Interior and Exterior Detaling

Interior and Exterior Detaling from Prestige Auto Valet

By: Prestige Auto Valet  06-08-2012
Keywords: Auto, Auto Repairs, Auto Body Repair

Auto detailing is the performance of an extremely thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of an automobile, both inside and out, to produce a show-quality level of detail. Besides improving appearance, detailing helps to preserve resale value of a car. Exterior detailing Exterior detailing involves cleaning and bringing a shine to the car's paint, chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires as well as all other visible components on the exterior of a vehicle. Different detailers use different products and techniques to do this. The three main components of exterior car detailing are cleaning, polishing, and protecting. Cleaning refers to the removal of all foreign surface particles from exterior surfaces through the use of chemicals, water and heat while washing and claying. A clay bar helps to clean contamination/dirt from the surface of the clearcoat that cannot be removed through weekly washing such as bugs, tar, sap, paint overspray etc. Polishing refers to using mechanical polishes by hand or with a machine and specific polishing pads that remove micrometers of the clearcoat from a vehicle in order to remove fine scratches, swirls, oxidation and other imperfections from a paint surface produced from improper washing techniques, drying techniques and other possible causes. Protecting involves the application of a protective wax (in liquid or paste form) that prevents foreign matter from adhering to the surface of the vehicle, including minerals in water, bugs splatter, tar, and dirt. Waxes and sealants provide this barrier against the elements. Waxes are some of the most expensive elements of the detailing process. Interior detailing Interior detailing involves cleaning the passenger compartment as well as the trunk of the car. All of the dash area, panels, windows, seats and carpet are cleaned extensively. Vacuuming is standard, and steam cleaning, liquid cleaners, and brushes may be used to remove stains on upholstery. Some nonporous surfaces may also be polished. Some detailers remove seats and other interior components to provide the most thorough clean possible. Engine detailing Some detailers may offer engine detailing, in which steam, high pressure water, degreasers and all-purpose cleaners are used to clean under the hood of the car.

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