FAQ'S ABOUT AUTO DETAILING
Why should i have my vehicle detailed?
To protect such an expensive investment,a vehicle detailed regularly will increase the re-sale value.Sun and salt deteriorate the exterior,as well as the interior.A detailed vehicle saves the cost of paint,vinyl tops,rubber and interior trim such as leather seats, vinyl dash,etc......all of which are very costly to replace.A detailed vehicle makes it feel and smell like new!
My local car wash offers detailing at half the price of most professional detailer services.What is the difference?
This is a very good question! First of all the term detailing has been widely misused in the industry.A true detail consists of meticulous cleaning,professional swirl free polishing and protection of surfaces.Many car washes simply cover dirt with shinny greasy solvent based dressings.this not only traps the dirt inside but the solvents in many of these dressings actually damage the surfaces.Also,many inexperanced workers will run a high speed buffer over your paint causing damage and those ugly swirls on your paint.Make sure you pick the right person to detail your car.
When i bought my car,the salesman told me i have clear coat paint and it never needs waxing,is this true?
FALSE!!!This is simply one of the most mis-understood and incorrecly stated facts detailers see.The fact is clear coat is simply part of the paint system used on most cars and trucks manufactured since the early 1990's.This paint process consists of first painting the color which goes on flat without any shine,protection or durability.After the color has been added a clear urethane paint is added to make the finish hard and glossy.Todays clear coats simply make the paint look much more translucent with a deeper shine.fact is it must be waxed periodicly to protect it from the sun,pollution and other harmfull elements.
My dealer added a paint sealant and said my car will never need waxing again,is this true?
Once again FALSE!This is one of the biggest marketing hypes we have ever seen!This is truly a play on words,meaning that sealant (which does not last longer than wax)still needs to be re-applied every 3 to 6 months.
Will steam cleaning my carpets and seats remove all stains?
Unfortunately no.While pre-treating and steam cleaning extraction(part of our service)is the most effective cleaning procedures available,some spills(especially ones with reddish dyes)can actually damage and dye the carpet and upholstery fibers.Once this occurs,these fabrics can be cleaned but color change is permanent unless material is replaced or dyed.
My paint looks faded,cloudy,scuffed and scratched:do i need a new paint job?
Possibly... However,there are several paint restorative techniques that can save some paint jobs.If the paint thickness and integrity still exist,it can be wet sanded,compounded and buffed,polished and re-sealed to look like new.Since a new quality paint job can run $3000.00 to $6000.00 it is definitely worth being evaluated by an experienced detailer.In most cases the paint can be restored to near perfect,for a few hundred dollars rather than thousands.
How can you detail my car in my driveway or at my job?
Our mobile detail shop on wheels is fully self-contained with water and electric power,plus the knowledge and products to make your car or truck shine.