Mobile Car Valet Wakefield UK
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Pressure Washing: The first step in the auto valeting process is pressure washing the exterior of the vehicle. This involves the use of a highly pressurized stream of deionized water to forcefully remove large debris from the vehicle such as dirt, pollen, grease, and easy to remove stains. Areas that are tight are specifically targeted since those areas collect the most build up. Where there are areas of paint flaking, those areas are handled with extreme care so that further chipping is not induced. Once the exterior of your vehicle has been pressure washed, it's on the right path to looking show room ready. If you're vehicle needs a pressure wash, give us a call so we can provide the best mobile car wash Wakefield UK has to offer!
Degreaser Rinse: if your car or truck has a large build up of more hardened material like bird droppings, oil grease, or tar, that pressure washing won't remove, then a degreaser will be used. A degreaser is a powerful cleaning agent that loosens up crusty, hard, and dry material on your vehicle. A degreaser is usually applied after the initial pressure wash to remove any remaining material. Degreasers will remove protective coatings such as sealants and wax, so it's important to reapply these if the vehicle needs it.
Shampooing: After the initial pressure washing and degreasing has been applied, a shampooing is needed. Shampooing collects any remaining loose debris and cleans the exterior of the vehicle of any microbes. Two methods are typically used when it comes to shampooing a vehicle: the two bucket method and the foam cannon method. The two bucket method involves the use of a wash bucket and rinse bucket that is used along side a hand towel to lather the vehicle from top to bottom. The foam cannon on the other hand sprays a jet of already pre-mixed soap and water onto the exterior of the vehicle; a hand towel is then used to wipe the vehicle. After either method is completed, then a gentle pressure wash is given to remove all of the suds.
Drying: You'd think the drying step would be the easiest and least hardest to mess up, right? Well it can be easy, but it can also be the step where the biggest mistakes are typically made. A professional mobile valeter understands that water that is left on the vehicle for any extended amount of time can easily evaporate a leave mineral deposits. That is why when doing the previous rinse of the vehicle, a sheeting method should be used. Sheeting involves allowing water to fall off the water in a constant stream, and allowing as few droplets as possible. Once sheeting has removed a majority of droplets, a blower is used to quickly remove any droplets from dripping areas like door handles and mirrors. If there are any remaining water droplets, a microfiber towel is used to absorb them.
Claying: Even after all of the initial steps to get your car or truck cleaned, there may still be smaller debris like fine dirt and and small minerals that are actually embedded in your vehicles clear coat. To remove these, a clay bar along with an appropriate clay lubricant is used to collect these. A clay bar is a putting like material that is able to collect and permanently remove these finer particulates without scratching the clear coat of the car. To make sure not scratching is induced, plenty of lubricant and clay material is used.
Polishing: This is what makes your vehicle turn some heads as your driving by! Polishing is done to remove typical blemishes that are present on the clear coat of the vehicle, such as swirl marks, webs, water spots, and oxidation. This is done via a mechanical rotary buffer and an appropriate polish for your specific vehicle. After the polishing step, your vehicle will be perfectly reflecting everything that shines on it!
Waxing: Let's face it. Waxing is what makes a detailed car a detailed car. That silky smooth feel is the gold standard for any vehicle that is detailed by a professional. Outside of the feel that comes with it, waxing actually plays and very important part in maintaining the clear coat and longevity of your car or truck. It forms a protective coating on the outside of the clear coat and prevents the elements from chipping away or leaving marks on the clear coat. A good wax will last 6 to 8 weeks. If droplets begin to pool on top of your vehicle, instead of slipping off, then it's time for a new wax!
Exterior Trim Care: The exterior time of any vehicle is typically the most overlooked when it comes to general care and maintenance, since its safely assumed to supposed to look dirty, scuffed, and beat up. Yet these areas can unfortunately draw attention away from the rest of the vehicle, and can be an eye sore if not properly maintained. After we pressure wash, degrease, and shampoo the exterior trim areas, a rich lather or of dressing is applied to the exterior trim to give it that original showroom quality color and shine! Our friends at Kamloops Car Detailing are excellent when it comes to this service!
Wheel and Tire Care: Your tires and rims will very easily over time collect built up of grime, dirt, dust, and brake fluid. Obviously this will easily detract from the value of the vehicle if you're trying to sell it. That is why having clean tires and rims is essential to the overall look of your car or truck. Most of the tire contaminants are removed during the initial pressure washing and degreasing phase. More specifically a large bristle wand is used to floss the inner spokes of the wheel with degreaser. Claying is done only upon request. A good tire dressing is then applied to give their tires their original black color. As a side, any noticeable deformities or nails will be documented and we will notify you if any are found.
Window Cleaning: Windows are meant to be clear from the inside so that the driver can comfortably drive without obstructions, and passengers can enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately, most car owners allow their windows to accumulate condensation marks, bird droppings, insect guts, and all kinds of other blemishes. During the normal cleaning process, a majority of this debris is removed. If any remain a specific, ammoinum-free, glass cleaner is used to remove any excess, hardened debris. Claying is then done to remove any micro-particulates remaining, and then the windows are waxed upon request.
Carpet Cleaning: We all accept that our carpets are the dirtiest part of the vehicle, but that doesn't mean they have to always be dirty. Carpets and mats still need general maintenance since most passengers want a clean spot to put their feet on while inside your vehicle. To clean your carpets, we first remove any mats present from the vehicle. We then begin to vacuum as much debris as possible. To remove stains, upon request, a fabric cleaner is applied, left to set, and then is vacuumed up. Mats are vacuumed separately outside the vehicle and will also have stains removed upon request.
Seat Cleaning: The first thing passengers in your vehicle will see is the very thing they will sit on, their seat. That's why have well maintained seats that are free of food and drink stains is important when it comes to your vehicles appearance: the inside says everything about who the owner is. Seats are vacuumed of all loose debris and, depending on the material, is given the appropriate cleaner to remove stains or condition the seat.
Interior Trim: The interior plastic components of the your vehicle such as the cup holders, dashboard, and side panels will fade of their original color over time due to UV exposure and oils. It's a good idea to occasionally have these maintained so that they are heavily degraded over time. An appropriate cleaner and UV protectant is used to clean and preserve these areas.
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