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

Great service, love the finish, evoque looks good
Duncan M.
17:29 30 Apr 22
Left my new fiesta st line to be polished & ceramic coated.

You wouldn’t have thought that a new car could be improved on but wow !!

Great service & value
Greg C.
15:33 23 Apr 22
Absolutely delighted with the finish that has been achieved on my car, Ross was brand new from the get go. Clearly explaining the process, what can be achieved and of course the after care…. Car is the shiniest it has ever been, including when it was brand new from the dealer.

Great service, price and all done within the day!

5 year ceramic protection ✅
Grant G.
16:11 19 Apr 22
Just had Ross work on both my car (Mercedes) and my wife's car (Audi). Unbelievable results with the 5 year coating. Both cars just over 3 years old, they look better now than when they were new.Highly recommended. Great job.
Davy C.
16:15 12 Apr 22
Just had Ross work on both my car (Mercedes) and my wife's car (Audi). Unbelievable results with the 5 year coating. Both cars just over 3 years old, they look better now than when they were new.
Highly recommended. Great job.
David C.
16:08 12 Apr 22
Got a set of headlights polished and refurbished and they turned out great, would highly recommend!
nathan C.
20:16 09 Apr 22
Id Like to thank Ross at machine polishing Central Scotland for the job he has done on my son’s Hyundai I30N performance. Although its a new car, it has made such a difference and i know its well protected from our typical Scottish weather and the pollution that dulls down a cars paint. We had great communication before during and after the service from a man who cares about his customers and their cars no matter what make or model they are, nor how old they are. He will give an honest opinion about what can be achieved and manage your expectations very well
Chris V.
20:10 08 Apr 22
Ross at Machine Polishing - Central Scotland has just completed a ceramic coat and treated the glass on my new Tesla model 3. The car looks far better than when Tesla let me take it off the forecourt and the drive back home watching the rain drops slip happily up my windscreen was testament to the great job he has done. The pricing is very fair compared to others and the trip to Livingston to get it done well worth it. His communication and unassuming approach was very much appreciated and should I be back in 5 years for another coating I'll try to remember a car key! Thanks Ross!
Paul F.
22:38 07 Apr 22

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