What is Car Detailing and other FAQs
Car Detailing is luxury car care, it is the art and science that goes into perfecting and protecting your automotive investment. Simply, it is bring out your car’s best colour. It is the care and attention a car detailer pays your car, inside and out.
What is Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic Coating is a semi-permanent shield that bonds on a molecular level with your vehicle’s paint surface, introducing a crystal-clear barrier between your paintwork and nature. The Coating fills in microscopic gaps and crevices in paintwork, forming a surface more effective than traditional wax and sealant based products.
What does it protect against?
There is a common misconception about what exactly ceramic coating can and cannot protect your vehicle against. Let’s start with some common misconceptions
- Ceramic Coating will not make your car bulletproof – if this is something you require, we recommend contacting Q Branch
- It will not protect your vehicle against scratches and dents caused by collisions
- Stone chips are unfortunately inevitable, and there isn’t a ceramic coating available that will protect your paintwork when it happens
However, once fully cured, Ceramic Coating will protect against:
- Light scratches and swirl marks
- Sunlight and UV rays
- Ice and snow
- Acid rain
- Bird lime
Ceramic Coating is not a replacement for proper maintenance and a good washing routine, but its self-cleaning properties will help keep your car cleaner for longer and make washing easier.
Why does my car need detailing?
Over time your vehicle will accumulate Dirt and contamination from the road and other outside influences. This will eventually lead to your car looking tired and not how you remember it! Whilst valets do offer a quick clean; they do not remove bonded contamination and restore your paintwork. We will get your car back to a new standard and then protect it. Either with our waxes or, the ultimate paint protection, Ceramic Coating.
What is included in Car Detailing?
We begin by discussing the vehicle with each and every customer, reviewing the customer’s wants and needs from the detail, and an initial paintwork inspection. Once advice has been given, and we have agreed on a protection product, we move on to stage one.
Stage one – involves a full wash of the vehicle removing and loose dirt and debris with a Snow Foam Prewash; we use various wash mitts, brushes, and products to ensure the vehicle’s surface is clean.
Stage two – then moves into the decontamination stage. Using a combination of Fallout Remover, Tar & Glue Remover, and clay, we ensure that even the microscopic dirt embedded into the paint pores is fully removed ready for machine polishing.
Stage three – the vehicle is dried using warm air and premium microfibre towels to reduce inflicting damage into the paint; the vehicle is then driven indoors.
Whilst indoors, the vehicle is subject to a full inspection highlighting any paint defects, scratches, and etchings to ensure a plan of attack.
Now begins the machine polishing. We always use the least aggressive combination of pads and polishes to ensure only the minimum amount of correction is complete for the desired result.
Once machine polishing is complete, the car is given a full IPA wipe down, removing any oils or polish residue from the surface before your protection is applied. This ensures full adhesion by the coatings offering greater longevity.
Application of the protection begins; glass, wheels, and plastics are all treated to protection, ensuring that all surfaces are covered.
We also offer upgrades to your services such as alloy wheel and caliper ceramic coating, Glass Coating, interior protection & engine bay dressings.
Our new car detail is thorough, and as such, we will require the vehicle for a minimum of 2 days.
Why choose Pyramid Car Care?
With over 10 years of car valet and detailing experience, rest easy knowing your car is in the right hands.
Our customers’ cars are fully insured and protected in our purpose-built detailing bay, using the most advanced lighting and equipment to ensure each imperfection is dealt with in the best way possible.
We will recommend the most suitable package for your particular vehicle and budget whilst offering maintenance advice to see you forward.
We have a strong network of similar businesses, such as alloy wheel repair, window tinting, smart repair, and windscreen repair. Helping us to get your car to the standard you desire.
Our unit is based in Worcestershire, just a short drive from junction 6 of the M5, which is fully insured and secure. Sleep easy, knowing your pride and joy is in safe hands. Our Services Cover the Midlands, including Worcester, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Droitwich, Hereford, Bromsgrove, and many more.
Whether it is your new car that you are looking to protect and preserve, a complete paint correction on a classic, a daily driver you want to protect from the elements, we have you covered.