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FAQs

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Why do I need my vehicle detailed?

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Your automobile probably spends most of the time outdoors. As a result, your car is exposed to sunlight and other environmental hazards including the sun, dirt, smog and acid rain, that over time will deteriorate your auto's paint finish. Dirt and grime rubbed in while washing and drying can also cause fine scratches that will eventually dull your autos surface. Detailing your auto will restore your cars finish by removing the imperfections in the paint followed by applying a quality carnauba wax that will restore your paints gloss and depth. A good coat of wax will also protect your vehicles surface from the elements, including sunlight, bugs and bird droppings.

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What is detailing clay?

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Detailing clay is a specific type of pliable material made for automotive finishes that is used to remove bonded contaminants that embed into a vehicle’s painted surfaces over time. Common contaminates include tar, paint overspray, industrial fallout, brake dust, and other airborne pollution.

These contaminants can lead to premature paint failure if not removed. A normal wash cannot remove what detailing clay can. Claying is necessary step because it will ensure for a clean surface for a wax or sealant to bond to, maximizing its durability. Waxing a car that hasn’t been clayed is like putting a car cover on a dirty vehicle before washing it. A clayed surface is also necessary for polishing.

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How do I know I my vehicle needs waxing?

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In order to maintain the shine and color of your vehicle it is a good idea to consistently wax a car on a regular basis. But how often is too often, or not often enough? While a number of factors can dictate how often you want to wax there is one way to determine if you need a wax, perform a bead test. A bead test is simply done by splashing a small amount of water onto your vehicle, if the water beads in less than ½" diameter beads you don't need to wax, if it doesn't then it is time to wax your vehicle.

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How often should I wax?

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Generally it is a good idea to wax your vehicle once every three months. If your car is exposed to particularly harsh conditions you can wax more often. Harsh conditions include, excess rain, salt or snow or dirt. Typically cars in colder climates will require more waxing than those in warmer climates.

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Are all waxes the same?

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No, not all car waxes are created equally.
It is important to note that not all waxes, or cars for that matter, are created equally. Some newer synthetic waxes can last almost a year. In addition cars that have been consistently waxed for years on end will hold a shine and wax longer than those that are only occasionally waxed. Trial and error will probably be the best method to determine how long your particular car in combination with your wax will last before you need to re-wax.

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Why should I have my engine bay detailed?

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Next to your paint, your engine is one of the most expensive parts of your car. It may even be the reason you bought the car to begin with. You just had to have that big block muscle car or that turbo charged power wagon. You spend thousands of dollars over the course of your vehicle’s life servicing the fluids, maintaining the paint and interior, replacing the tires, and everything else involved with car ownership. After years of ownership and tens of thousands of miles behind the wheel, what does your engine look like now? It's also a good selling point for your vehicle to have a very clean engine bay.