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NEW CAR PREPARATION DETAIL
Why should I get my brand new car detailed?
Some people may wonder, why get a Brand New Car detailed? Unfortunately buying a brand new car doesn’t necessarily mean that it is completely defect free, or protected from the open elements.
With our New Car Preparation detail, the goal is to restore, preserve, protect, and reverse the damage to paintwork caused by rail dust, acidic rain, dealership induced marring from poor PDI and harmful contaminates in the air. You never want these contaminates to damage your new vehicle’s paintwork. Protecting it before it even happens is key, which is why we believe that all new vehicles need immediate protection.
I am continually surprised at the massive amount of rail dust embedded in the paint of newly acquired vehicles.
Is this level of contamination normal for a brand new car? Unfortunately it is. If you consider the journey your new car took from the factory to the dealership it’s actually not that surprising. Your new car probably spent many weeks out in the open collecting general fallout, travelling across Europe, and covering hundreds of miles on its journey by rail.
Rail dust is produced from the friction of train wheels against railway tracks. Over 80% of new vehicles are shipped by rail. Rail dust can contaminate a new car’s finish before it even reaches the dealership. Anytime a vehicle is parked or travels near a railroad it is subject to rail dust contamination. Rail dust is by far the commonest form of contaminant found on brand new cars in Europe. Not forgetting that on its final journey to the dealership by transporter, this is where your new vehicle picks up tar deposits.
To the untrained eye, your new car will look perfect when the keys are handed over to you. Sadly, the valeting team at your main dealer will carry out all the service washes for customer cars in for service and repair, clean all the showroom cars daily, clean all the cars on the used car pitch multiple times times per week, prepare cars taken in part exchange for sale AND prepare every new car being collected – including yours. Though no fault of their own, dealership valeting teams are not well staffed or well trained, and they have a very limited time to prepare your new car and apply any protection products you were ‘advised’ to buy. As a result, you will almost with 100% certainty end up with swirl marks in the paint, swirl marks are actually microscopic scratches in the paints finish. In direct sunlight, you will be able to see the swirls which look like a spider’s web in your paint.
Poor unskilled PDI preparation at the dealership can lead to a whole array of defects and problem areas that may need attending to. Fine scratches, surface marring, machine holograms, bird lime etching, metallic fallout to name but a few, and not forgetting factory induced sanding marks and paint overspray.
Dealerships offer paint, fabric, and leather protection packages, such as Supagard, Diamondbrite, Lifeshine, Guard X to name a few….(with wild claims that they offer 5 year protection or even lifetime protection ), but these services are often costly and wholly ineffective. ( the salesman earns a large commission for selling these ). Their speciality is in selling cars, not in protecting yours.
We have even known these services to be offered free as an incentive to sweeten the deal.…where upon we have detailed these new vehicles where these packages were said to be applied and upon our pre-inspection are non-existent – shocking but true.
Typically we spend a minimum 11+ hours working on your new car – compare that to 60 – 90 minutes you find at most dealerships….. you can imagine the vast transformation that our highly skilled work has on the appearance of your newly acquired vehicle.
If you decide to go for this option, we suggest you kindly ask your dealer not to wash or to apply protection prior to handover – they will probably look at you with glazed eyes upon this request!
Our Endurance new car preparation detail offers exceptional value for money. We also use state-of-the art coating technologies and combine that with the very latest tools & techniques in vehicle preparation and you get a finish and protection to your new car that dealerships simply can’t rival.
When you collect your car from us it will look like it should have done when it left the dealership and it will be much easier to keep it looking like new.
Our ‘ Endurance ‘ Detail differs from an ‘ Enhancement ‘ Detail owing to the fact that a new car will not require quite so much ‘in depth’ cleaning to areas that accumulate dirt over time (e.g wheels, arches etc). Instead this time will be spent carefully checking / refining the paint and carrying out any defect correction, (e.g – a small scuff or swirled area where the protective wrapping was removed by the dealer). Additionally we also address your interior with a Gtechniq protection package, and treat all exterior glass to a durable Hydrophobic coating.
Detailing Works ENDURANCE new car preparation and protection detail is a service specifically designed for new cars. We typically class a new car as new with less than 500 miles on the clock – please contact us for advice if your new car has more mileage than this.
Endurance (Fully Inclusive).
Gtechniq Full Interior protection package.
Gtechniq’s L1 AB Leather Guard forms a durable abrasion resistant matte finish which offers the best ever protection against abrasion damage, UV rays, dye transfer and other discolouration. Leather Guard contains BioCote® antimicrobial technology, which kills 99.9% of surface bacteria.
Friction protection is particularly important on seat bolsters, seat piping and any other high wear areas. The anti-stain function of Leather Guard is most relevant for light coloured leathers which are typically stained by dark coloured fabrics such as blue jeans.
Many leather products market themselves on how they feed leather, when in fact this is not needed. Modern automotive leathers use a synthetic clear coat on top to protect the hide underneath. Any product that is designed to feed leathers will not be absorbed by modern leather trim but instead remains on the surface, attracting dirt which will then abrade the leather diminishing the leather’s finish and shortening its lifespan.
I1 AB Smart Fabric protects all kinds of fabrics from water and oil based stains. Smart Fabric is Oleophobic, serving to protect all kinds of fabrics from water and oil based stains. It is breathable and extremely durable thanks to Gtechniq’s unique and nano-engineered 3S Smart Surface Science. Smart Fabric also contains BioCote®, an antimicrobial additive which kills 99.9%% of hidden bacteria.
The nano particles of Smart Fabric coat each fabric fibre individually, leaving the texture unaffected, allowing the material to breathe. This means stale air will still be able to escape, while repelling water and oil-based liquids.
Please note* We will treat your boot carpet and floor mats with L1.
PLASTICS & VINYL
C6 AB Matte Dash is specifically designed to protect your vehicle’s dashboard and door cards, treating a variety of materials including vinyl, plastics and rubberised finishes.
Matte Dash offers your ride abrasion resistance as well as dirt, water, static and UV repellency. It will not affect the gloss of your car’s trim and leaves a natural look and feel. Gone are the days of super-shiny and horribly greasy Armour All-type trim protectants. Technology has advanced. Thankfully.
Gtechniq’s Matte Dash contains BioCote® antimicrobial technology, which kills 99.9& of trim-based bacteria, keeping you and your family clean and safe.
WHATS INVOLVED? Preparation is key!
ENDURANCE New Car Preparation detail starts with our 3 hour +, multiple step ‘ Clinical ‘ wash followed by a full chemical decontamination process to remove all iron & tar & glue residue from the vehicle. Then follows a full clay decontamination ( includes all exterior glass too! ) to remove any remaining fallout deposits that will have developed during storage outdoors & transportation to the dealership, this will produce a paint finish as smooth as glass…all this alone is a very labour intensive process.
The Endurance new car preparation detail includes a single stage machine polish. This offers a first level removal of light surface defects leaving your vehicles paint work with much sharper reflections, added gloss & depth to the final finish. We achieve this stunning result by utilising a combination of high quality polishing compounds combined with a polishing pad suited to the type of paint on an individual car. This is where you begin to see the benefits of using a professional detailer.
Once the machine polishing stage is completed, the newly finished paint will be panel wiped and treated to an application of last stage protection. You have the choice of an award winning Wax topped with a brilliant shine detailer or Synthetic Paint Sealant topped with a polymer – charged quick detailing spray.
The protection will be discussed with you prior to the detail to ensure the product selected best suits your needs.
Wheel Guard Max Coat protects wheels and enhances a high gloss shine. This advanced wheel coating sealant repels brake dust, dirt, and road grime that cause corrosion and damage. Gtechniqs amazing C2v3 Liquid Crystal is then layered over the top. Tyres are also degreased and an application of Gtechniq’s durable T1 Tyre & Trim is applied.
Polished exhaust tips are also protected with an aero-space hybrid synthetic sealant.
The interior is cleaned using Gtechinq I2 Triclean anti-bacterial, we then treat the interior to a full Gtechniq interior protection package ( * see whats included section for a full breakdown )
Finally all exterior glass is deep cleaned and treated to Angelwax H2GO Rain Repellent. Designed and formulated to contend with even the wettest weather the UK has to offer. H2GO has a unique formula that has been designed to create a hydrophobic coating on your windscreen and other glass surfaces.
Vehicle is then rigorously inspected to see it meets with our exacting standards prior to handover.
The end result of the Endurance new car preparation detail is a flawlessly protected new car finish that you will be proud of.
Gtechniq EXOv3 – Brand new hybrid paint protection £85+
Why use Gtechniq EXOv3?
EXOv3 is Gtechniq’s ultimate hydrophobic coating – it simply out-beads any other products on the market. By providing a lotus leaf effect which repels dirt and water, EXOv3 ensures your vehicle’s surface stays cleaner and glossier for much longer.
Gtechniq is always pushing the limits of performance coatings. Intense experiments and real world tests with a new ground-breaking, hard, organic material revealed they could offer a leap forward in the performance of EXO. Tests have proved conclusively that the harder material offered major improvements in durability, chemical resistance and resistance to surface staining (particularly from water spots), as well as retaining the warm gloss finish and superb hydrophobic function that made the previous formula a smash hit.
All of the above combined with the introduction of a good degree of scratch resistance means EXOv3 represents a major leap forward in Last Surface Protection (LSP) technology.
Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour ( ON CAR ) £50 – £75
Independently proven to outlast other rim coatings & sealants, C5 uses a unique chemical bond to become the functional surface of your rims making them dirt and brake dust repellent as well as being much easier to clean.
Brake dust is detrimental to wheels. It heats up and penetrates the wheel finish, causing pitting and stains. Wheel protection is vital to maintaining the beauty of wheels. C5 Wheel Armour does just that! Its forms an outer shield over rims, making them dirt and brake dust repellent as well as being much easier to clean.
What we love about this product, is that the true test of it’s ability is when you clean your car over and over again for months to come and still see perfect beading formations on your alloy wheels. With application lasting for up to 12 months, it’s worth it’s price to make sure your rims don’t fall foul of all the nasties the road kicks up on them.
* We aim to always give our customers a bespoke service – please call for additional Gtechniq protection options.