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Tried, Tested, and True At S&M Detailing, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in the services we offer, and in every aspect of the work we do. Our workforce are highly trained and qualified to meet all your needs, dedicated to offering diverse and specialised services tailored to our client’s unique preferences and situation.
Take a look at some of the services we offer below:
From day one, ensuring new cars are ready for the road with the best possible protection and finish throughout.
New Car Preparations are often overlooked. “It’s brand new! It shouldn’t need polishing!?”
You’d expect a new car to be delivered and presented with the utmost of care, boasting flawless paintwork and perfect in every way (with nothing to hide).
Unfortunately, this is rarely the case! We’ve seen it all. From resprayed panels on Ford’s, to sanding marks and machine buffertrails on Ferrari’s. Whether it’s a £10,000 city car or a £200,000 super car, it’s nice to be able to know the whole story.
Storage conditions, damage in transportation and at the factory and poor unskilled PDI preparation at the Dealership can lead to a whole array of defects and problem areas that may need addressing. Fine scratches, surface marring, factory induced sanding marks, machine holograms, bird lime etching, metallic fallout and lacquer “fish eyes” to name but a few.
Although you’re likely to be offered the in-house ‘paint protection packages’ with “5 years protection”, “no more polishing” and other such big claims, in reality, they offer poor value for money (package’s such as Supaguard, LifeShine, DiamondBrite and Gard X). These products are often applied incorrectly and over poorly prepared paint finishes as the in-house valet team are given strict timescales with minimal training on how to correctly prepare and protect your newly purchased pride and joy.
Our New Car Detail typically takes 1-2 days (not 1-2 hours) and comprises of some of the industries’ finest tools, chemicals and coatings; protecting your investment for 1 year to 10 years Giving paintwork unrivalled UV resistance, dirt repellency, easy clean and swirl resistance thanks to the state of the art Ceramic Pro coatings.
With our New Car Detail Extra’s Pack, alloy wheels are removed to be coated inside and out, exterior glass sealed with a durable rain repellent, interior upholstery treated to a scotch guard fabric protectant and leather seats receiving a water-based dirt & dye transfer barrier. All in, the best start in life for your investment.
It is advised to ask the supplying Dealership not to touch the car prior to collection. No wash. No polish… This way, we reduce the need for costly paint correction services where fine scratches and swirls from bad contact could have easily been induced in the preparation stages.
Designed for vehicle's that don't require full paint correction; a single stage machine polish given to bring the gloss and shine back to the paintwork without breaking the bank. Light wash marring and surface scratches will deprive a vehicle’s appearance and present a dull, hazy lifeless finish. Using mild abrasives and a foam finishing pad, the Paint Enhancement Detail aims to remove the bulk of the swirling and present a much glossier, sharper and truer colour without spending 3-4 days chasing perfection. A great package for those new to Detailing and those working around a budget.
A two stage machine polish is given to eliminate light swirls/scratches, oxidation and dull and hazy paintwork that is damaged over the years by poor wash technique, bad contact and strong chemicals. The first machine polishing stage is a medium-strong cut compound used in conjunction with a polishing/cutting pad that restores the paint and removes up to >80% of the surface defects. The second set is a much milder pass to refine the finish and give the much desired ‘jewelled’ look. This service is our most popular package; ideal for the enthusiast who likes to keep a defect free car all year round. Paint thickness removal is kept minimal during this detail allowing the process to be performed on an annual basis if needs be.
Delivers paintwork perfection; often leaving the finish better than its original showroom condition. Using a multitude of machine passes to safely remove heavier defects found on most vehicles (i.e. random deep scratches, bird etchings, bodyshop buffer trails and sanding marks) a Major Paint Correction Detail is perfect for the tired, lifeless car that requires a second lease of life. Sometimes 100% correction isn’t always possible; compromise has to be made on areas with thin clear coat where it would be impractical to sacrifice lacquer and to run the risk of striking through. Also, as a general rule, scratches that you can ‘feel’ with your fingernail will usually require paint (However they can be visibly reduced by ‘rounding off’ the edges with correct machine technique). Typically, over 95% correction will be met with a Major Paint Correction Detail and is guaranteed to transform your vehicle.
1 Year Ceramic Wax £150
Ceramic Paint Protection - Certified only ceramic paint protection - £300+
Wheel Calliper Protection £250
Window Ceramic Repellent - £80
As petrolheads and avid bikers we understand the addiction that is motorcycling and bike ownership. Keeping the balance between a gleaming machine and being able to get the mileage in on the odd sunny day has always been about striking the right balance of fun and maintenance.
Our bespoke bike packages address the key issues which we all come across with our pride and joy:
Poor factory clear coat and marked plastics can be swirled and scratched easily, especially the tank and upper fairings.
Corrosion and oxidisation can occur to ferrous and non ferrous metal surfaces due to exposure to road salt and other contaminants.
Wheels can be difficult to clean, especially without removing them.
Exhausts and other hard to access areas can also be difficult to clean and protect without removal of parts and fairings.
Polishing and waxing to maintain a finish can be time consuming and results are inferior to Ceramic based options.
Our packages offer the following benefits:
Full paint correction, Removing swirls and scratches and often leaving the bike in a better than new condition.
Removal of fairings for access to all areas of the bike.
Cleaning of bike using approved oil and polish removers.
Prime the surfaces for application of Ceramic Pro coatings
Increased gloss and added clear coat protection with permanent nano-ceramic coatings.
Maintenance and washing is reduced, polishing and waxing is redundant, as well as increased gloss, scratch resistance and corrosion resistance for you motorcycle.
The outcome is a motorcycle 100% coated in the best product on the market.