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Car Valeting Questions & Answers.

 

What is Car Detailing?

Car Detailing is much more than just washing your vehicle. It is giving careful attention to paintwork, plastics, trims, chrome, fabric and leather whilst making sure they look their best and are protected from the elements of weather and industrial fallout. This is achieved with the industries best products, skill and experience. Auto Valets can achieve a very high standard of detailing at affordable prices with their regular maintenance detail and valeting services.

What should I know about snow foam?

There is absolutely no point in using expensive waxes and sealants striving to achieve a perfect finish if you don’t get the basics right at the outset. Most swirls and paint imperfections have to be addressed later on in the process because of poor detailing preparation and the effects of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) on paint (such as ‘own goal’ damage from grit and grime) having to be removed. However careful we all might strive to be, sometimes we make mistakes and damage happens. So it makes sense to be as methodical and as careful as we can be, from the very first stages of the cleaning process, not just at the end.

Auto Valets choose auto-foam by Bit Hamber because it is the result of extensive in-house research and development. auto-foam will reduce even further the possibility of damage to paintwork by presenting you with beautifully clear FOD free paint, ready for subsequent detailing.

auto-foam is a new generation premium quality, foaming water-based pre wash treatment, designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo and paint food. auto-foam is gentle too and is for use with all pressure washer foam lances. Applied at a typical PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 4%, auto-foam will panel dwell for typically 5 minutes. auto-foam is formulated specifically to offer maximum wetting, it rinses easily too. It is not designed as a superficial high foam product but as a functional material.

auto-foam is made with biodegradable compounds, is extraordinarily tough on soil and grime, yet harmless to paint. The non-caustic formulation ensures that even regular use will not attack paint binders. Our hard working surfactants will attack and penetrate the hardest of road dirt and grime, without the need for manual intervention.

During the panel dwell period, auto-foam’s bubbles will systematically burst and move, encouraging our soaking and cleansing agents to start working. The effects of road grime are neutralised by them, by being bonded within our blend of surfactants, and then lifted from painted surfaces and physically removed, minimising harm caused by swirling and marking during subsequent detailing.

When auto-foam’s work has been done, it may be washed off in a conventional manner, leaving a well presented automotive surface ready for further treatments.

Why not use an Automatic Car Wash?

As well as detergents and substances being quite aggressive, the rotating rollers will do more harm than good to your paintwork, this is because car manufactures now have to use water based paints because of environmental demands and are prone to fading and oxidisation. Light scratches and swirl marks can also result in using an automatic car wash.

Whats the difference between polish and wax?

Polishing your car will act as a moisturiser to your paintwork. Polishing will enhance the colour and lustre of the paint and will last between 2-3 weeks depending on weather demands. Waxing a car adds a deep shine a glow and provide a protective barrier by sealing the paintwork which will give you 6-8 months protection.

Car Tar Removal service:

We currently work for highway companies to remove tar from vehicles that have over-spray from their road-building machinery. This is often a problem in windy conditions. We are happy to provide a demonstration to the client of how the tar is removed and the vehicles paintwork is not damaged.

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