vehicle in a way that will not only remove all the dirt and dust but
also insure that no damage will be done to the paint is an art form. Our cleaning method
is very careful and gentle but leaves the paint very clean.
1 - Wheels and undercarriage cleaning
We start by
doing a deep cleaning of the wheels, tires, wheel wells and undercarriage. This prevents brake dust and other nasty contaminants that are present on the bottom of the car to be spread on the paint during the later steps of the cleaning process.
professional grade products for both the tires and rims. the
products we use are able to remove years of caked on brake dust and
contaminants and will not damage the rubber, metal and paint on the different parts of the base of the vehicle. We also use the
proper brushes and pads for proper removal of all trapped dirt and grime.
2 - Power rinse
the paint and risking scratching because of dust and dirt already present on the paint, we use a power washer to remove all loose dirt and dust from the paint.
This step also
starts to soften and weaken the dirt that is bonded to the paint.
For this step
no soap or shampoo is used. Just water. We are very careful not to apply too much water pressure to the paint and risk damaging it.
- Snow Foam coating
Using a power
washer, we apply a thick coat of foam shampoo over the entire vehicle. We then let this shampoo work for a few
minutes to give it time to break more of the bonds that dirt have created with the paint. This process will remove all but the
stuck on dirt from the finish and reduce even more than chances of scratching the paint when we move to the hand washing step.
The shampoo we
use is very hard on dirt but is ph neutral and will not damage the paint. We have two shampoos we can use, one designed to strip waxes off of the vehicle and one designed to
leave wax in place. Which we choose depends on the request of the client to apply a sealant or not at the end of the process.
We then do a power
rinse to remove the shampoo with all the semi-bonded dirt
4 - Hand washing
Once we have
removed all the dust and dirt we could without contact, we start the washing by hand.
We use a
technique that makes it almost impossible to scratch the
paint. We use a microfiber mitt that is tough on dirt but gentle on
wash process, we use a ph neutral soap that will not
harm the paint and never introduce dirty water in the wash. Our
method has been proven effective by the best car detailers in the
world and is the safest that can be used.
5 - Hose rinsing
Once we are
done washing, we do a complete rinse using a hose to
make sure no trace of soaps and shampoos are left behind.
the car has been thoroughly soaked, we are ready to proceed to the
last steps of the cleaning.
6/7 - Door and trunk jambs cleaning/Gas tank compartment
the look of a clean vehicle more than opening the
door or the trunk and reveal a dirty jambs. This is why we
wipe down all door and trunk jambs when we clean the vehicle.
We also do the same for the gas tank opening compartment.
8 - Microfiber towel and forced air drying
It is really
important not to let water dry on the paint. We use
forced air to chase water away from cracks and openings and use
a soft microfiber towel to dry the panels of the vehicle.
This is the
most reliable method to prevent water etching and avoid scratches
during the drying step.
process takes about an 90 minutes, depending on the size of the vehicle
and how dirty it is.
Once we are done, no dirt will be left and the paint will not have
From there we can proceed to decontaminating the paint, correcting
polishing, applying a sealant or applying a wax depending
on what you ask us to do on your vehicle.