This, our most popular detail, is designed to correct minor paint defects and greatly enhance the visual appearance of the bodywork. It is recommended for well-maintained vehicles of all ages that have acquired light wash marring and faint swirl marks over time. It builds upon the procedure outlined for the Protection Detail by adding in a 2-stage machine polishing process.
In each case, we start by covering the vehicle in a warm water snowfoam which is left to dwell for 10 minutes to safely remove all traces of loose dirt and grime from the bodywork, wheels, arches and panel gaps. Then using a two-bucket method the vehicle is thoroughly washed using a lambswool mitt. The engine bay is also washed at this stage. We then chemically treat and clay the paint and exterior glass to remove any bonded surface contaminants such as tar spots, metal filings and tree sap, which leaves these surfaces feeling perfectly smooth. After drying the car, the bodywork is then machine polished using a cutting compound and an ultra fine polish in order to correct minor paint defects such as swirl marks and light scratches, this greatly improves surface gloss in readiness for protection.
Please note: The level of correction with this service is not guaranteed. In all cases surface gloss will be greatly enhanced, but visible defects may persist if they are too deep for the compound and finishing polish to fully remove. Please see Full Correction Detail for details on further enhancement.
We then apply a coat of spray sealant to the bodywork, this not only adds valuable protection against the elements but also further enhances the gloss appearance of the paint.
This procedure usually takes two to three days to complete, although large 4x4 vehicles will take longer and require staying with us for three days in most cases.