One of the most popular questions we receive from our customers is - why would you need to Detail a brand new car?
One of our regular customers unfortunately had a bit of a crash with a bush and her Ford Kuga was left with some heavy scratches down one side of the car as pictured below..
We recently detailed a very nice Porsche Boxster Spyder and the customer was complaining of the difficulty of cleaning the wheels in behind the spokes. We recommended a wheels off detail where we remove all wheels to clean the full wheel and arches before coating them with sealant. The wheel sealant makes cleaning the wheels a much easier task as the brake dust is removed simply by powerwashing.
This area can take some time and be in a bit of a mess but we feel that when you are cleaning the rest of the car then why would you leave the engine bay out?
The image below shows the difference that can be made - we used APC and soft brushes and out steam cleaner to remove all oil and dust etc then finished it off by treating all the plastics and rubbers.
Shine Car Care carry our detailing work from our studio in Bo'ness, we have many customers travelling from Edinburgh to take advantage of our excellent prices and services. Below is some images of our work. View our prices here - Detailing
Shine Car Care recently completed our new Car Valeting & Detailing Centre. We are based on Grangemouth Road in Bo'ness, just a ten minute drive from Falkirk.
Our new centre gives us the perfect place to valet your car - a dust free & heated environment with plenty of light. The valeting centre also includes a waiting room for our customers with free tea, coffee & Wifi.
Bookings for Valeting or Detailing can be made here on our website on by giving us a call on 01506 822286.
Thinking of selling your car? Enhance the value and speed of sale with one of our Detailing Services.
Shine Car Care recently completed this Enhancement Stage 2 Detail. We offer car detailing services from our studio in Bo'ness, with customers coming from Falkirk, West Lothian, Stirling & Edinburgh.
The customer came to us as he was struggling to sell his BMW and thought an Enhancement Detail would enhance his chances of a quick sale. On closer inspection the paint was covered in heavy swirl marks caused by poor wash technique - shown in picture below
We carried out a Stage 2 Enhancement Detailing which includes a 2 stage machine polishing service. This would certainly be required with this vehicle. The work was carried out over two days and the results were fantastic -
The customer was absolutely delighted with the outcome, the car had been completely transformed. He then listed his car using our pictures and ended up selling at a much higher price.
Enhancement Stage 2 Details, more information here - Car Detailing
Car detailing is our highest level or service and can completely transform your vehicle but what does it offer over a traditional valet of hand polish and wax?
While our hand polish and wax will leave your car looking great, this may only last a few months before the product fades away and needs reapplied. This is because the hand polish merely fills the swirl marks and defects - many people are quite happy to do this every 2 or 3 months but some people look for a higher level or service - paint perfection.
To achieve this level of service our detailing packages include -
In our Enhancement & Correction Details we machine polish the paint to remove defects such as swirls marks and bird etching. This is done by polishing away a few microns of the paint to leave a fresh coat on your car the images below show the difference.
The 50/50 above shows the difference a Correction Detail can make to your paint - completely removing swirls marks.
The overall finish above shows hows glossy the paint becomes after detailing. In this case the car was for sale and after having the detailing work done it sold at a price above the sellers expectation. A full write up of this Detail will be in one of our next blog posts so keep an eye out!
So to finalise I would say if you are looking to get your car in pristine condition and keep it that way - detailing is for you. If you are happy with a decent shine and having your car polished every couple months then valeting the way forward.
All prices can be found here on our website.