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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Interior Detailing Process:

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

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

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

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.

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
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 shine for polished look
The interior windows, including sunroof, are thoroughly cleaned and shined.

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

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

Exterior Detailing Process:

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.

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

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

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

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.

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
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.