FAQs

What is car detailing?
Car detailing is an in depth method of cleaning, polishing and protecting all visible areas and components of a car, including exterior, interior, wheels, engine bay and even the undercarriage. Car Detailing incorporates various specialist techniques aimed at taking a car beyond its original factory finish.

 

Why D.B. Detailing?
David is passionate about detailing a vehicle to an immaculate standard. He is realistic, so whatever your vision is with your vehicle David will give you his honest realistic options with a great deal of knowledge to the customers request so they are fully aware of their choices. He holds no secrets so whatever you would like to know he will answer and share information as he likes his customers developing a better relationship with their vehicles.

David has detailed vehicles that have won shows and vehicles that have been sold in the famous ‘Sotheby’s RM Auctions’ ,which provides peace of mind to you that your vehicle is left in the best hands.

David is also a authorised ‘Gtechniq’ accredited detailer, which gives you confidence that he is fully approved to apply all their flagship coatings to guarantee the manufacturers performance & durability on their products available to the care for your vehicle that may only be applied by a detailer.

 

What is the difference between paint correction/ enhancement detail on my paintwork?
An enhancement detail targets the removal of light defects such as swirl marks, light scratches, marring and holograms through a 2 stage paint correction process, some deeper defects remain however through this process that are enhanced.

The paint correction detail goes follows the same process as the enhancement however more attention is paid to the deeper defects and the stages followed in the paint correction process steps up to 3 to perfect the paint surface to every inch to guarantee a flawless finish.

 

Why should I get my vehicle detailed?

Automotive vehicles are generally one of our biggest expenses when purchasing and with a great deal of money spent on ensuring you can travel safely it only makes sense to restore/ maintain or protect your vehicle. Detailing is your only answer, however far you would like to give your vehicle a good clean detailing is normally the base of this process.

Think of how much it would cost to re-spray your entire paintwork. The cost of having your vehicle detailed is only a fraction of that cost and all of our services include the interior too. You can even stretch the attention to inside of the engine bay, underneath of the vehicle and even add a durable nano ceramic coating/ paint protection film to guarantee the perfection of your vehicle from a minimum of 2 years.

 

I have a new vehicle does that still need to be detailed?

Even though your vehicle may have delivery miles or be very new chances are in production, transportation or even pre delivery/ showroom prep the vehicle may have some defects on its paint surface that will require a paint preservation process to create a perfection to complement its arrival from factory/ dealership. The prep to ensure a vehicle is perfect is required so you can then protect your investment with a durable coating to allow for a easier maintenance after use.

 

What wax will be used to protect my vehicles paintwork?
At D.B. Detailing we use the famous Dodo Juice/ Swissvax ‘Carnauba Wax’. Grown from the Copernicia Prunifera plants in the North East Brazil. Carnauba Waxes not only enhance a car’s gloss and protection but also provide a water beading look in wet weather and can last up to 1 year with the assistance of regular washing and top up products.

 

Ceramic coating/ Wax protection?

This question is very common and has many views from many of the detailing world. Before you select what to protect your vehicles paintwork with you need to ask yourself, where is my vehicle being stored overnight? how often will I be using/ keeping the vehicle for? This helps decided what type of protection you may need to protect your vehicle.

We know a wax protected vehicle lasts an average of 4-12 months and ceramic coating protection has a durability of 1-9 years. Ceramic coating is a more permanent protection that allows the ease of maintaining your vehicle thorough safe methods of washing and spray sealants like you would do with a wax protected vehicle but longer durability so less re-application.

So if you are a vehicle owner who uses the vehicle all year round whether it’s on the weekend or daily you will need to protect your vehicle with a durable ceramic coating as your uses of the vehicle will increase. If you are the vehicle owner that uses the vehicle occasionally and store it in a sheltered environment or you look after your vehicle like it’s a show/ concours vehicle then wax is for you. You’re the kind of owner that is always doing things to improve your finish and in doing that very little dust and dirt sits on your vehicle surfaces due to the lack of use.

 

Do you do Paint Protection Film (PPF)?

Yes, D.B. Detailing can take the protection of your vehicle to another level with ppf. The film carries a 10 year warranty and can be applied to any vehicle to resist the daily defects we may encounter when using our vehicles that are not crash related. The film is clear so it doesn’t distort the clarity or shade of your vehicles paint and the adhesive used to bond the film to your panel is safe and doesn’t strip paint when removing the film. The film is also self healing so the film is advanced enough to maintain a defect free clarity from light scratches.

 

How far will D.B. Detailing travel?
D.B. Detailing is based in London but also covers the Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Kent, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire areas by using the ‘Elite Car Care/ Sextons/ Private London location as its work base or an alternative location of your choice. For those further afield D.B. Detailing is happy to negotiate travelling time to location and additional expenses.

 

I’ve got a vehicle with Matte paint/ paint protection film. Can i still protect these surfaces?

I feel that these surfaces are high maintenance in and can be victims of stubborn stains from bird grime/ dead bugs which can be difficult to remove if they are not protected and maintained with top up products to keep their surfaces clean and durable.

Both surfaces can be protected with Gtehniq Halo their newest coating released aimed to protect exactly these surfaces which doesn’t reduce the self healing properties on some paint protection films, should your vehicle have any of these finishes please get in contact with us as soon as possible to ensure you don’t experience any stubborn defects on your finish.

 

Where can I bring my car to be detailed/ inspected?
You can bring your car to the Elite Car Care Studio in Bourne End 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport J3 off the M40/ Sextons London, Wandsworth/ Private London Location, Chelsea. David can personally travel to inspect your vehicle at a location of your choice.

 

Can David collect and deliver my car as I will be busy?
David can arrange a car collection personally/ delivery service by a specialist automotive transportation company at an additional cost.

 

Can D.B. Detailing detail my car at a dealership/ Independent garage before collection?
Yes David is happy to liaise with the relevant garages and has full liability insurance to work on their premises as long as there is running water, electricity and sheltered space to ensure the maximum results of our services are achieved.  

 

Cancellations?
If the need to cancel should arise, D.B. Detailing requires at least 24 hours notice or an £100 cancellation fee will be incurred