres & Door Shuts
  • Pre Rinse
  • PH Neutral Snow Foam
  • Safe 2 Bucket Method Wash

    Paintwork

  • Air Dryer + Towel Dry
  • Detail Spray
    • Interior

    • Carpets Vacuumed
    • Seats Vacuumed
    • Surfaces Wiped Down
    • All Glass Cleaned

      Wheels

    • Tyre Gloss Applied
    • Wheels Sealed
    • Wheels Waxed
    • Typical time taken 2-3 hours

Classic Plus - £175

Porsche RS

A great introduction to our service. A multi stage wash and decontamination followed by a hand applied pre wax cleaner and then topped off with a wax finish.

    Wash Process

  • Wheels, Arches, Tyres & Door Shuts
  • Pre Rinse
  • PH Neutral Snow Foam
  • Safe 2 Bucket Method Wash

    Decontamination

  • Tar & Iron Deposits Removed
  • Clay Bar + Lubrication To Remove Bonded Contaminates
  • Rinse Off

    Protection

  • Air Dryer + Towel Dry
  • Pre Wax Cleaner
  • A Choice Of Wax Finishes

    Interior

  • Carpets Vacuumed
  • Seats Vacuumed
  • Surfaces Wiped Down
  • All Glass Cleaned

    Wheels

  • Tyre Gloss Applied
  • Wheels Sealed
  • Wheels Waxed
  • Typical time taken 4-5 hours

New Car Protection - £175

 Audi RS4

New Car Protection

Designed to bring your new cars paintwork to its full potential, as well as lay down a high quality and long lasting wax finish.

    Wash Process

  • Wheels, Arches, Tyres & Door Shuts
  • Pre Rinse
  • PH Neutral Snow Foam
  • Safe 2 Bucket Method Wash

    Decontamination

  • Tar & Iron Deposits Removed
  • Clay Bar + Lubrication To Remove Bonded Contaminates
  • Rinse Off

    Polish

  • Paint Assessment + Inspection
  • Single Step Hand Polishing
  • IPA Wipe Down
    • Protection

    • Air Dryer + Towel Dry
    • Pre Wax Cleaner
    • A Choice Of Wax Finishes

      Interior

    • Carpets Vacuumed
    • Seats Vacuumed
    • Surfaces Wiped Down
    • All Glass Cleaned

      Wheels

    • Tyre Gloss Applied
    • Wheels Sealed
    • Wheels Waxed
    • Typical Time Taken 1-2 days.

Enhancement Detail - £275

Range Rover

Enhancement Detail - £275

A great way to restore lightly swirled and scratched paintwork. A full multi stage wash, decontamination process and then single step machine polish. Topped off with a high quality wax or synthetic sealent.

    Wash Process

  • Wheels, Arches, Tyres & Door Shuts
  • Pre Rinse
  • PH Neutral Snow Foam
  • Safe 2 Bucket Method Wash

    Decontamination:

  • Tar & Iron Deposits Removed
  • Clay Bar + Lubrication To Remove Bonded Contaminates
  • Rinse Off

    Machine Polish

  • Paint Assessment + Inspection
  • Single Step Machine Polish
  • IPA Wipe Down
    • Protection

    • Air Dryer + Towel Dry
    • Pre Wax Cleaner
    • A Choice Of Wax Finishes

      Interior

    • Carpets Vacuumed
    • Seats Vacuumed
    • Surfaces Wiped Down
    • All Glass Cleaned

      Wheels

    • Tyre Gloss Applied
    • Wheels Sealed
    • Wheels Waxed
    • Typical Time Taken 1-2 days.

Correction Detail - £375

Ferrari

Correction Detail

A full 3 step machine polish. This work will completely correct and restore your cars paintwork, and bring it up to the excellent standard it deserves. Your paintwork will be fully inspected prior to the c orrection, cut, compoounded and polished, and then sealed with a synthetic sealant, or one of our luxury waxes.

    Wash Process

  • Wheels, Arches, Tyres & Door Shuts
  • Pre Rinse
  • PH Neutral Snow Foam
  • Safe 2 Bucket Method Wash

    Decontamination:

  • Tar & Iron Deposits Removed
  • Clay Bar + Lubrication To Remove Bonded Contaminates
  • Rinse Off

    Machine Polish

  • Paint Assessment + Inspection
  • 3 Step Machine Polish
  • IPA Wipe Down
    • Protection

    • Air Dryer + Towel Dry
    • Pre Wax Cleaner
    • A Choice Of Wax Finishes

      Interior

    • Carpets Vacuumed
    • Seats Vacuumed
    • Surfaces Wiped Down
    • All Glass Cleaned

      Wheels

    • Tyre Gloss Applied
    • Wheels Sealed
    • Wheels Waxed
    • Typical Time Taken 2-3 days.

Interior Detail - £100

Bentley

Interior Detail

A full interior clean and protection package. All carpets will be thoroughly hoovered, and washed and dried if need be. All surfaces will be cleaned using the appropriate tooling as well as cleaning fluids. Leather will be cleaned and then followed up with a high quality conditioning balm. Any metal surfaces will be gently polished, while any wood trim would be delicatley buffed to a high shine. All plastics will be treated with a long lasting dressing, that will bring them up to the high gloss finish they started with.

  • All Surfaces Cleaned With Appropriate Products
  • Leather Cleaned With Dedicated Cleaner
  • Carpets Washed & Extracted
  • All Compartments Cleaned
  • Steam Used Where Appropriate

Typical Time Taken 2-3 Hours

Engine Bay Detail - £75

Audi Engine

Engine Bay Detail

Your engine bay will be carefully hand washed and polished, using appropriate cleaners and brushes. Once clean, it will be fully dried out, and then all plastics, hoses and rubber seals will be protected.

  • Engine Bay Cleaned With Dedicated Degreaser
  • Plastic Coverings Dressed + Protected
  • Hoses Dressed + Protected
  • Delicate Areas Protected Prior To Cleaning

Typical Time Taken 1-2 Hours.