Banana Magic™ is a final step cream wax designed to add a high gloss and rich luster to new or used vehicles. Banana Magic™ contains banana oil which emits a rich banana fragrance. This premium wax is a low dust, high durability formulation that is easy to use and lasts a long time.
(1-2 MONTH OF PROTECTION)
3M™ Perfect-it™ Ultra high gloss paste wax with exceptional durability for use on automotive paints. Shines and protects new and like new pint finishes, producing a deep high gloss, lustrous, durable, "wet look" finish.
(3-4 MONTHS OF PROTECTION)
Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax is one of the finest liquid carnauba waxes you can buy. It has the shine and wetness of carnauba but its longevity is more like a paint sealant. You can expect up to 5 months of protection and incredible water-beading, even on non-garaged vehicles.
(4-6 MONTHS OF PROTECTION)
Meguiar's Synthetic Sealant M21is a premium Hydrophobic Polymer Technology™ that offers technologically advanced paint care and protection. The product produces a noticeable deeper, darker, more reflective paint finish. It visually eliminates fine scratches and swirls, creating a flawless finish. Application could not be easier. This wax glides on easily with a smooth, resistance-free wipe-off.
(4-6 MONTHS OF PROTECTION)
Griot's Garage One-Step Sealant. Polish and protect in one step. Minor polish removes light swirl marks and other imperfections. Sealant bonds with paint to provide protection and enhanced appearance for up to 12 months. Provides a glossy wet look to paint
(10-12 MONTHS OF PROTECTION)
BLACKFIRE Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection
A premium paint sealant designed for the perfectionist. It creates an extremely slick finish and incredible depth with a revolutionary blend of three incredible polymers. Sourced from Germany and Switzerland, these polymers have a protective quality and depth of gloss that surpassed all others tested. BLACKFIRE Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection refracts light, similar to a diamond, to create a vibrant, super slippery, head-turning finish.
After our hand wash and clay bar treatment we use our dual-action polisher and ultra-soft finishing pads to apply our premium wax. This ensures a thin even coat, which allows the wax to bond and cure faster.
To ensure those months of protection, it is recommended that we maintain your vehicles finish so as to protect your vehicles paint.
Some car washing facilities use harsh soaps and cleaners that strip or compromise the durability of the wax. Using ph balanced products to clean your vehicles exterior safeguards your paints protection.
HOW DO WE CLEAN (SHAMPOO) YOUR CARPETS AND MATS?
Use professional equipment if you want professional results! Just like a dual-action polisher, the 3 gallon Mytee Lite II Heated Carpet Extractor is one of the most important tools a professional auto detailer can own.
Whether talking about laundry or dishes, everyone knows that hot water cleans much better than cold. In the world of professional automotive detailing, the same rule applies. That's why no serious auto detailer would consider operating a detailing business without a 3 gallon Mytee Lite II Heated Carpet Extractor to clean carpets and upholstery
Carpet and upholstery cleaning with hot water actually helps break up dirt and grease that would not be as easily removed using the old-fashioned technique of a bucket of cold soapy water and a brush or sponge. You wouldn't have a professional carpet cleaner clean your carpets that way, so why should you use that technique on automotive carpet and upholstery?
And because the 3 gallon Mytee Lite II Heated Carpet Extractor actually sprays the surface with hot water and then extracts it immediately, the process leaves the fabric or carpet free of soapy residue and much dryer, allowing you to finish your detail in less time than detailing by hand. Professional detailers agree: A hot water carpet extractor like the 3 gallon Mytee Lite II Heated Carpet Extractor is a must-have!
During Extraction Process
Completely Clean and Extracted
"THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME NOT TO WAX MY CAR,
THEY SAID IT RUINS THE FINISH."
Well why would a dealership tell me not to wax my vehicle? Unfortunately we can't answer that question directly since really we don't know why they would say such a thing. But what we can tell you is that not properly washing and protecting (wax/sealant) your vehicles paint from the elements will incur damage. Your vehicles clearcoat, meant to protect and add gloss to your vehicle, is not impervious to the elements. It is basically a layer of transparent paint. It needs washing and protection.
Improper washing and waxing will ruin your vehicles finish, so care and knowledge is needed to properly maintain your vehicles paint.
Improper compounding and polishing will also ruin your vehicles finish, untrained and careless "detailers" have been known to cause such damage either unknowingly or uncaringly. A high-speed rotary polisher in the wrong hands will cause swirls, holograms (buffer trails) and can even burn through the clearcoat, especially at the corners and edges of your vehicles panals.
Protecting or waxing your vehicle is very important.
Sacrificial Barrier Coating
"The primary purpose of a car wax or synthetic paint sealant is to act as a sacrificial barrier coating over the surface of your car’s paint. The idea being that anytime anything comes into contact with your car’s paint, before it can cause any damage to the paint it first has to get past the layer of wax or paint sealant. When your car’s paint is under attack, the layer of wax or paint sealant sacrifices itself so your paint doesn’t have to sacrifice itself. Or in other words, the layer of wax or paint sealant gives itself up so your car’s paint doesn’t have to give itself up."
Ask us why and how we treat your vehicles paint, and why protection or wax is important. We enjoy educating and training others in this regard.
What Is Detailing Clay?
What Are Bonded Contaminants?
When we wash your car, the fresh contaminants are removed from the paint and the paintwork looks clean. However, washing will leave behine the bonded contaminats which are attached to the paint as if they had been glued on:
These bonded contaminats are hard to see, so after washing your paintwork looks clean. However, if you gently run your fingers acorss the paintwork you may feel that the paintwork feels rough - a bit like stubble in a way. This roughness, grittiness that you are feeling is the bonded contaminants in the paint.
Examples of bonded contaminants are:
> Brake dust - sharp, so embeds itself in the paint
> Industrial fallout
> Tree sap - very sticky so adheres strongly to the paint
Removing Bonded Contaminants - Clay
In order to remove the bonded contaminats and restore a glassy smooth feel to the paint, detailing clay is used. If you have not removed them by clay, when you come to polish, glaze, seal or wax, it means that you are now sealing in remaining bonded contaminants. Simply washing and waxing will not remove bonded contaminants, they will be left behind and then just waxed over, reducing the longevity of the wax.
Clay basically works by grabbing hold of the bonded contaminants and pulling them off of the paint surface: "Paint Exfoliation"
"I think we can all agree that a great looking finish is a glossy looking finish. Gloss comes from smoothness. Bonded contaminants on your car's paint create surface texture, that is a rough feel to the paint. This also diminishes smoothness and therefore diminishes gloss.
Claying removes above surface bonded contaminants and is the first step after washing to restore a high gloss finish to any car, including the one in your garage or driveway.
Claying also enables your choice of wax or paint sealant to better bond to the paint by removing a layer of contaminants off the paint so the protection ingredients can bond to the paint unhindered."
What is the differences between a compound a polish and a wax?
All three products have there proper place in car care.
A compound is an abrasive product that acts like a liquid sandpaper, leveling the surface of the clear coat or paint, removing enough clear coat to remove any swirls or scratches. A compound is most effectively used with either a rotary or dual-action polisher and foam or microfiber cutting pads. Depending on the level of "cut" or ability to level the clear coat, a compound can remove wet sanding scratches and moderate scratches and defects. Usually a finer polish is used after to further refine the clear coat or paint.
A polishis used to increase gloss and refine the compounding step. Polishes also range in "cut" with some being more or less abrasive. However most polishes have extremely fine abrasives that smooth out the clear coat and added oils to enhance shine and slickness. In some cases, the vehicles clear coat or paint may be in good condition that it may only need a polishing to improve it.
A wax/sealantis simply the barrier that is applied lastly to the clear coat or paint that protects it. They range from liquid to paste and can be applied both by hand or by a dual-action polisher.
There are however many products that fall in between these products, such as all-in-one products, that can both level the clear coat or paint to remove defects and leave a barrier of protection. Each vehicles clear coat or paint will vary, so it is up to a trained and expereinced detailer to have a knowledge of clear coats, single stage paints and the products to use in different circumstances.