Car wash & auto detailing

What is the difference between car washing and car detailing?

Firstly what happens when your car is detailed? Getting your car detailed essentially means that it will get a thorough clean from top-to-bottom using specialised tools and products.
A typical car wash only uses a fraction the cleaning methods that you would get from a detail and therefore only achieves a fraction of the result.
A car wash tends to be a quick exterior cleanse while a car detail is more thorough and restorative for both the interior & exterior, using the progressive principle: clean, correct & protect

Car detailing with ShineEasy

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A thorough car detail consists of two main phases; interior and exterior detailing.

Exterior Car Detailing

We begin with an exhaustive exterior wash to remove as much dirt as possible using premium microfiber towels. We take advantage of waterless and rinseless technology to lift dirt off the surface. This is achieved by surfactants and emulsifiers, leaving a scratch-free finish and no run-off of contaminants into stormwater drains.
Depending on the level of service, the entire car is then decontaminated, chemically and mechanically, to pull-off any embedded contaminants invisible to the naked eye, leaving the car smooth to touch.
If required, the paint is polished to eliminate any light scratches, oxidation and swirl marks. This is done with a machine polisher, using the ideal pad/polish combination to achieve a showroom finish. Finally, a layer of protection is applied to keep pollutants off the car and maintain the clearcoat, it also adds a brand new shine too!
The remaining exterior surfaces of glass, plastic and rubber are then methodically cleaned, polished and coated to give that showroom finish.
Wheels are washed using specific brushes and wheel cleaning products, the detailer will remove dust and filth from the rims, brake calipers, lug nuts etc. Then the rims are protected with a sealant, making them easier to maintain.
Optionally you may choose to have the engine bay cleaned, which can make identifying any engine problems easier and faster. The engine bay is cleaned by lightly spraying it with a degreaser before rinsing everything clean with our waterless wash formula. Once properly dried, all silicone, plastic and rubber components are properly dressed to protect them from cracking.
We use the most environmentally-friendly products available to us, this means we only opt for biodegradable, pH neutral, VOC compliant, silicone-free, water-based products.

Interior Car Detailing

All of the upholstery inside the car is thoroughly vacuumed and shampooed to remove stains and dirt. If there are any protein stains present (food, milk spills etc) we use an enzyme based cleaner (depending on level of service) to breakdown the dirt and an odour remover is applied to leave the interior smelling fresh again.
Once the interior has been cleaned thoroughly we go about applying surface-specific protection, this includes leather coatings, fabric coatings and a dashboard coating as well as dressing door plastics. This adds a hydrophobic layer to the interior of the vehicle, making any future dirt easier to clean and adding longevity to interior surfaces.
Lastly, the interior glass is also cleaned and protected using our waffle weave microfibre towels.

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