What is Car Detailing? What is the goal of auto detailing?
Thoroughly cleaning the vehicle’s interior and exterior to remove stains, swirls, dirt contaminates, oxidation, scratches and other impurities to provide a complete new look to a vehicle is called car detailing.Car detailing is no single one process, but instead a variety of treatments and applications that are performed on a car or vehicle to enhance its appearance. It encompasses a deep cleaning of your car or vehicle from the interior, exterior or both. Treatments include waxing, polishing, buffing, coating, leather treatments, upholstery shampooing and a fine attention to detail that is unsurpassed by any conventional cleaning method to provide the car an original brand new look. The goal of car detailing is to keep a car’s interior and exterior looking like new.
What are the benefits of detailing for my vehicle?
Car detailing is probably the best and most valuable maintenance program for your vehicle. Car detailing is an important process that covers a wide variety of techniques and products which, to get the best results, require considerable skill to apply. It is considered an efficient renovation and protection of the various surfaces of a vehicle to keep it in good healthy condition.
What is mobile detailing?
Instead of having you drive to a detail shop, drop your vehicle at a location spot of your choice. There is no reason to leave the comfort of your home, we come right to you. Currently we are only able to do detailing at your office or apartment unless you have access to water and electricity.
All we need is enough space to open all the doors, room to park our van and permission from building manager. You no need to be present at time of an appointment, because many of our clients leave a key in a pre-arranged place. And once the detail is complete we are able to leave the invoice in the car
How long does a full car detailing take?
The time that a full detailing takes depends upon many factors. The size of a vehicle and its condition will often dictate what is necessary. Also, the customer’s concerns. Some are more concerned with exterior gloss, while others feel the interior should receive more attention. Depending on the service, a full detail can take anywhere from 7 to 9 hours.
Note: We will give you a better timeframe once we complete your pre-cleaning checklist.
How often should a vehicle to be detailed?
At least once in every 6 months. Detailing has proven to be effective in getting you a better resale/trade-in price. We recommend at least 2 times a year depending on your driving, car washing habits and how you store your vehicle. So, if you are planning on selling your car, make sure to have it detailed within a week of selling it. It is usually when selling a vehicle that most people consider detailing. But, by that time (an average of 5 years) the vehicle has too much wear and tear to restore it to a like new condition. That’s why we urge our customers to think of car detailing as a maintenance program the same as changing the fluids, getting a tune-up or rotating the tyres.
Do bird droppings damage my paint work?
Yes, anything that lands on your car can bond with the clear coat and can be baked on by the sun heat. If it is left to long it can sometimes take the clear coat or paint off with it when it is removed.
Can you remove scratches in the paint?
Light marks and scratches in the clear coat can usually be buffed out. Deep scratches where the paint has been removed need to be seen by a panel beater or spray painter.
How can I keep my car looking good after it has been detailed by Carglow Polishers?
Regular high pressure blast/rinse either at home or at the car wash will prevent brake dust build up on the wheels and contaminants bonding to the paint. The wax and polish will last months, but if any bugs or bird droppings land on the paint, be sure to wash them off ASAP as they can damage the paint.
**The over spray is recent, we can safely remove the contaminants and restore the structural integrity of the finish. In some cases, the over spray may have already penetrated into the clear coat. At which point, repainting may be necessary.
What is wax, sealant/Coating? Which is for me?
Both waxes and sealants share the same goal, protecting your paint and enhancing the look of your vehicle. That is where the similarities end. Waxes are composed of natural ingredients whereas sealants are entirely composed of man-made polymers. Waxes only last a month or two and sealants can last up to 6 months. We believe sealants are the right choice for the majority of our customers because to Detailing, we also offer paint coatings. This is the newest technology in paint protection and provides the most protection possible.
Paint sealant forms a clear chemical bond that protects the finish of the vehicle and maintains that new car appearance. It is guaranteed to keep its shine for at least one whole year with proper maintenance.
Waxes leave microscopic layers of fine wax particles providing deep shine and protection. With regular maintenance and care, the deep shine can last between 3 to 12 months depending upon the quality of the wax and car storage. We use only the highest quality wax in the industry today.
What is the difference between waxing and polishing?
Polishing is designed to bring out the gloss. Waxing is for protection. Polishing is what makes the wet-look, deep gloss possible, especially effective on dark-colored cars. How long a wax lasts depends on a variety of factors such as the environment and how the surface is prepared. Our detailing experts are trained to meet your needs and requests
How can I keep my car looking good between details?
Frequent and proper washing is the most important preventive maintenance for your vehicle’s appearance. No wax or sealant is effective enough to protect a vehicle from contaminants that remain on the surface for extended periods.
What is headlight restoration?
Headlight Lens Restoration helps restore the clarity back to headlight lenses that have become yellow, hazed, scratched, dull or cloudy over time. Headlight restoration not only helps the overall appearance of your vehicle, it also improves nighttime/bad weather visibility and clarity.
Why should I go for your service when my local car wash offers detailing at half the price?
Many local car washers use the term ‘Teflon Coating’ for their cheap simple car wax polishing. A professional detailer like Carglow detailers consists of proper cleaning of interior and exterior while using professional polishes and protections. Many inexperience car wash services, just use the name ‘detailing’ and cover the dirt with using shiny, greasy solvent dressing that make it seem completely new. This will trap the dirt inside that will damage your paint and also the solvents inside, they will also damage the surface of your car. If you need more information on how our service is better and will be worth every rupee you pay, call us now our support number 9498-06-8989
We are available 6 days a week (Monday is Off)
Our chemicals are water soluble, bio-degradable.
We can detail your vehcle virtually anywhere
No hidden costs or surprises
After detailing how long will it last?
How much time it will last depends on how you maintain the vehicle after detailing. You need to make sure you use proper tools and techniques for future washes so paint doesn’t get damaged again. The protection and wash done will last depending on what kind of environment the vehicle is exposed to and how many times the vehicle is cleaned.
What kind of damages car detailing will not be able to fix?
Car detailing involves protecting your car from impure components and giving it a new look. It will not be able to fix big scratches, damage accidental to cars and torn areas
What types of issues will auto detailing address?
Auto detailing will remove surface dirt from interior and exterior surfaces, such as wheels, painted surfaces, and glass. It will also refine and protect the exterior painted surfaces
Do you remove vehicle signage and vinyl stickers?
Yes, we can remove signs and stickers with a heat gun and other tools. We recommend a full buff cut & polish after removing the stickers from the paint/Glass. Time and cost depends on many factors.
Do new cars need to be detailed?
YES, just because your vehicle is new, doesn’t mean that it is perfect. All vehicles come from the factory with imperfections that dealers do not remove prior to selling. Also, as discussed above, dealers do not use proper wash techniques, resulting in swirl marks on a brand new vehicle. New vehicles do not come with any protection for the paint, wheels, glass or interior. Do not be fooled into buying an over-priced “paint protection” plan from you dealer. They are selling you an extremely sub-bar detail (using improper technique as mentioned above) with products that are no better than what you could buy from an auto parts store. Dealership “paint-protection” packages are never a good investment! When you bring your new car to us, we will remove all of the imperfections and get your car protected so it looks its best for a long time!
Why would I want to have a fabric guard applied to the interior of my vehicle?
A fabric guard is a layer of protection on your cloth and carpeted interior fabrics. When something is spilled it will sit on top of the fabric guard for a short time. Allowing you to simply wipe up the spill and leave your interior clean and unstained. If a spill is left sitting then it WILL eventually soak through the fabric guard and into the fabric.
Why should use Microfiber Towels instead of Terry Towels?
Terry towels will create very visible scratch/swirl marks on the clearcoat finishes as shown in the following photographs. This is why most car manufacturers as well as professional car details will use Microfiber Towels for this reason. Carglow Detailers supply highest quality microfiber towels available in the marketplace and will help customers in protecting the paint from getting damaged.
Can I wash Microfiber Towel and reuse it?
Remember to wash them before first use. They can be machine-washed or hand-washed. Do not wash Microfiber products with fabric softener, fabric Softener will clog the micro-pours in the microfiber fabric that suck up water and dust.
What is Detailing Clay and how do I know when it’s time to clay bar my car?
After first washing and drying your car, feel the surface of your car’s paint and glass with your fingertips. Does your paint feel rough and bumpy? If so, it’s time for a thorough cleaning with an Detailing Clay Bar to remove the bonded contamination.
The bumps and roughness you feel on your paint are contaminants such as factory fallout, brake dust, tree sap mist, road grime, paint over-spray and other junk that have bonded to your car’s paint finish. Most forms of dirt will wash off when you wash your car.
Using a clay bar will remove embedded surface contamination that still remains after a maintenance wash. Sometimes the contamination removed is not always visible on the paint to the naked eye. After using a clay bar on your paint your vehicle will be left with a surface that is as smooth as glass for the polish to be applied. Here’s how detailing clay works:
Detailing clay works by hydroplaning (floating) over the surface you’re cleaning. The lubricant creates the barrier between the claybar and your car’s paint.
When the clay encounters surface contamination, it abrasively removes it by grinding it away.
Detailing clay shears off any foreign material above the level surface of the paint.
You can see dirt, oxidation and other contamination removed from your paint by inspecting the clay (which you should do frequently).
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