FULLY SLICK DETAILING IN REDLANDS
As our lives continue to get busier and we have more and more things added to our to-do lists, the appeal of a regular professional car detail increases amongst many Redland Bay residents.
The last thing you want however, is to have paid for a beautiful detail, only to have it last a week before your car is looking less like a luxury mode of transport and more like a teenager’s bedroom once again!
When you work with the specialists at Fully Slick, you are offered not only excellent service, but a partnership in minding the aesthetics of your vehicle for the long run. We love helping our clients keep their car in good looking order.
Of course, our primary advice to keeping a car cleaner for longer is to have the worst of the mess on the interior and the exterior taken care of with a professional Detail.
No need to book a trip out because Fully Slick Mobile Detailing is on the road and ready to book in your carwash as a once off or at a regular interval of your choice to meet the demands of your preferences and budget.
Genuine Strategies For Car Owners To Keep Their Car Clean Between Washes:
Okay, so the detail is out of the way and your car is gleaming like the day it was purchased. The goal now is to keep it that way right? Read on for a few handy tips.
1. PARK INDOORS
Parking your car inside or undercover is one of the most effective ways to shield it from dust, weather, bugs, and birds. If you have a garage that’s spending its time more often as a storage shed than a house for your car, clear it out and pop your car in there instead.
If you don’t have an undercover car spot to keep your beloved set of wheels, you can always invest in a dedicated car cover and throw that on at the end of the day.
2. INVEST IN A QUALITY CERAMIC COATING
A high end ceramic coating, like Fireball, will protect and preserve your car day to day and for years to come. Cleaning becomes easier, maintenance is a breeze and the car will stay looking as sharp as the day you bought it. Fully Slick Mobile Detailing Redland Bay can cater for all budgets in this as we have a range of coatings that will last from 1 to 10 years
3. USE A QUALITY CAR WAX
Waxing your car gives it that polished, shiny coating that makes it appear new. It also works as a paint preserver, protecting against scratches, chips, or discoloration caused by the sun’s rays. If you have a ceramic coating already you can use synthetic wax to bolster your paint.
If you don't have a ceramic coating then you can use a high grade carnauba wax. Don't ever use a carnauba wax on a ceramic coating. We offer a wax as a part of our Mini Detail.
4. HAVE THE TIRES CLEANED AND DRESSED
Muddy tires can make even the cleanest car look unkempt. We recommend that the cleansing and dressings also protect the tyres from UV rays while preserving the life and color of your tyres.
You can also touch up your own tyres in between details with us. A clean set of wheels always deceives the eye into thinking a car is cleaner than it actually is!
Quick wheel cleaning tips:
Rinse the wheels well to remove loose dirt and helps to cool them if working on a warm day. If your car has been recently detailed, you should be able to use a general car cleaning soap in a bucket of water to clean the wheels and remove all dirt, but if you have driven around a considerable amount or have a heavy vehicle, you may need a dedicated wheel cleaner.
Use a wash mitt to clean the wheel and a decent wheel brush to poke around in the areas you can’t reach with your hands.
Another brush to clean the arches really helps to make cleaning them quick and easy, without ruining your wash mitt.
Rinse the wheels when you are done and when they are dry, apply a tyre shine product directly to the rubber. If any overspray is on the paintwork and rims, be sure to wipe it off in a timely manner.
A good tyre shine product will add a high gloss sheen and a layer of protection to your wheel’s rubber
4. WIPE OFF YOUR SHOES BEFORE GETTING IN THE CAR
Our shoes carry a lot of things into the car with us as we hop in. It is important to consider the amount of dirt that can actually accumulate in this way.
If you’ve got kiddos you’re probably familiar with the old ‘feet up on the seat-backs’ habit and if you have a pet, muddy paws are yet another delight to have in the car.
The wisest (and most obvious) piece of advice here would be to recommend the removal of shoes before entering the car, wiping off muddy shoes and paws is another alternative too!
It’s nearly impossible to avoid dirtying your car mats completely, but this step can save you some time between details.
5. USE A QUICK DETAILER
Now I bring this one up with a slight hesitation, because when used incorrectly, a quick detailer can do more harm than good!
To use a quick detailer, mist an area of your car to begin cleaning (start from the top) and use a soft microfibre towel in long, straight strokes along the length of the car to wipe away the settled dirt and dust.
Keep a close eye on the cloth’s condition. If it starts looking dirty, flip if over or grab a new one. An accumulation of dirt on the cloth with continued use can cause micro marring on the paint.
This step is not recommended IF the layer of dirt on your car is anything more than a faint coat of dust. Again, this is where the hesitation came from. If you’re jumping in to clean heavy dirt off with a quick detailer, this is a sure-fire way to damage your car’s paint.
6. FOR THE BIRD POOP AND SQUASHED BUGS
As tempting as it may bee (see what I did there?) to get in and scratch off a squashed bug with a bit of damp cloth or paper towel. A similar story for bird poop…resist the temptation.
If you want to avoid creating long term damage to the car’s paint, you’re better off getting a little bit of that detailer spray and soaking the area. Let it sit for a while for the poop/bug spot to soften before wiping clean with a microfibre cloth.
At Fully Slick Mobile Detailing, We are Committed To Our Customers
At Fully Slick Mobile Detailing, we care for your car as if it were our own. From our excellent full-service car wash treatments to our best-in-class express detailing services, we strive to give you the best customer experience and the best care for your vehicle. Based in Redland Bay, we service the Greater Brisbane region - high quality service on wheels!
Feel free to drop us a line and speak to our knowledgeable vehicle care experts.