Detailing Service Options

Detailing Service Options

In addition to our complete range of restoration services, we also offer our customers a a wide range of comprehensive detailing treatment options, all of which are fully summarised below. To book in with The Surgery’s detailing team, call us on (04) 232 7543 or via our Contact Us Page. Please provide us with a brief description of your vehicle (make, model, year, colour) and which service option you’re interested in. If you are unsure of which treatment is right for you, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice – we are always happy to help.

The Maintenance Detail is a starting point to freshen up your vehicle’s appearance. For the best result this detail is designed to be carried out on vehicles that have had a more thorough treatment from Finer Details; however this option is still available for new clients.

  • Mag wheels are thoroughly cleaned using specific wheel brushes to reach all areas.
  • Under arches and door jambs are cleaned.
  • The vehicle is then washed using the 2 bucket method, grit guards and a lamb’s wool wash mitt to remove risk of inflicting damage. A high end shampoo is used to ensure the vehicle’s existing protection is not affected. Once rinsed the vehicle is then dried using a plush micro-fibre drying towel.
  • A designated warm air blower is used to remove water from hard to access water collecting points.
  • Once dry a quick detailing spray is applied to the paintwork to add gloss and add protection.
  • Glass is cleaned inside and out with a specific glass cleaner. Tyres are dressed. Exhaust is polished.
  • The interior is thoroughly vacuumed. Dash, instrument panel and door plastics are cleaned and treated. To finish the interior is sprayed with a freshener that rapidly counteracts odours and leaves a long lasting refreshing fragrance.

The Protection Detail is designed to improve the overall appearance of your vehicle and add a layer of protection leaving the finish glossy. The vehicle receives a thorough multi-stage wash process including full treatment to remove surface contaminants that washing along wont remove.  Followed by claying leaving the paint smooth and contaminate free. A pre-wax cleaner/polish is applied by a Dual Action polisher; this prepares the paint further leaving a perfect surface for the protection to be applied. The protection will be chosen to suit your needs.

The Protection Detail includes

  • Mag wheels are thoroughly cleaned using specific wheel brushes to reach all areas.
  • A multi stage safe wash process is completed on the wheels safely removing bonded contaminates.
  • For a pre-wash the vehicle is blanketed in snow foam which loosens and lifts dirt.
  • The vehicle is then washed using the 2 bucket method, grit guards and a lamb’s wool wash mitt to remove risk of inflicting damage. Once rinsed the vehicle is then dried using a plush micro-fibre drying towel.
  • Any tar spots & contaminates are removed using various products and the car is then fully clayed to remove remaining surface contaminates that the previous wash stages failed to remove.
  • Vehicle is rewash to remove all trace of chemicals used in previous stages
  • Surface is dried with a plush microfiber drying towel
  • A designated warm air blower is used to remove water from hard to access water collecting points.
  • The Vehicle is then treated to a full application of a pre-wax cleanser applied via a Dual Action polisher to freshen the paint's finish.
  • An agreed LSP will be applied to protect the clean and cleansed paint.
  • Glass is cleaned inside and out with a specific glass cleaner. Alloys are treated with a wheel sealant. Tyres are dressed. Exhaust is polished; plastic trim is treated and protected.

The Enhancement Package includes a single-stage machine polish. This removes the first level of light surface defects (oxidisation/swirls/holograms), paint clarity and depth are restored to the vehicle’s final finish. This is where you start to really see the benefits of a professional detail.

Once your vehicle has undergone the multi-stage wash and preparation process, ensuring all surface contaminates are removed, a suitable pad and product combination will then be selected.   This process will remove 85-90% of defects or drastically improve them leaving a fresh glossy look to the vehicle

Once the machine polishing stages are complete the paint will be treated to an application of an LSP i.e. wax, sealant or ceramic coating. This protective coating will be predetermined with the customer prior to any work carried out.

The Enhancement Detail is the perfect option to drastically improve the clarity and depth of your vehicle's paint whether for newly acquired cars, improving the appearance of a presently owned car or helping to prepare a vehicle to its best for a sale.

Deep defects will only be removed if safe to do so without compromising clearcoat integrity, paint depth is monitored throughout.

The Correction Detail is the detail that removes 95-99% of defects. This detail includes a paint correction treatment using a multi stage machine polishing to remove swirls, holograms, micro-marring and scratches, using the safest tools and techniques. This is a slow process as many of the defects are removed within safe tolerances. Once corrected to the highest level the paintwork is then refined to add a level of gloss and depth.  The results of this process is amazing and should leave the finish better than brand new vehicles at the dealership

Once the machine polishing stages are complete the paint will be treated to an application of an LSP i.e. wax, sealant or ceramic coating. This protective coating will be predetermined with the customer prior to any work carried out.

This detail includes the processes in the protection detail to clean and cleanse the vehicle prior to any machine work.

Deep defects will only be removed if safe to do so without compromising clearcoat integrity, paint depth is monitored throughout.

Detailing Service Upgrade Options

An Engine Bay Detail is the ideal detail to clean, cleanse and protect the beauty of the mechanics beneath the bonnet. The engine compartment is fully cleaned using a selection of detailing brushes to treat all areas.  Careful use of steam is used to safely break down dirt/grime from intricate areas; excess water is removed using a warm air dryer. All plastics, rubbers and chromes are protected and dressed. Under bonnet paint and wing edges are also cleaned and protected.

An interior detail will dramatically improve and protect the appearance of any interior regardless of age or condition. Using premium products and meticulous cleaning an interior is transformed back to a fresh and revitalized standard.

  • Dash, centre console and air vents are brushed removing all dust, an all purpose cleaner is used to remove general built up grime. Steam is also unlisted to remove stubborn grime from hard to reach areas.
  • Carpets and upholstery are thoroughly vacuumed. If required a shampoo process using a wet extraction machine is completed to remove water stains and engrained dirt.
  • Fabrics are treated with Carpro Cquartz Fabric which provides protection against spillages and stains.
  • Leather is cleansed to remove dirt and staining and then a feed/protectant is applied to maintain the finish.
  • All glass is treated using specific glass cleaners.
  • All interior plastics are treated with silicon free products to protect and enhance.
  • Door shuts are cleaned, polished and protected for an enhanced finish and preventing grime build up.

Special Detailing Service Options

The New Car Preparation Detail is designed for vehicles less than 6 months old. This package is to ensure the vehicle is prepared to the highest standard but most importantly fully protecting your vehicle and investment. Unfortunately a new car often does not meet the standards expected. Storage, transportation and dealer groomer are all contributing factors.

Once your vehicle has undergone the multi-stage wash and preparation process, ensuring all surface contaminates are removed, a suitable pad and polish combination will then be selected for the single stage machine polish. This process will remove light defects leaving a fresh enhanced look to the vehicle's paintwork. Paint depth readings are taken to ensure any abnormality's are highlighted. Once the machine polishing stage is complete the refreshed paint will be treated to an application of LSP i.e. wax, acrylic sealant or ceramic coating. This protective coating will be predetermined with the customer prior to any work carried out.

  • Mag Wheels are fully protected with a wheel sealant, glass is treated and all exterior trim is dressed and protected.
  • Interior upholstery/carpets are dry vacuumed. Dash/plastics are dressed with a non-silicone based product offering lasting protection. Fabrics are treated with Carpro Cquartz Fabric including boot space. Leather is cleansed and finished with a leather feed/protectant.
  • The engine compartment is fully cleaned using a selection of detailing brushes. The careful use of steam is used and water is removed using a warm air dryer. All plastics, rubbers and chromes are protected and dressed. Under bonnet paint and wing edges are also fully treated.

The Ultimate Restoration Detail is the bespoke package that is the pinnacle of the services we offer. Exterior and interior, seen and unseen all areas of the vehicle painstakingly cleansed, dressed and protected.

In this detail your vehicle will receive the following treatment;

  • Full Correction detail.  The paint is treat to a 3-4 stage compound and polish paint correction removing 99% of swirls, scratches, marring and holograms.
  • Full removal of the wheels, these are decontaminated, cleanse and treated to 2 layers of durable ceramic coat.
  • Inner arch trims, suspension components, brake callipers, brake pipes and much more are all cleaned and protected.
  • Engine Bay Detail. Details in relevant section
  • Interior Detail.  Details in relevant section
  • Premium Exclusive Ceramic glass coat (Finest)
  • Photographic package

Protection Coating Upgrade Options

Used in conjunction with any of the packages available. This upgrade will coat all interior leather surfaces with a highly protective treatment that has been developed to resist stains, dirt, jean dye transfer, and UV rays for years to come. Maintenance of your interior surfaces becomes as simple as wiping with a damp towel and walking away! CQuartz Leather & Vinyl has been tested against a variety of chemicals and conditions including mud grease, dye transfer, crayons, and even super glue! CQuartz Leather & Vinyl does NOT fade or yellow in extreme UV and protects the existing materials with UV inhibitors integrated into the formula to provide the ultimate in UV protection as well. In addition all fabric surfaces will be coated with Cquartz Fabric, Cquartz Fabric is used on textiles mainly to provide stain-resistance or anti-bacterial properties. Cquartz Fabric transforms the substrate into super hydrophobic surface, durable and flexible.
This upgrade can be added to any of the detail of packages excluding Interior. We can treat alloy wheels and all textured plastic trim and give them the lasting hydrophobic nanotechnology protection these surfaces deserve. When applied to plastic and rubber trim, CQuartz DLUX helps to restore their gloss and colour, and protect them from future fading. On painted, polished, or chromed wheels, CQuartz DLUX resists brake dust and road grime, eliminating the need for dedicated cleaners. Exhaust trims will also be coated. Protects treated surfaces for up to 1-year between applications.
This upgrade can be added to all packages excluding Engine, Interior and Maintenance Details. Cquartz coating is a ceramic glass coating developed for paint, the silica-quartz content was increased to a scarcely believable 70% creating an even harder and purer glass layer. CarPro CQuartzUK remains at the cutting edge of automotive protection technology. CQuartzUK bonds to the paint at a molecular level, effectively becoming a functional element of the vehicle’s surface. This coating’s hard hydrophobic, glass-like finish helps to protect your vehicle from weathering, UV-damage, industrial and organic fallout, acids, alkalines, light wash-marring and abrasion for up to 2-years whilst making it easier to clean than ever before. If you find maintaining your vehicle’s beauty a challenge it’s time to experience CQuartzUK.
This upgrade can be added to all packages excluding the Engine, Interior and Maintenance Details. It incorporates the interior, Wheels and trim and Paint packages plus the added benefit of the Glass being coated with FlybyForte. This Nano-tech coating was specifically designed for EXTREME semi-permanent durability and long-term resistance to abrasion and chemicals. Flyby Forte was tested to over 40,000 real time wiper cleaning cycles, is UV stable, highly chemical resistant, and provides resistance to scratches and minor chips. This protection package offers complete protection to most of the surfaces in your vehicle allowing for care free motoring without the concerns your pride and joy will suffer.

CQuartz Finest Approved Installer

CQuartz Finest represents the ultimate development of the CarPro line of advanced nanotechnology coatings. A professional ceramic hybrid sealant with hardness, hydrophobicity, film thickness, dirt-repellency, and gloss all pushed to the max in order to create the Finest protection system for cars and motorcycles on the market. Available exclusively through our Finest Detailers, CQuartz Finest is backed by industry-leading scientific testing, and is equipped with a 2-Year warranty against, fading peeling, or loss of significant gloss. Developed with professional detailers in mind, CQuartz Finest has been thoroughly trialed all over the world in order to guarantee its performance and reliability in the harshest possible conditions. From the arctic cold of the Finnish winter, to the blazing summer heat of the Australian outback, CarPro’s CQuartz Finest has become the nano-coating of choice for detailers around the world striving to give their clients the very best in beauty and protection for their vehicles.

CQuartz Finest Ceramic Protection

This upgrade may only be applied to perfect paint therefore used only as an addition to the Correction, New Car and Finer Details. CQuartz Finest represents the ultimate development of the CarPro line of advanced nanotechnology coatings. Backed by a 2-Year CarPro Certified Warranty, CQuartz Finest offers the highest gloss the richest finish, the greatest scratch resistance and the most protection of any CQuartz coating. Its increased Inorganic Silica content provides improved thickness (2-3µm) and hardness (Adds up to 2H on the Mohs scale.), while new hybrid Organic Silanes provide increased slickness and water-repellence, as well as superior mineral-spot and chemical resistance. This product is applied by approved installers only. Please see www.cqfinest.com/faq/ for additional information.
This package may only be applied to perfect paint therefore used only as an addition to the Correction, New Car and Finer Details services. All surfaces are treated with various ceramic coatings as per the regular Cquartz packages. The paint protection will be upgraded to the flagship coating Cquartz Finest. Your Mag wheels will receive an additional layer of Finest on top of Dlux for added gloss and protection. This product is applied by approved installers only. Please see www.cqfinest.com/faq/ for additional information.

Detailing Services FAQ ?

Grooming services are usually based on a low cost high volume wash and wax aimed at the masses. However, there are now an increasing number of detailing services being offered to more discerning customers, we tend to be able to offer specialist techniques such as paint correction and the use of higher quality products for surface protection. These services are more time consuming and require a much greater degree of skill, meaning that they are more expensive. However, because the value of used vehicles is greatly affected by their aesthetic condition, this work usually pays for itself, particularly on prestige and performance vehicles.
Sadly, its common for brand new vehicles to be delivered with defects in the paint, such as marring and buffer trails leftover from the production line. It is equally disappointing that many dealerships do not have the time or skills available on-site to correct these defects prior to handover; instead all that is typically offered is a basic groom (which often does more harm than good) and a poor quality 'lifetime' protection package. If these thoughts concern you, we are happy to take on new car deliveries and ensure that you receive your vehicle in perfect condition with the very best surface treatments applied from the outset. Protecting the bodywork and alloy wheels properly from day one will ensure that they remain easy to keep clean over the first six to twelve months of ownership, and will also help to prevent the harmful acids in everyday contaminants (such as bird droppings and bug remains) from etching the paint.
It is never too late to improve the appearance of sound paint by careful machine polishing. In cases where sub-surface defects are very severe, the limiting factor is always paint depth. If the defects lies within the uppermost layer of paint (either the pigment layer in older single stage paint systems or the clearcoat in modern paint systems) then there is a very high likelihood of achieving a level of correction of 95% or more. However, in cases where such defects penetrate to no more than 20% of the depth of the uppermost layer of paint, there's a very high likelihood of achieving a near perfect level of correction. Indeed, many of our customers are often amazed at the degree to which we are able to restore heavily swirled finishes, to the extent that we almost always do away with the need for any additional bodyshop attention.
Keeping paint in a swirl free condition requires 2 key points to be followed. The first is the use of decent car care products, and the second is good technique. We are always happy to offer detailing advice in order to ensure that our customers are able to safely and effectively maintain the finish we leave them with.
All of the products we use are available to buy at The Surgery. We only use and sell products that we know to work well based on our professional experience. This greatly benefits our customers as they always know they are buying products that are proven in the professional field. We are also able to provide our detailing customers high quality maintenance kits.
We do like to share the results of the details we carry out (in the form of images, videos and written descriptions) on our website and the various social media platforms we’re visible on, we are quite happy to stick to strict confidentiality and privacy agreements when requested.
We accept either by cash or bank transfer. We are a fully registered GST company.