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Paintwork defects such as scratches, swirls and holograms are all removable by machine polishing. Machine polishing is a recognised method of paint correction for professionals.
The term "car detailing" has been widely used in the US for some time but it is still not often understood in the UK. To confuse matters, an ever increasing number of companies are using the term simply because they sometimes polish (mop) a car.
Car detailing is so much more than that and covers a wide variety of techniques and products to get the best results and most importantly requires specialist skills to apply. A valeter may get your car clean by typically spending an hour or less on it and and some companies can use a polisher over your car to remove a few marks, but neither can be classified as detailing.
What we do is more in depth and we have developed a number of services that are customised to each vehicle we work on. We use years of knowledge, the latest equipment, specially developed products and most importantly an OCD level of detail to complete all our work.
So why does it cost so much I hear you ask...? Well when you break down the elements that go into this level of work the cost is very reasonable. For example to complete a single stage enhancement detail of approximately 10 hours at £350 you are paying around £25 per hour after taking the product cost into consideration. To take your car to a body shop you are looking at an hourly rate of at least double that and the end result will be nowhere near what we can provide.
Have a look through our list of services below and if you are not sure which one is best for you then please contact us for a no obligation quote.
The following image shows a microscopic cross section of of a vehicles paint and how the defects are represented.