What to Expect From a Full Detailing Service
When you book a car detailing service, you’ll likely have a menu of services to choose from. At the top of the list is the “full detail.”
But what exactly does a full detail entail?
Well, just like it sounds, a full detail covers all non mechanical components of your vehicle: Tyres and wheels, exterior paint, chrome trim, the interior surfaces, seats and carpets. It’s a head-to-toe revitalisation for your vehicle.
Is it time to schedule a full service car detailing? Whether you’re preparing your vehicle for sale, or you’d like to restore it to its near-new shine, cleaning and detailing your vehicle regularly is always a good idea. Here are a few specific things you can expect:
Exterior Paint Care & Wash
Dust, dirt and grease collect on the surface of the paint, and over time, this debris can eat into the paint’s finish and lead to corrosion, oxidation, and chipping.
With a "Full Detail", the paint on your vehicle is paid VERY close attention.
First, the exterior is pressure washed to remove any loose debris or dirt. Washing off any loose contaminants reduces the chances of scratching or marring the paint. Next, Your vehicle is carefully hand washed removing most of the the contaminants left on your vehicles paint surface.
Clay Bar, Minor Oxidation Removal
After your vehicle is carefully hand washed, we then begin to Clay Bar every inch of your entire vehicle.
What is Clay Bar Detailing?
Clay bar detailing is when you use an engineered elastic clay compound (Similar to Art Clay) to remove particles from your car’s surface that a thorough car wash could never get. This includes:
Everywhere you go, your car is being pelted with miniscule particles that bond to its surface.
They can work their way down through the clear protective coat, through your paint, and all the way down to the metal frame.
You’ll know you have a lot of particle buildup if you run your fingers along the paint after you wash your car.
Does your paint feel bumpy?
You’ve got particle buildup.
But this won’t be solved with a simple wash. You need clay bar detailing.
(2) Sealants Applied To Paint
Once your vehicle has been completely Clay Barred, we then move onto the Waxing Step. At Eco Edge Auto Detailing, we only use Sealants on our "Full Details". First, we apply a "Ceramic SiO2 Spray Sealant" Base Coat to create a long lasting base coat to protect your vehicle for months to come.
Next, we apply our "BeadMaker Spray Sealant" Top Coat for our finishing touch. Our BeadMaker Sealant is renown for its deep, carnauba like gloss and amazing "Water Beading" qualities.
What Is A Paint Sealant?
A Car Paint Sealant is a fully synthetic product designed to protect a car's surface for a longer period of time than typical Carnuba Wax.
Paint sealants will typically last 3 to 6 months - depending on the conditions.
Chrome Polished (If Applicable)
After your paint has been completely sealed, we then turn to polishing any chrome that may be on your vehicle. Nothing catches the eye like glistening, polished chrome on a car. Trim, bumpers, grills, anything with a chrome finish will be polished to an "almost new" finish.
Windows Waxed (Rain-X'ed)
Once your vehicle's body has been taken care of, we then move onto the windows. One layer of Wax is applied to each and every exterior window. A good coating of wax will help repel rain, as well as quiet your windshield wipers when they're in use. It's best to wax your windows at least twice a year to really keep your car looking like it just rolled out of the showroom. Great-looking windows will help you complete your car's pristine appearance.
Wheel and Tire Detailing
Once the windows have been cleaned and waxed, our final step for the exterior is to detail the wheels & tires. Brake dust, dirt and contaminants from the road collect on your wheels, and a full service detail will completely restore the wheels of your vehicle. Not only will your rims be fully detailed, but they will also receive a fresh layer of wax on them so they can clean up a bit easier next time. The tires will also be dressed with a high gloss tire shine for a beautiful finishing touch.
Interior Surfaces Vacuumed, Cleaned and Protected
Every nook and cranny of your vehicle’s interior tends to collect dust and grime. A detailer’s job is to remove dirt and dust from hard-to-reach cracks and crevices. This service includes all surfaces including the dashboard, the entertainment console, the door interiors, under the seats, and any other interior surface. Once the dirt is removed, sealants are applied, which give these surfaces a high-gloss sheen.
Leather Seats, Cleaned & Conditioned
Leather requires special conditioning and handling during cleaning. Some traditional car cleaning products are too caustic for leather and may even do more harm than good. Any leather surfaces in your vehicle will be properly cleaned and conditioned. This will help return the leather’s natural lustre, as well as protect it from stains and water damage.
Carpet Deep Cleaning
A full service detail restores the carpets, first with a deep vacuuming. Then, the carpets are shampooed and deodorised.
Beyond the aforementioned, a range of additional services are included in a full service car cleaning. Bottom line, your vehicle will be completely revitalised. It will look near-new when the job is complete; it will smell great, and the surfaces will be protected from dirt and grim.
Steam Clean All Carpets & Vents