FAQs

Answering your questions and providing additional information.

The ceramic coating we use is Pyramid Car Care. Different manufacturers have varied requirements. The ceramic coating/nano particles are microscopic. In simple terms, the coating is applied to the car using a carrier liquid (the stuff you actually see in the bottle). Most coatings use a water based formula, our coating is solvent based – which dries much, much faster allowing the chemical reaction with the paint to begin almost immediately. The coating can face the elements and get wet in just a few hours after application. 

The photographs and the reviews of our service should give you some confidence – but many do ask why we can offer car detailing services at such low costs. There are quite a lot of reasons, here are a few… – We’re happy with the income made made. We don’t feel the need to charge more, we are known for fair pricing.

The focus on the paint work. We don’t remove badges or wheels or clean inside wheel arches/suspension parts (a job that is thankless since it gets dirty again as soon as you drive). So that saves time. –

We employ (when required) staff that help wash & de-contaminate cars – freeing up time to focus on detailing, allowing more cars to completed. – The coatings used cure fast and don’t need to store them inside for days- meaning lower rent rates our premises – and more work can be brought in. – we don’t do interior valets, saving us time and saving you money

No, we pay our tax and VAT collected accurately and in full. Paying with cash wouldn’t make our prices lower. We don’t handle cash at the business at all. All deposits and card payments taken by machine at our premises are processed through one system, which is then connected to accounting software. Taking payments like this saves us time and therefore, saves you money.

No. we don’t offer such deals because…
– The prices charged are already as low as can be
– Whether it is two cars from the same person or two different customers, the time put aside in the diary, the amount of products used and my overheads remain the same.

Anything fixed by the polishing process is permanent. So, providing the damage doesn’t re-occur, then the shine gained from removing swirl marks and scratches should remain indefinitely.

Yes.Plenty of photographs, but here is one example.
 
 

It is card payment only

The prices show are for all sized cars (SUVs, Estates included) – extra charges apply to campers, pick up trucks, small vans etc

If you would like to make use of our polishing service with specific damage in mind, please get in-touch with images before booking for advice.

Yes. We are insured to work on and drive cars up to a value of £100,000

No. We don’t touch the interior at all. We wash all cars booked in as part of the whole process – but we don’t take bookings to wash cars or valet.

Definitely. Paintwork on a car can deteriorate for many reasons. A machine polish can permanently remove age related damage caused by sunlight fading (uv radiation) & oxidation-  these natural occurrences happen over many years and the paint is dull as a result. Damage inflicted by poor washing/abrasion (i.e scratches & swirl marks) can often be completely removed without the need for painting. Once a machine polish has restored the paint work, you should definitely look at protecting the paint going forward with a ceramic coating

Yes! Provided they are not too deep (too deep is when the scratch has penetrated down past the top, thickest layer of paint- the clear coat). So the vast majority of age related marks, wash swirls can be permanently removed as if they were never there. Deeper scratches can sometimes be completely removed or reduced in appearance by machine polishing. 

But don’t take our word for it …

See what our customers are saying

Had the enhancement detail, and 5 year ceramic coating and couldn’t be more impressed. Ross and his apprentice did a fantastic job, I genuinely can’t believe how perfect the finish is - it could be a mirror. They also polished out a couple of scratches, which they didn’t charge for, and provided a great service throughout. You could pay 2 or 3 times the price and not get such a great service and outcome. Thanks guys.
Stephen H.
20:40 30 Nov 22
Hugely impressed by Ross and his apprentice - fantastic attention to detail, incredible outcomes and great price. I couldn’t recommend more.
Stephen H.
20:30 30 Nov 22
What a service. Done by Ross the owner . Immaculate attention to detail and at a fraction of the costs against some of the quotes I was given . Full ceramic coating and window protection. 💯 delighted. Well worth a visit
Donald M.
14:47 26 Nov 22
What a service. Done by Ross the owner . Immaculate attention to detail and at a fraction of the costs against some of the quotes I was given . Full ceramic coating and window protection. 💯 delighted. Well worth a visit
Donald M.
14:39 26 Nov 22
I wholeheartedly recommend these guys. After looking around for a while locally, I came across this business. I liked what I seen and after contacting Ross and speaking with him, it confirmed to me he was the man for the job. I travelled from Dumfries up to him and had the platinum and wheel package done on my heavily swirled black car. It came back to me ‘showroom’. Fantastic job, fantastic fella. Ross does what it says on the tin. My wife also had full treatment done on her Mustang Bullitt the following day. Don’t delay. Get in touch with Ross. There shall be no disappointment. Thanks Ross👍
Brian O.
14:20 12 Nov 22
Left my car in on Monday and picked up Wednesday. I could not believe my eyes. I have a 2006 Chrysler 300c that looked its age, and when I picked it up, it looked like new. I was amazed at the shine on it and the feel.When you slid your hand over it was so smooth it was like a new car feels. I would definitely recommend getting it done.Ross was fantastic, and explained it well.
Anthony S.
15:41 11 Nov 22
Great job looked amazing and still does one month later in the winter great after care, well impressed Thanks guys
David A.
21:54 08 Nov 22
Had my BMWi3 s with the ultimate 5 year new car detailed, and wow, stunning shine.Really pleased with result, just stunningIf you have a new car would recommend going here.
Alistair M.
18:55 01 Nov 22

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