Detailing is to meticulously clean, polish and protect all parts of a vehicle from top to bottom, inside and out, utilizing special tools and products that would not normally be used by your typical car wash.
Contrary to popular belief, new cars rarely look their best. Despite being treated to a quick wash and polish by the dealership (which may even result in swirl marks caused by over-eager attention and wrong techniques. We call these “dealership installed swirl marks), residue from the protective film they wear during transportation may remain. Plus your car may have been stored outside for a number of months near docks, railways and other industrial areas. This gives environmental and industrial contaminants a chance to work themselves into the paint and take away the deep shine of new paint.
General maintenance washes are for vehicles whose exterior has been well maintained with polishes and sealants. This wash utilizes a gentle shampoo that will not strip wax or sealants and add gloss and shine.
Swirl marks come from improper washing and drying techniques and automated car washing systems. Utilizing pre-rinse or pre-soaks, grit guards in wash buckets, clean microfiber mitts, air blower to dry and clean plush microfiber towels with detail spray to dry the vehicle, along with the proper pressure all reduce the possibility of instilling swirl marks..
Types of below surface contamination could be water spots, bird dropping etches, tar stains, and tree sap stains. These types of contamination usually occur when a vehicles paint surface is left unprotected from the elements and the contamination is not immediately removed. These types of contamination usually require a combination of chemical cleaners, compounds and polishes to remove and restore the paints appearance.
The process of removing swirl marks and below surface contamination from a vehicles paint finish through machine polishing/ compounding. This process will produce the most dramatic and eye dazzling results, as each panel of the vehicle is polished until near perfection.
The benefit of using a foam gun to deliver the soap to the vehicle is that it doesn't require you to touch the vehicle, which could rub dirt against the paint. The Foam Gun sprays the vehicle with a thick coat of soap to loosen and lubricate dirt. On dusty or lightly dirty vehicles. The Foam Gun minimizes the amount of hands-on contact with the vehicle, which can minimize wash-induced swirls.
Decontamination washes are for vehicles whose exterior has been neglected and has above surface contamination and swirl marks. This wash utilizes a strong soap mixture to remove dirt and strip wax in preparation for removing the above surface contamination and swirl marks.
Clay Bars are used to remove above surface paint contamination, paint overspray and industrial fallout. Paint contamination is tiny metal shavings from rail dust, brake dust, and industrial fallout. Paint contamination can be felt as a "rough or gritty" texture on the paint's surface as opposed to the “smooth as glass” texture. After this process the paint is left clean and smooth and ready for either compounding or polishing.
Synthetic products, composed mainly of polymers, designed for long-term paint protection and easy application. Paint sealants last longer than carnauba wax, usually 5-7 months, and are resistant to the elements. The latest polymer technology allows paint sealants to give the same gloss, depth and shine of a carnauba wax.
Carnauba is the hardest natural wax on earth and offers water repellency and UV protection. Carnauba waxes offer maximum shine, slickness and gloss. Topping a paint sealant with a carnauba wax will also extend protection 2-3 months.
The factor that leads to you needing headlight restoration is explained here. Headlight covers have a layer on the inner side of the light. When this layer oxidizes, it changes color and causes the headlight to appear as it was fogged. Several factors increase the rate at which the layer on the headlight oxidizes. Ultra violet radiation from the sun, debris from the road and rain from clouds; all accelerate the oxidation process.It is important that you get headlight restoration done as soon as you can for several reasons. Firstly, we cannot stress on how dangerous it is to drive with cloudy headlights. According to experts, up to eighty percent of a driver’s vision is compromised because of clouded headlights. If you drive at night often, then your car will cause problems for others because the headlights will not be visible to the driver behind you. Not only this, in several states and countries, it is illegal to drive in a car that has foggy headlights because they can be a safety hazard on roads.
Ceramic Coatings are a hard wearing, aftermarket, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and chemical etching from environmental impacts. It provides permanent protection for all factory paints, and can also be applied to exterior glass, metal and hard plastic surfaces. Ceramic Coating is not a wax or sealant like other products on the market. It is a ceramic clear coating very similar to factory type clear coats. A layer of Ceramic Coatings measures approx 2-3 microns in thickness, or about 100 times thicker than your typical wax or sealant. Unlike paint protection sealants such as PTFE, Nano Sealants, GlassPlexin that degrade over time and are easily removed through washing with water or chemicals, Ceramic Coating does not degrade and cannot be removed by chemicals such as heavy duty truck wash or even caustic degreasers. It is totally resistant to these chemicals and produces a permanent film that is chemically bonded with the factory paint layers. Ceramic Coating is effectively the vehicles new outer clear coat. It is far more resistant to chemical etching than factory clear coats and far more resistant than competing paint protection sealants. The 2 micron layer also provides a thick buffer between any damage and the factory paintwork.