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When you bring your vehicle to Detailz you are not just getting your vehicle cleaned. Your vehicle goes through a full detailing process ultimately resulting in you receiving a vehicle that has a fresh off the lot look and feel. We have broken down this process in a series of interior and exterior images, fully showcasing the art of professional detailing.

Interior Detailing Process:



Interior Vacuum: Floor Interior Vacuum: Seats Interior Vacuum: Center Console

Interior Vacuum

This is a thorough vacuum cleaning from top to bottom which includes trunk, glove compartment and roof liner.


Grease Loosening Dirt Loosening

Loosening up grease and dirt with a brush

All surfaces are scrubbed and rubbed with a coarse bristle brush to loosen dirt and grease.


Mat Scrubbing Mat Washing

Scrubbing of mats

Floor mats are removed from vehicle and are shampooed and sprayed. Fabric or vinyl, it does not matter, both are treated with the same process.


First Shampoo and Vacuum

First Shampoo and Vacuum

All fabric surfaces are first sprayed with a light chemical which is them removed using our state-of-the art water vacuum system.


De-greasing: Dashboard De-greasing: Doors Micro-Fibre Towel Degreasing

Surfaces are wiped down with a soft cloth

This is the de-greasing stage where all surfaces are rubbed down utilizing a micro-fiber towel. Door panels, door jambs, interior panels, dash, vents and rubber moldings are all cleaned and de-greased.


Soft Brush Dust Particle Removal

All surfaces are detailed with a soft brush to remove excess dust

A soft brush is used to ensure that all dust particles are removed. Every nook and cranny is touched up.


Final Vacuum

Final Vacuum

This final vacuum is to ensure that any dirt dislodged through the previous steps is caught and your vehicle is left dirt free.


Final Spray

Final spray shine for polished look

The interior windows, including sunroof, are thoroughly cleaned and shined.


Interior Window Cleaning

Interior window cleaning

All interior windows, including sunroof, are thoroughly cleaned and shined.


Slight Deodorization

Slight deodorization of vehicle

The final touch is a light spray to all fabrics giving the vehicle a fresh new car smell.


Q:

What is detailing?


A: Detailing is a specialized process of keeping your vehicle, as much as possible; in the same showroom condition as the day you bought it!



Q:

How often should I detail my vehicle?


A: Consider detailing your car whenever you get your oil changed. Detailing depends on the wear and tear of your car and your expectations of how you want your vehicle to look.



Q:

How can I tell if my car needs to be waxed and/or polished?


A: Here are two tests you can use to evaluate the paint condition:
  1. After washing and drying the car, run your hand lightly along the upper surfaces of the car. The surfaces should feel very smooth. If you detect rough spots or feel drag, the car needs a wax.
  2. Spray water on the car. If tight beads appear this means that the paint has the proper amount of protection. If the beads are loose, there is not enough protection on the car, if there are no beads, there is no protection on the car and a wax should be applied immediately.




Q:

Why should I choose detailing as opposed to just washing my car?


A: Detailing does more than merely clean your car. It preserves or, as the case may be, restores its original beauty through thorough, professional processes involving bug, tar, sap, lime removal, tire and rim treatment, interior leather and vinyl conditioning, carpet and headliner shampooing, wet sanding, waxing and applied protectants that keep your car's paint job looking �just-off-the-production-line� fresh. Moreover, regular detailing extends the life of your car and actually adds to its value.



Q:

Can scratches be removed from my paint job without my vehicle having to be repainted?


A: 1) Light surface scratches can be removed by compounding the surface of affected area. 2) If scratches have only gone through one or two coats of clear, they can be wet sanded out. 3) If scratches have gone completely thought clear coat, then the vehicle will have to be repainted.



Q:

What types of stains can be removed from my vehicle?


A: Many stains can be removed or diminished using the state of the art system, Aqua Air. Examples include coffee, dirt, grease and food stains.



Q:

I have a pet and his hair is everywhere. Can his hair be removed from my interior?


A: Pet hair is no problem. We hunt down every hair and remove it with our Aqua Air system and by hand. Your interior is left hair free.



Q:

What is service your way?


A: Our detailing service can be customized to your individual needs. If you would like us to concentrate on a certain area our professional team will adjust to your needs.



Q:

How long does a quality detailing last?


A: This depends on the use of your vehicle. Inside maintenance lasts as long or as short as you treat your vehicle. The length of the exterior finish depends on the conditions your vehicle faces. Ideally you will need an exterior detail twice a year for maximum protection.



Q:

How long does the service take?


A: 1/2 day to full day depending on the job at hand.



Exterior Detailing Process:



Full-Power Spray Wash Hand Wash

Spray Wash & Hand Wash

The first step of the exterior process is a full power spray washing of the vehicle. The vehicle is then hand washed using a mild soap.


Engine Hand Wash

Hand Wash Engine

The engine bay is sprayed and hand detailed including a spray shine as a final touch.


Vehicle Exterior De-greasing

De-greasing of vehicle exterior

The entire body of the vehicle is de-greased to remove excess tar, tree sap and various residues.


Clay Bar

Clay bar

A full clay bar cleaning is applied to remove any overspray and any day to day weathering contaminants.


Power Polishing

Power polishing

A 1,2 or 3 stage power polishing is conducted to the entire body of the vehicle.



Full Wax and Sealant

Apply the wax and power wax

Full wax and sealant is applied to the vehicle giving the vehicle a glossy shine which also works as paint protection.


Tire Shine, Protection, and Dressing Wheel Shine, Protection, and Dressing

Shine, protection, and dressing of wheels and tires

To give the vehicle an extra new car look, shine, protection and dressing is applied to the wheels and tires.


Final Touch Ups of Non-Paint Surfaces

Final touch ups of non-paint surfaces

To ensure that no stone was left unturned, a final touch up of all non-paint surfaces is done. This includes the muffler and front grill.