Mobile Car Detailing
Mobile Car detailing is an activity that keeps the vehicle in its best possible condition cosmetically. This is achieved by removing both visible and invisible contaminants from the vehicle's interior and polishing the exterior to its original blemish-free finish.
Car detailing started as early as 1916 in the Netherlands, where detailers used the Elektron Vacuum cleaner to essentially detail the interior of customer cars / vehicles.
The most basic detail options include interior vacuuming, an exterior wash and wax, window cleaning and hand cleaning.
Car Detailing whether fixed or mobile is a systematic approach to extend a vehicle's life with products and methods that reduce or remove harmful environmental components from harsh winters, dirt, sun etcetera. Essentially, it is more than a cleaning process to make a vehicle look good and appropriate ongoing maintenance or restoration of vehicles will keep them looking as if they came from an auto dealer's showroom which will inherently increase their resale value.
Car Detailing is broken down into two categories:
Interior Detailing: involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of modern vehicles comprise of a variety of materials, such as vinyl, natural fibers, synthetic carpet upholstery, carbon fibre and plastics which necessitates the use of
a variety of cleaning techniques and products. Upholstery stains can be removed by steam cleaning, but generally, vacuuming the interior is standard.
Exterior detailing involves cleaning, and either 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 tyres, as well as other visible components on a vehicle's exterior. A wide array of detailing products and techniques are used, based on the vehicle's surface type and condition, or the detailers or customers preference. Products include, but are not limited to detergents, surfactants, acid free degreasers (to break down dirt and soil), detail clay (to remove invisible micro embedded surface contaminates), waxes, silicone and non-silicone based dressings for plastic trim and tires. Buffing compounds and polishes to resurface and improve reflectivity of the paint finish, as well as a variety of applicators, brushes, and drying towels.