Vehicle Detailing

Vehicle Detailing

Vehicle detailing is often confused with a more basic service known as Valeting. Valeting can be described as "the cleaning of the exterior / interior to remove visible dust, dirt and grime, leaving the surfaces clean and shiny". Although a very simple task, paint damage and surface imperfections are often caused by incorrect washing techniques. H.R. Owen, in association with Topaz Detailing can not only repair this damage but exceed this, creating a "better than new" finish.

If dirt, dust and grime are not correctly removed from the vehicle, the cleaning process will rub and grind these particles into the surface of the paint inflicting noticeable damage. Sponges may have been used on numerous vehicles prior to touching your car, collecting dirt and grit. This problem induces defects known as "swirl marks".

Incorrect washing techniques can also cause component damage. Harmful acidic products, used to clean wheels and lower sections of the car can cause rusted brake callipers, wheel nuts, exhaust tips and brake disc surrounds.

Very abrasive compounds and improper use of a rotary polishing machine result in circular scratches and very visible grooves in the vehicle's top coat and paint imperfections. They remove huge amounts of the vehicles clear coat, whilst inflicting "holograms" and buffer trails.

Offering the perfect combination of science & art, our exclusive detailing service offers the full spectrum of treatments to ensure the restoration, enhancement, preservation and on-going maintenance of your vehicle’s cosmetics.

Packages

Protection detail

  • 21 stage cleaning process
  • The vehicle is washed using PH neutral shampoo using a twin grit guard bucket systems to prevent any stones and sharp edged particles being carried onto the car via the wash mitt
  • Wheels are cleaned using a non-acidic; citrus based cleaner and specifically designed horse hair brushes
  • Door shuts, petrol cap, arches and lower section parts will be cleaned (where accessible)
  • The vehicle is hand dried using deep pile microfibre towels
  • The paintwork is treated with a Clay bar (mild or aggressive) removing boded surface contaminants
  • Application of Body Solvent which dissolves and removes tar, road grime, honey dew, bug splatter deposits and other petroleum based substances
  • Tyres dressed
  • Exterioir plastics and door trims dressed
  • The paint is treated by hand with a pre wax oil to help adhesion of the sealant Or A mildly abrasive cleaning lotion is applied, containing a mild mixture of cleansing agents agents, glaze oils and micro abrasives, which once applied helps to remove very light swirls
  • One layer of high grade carnauba wax is applied to the paint surface, ensuring a durable level of protection.
  • Carpets vacuumedWindows cleanedInterior trims and surfaced are all cleaned using aerospace grade products
    Price From £500 + VAT * Includes optional protection pack (£150)

enhancement detail

  • 24 stage cleaning process & protection detail
  • A layer of thick foam is applied to the vehicle to help loosen, lift & remove dirt particles from the paintwork without inducing micro scratches
  • The vehicle is then blown dry with "Black Baron Vehicle Dryer" peak airflow rate of just over 330mph, eliminating water streaks
  • Engine bay cleaned
  • Paintwork treated 1-2 stage paint correction. This process removes light paint imperfections, such as minor swirl marks and increases the gloss factor
  • Chrome and stainless steel treted and protected
  • All light clusters treated and protected
  • A non abrasive pre-wax oil is applied, which preserves and nourished the paintwork. This solution also helps clean paint corrected surfaces prior to application of the sealant to maximise bonding
  • Paintwork is protected with 1 layer of carnauba wax enriched with PTFE to give your vehicle a sophisticated protective sheild which is ideal for vehicles being used everyday
  • The vehicle is deodorised using specifically designed anti-bacterial treatment, which breaks down and eliminates bad odor and bacteria instead of masking them
    Price From £800 + VAT * Includes optional protection pack (£150)

Correction detail

  • 24 stage cleaning process & enhancement detail
  • Paint is measured usung PDMG to establisg thickness of the paint
  • Various lighting is used to establish the condition of the paintwork
  • Paintwork is treated to a stange 3 paint correction process for elimination of defects including medium swirl marks and holograms
  • Panels are alcohol wiped after evry stage to ensure true correction
  • Exhaust tips rejuvenated with specifically designed metal compounds
  • Glass treated with nano polish
  • 1 layer of the highest grade of caranauba wax is applied to the paint surface.
  • The application of specifically designed caranauba wheel wax, which is ehnanced with PTFE to visibly enhance the look and feel of the wheels, whilst repelling dirt, road salt and brake dust
  • Windscreen treated with rain repellent coating, which chemically bonds with the glass giving unrivaled durability
  • Carpets shampooed if necessary and dried using a wet suction vacuum cleaner
  • Specifically desighed Alcantara cleaner is applied reviving the Alcantara fibres
  • All leather surfacted are cleansed and protected
  • Air vents, button surrounds and fascia are cleaned using specialised brushes
    Price From £1350 + VAT * Includes optional protection pack (£150)

Ultimate Detail

  • 24 stage cleaning process & correction detail
  • Door Shuts are cleansed
  • Wheels removed, cleaneed on the inside and cleansed, then all wheel nuts are torgue set to the correct manufacturer specifications
  • Engine bay is detailed
  • Alloy wheel paint corrected
  • Paintwork is treated to a 3-5 stage paint correction process for full elimination of defects such as heavy swirl marks, holograms and minor scratches
  • Deeper surface scratches are leveld using specifically designed finishing papers
  • Paintwork is checked using a digital microscope in specific areas
  • 3 layers of the highest grade cornauba wax is applied to the paint surface
  • Safety belts are steam cleaned
  • All leather surfaced are cleaned, de-glossed, fed with essential oils and the protected with leather guard
    Price From £2250 + VAT * Includes optional protection pack (£150)

Vehicle Detailing

Preparation

The cleaning process consists of safely and thoroughly removing dust, lose dirt and grime from the vehicle's exterior / interior. This is a multi-stage process which initially includes a process known as 'Snow Foam' in conjunction with specifically designed brushes is used to get to all the hard to reach places such as panel gaps, door shuts and vents. The car is then washed using a lamb's wool mitt and two bucket system with built in grit guards.

The cleansing process is crucial in removing particles and bonded contaminants such as over-spay, fallout, brake dust and tree sap.Varying strengths of specifically designed clay bars are used. Initially "Aggressive" is used to take off thick contamination, working through to "Mild", ensuring that all of the contaminants are removed.

After the decontamination process, another wash is required to remove any residue left by the Clay Bar lubricant. Finally the vehicle is dried using a high speed air blower minimising contact with the decontaminated paint surface.

Inspection

Crucial in assessing the condition of the paint, before the paintwork is corrected.

Varied lumen lighting is used to inspect the extent and type of paint defects compromising the vehicles paintwork. Tools such as 3M PPS Sun Gun is used to replicate sun light highlighting defects, mostly visible under sun light.

Paint measurement gauges are also used in assessing paint originality, whilst analysing the integrity of the paint to assess the correct course of action when correcting paint defects.

In some cases a digital microscope is used to inspect the defects and take an appropriate course of action.

Time, precision, and cutting edge technology are combined to ensure that we identify all defects in the surface of your vehicle.

Paint Correction

A term used to describe the complex removal of paint defects such as Swirl Marks, Holograms / buffer trails and other imperfections.

The combination of pads, compounds, polishes and glazes, allows us to be selective in choosing the best treatment for your paint; to maintain its integrity, whilst producing an unparalleled shine.

Severe cases of defects can also be corrected using a Random Orbital Sander, utilising a variety of specifically designed cutting discs to correct deeper imperfections.

Protection & Sealing

Once the paint has been corrected, we then use some of the best sealants, glazes and waxes specifically suited to each vehicle.

We assess the paint type, colour and how the vehicles is used, in order to apply the most suitable protection. This is a crucial process in preserving the integrity of our work, whilst enhancing the depth of shine.

Dressing

Specifically designed products are used to dress, restore and protect materials such carbon fibre, plastic, rubber, windows and metal finishes, whilst providing UV protection. On some severe cases, a precision metal restoration device is used to enhance heavily defected items, such as exhaust tips badges and many other metal surfaces.

Vehicle Detailing