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CAR DETAILING

 

Components of detailing  Detailing is generally broken down into two categories: exterior and interior, or cabin. There are products and services that focus on these two areas specifically. 

 

Exterior detailing involves cleaning and restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car's finish (usually a paint with a glossy finish), chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires, as well as other visible components on the exterior of a vehicle. A wide array of products and techniques are used to do this based on the surface type, surface condition, or the detailer's preference. Products include, but are not limited to:  detergents and acid free degreasers (to break down dirt and soil), detail clay (to remove embedded contaminates), waxes and polishes (to resurface and then improve reflectivity), as well as a variety of applicators, brushes, and drying towels.

 

Interior detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Automobile interiors of the last 50 years have a variety of materials used inside the cabin such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, various natural fibers, carbon fiber composites, plastics, and others. Different techniques and products are used to address cleaning these.Vacuuming is standard, and steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, as well as brushes may be used to remove stains on . Some nonporous surfaces may also be polished.

 

Why Should You Detail Your Car?

 

A vehicle that is professionally detailed on a regular basis will maintain higher value, resale price and trade-in value.  Additionally, you and your passengers are exposed to the environment inside your vehicle every time you use it.  A clean interior will reduce allergens and air-borne toxins that may cause adverse health conditions.

 

We recommend that your car receive a Sticklers Complete Detail two times per year with an Express Detail in between.  The combination of the Complete and Express Detail services will ensure the exterior is protected from the elements and the interior remains looking new.

 

Automobile detailing is the practice of performing extremely thorough cleaning, polishing, busffing and waxing of the interior and exterior to produce a show-quality finish.  Washing and waxing your car on your own is good, but improper application of exterior finishes can often cause unnecessary imperfections to your car's exterior. 

 

Our staff has been professionally trained and knows how to make your car look like new.

 

 

Clean Cars Promote Good Health

Did you know that bacteria can easily linger inside a car where darkness and moisture reside?  Time spent behind the wheel of an unclean car means exposure to dust, dirt, food, grease build-up and all the microscopic organisms that thrive on such build-up. 

A rigorous detailing service for your vehicle means that all the places where clutter, dirt, hands, food, foot and the like are cleaned and sanitized.   We use heated steam when cleaning carpets, upholstery and other interior surfaces because heat kills germs.  Steam is a reliable and proven method for disinfection and leaves behind no chemical residues.

 

HOW TO DETAIL A CAR:

 

Detailing a car requires going way beyond the usual vacuum and wash job. It means paying attention to the tiny details that add up to make the car look show-worthy. Begin with the interior so that you don't have to worry about messing up your exterior while detailing the inside.

Part 1 of 2 : Detailing A Car’s Interior 

 

Remove floor mats and vacuum the mats, floor, trunk, upholstery, rear parcel shelf, if you have one, and the dash. Slide the seats all the way forward and then back to thoroughly vacuum the carpet underneath.

 

  • Start from the top and work your way down. Dust or dirt that has accumulated up top could fall down; dust or dirt that has accumulated at the bottom will rarely fall up

Clean carpet or upholstery stains by applying a foam cleanser and rubbing it in with a damp cloth or sponge. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before blotting dry with a towel. If the stain doesn't come out, repeat. After your final cleaner application, wash the area with a damp sponge and do a final blotting.

  • Make sure to try and get as much dampness from the fabric as possible. Any excessive dampness may promote molding and/or mildew, which does not fall in the definition of detailing a car

Repair carpet holes, burns or small permanent stains by cutting the spot out with a razor blade or scissors. Replace with a piece you've cut from a hidden place, such as underneath the seat. Use a water-resistant adhesive to keep it down.

  • Warning: Always ask the owner of the car for permission before doing this step. If you want, have a sample repair that you can show the owner of the car of what the process will look like. If it's done well, this sample will be reassuring.

Wash rubber floor mats and dry. Apply a non-slip dressing so that the driver's feet don't slip and slide while they're trying to do important things like braking.

Use compressed air and detailing brushes to get out accumulated dust from the buttons and crevices on the dash and interior doors.

Buff off the remaining film of polish residue using a clean, dry chamois towel.

 

Car Scratch

 

Scratch and Sniff Car Crash is the third album by the Swamp Zombies and was released in 1990 under the Doctor Dream Records label. It is available on record, tape, or CD. The first 1,000 LPs and the first 500 CDs actually had a "car crash" scratch and sniff sticker in which the odor of a mixture of gasoline and burnning rubber was released upon scratching. The album title's origin lies in the fact that two Swamp Zombies band members were involved in separate car crashes at around the same time.