Car Detailing

Bespoke Car Detailing tailored to suit your individual needs.

Car Detailing can be described as “The very thorough cleaning, restoration and protection of all surfaces of your vehicle.” It is a very labour intensive process and shouldn’t be considered as simply an expensive valet. They are poles apart.

Our bespoke Car Detailing treatments are tailored to suit your individual needs and will restore the appearance of your car to something that is arguably better than new. The results car detailing can achieve are permanent and provided you take a little extra care when cleaning your car, can be maintained for years to come. Detailing doesn’t just make your car look better, it adds value, makes it easier to look after, improves kerb appeal when it is time to sell and makes your ownership more enjoyable. Put two identical, brand new cars next to each other – one that has been detailed and one that hasn’t – and the difference will be obvious. The gloss levels, depth of reflection and clarity will be significantly better, not just to trained eye but to everyone who looks at it.

Although anyone can learn the skills involved with detailing being an exceptional detailer requires talent, training and lots of practice. You have to have an eye for the smallest details, understand the processes used to achieve perfection and have the passion needed to deliver your best work every minute of every day. At Reflections Detailing our years of experience coupled with our ongoing investment in training, equipment and products mean you couldn’t be in more capable hands. We have completed the Kelly Harris Master Detailer course (For those of you who don’t know Kelly he’s one of the best detailers in the world) and undergone extensive leather care and repair training with LRC. Every year we invest in improving or broadening our skill base – you’re never too good to learn.

We have a number of standard packages which have been put together based on our experience of previous customer’s needs. These can be combined with any of our additional services to restore your car to a better than showroom condition.

We are comprehensively insured and operate from a fully alarmed workshop on a gated estate in the heart of the West Midlands. We were the first Car Detailing company in the Midlands to achieve Gyeon Certified status and make extensive use of the world class protection products they offer including the guaranteed Gyeon Quartz MOHS+ and Durabead. Of course, we can use almost any range of products available so if there is something else you would prefer, just let us know. We offer our car detailing customers the use of our brand new courtesy cars (subject to status,

We offer our car detailing customers the use of our brand new courtesy cars free of charge while we have your car (subject to status, T&C’s apply), something no other company in the area can offer.

You can now get a free quote instantly using our online quote tool.

 

Click below to reveal the full details of our Car Detailing treatments

Bronze Detail

Our Bronze Detail is aimed at cars which are in fairly good condition but have minor swirling that can be removed in a single stage restoring colour and improving the sharpness of reflections in the paintwork. This treatment will not remove all deeper scratches and RDS (random deep scratches – they look like swirls but are a lot deeper) but it is a great value option that will significantly improve the appearance of a daily driver where absolute perfection is not the aim.

Protection is taken care of with a quality wax such as Auto Finesse Desire or a synthetic sealant such as Auto Finesse Tough Coat. Protection can be upgraded at additional cost.

What is included?

  • Car is photographed before we start to record its condition before the treatment
  • Wheels faces and barrels are cleaned using Iron X and an assortment of brushes and Wheel Woollies and the tyres are cleaned with an APC. They are then rinsed under pressure. Painted brake callipers are cleaned at the same time.
  • The wheel arches are rinsed under pressure with an under-body lance then cleaned with an APC and suitable brushes before rinsing again.
  • Snow foam is applied to the whole car and allowed to work for a few minutes while panel gaps, grilles, badges, window surrounds and tricky-to-clean areas are deep cleaned with a soft, natural bristle brush. Degreaser is applied to door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed under pressure to remove as much loose dirt as possible for contact washing is started. This minimises the risk of wash marring during the next stage. Door shuts brush cleaned and rinsed.
  • A 2 bucket wash process is used in conjunction with a high-quality microfibre wash mitt and includes cleaning all door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed once again.
  • Iron X and tar remover are applied to the paintwork to start the paint decontamination process by reducing the level of organic and industrial fallout before mechanical decontamination is started.
  • Decontamination is completed using a process known as “Claying”
  • Once the car is completely clean and decontaminated it is snow foamed again to remove any trace of the cleaning chemicals and rinsed under pressure after a few minutes.
  • The car receives a final, low-pressure rinse with filtered water to ensure a spot free finish once it has been dried.
  • The car is taken inside our workshop and carefully dried using soft micro-fibre towels.
  • Grills and wheels are blow dried with a high velocity, warm air blower.
  • The car is then inspected under our studio lighting and the paint depth measured on all panels. More photographs are taken at this stage.
  • A number of polishing tests are carried out to identify the best combination of pad, polish and machine to get the best compromise between the level of paint correction and the quality of finish in a single stage.
  • All paintwork is carefully polished, safely removing as much damage as possible and refining the finish so it is free of holograms.
  • Paintwork is wiped down with panel wipe to remove fillers and oils so we can see the true level of correction.
  • Once the whole car has been machine polished a protection product is carefully applied and layered to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  • Wheels are protected with a wheel wax.
  • Tyres and plastic trims are dressed with appropriate products.
  • All glass is cleaned inside and out.
  • Exhaust trims are polished where appropriate.

Time taken for this service is 1-2 days

Silver Detail

Our Silver Detail utilises a 2 stage machine polishing process that allows us to be more aggressive with the first stage and as such able to remove more severe paint defects. This will leave holograms in the paintwork which are removed with the second stage. A much higher level of paint correction can be achieved than our Bronze Detail and is suited to cars that have fallen victim to poor wash technique, it is especially effective on black and dark coloured cars. This will remove all swirling and the majority of RDS, deeper scratches will remain but the visibility of them will be reduced. Wax or synthetic sealants are included in the price and high-performance, high-tech protection products for all surfaces are available at additional cost.

What is included?

  • Car is photographed before we start to record it’s condition before the treatment
  • Wheels faces and barrels are cleaned using Iron X and an assortment of brushes and Wheel Woollies and the tyres are cleaned with an APC. They are then rinsed under pressure. Painted brake callipers are cleaned at the same time.
  • The wheel arches are rinsed under pressure with an under-body lance then cleaned with an APC and soft brushes before rinsing again.
  • Snow foam is applied to the whole car and allowed to work for a few minutes while panel gaps, grilles, badges, window surrounds and tricky-to-clean areas are deep cleaned with a soft, natural bristle brush. Degreaser is applied to door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed under pressure to remove as much loose dirt as possible for contact washing is started. This minimises the risk of wash marring during the next stage. Door shuts brush cleaned and rinsed.
  • A 2 bucket wash process is used in conjunction with a merino wool wash mitt and includes cleaning all door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed once again.
  • Iron X and tar remover are applied to the paintwork to start the paint decontamination process by reducing the level of organic and industrial fallout before mechanical decontamination is started.
  • Decontamination is completed using a process known as “Claying”
  • Once the car is completely clean and decontaminated it is snow foamed again to remove any trace of the cleaning chemicals and rinsed under pressure after a few minutes.
  • The car receives a final, low-pressure rinse with filtered water to ensure a spot free finish once it has been dried.
  • The car is taken inside our workshop and carefully dried using soft micro-fibre towels.
  • Grills and wheels are blow dried with a high velocity, warm air blower.
  • The car is then inspected under our studio lighting and the paint depth measured on all panels. More photographs are taken at this stage.
  • A number of polishing tests are carried out to identify the best combination of pad, polish and machine to get the best level of correction.
  • All paintwork is carefully polished, safely removing as much damage as possible.
  • The second stage machine polish is tested in the same way with the best combination of pad, polish and machine being identified.
  • All paintwork is carefully polished to maximise the quality of the finish, gloss and clarity of the reflections.
  • Paintwork is wiped down with panel wipe to remove fillers and oils so we can see the true level of correction.
  • Once the whole car has been machine polished a protection product is carefully applied and layered to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  • Wheels are protected with a wheel wax.
  • Tyres and trims are dressed with appropriate products.
  • All glass is cleaned inside and out.
  • Exhaust trims are polished where appropriate.

This treatment takes 2-3 days

Gold Detail

Our Gold Detail allows us to remove every defect that can be safely removed leaving a finish that simply cannot be bettered without resorting to wet sanding. We use a multi-stage machine polishing process that takes as long as is needed to make the paintwork look as good as possible. Protection is taken care of with a premium wax although upgrades are available, and recommended, with this treatment.

What is included?

  • Car is photographed before we start to record it’s condition before the treatment
  • Wheels faces and barrels are cleaned using Iron X and an assortment of brushes and Wheel Woollies and the tyres are cleaned with an APC. They are then rinsed under pressure. Painted brake callipers are cleaned at the same time.
  • The wheel arches are rinsed under pressure with an under-body lance then cleaned with an APC and soft brushes before rinsing again.
  • Snow foam is applied to the whole car and allowed to work for a few minutes while panel gaps, grilles, badges, window surrounds and tricky-to-clean areas are deep cleaned with a soft, natural bristle brush. Degreaser is applied to door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed under pressure to remove as much loose dirt as possible for contact washing is started. This minimises the risk of wash marring during the next stage. Door shuts brush cleaned and rinsed.
  • A 2 bucket wash process is used in conjunction with a merino wool wash mitt and includes cleaning all door shuts.
  • The vehicle is rinsed once again.
  • Iron X and tar remover are applied to the paintwork to start the paint decontamination process by reducing the level of organic and industrial fallout before mechanical decontamination is started.
  • Decontamination is completed using a process known as “Claying”
  • Once the car is completely clean and decontaminated it is snow foamed again to remove any trace of the cleaning chemicals and rinsed under pressure after a few minutes.
  • The car receives a final, low-pressure rinse with filtered water to ensure a spot free finish once it has been dried.
  • The car is taken inside our workshop and carefully dried using soft micro-fibre towels.
  • Grills and wheels are blow dried with a high velocity, warm air blower.
  • The car is then inspected under our studio lighting and the paint depth measured on all panels. More photographs are taken at this stage.
  • The paintwork will usually receive 3 or 4 stages of machine polishing with multiple sets within each stage to achieve safely full correction and an absolutely flawless finish.
  • The car will be washed several times during the machine polishing process since this can generate a lot of dust and we always wash the car between stages in any case.
  • Once the polishing is complete the paintwork is wiped down with a highly effective cleaner to remove fillers and oils so we can see the true level of correction. If it isn’t up to our high standards we will keep polishing.
  • Only when we are 100% happy that the paintwork is good enough will we start to apply to protection products.
  • Tyres and trims are dressed with appropriate products from Gyeon.
  • All glass is cleaned inside and out.
  • Exhaust trims are polished and sealed where appropriate.

Time taken for this service is 5-7 days


Protection Choices

All services include Swissvax Best of Show wax for paint and Swissvax Autobahn for wheels but you can upgrade these, at additional cost, to include:

  • Gyeon Prime. A great quality, ceramic coating
  • Gyeon Durabead or MOHS+. Our top-of-the-range coatings from the brilliant Gyeon range. These coatings are guaranteed for 5 years.
  • Gyeon RIM ceramic protection for wheels
  • Gyeon VIEW glass treatment

Additional Services Available In Conjunction With Our Car Detailing Treatments

Interior Detailing and Protection
Engine Bay Detailing
Convertible Roof Cleaning, Recolouring and Waterproofing
Leather Recolouring and Repair
ECU Remapping
PDR (Paintless Dent Removal)
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Brake Caliper Painting
AlloyGator fitting
Bodyshop work/repainting/respray work
Headlight Restoration

For a free, no obligation quotation you can try our online quote tool or call us on 0800 0433055 for more information. 

 

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