The Complete Detail Package
We believe that your vehicle should be a source of passion and pride. There are few things in life as breathtaking as an absolutely pristine, mirror like shine on a vehicle. When you see a black car shining so bright that you would swear it is dripping with black ink, or a colourful painted surface reflecting with more facets than an expertly cut diamond, it can take your breath away. When your guests enter the cabin they should feel a sense of quiet enjoyment, a relaxing and calming atmosphere, and a desire to linger and take the long way home.
For clients who are the most discerning and most particular, and for customers whose vehicle’s are in the most need of love and car, we created the complete detail. An 8 hour, inch by inch, inside and out detailing of the entire vehicle. Transforming it to like new condition and returning to customers the sense of pride they had when their car was new. Let’s have a look at how we do it, and what you gain from this industry leading service.
First, The Interior
During the interior detail we work from the top down to bring new life to a well used vehicle. First, all of the windows are washed and dried to a streak free shine, making sure the transition from your vehicle’s interior to its exterior is as seamless and beautiful as possible.
Once we work our way down to the dashboard we begin with a vinyl and leather conditioning treatment. Interior detailing consists of three main parts: Cleaning, protecting, and dressing. We start with a thorough clean of the dashboard and centre console, using tools as small as toothbrushes to remove dirt and grime from every visible crack and crevice. We then apply products to help protect your vinyl or leather from fading, brittleness, cracking, peeling and stains. We finish by dressing the whole cockpit to give it the same shine it had the day it rolled off the lot.
The upholstery and carpets are up next, and they require the deepest and most thorough cleaning of all. Our technicians shampoo the carpets and seats with powerful commercial grade cleaners that remove dirt, stains, and odours that are hiding deep within the fabric. The process is repeated without the water and shampoo until all of the carpets are as dry as possible. By removing moisture, dirt, and stains, odours from years of use are washed away and the soft suppleness of the fabric returns.
Add On: Pet Hair Removal
The final piece of the interior detail puzzle is optional but highly recommended for pet owners. This is of course pet hair removal. Even the most powerful vacuums cannot pull pet hair from the fabric and carpet of a vehicle. It becomes tangled in the fibres and needs to be physically pulled away. Our team uses a special hair removal tool that catches the hairs as you rub it over the surface. Every inch of the car is rubbed down by hand to lift all of the hair from the tangles of the carpet leaving it like new. A must have option, especially if you are planning on selling your car or returning off lease.
Then, The Exterior
The exterior begins with a full hand wash and dry. This gives us the opportunity to remove all of the debris and buildup on your vehicle’s exterior. Things like sand, dirt, water spots, streaks, and smears all need to be removed before we get to work on the car with our polishers, or else they will get themselves stuck in the polishing pads and scratch up the whole paint job. Once we finish washing and drying the car by hand the paint is ready for a deep cleaning.
There are a few things on your vehicle’s paint that simply can’t be removed by washing and drying it. This layer of grime is called “industrial fallout”. This fallout comes from a few different sources. One is diesel engines. When a truck burns the diesel to operate, the combustion is incomplete, so particulate matter from the diesel is released out the tailpipe and eventually lands on all the vehicles behind them. This cakes onto the exterior of your car or truck and builds up over the years. There is also tree sap and other grime from pollution that is not water soluble and will need to be removed by hand before you get an unobstructed view of your car’s paint. This is why step two of the exterior detail is a clay bar treatment. The clay bar allows us to remove all remnants of industrial fallout, tree sap, and pollution, while leaving your clear coat nice and porous so it will be receptive to waxing and polishing later on.
Next up is waxing and polishing. Waxing involves rubbing a long lasting wax product on the entire exterior of the vehicle. This has many benefits beyond the shine including increased resistance to airborne contaminants, ease of future car washing, and masking of subtle swirl marks. The polishing portion of the service is the use of a high powered electric polisher to remove all of the wax from the surface which simultaneously buffs the cured product to a high gloss shine.
We round out the exterior detailing by focusing on your rims and tires. We clean and polish your rims, getting into all of the crevices to remove dirt and grime, then we clean and dress your rubber to give it a deep black shine that will match your car’s new exterior look.
The exterior detail ends by popping the hood to perform an engine shampoo. The engine bay can get filthy with grime without you even knowing it, and most wand washes in town do not allow engine cleaning for safety reasons, so we dive in under the hood and bring your engine bay up to snuff.
Add On: Cut Polish
The exterior detail has one optional add on, and it comes after the clay bar stage and before the wax and polish. This option is called a cut polish. A cut polish is a slightly more abrasive polishing compound that can actually remove small scratches and swirl marks from your vehicle’s top coat. A cut polish gives extreme depth to the vehicle’s shine and add longevity to the wax and polish that you can get from a simple wax.
The cut polish option is an extra $45 and is recommended for vehicles with too many fine scratches and swirl marks to fix by hand with an over the counter product.
Complete Detail FAQ
Are there ever extra charges?
There are no extra charges, but there are add ons. Pet hair removal, which is $35-$65 depending on the size of the vehicle and severity of the service needed, or a cut polish for $45 can be added if you desire.
How long does it take?
This is something we get done in one day, but you can expect this to take between 6 and 8 hours, so be sure to get a morning appointment to get your vehicle back by closing time.