As I check back to the dusty corner of the website, the blog section, I see that no new posts have been made since the end of 2018. So I do wonder, without posting this latest blog post to any forms of social media what interaction it evokes...
Perhaps in some way it is for the best that no blog posts were made in 2020 for the otherwise unmentionable subject that we are no doubt tired of hearing about, but in total honesty the reason for the lack of posting here is that business has been profoundly busy and efforts were funnelled into serving clients, making YouTube videos and kitting out a new van for the business. A lot sure has happened since the last post in 2018!
I will no doubt look back on this musing in some time to come and recollect how I was sat there writing a post from memory lane before you know what arrived, and hopefully when that time comes, it will be a thing of the past.
So without further adieu I would like to reflect on a detailing job that taken place back in February 2020, roughly a year beforehand of writing, and show you through what happened.
This Citroen DS3 came in for some enhancement detailing work to improve its appearance for the client's daughter. As usual with all detailing work, preparation taken place in the form of a full decontamination wash to bring the vehicle to a clean base to work on. This featured a pre-wash to break down sediment, pressure rinse, snow foam and three bucket wash method (shampoo, mitt rinse and wheel buckets). To remove bonded contaminants that occur even on new cars, iron fallout and tar removal treatments were applied to the vehicle to safely exfoliate the paintwork, wheels and glass.
The preparation cleaning process was completed with a clay bar treatment, a soft putty that glides across the lubricated bodywork to remove any remaining impurities that the above processes alleviated but always need that extra 10% to get to a perfectly clean state.
From there it was panel wiped down, paint depth measurements taken and provided the prescribed level of machine polishing to alleviate swirling (a term used for the visual fashion that millions of micro wash marring manifests when looked at in direct light) and increase the depth of gloss in the paintwork.
A final wipe-down of polishing oils left the paintwork ready for an application of Swissvax Utopia wax to repel water and enhance ease of cleaning, as well as Swissvax Autobahn wheel wax to the wheel faces. The finishing touches such as dressing the tyres and applying rain repellent to the glass completed the job along side a courtesy interior tidy up.
With the full process complete, the vehicle left looking slick and easier for the client to then maintain on an ongoing basis. If you would like to see blog posts more frequently, or have any subject requests in regards to vehicle detailing and valeting, do leave a comment below.