The Intended Car Care Regimen
Detailed By Andrew as a business is exactly what it says on the tin - a #Detailing company! 🌠🚙 Only the best products, machines and techniques are used to polish and protect your vehicle to high standards. This is what it has been all about since initial establishment in 2011.
There are very fine lines between detailing, valeting, and just washing a car that are sometimes difficult to distinguish and explain simply. In summary, you cannot give a vehicle the #WowFactor by relying just on washes. Pollution, contaminants and contact marring are why detailing processes exist - to get your vehicle in A1 condition and keep it that way!
After careful consideration there are some guidelines in place ready for 2018 to help ensure that the business' customers utilise the services on offer for the intended purposes and of course; best effect and value for money.
The "Service Clean" on offer is the answer to a proper valet. Featuring snow foam, the three bucket wash method, wheels attentively cleaned with brushes, door checks cleaned, and dried with 1000gsm towels in conjunction with certain products to top up shine and protection, this is the perfect upkeep clean for your vehicle's exterior. The interior is vacuum cleaned, with the fascias, fittings and glass maintained. The bolt-on extras available (such as fabric shampoo extraction machine) make this service ideal for a one off visit, particularly on vehicles going back to lease company. Otherwise, this is an ideal service as a regular follow up to detailing packages.
There are three core detailing services on offer.
The first is an "Enhancement". This is a thorough decontamination of the vehicle from any stubborn debris and iron fallout pollution, using processes such as clay barring to leave the surface perfectly clean. The paintwork is then machine polished in a single stage (medium polishing pad with a diminishing polishing compound) in a focused manner to alleviate around 75% of defects such as swirls, light scratches and marks whilst imparting a great shine. A full paint depth measurement will be carried out throughout the task, and the results are inspected with various lighting tools. Finally, a layer of protection is applied by hand before the interior is treated as per the "Service Clean" as courtesy for the sake of doing a complete job. This package is ideal for those who can't be without the car for more than one day, and in most cases can be carried out at customer's premises as long as there is a clean and spacious environment. Takes between 7-13 hours depending on vehicle size so more of a summer job unless being done indoors.
"Service Cleans" will help to maintain the vehicle afterwards, and around 6 months down the line it is recommended that the "Maintenance" package is carried out. This features similar preparation cleaning to the "Enhancement", but this time is just a very light polish with the machines using a soft foam and CarPro Essence; to tidy up any mild defects accrued in the last 6 months, boost gloss and add trace elements of protection. This is then followed with a layer of protection by hand and the usual interior clean. In the case of vehicles that have had a ceramic coating prior applied, the light polishing process will instead be done with CarPro Essence Plus - a zero cut repair polish that keeps the coating in ideal condition therefore making it last longer, whilst providing semi-permanent defect filling capabilities.
Of course, there is also "Correction" on offer, which is multiple stages of compounding and refining to get the very best result reasonably possible. This particular service takes many, many hours over at least two days and must be done indoors.
If these services appeal to you please visit www.detailedbyandrew.com/services for a full list of services, prices and add-ons available.
Whilst the "Service Clean" is popular and I want you to use this particular service, there is a limit to its use. It isn't intended as a stand-alone service - it is indeed part of an ongoing car care regimen! Going forward recommendations will be made to customers on what service is due on next visit, and repeat "Service Cleans" may have a cut off point after 6-9 months before a "Maintenance" is due *if it is of professional opinion to be needed*. I want your cars to show the full benefit of the services I specialise in!
Thank you for reading! All the best - from Andrew
15/1/2018 11:41:26 am
Thanks for posting this article. It is really a good article. You nicely described about the differences in three process detailing, valeting, and just washing a car. Valeting is the process of cleaning car's exterior part up to a good extent. Valet cleanliness is the featuring of snow foam, the three bucket wash method, wheels mindfully cleaned with brushes, door checks cleaned, and dried with 1000gsm towels in convection with certain products to top up shine and protection, It is a perfect clean up for your vehicle. While the interiors are cleaned with vacuum. This is an ideal service as a regular follow up to detailing packages.
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