WHAT IS CAR DETAILING?
Car detailing is a specialised car care service that provides a comprehensive car cleaning, polishing, and protection of a vehicle both inside and out, resulting in a top-quality or showroom-ready appearance. We go beyond a local car wash, aiming to restore a car’s aesthetic and functional value.
Professional car detailing services can help maintain the resale value of your car and make it more attractive to potential buyers. It's not just about improving the appearance of your vehicle, but also about preserving its condition and prolonging its lifespan.
The difference between someone who valets a car and a company which provides a professional detailing service is the amount of time and effort put into the job. Detailing requires a meticulous approach, and often takes more than a day to complete. This is because a detailer aims to eliminate any imperfections in the car's paintwork, such as swirl marks or light scratches, that may have been caused by previous cleaning methods. Valets are more focused on 'car cleaning' whereas detailers include machine polishing , engine bay cleaning and protection detail to get your vehicle looking incredible before helping protect it from harm in the future.
Detailers also follow a strict decontamination and cleaning process before applying any protective coatings, to ensure that the vehicle is completely clean and free of any contaminants that may affect the durability of the coatings. This is done in a purpose-built wash bay, using state-of-the-art equipment and materials. Additionally, a climate-controlled and air-filtered PPF & Detailing room is used to provide the ideal environment for car care and paint protection packages.
In summary, our car detailing is a highly specialised bespoke detailing service that provides a deep and thorough cleaning, machine polishing, and protecting of a vehicle, both inside and out, to achieve a showroom-ready appearance. It can help maintain your car's resale value and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Detailing takes more time and effort than regular car cleaning, and requires strict decontamination and cleaning processes to achieve the desired result, but the end result is very much worth it.
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CAR DETAILING SERVICES IN BRISTOL & SOUTH WEST
NEW CAR DETAIL
STARTING FROM: £300
Our New Car Detail service is specifically designed to protect your new vehicle and ensure it begins its life in the best possible way.
This includes a full 21 stage wash & decontamination, followed by a single stage machine polishing process to remove fine scratches and marring.This enhances the gloss and shine of your car's paintwork.
We then apply & seal the paint with a quality ceramic coating for chemical resistance as well as a number of other detailing stages. This is an excellent car care detailing service to help protect your vehicle.
STARTING FROM: £500
For vehicles that have been previously detailed, we offer the Enhancement Detail, which is designed to maintain the vehicle's appearance & enhance its gloss and shine.
This service includes a thorough 21 stage wash, decontamination, and two stage machine polishing to remove minor defects and swirl marks.
It's the ideal level of detailing for bringing back your car's appearance. We can also apply a ceramic coat as a layer of protection against minor swirls and scratches. It's hard to beat this level of car care for bringing your vehicle back to a stunning appearance.
STARTING FROM: £650
Our Paint Correction service is a multi-stage detail designed to remove 75-85% of all surface defects, including oxidation and heavier scratches.
This service is recommended for cars that have significant defects in their paintwork that need to be addressed.
The process begins with a 21 stage wash & decontamination, after which the vehicle's paint is hard dried with warm air blowers & microfibre cloth.
We then complete a multi-stage machine polish to remove swirl marks and blemishes. Once the paint correction is completed, we then apply a sealant, ceramic coating or PPF.
EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK
Is ceramic coating good for your car.Absolutely, a ceramic coating can be a fantastic choice for your car. After we've taken care of any paint corrections, the application of this coating can noticeably enhance your vehicle's shine. Plus, it has the added advantage of blocking harmful UV rays. What's more, the protective layer it provides can serve you well for several years. So, all things considered, it's certainly good for your car.
How long do ceramic coatings last?The longevity of ceramic coating really depends on a couple of factors. When applied professionally, these coatings usually endure for a period of up to 5 years. This duration can fluctuate based on the quality of the coating used (we use a professional grade ceramic coating - Gtechniq) and the application technique. It also depends on how aggressively you wash the car and it's exposure to the elements. If we were pushed to give an estimate, that we would say on average the coatings last 3 - 5 years.
Can you wax a car with a ceramic coating?The short answer is yes. Yes you can. You need to install the ceramic coating first, let it cure, and then apply a wax. However we would question the need to apply a wax on top of a professional ceramic coating.
How long does it take to ceramic coat a car?The process of applying a ceramic coat needs to be done meticulously and usually spans about 2-3 days. This timeframe can vary based on factors like the size of your vehicle, the condition of the paintwork and whether the vehicle is brand new or pre-owned. The application process is a multi-step one which includes stages like preparation, paint correction, actual application, and a curing period. It's a careful procedure, but worth it for the results!
How much does ceramic coating cost?We need to start this answer off with an honest truth. There isn't a set cost for ceramic coating your car that we can give here. Simply because it depends on a wide range of factors. • Does your car need paint correction beforehand? • Is the car brand new or used? • Does it currently have wax or a ceramic coating on it already? • Are there any areas on the paintwork which are damaged? Bascially, how much work does the car require before we apply the ceramic coating? Then we need to consider the size and complexity of the panels. Given all these variables, it's not quite feasible to just assign a fixed price and say, 'That is how much it will cost'. There's a lot to consider. We'd love to discuss the options with you and take a look at your vehicle. Simply give us a call!
Can you apply a ceramic coating to my windscreen, wheels, calipers?Absolutely! That's something we've done a lot of. Alloy wheels and calipers really benefit from the ceramic coating as it makes them a lot easier to wash and maintain.
Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic. What's that actually mean?Short answer: In plain English, it means that the ceramic coating attempts to repel any water (rain or spray or hose pipe) After the ceramic coating has cured it results in a wonderfully smooth, hydrophobic surface. This means that liquids don't linger but rather slide off. Now, if there are minor damages on the car's paintwork (we're talking really tiny, microscopic-level imperfections), these areas, while still slick and smooth, aren't flawlessly even. This could result in water forming into a bead and resting in these minute depressions. If your car is stationary, these beads might stay put on the coating. But even the slightest disturbance, like a gust of wind or minor vibrations, will likely dislodge that bead from its minuscule crevice and off the car it goes. So in essence, a perfect Ceramic Coating would cause all water to sheet off the surface in mere seconds, not leaving any beads behind. This is the best scenario, as it helps to prevent water spots and ensures a dry, clean surface for the lifetime of the coating. Take this example of a Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 which we applied ceramic coating on top of PPF to. See how the rain moves off to all sides, taking dirt with it. As soon as the car is driven, the remaining water will fall off as well.
How do I get a quote from you for ceramic coating?Simply fill in our contact form or just give us a call on 01275 463 134 We're a friendly team and more than happy to help and discuss options.
Ceramic coating vs wax.So, you're caught in the classic car care conundrum: Ceramic Coating versus Car Wax.... Now, wax might initially seem more appealing - it's less money and you can apply it yourself. But let's delve a bit deeper into why you might want to consider ceramic coating instead. Firstly, let's talk about chemical resistance. Car Wax unfortunately doesn't score well here. After a couple of washes, it typically begins to deteriorate , as if it was never there. In stark contrast, Ceramic Coating is like the marathon runner of car care products - it's got stamina and stays the course, even when confronted with harsh chemicals. Now let's discuss damage protection. Car wax, to be honest, doesn't offer much. Ceramic coating though, it's a different ball game altogether. It's not some superhero shield that makes your car invincible. But it does a commendable job protecting your vehicle from everyday annoyances - think light scratches, swirl marks, and even those stone chips when you're cruising at lower speeds. At first glance, these benefits might not seem monumental, but ponder a bit more, and you'll appreciate the significance. After investing time and money to maintain your car's pristine paintwork or getting a detailed respray, you'd naturally want it to last. Despite your best efforts, over time, your car will show signs of wear like swirl marks and scratches, making it appear a bit dull. There's a myriad of factors that can harm your car's paintwork. Even something seemingly harmless like rain can eventually cause some damage. Over time, all these factors take a toll, causing your once shiny car to lose its lustre. So how do we combat this? The key lies in protecting your car's paintwork. And that's where Ceramic Coating steps in, offering this much-needed protection at a price point that's hard to beat. The only thing better, would be paint protection film.