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Technical
A more detailed explanation of the processes we use.

Polish vs Sealants vs Wax

Polish: A car polish will remove a very small layer of paint to remove oxidised paint or small scratches to make the paint work feel smoother and look shinier. A polish will only provide protection to the paint for a short period of time.

A wax or paint sealant will help protect your vehicle from atmospheric polutants and harmful UV rays.

Wax: Wax is a naturally occuring product which provides a protective coating to your paintwork. Waxing a car after polishing will help seal in the shine and provide a durable, glossy finish. Many of the waxes we use have a high Carnauba content, which makes it ideal for provide strong, durable to your car, caravan or motorhome.

Sealants: A sealant contains no natural wax, it is made from man made or synthetic materials.

For the ultimate in paint protection, we can apply a paint sealant and then wax the vehicle.

Wheel Sealants

These work in the same way as paint sealants. They help protect the wheel from brake dust and from harsh road salt that is used on the roads during the winter months.

Clay Bar treatment

To get a vehicle looking its best, the paintwork needs to be thoroughly cleaned and have the bonded contaminents removed before it is polished. Washing alone will not do this, the bodywork needs to be 'clayed'. A bar of special clay is rubbed over the bodywork to remove contaminents such as bird lime, tree sap, brake dust and industrial fall out. This leaves a clean surface that can be polished and waxed.

Washing method

Unlike automated car washes, car handwashesand some valeting companies we do not use abrasive sponges or brushes to wash your car. A poor wash method will leave the paint work with micro scratches or swirls, which build up over time, causing the spiralling paterns you can see when a car is looked at in strong sun light, or under artificial lighting, such as a petrol station forecourt.

We only use lambs wool or high quality microfibre wash mitts to reduce the chance of scratching or swirling your paintwork. Below is an example of the swirls and scratches inflicted by a poor wash method.

Tar removal

We can remove tar spots in two ways, firstly by spraying the area with a solvent and if required using a clay bar. The solvent used will not damage the paintwork.

This wheel is being treated with tar remover.


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