Detailing – Head to Toe Care That’s What it is!
But what exactly does a full car detail entail? Like it sounds, a complete detailed cover of all non-mechanical components of your vehicle: tyres and wheels, exterior paint, chrome trim, interior surfaces, seats, and carpets. It’s a head-to-toe revitalization for your car, just like rebranding a product.
Auto detailing is an activity that keeps the vehicle in its best possible condition, primarily cosmetic, instead of mechanical. This is achieved by removing visible and invisible contaminants from the vehicle’s interior and polishing the exterior to its original blemish-free finish.
The essential detail options include an exterior wash and wax, interior vacuuming, window cleaning, and surface polishing.
Car detailing is more than a cleaning process to make a vehicle look good. Still, it is a systematic approach to help extend its life with methods and products that reduce damaging environmental elements such as dirt, sun, harsh winters, etc. Appropriate maintenance or restoration of vehicles to keep them looking outside and inside as if they came from an auto dealer’s showroom increases their resale value.
Auto detailing requires knowledge of proper techniques and tools, and products.
Detailing is generally broken down into exterior and interior (or cabin). Some products and services focus on these two areas specifically.
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This involves cleaning and either restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car’s finish (usually a paint with a glossy finish), chrome trim, windows, wheels, tires, and other visible components on a vehicle’s exterior. A wide array of detailing products and techniques are used based on the vehicle’s surface type and condition or the detailers’ or customer’s preference.
Products include but are not limited to detergents, surfactants, acid-free degreasers (to break down dirt and soil), detail clay to remove invisible, micro embedded surface contaminates), and wax silicone and non-silicone based dressings for plastic trim and tires. There are buffing compounds and polishes to resurface and improve the reflectivity of the paint finish and a variety of applicators, brushes, and drying towels.
This involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of the last 50 years comprise various materials, such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, different natural fibres, carbon fibre composites, plastics, and others, which necessitates the use of a variety of cleaning techniques and products.
Vacuuming is standard, and upholstery stains can be removed using steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, and brushes. Additionally, some nonporous surfaces may be polished.