Interior

5 tips on how to care for your freshly detailed vehicle

It always stinks to spend hard earned dollars on a detail only to have it undone in a day or two! It seems like everything is out to make your car dirty again; whether the rain, snow, children, dogs, or even yourself.

So here are a few simple steps to keep your vehicle looking fresher…longer! Yes, I get it. If I teach you how to make your detail last, we may not see you as much.  Our goal is to educate our community and serve them the best way we know how.  This is not about money, it never has been. Money is nice, don’t get me wrong. But we wrote this article to help you save those hard-earned dollars not convince you to spend more of them!

Dirtiest Interior Ever? 2009 Honda Civic Coupe

Dirtiest Interior Ever? 2009 Honda Civic Coupe

Now I love a challenge like everyone else but when this 2009 Honda Civic came in I had no idea what I would be in for. The pictures do not do this car justice as it was the dirtiest coupe I have ever done and likely in the top 2 or 3 dirtiest cars i have ever done. Every vehicle is different but the ones that contain mostly dead skin, sweat, and other types of human grime test my abilities as a detailer the most. 

2016 Mercedes Benz Airstream RV Full Correction and Cquartz

2016 Mercedes Benz Airstream RV Full Correction and Cquartz

I always love a challenge. That's what I was thinking as I took on this 2016 Mercedes RV on. This customer is a good client of mine and always calls on us to detail their company and personal vehicles.  They had just bought this RV and the paint was very very scratched up. The Mercedes dealership would run this vehicle through their scratch-o-matic car wash doing nothing but destroying the quality of this very expensive RV. After agreeing on a price for a 2 step polish with Cquartz coating we got to work as there was heavy rain in the forecast soon and he needed this vehicle for their family's Christmas road trip.

2006 Chevy Trailblazer DEEP interior and exterior detail.

2006 Chevy Trailblazer DEEP interior and exterior detail.

What I love most about this business is helping good people out. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to manage a full time career, as well as the stresses of being a single parent. She contacted me asking to have a simple wash and wax and the interior thoroughly detailed. When she told me over the phone it may be a little bad we shrugged it off thinking hey we have detailed tons of interiors.... It will just be another job...... or so we thought.....

How to Clean Your Vehicle's Interior!

How to Clean Your Vehicle's Interior!

Since I started this business the number one request for my clients is a thorough cleaning of the interior. Interior details are at least 65 percent of the details that I do. Because of this I wanted to teach you at home how you can clean your interior to a professional level with very little financial and time investment on this 2006 Mazda Tribute.

2006 GMC Sonoma Detail Headlights and Interior

The customer brought in a 2006 GMC Sonoma that was in really poor condition. Like many vehicles this truck was almost never washed. The customer was from New Mexico so this vehicle contained a large amount of desert dust which proved very difficult to extract. The customer was just looking to have their vehicle look clean again on the outside with main focus to be on the inside and the engine. She was also looking to have her headlights restored. 

Headlights before restoration

Headlights before restoration

After sanding off headlight oxidation headlights are polished to a like new state.

After sanding off headlight oxidation headlights are polished to a like new state.

50/50 showing left headlight restored. You can see the excessive dust in the engine from years of neglect

50/50 showing left headlight restored. You can see the excessive dust in the engine from years of neglect

After Headlights are completely restored, engine detail begins. PH neutral Meguiar's degreasers and all purpose cleaners used to protect engine components. Also water is never sprayed on the sensitive components; alternator, battery, etc. 

After Headlights are completely restored, engine detail begins. PH neutral Meguiar's degreasers and all purpose cleaners used to protect engine components. Also water is never sprayed on the sensitive components; alternator, battery, etc. 

Now on to the interior, this shot barely shows how full of dust and dog hair this interior was.

Now on to the interior, this shot barely shows how full of dust and dog hair this interior was.

EWWWW

EWWWW

Meguiar's APC, Meguiar's interior detailer, a shop vac and some time later...

Meguiar's APC, Meguiar's interior detailer, a shop vac and some time later...

Much Better. 

Much Better. 

After shot of rear passenger door. Care was taken to get deep into the door jams.

After shot of rear passenger door. Care was taken to get deep into the door jams.

Leather seats shampooed and conditioned

Leather seats shampooed and conditioned

Wheel detail, brake dust removal with Sonax

Wheel detail, brake dust removal with Sonax

Start of the foam bath

Start of the foam bath

Nanoskin wash mitt in action removing surface contaminants the wash didn't get.

Nanoskin wash mitt in action removing surface contaminants the wash didn't get.

Finished and ready for delivery!

Finished and ready for delivery!

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