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Detail Services Description

Exterior Detail           Interior Detail           2 and 3 Step Description          

Exterior Detail

Pre-Cleaning
We start the process by hand cleaning exterior seams and surfaces, door, trunk, hood jams, and wheel wells (engine compartments upon request) to remove any heavy deposits with safe non-corrosive cleaners and low pressure rinsing.

Wheels & Tires
Wheels and Tires are cleaned with safe non-corrosive cleaners to remove brake dust, road dirt, grease buildup, etc.

Washing
Next, your vehicle (including the undercarriage) is washed in our state-of-the-art automated Softouch Cloth Wash for a complete and paint-safe cleaning.

Drying
The vehicle is dried by hand and left for the surface to cool down.

Surface Cleaning & Prep
Depending upon which detail process is requested, the paint surface is prepared with state-of-the-art and approved cleaning and polishing products to remove surface contaminants (small surface abrasions and scratches, oxidation, water spots, sap, tar, bug deposits, and more).

Polishing & Buffing
If machine buffing is a required part of the service package, our highly trained detailers use safe cleaning compounds to remove contaminants by machine buffing. Machine buffing may be required to prepare the paint surface effectively for waxing and/or sealing.

Chrome
All exterior chrome is cleaned and polished in the same manner as the surface.

Glass
All glass surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, removing as many waterspots as possible.

Waxing
The vehicle is now ready for waxing. We use only the highest quality commercial-grade waxes especially formulated with state-of-the-art paint protectants and sealers to keep your vehicle's paint safe from nature's elements.

Buffing
Again, if machine buffing is a required part of the service package, the wax is removed by machine buffing giving your paint finish the kind of depth and shine that can only be achieved by a trained professional.

Wheels & Tires Finishing
Wheels are polished and tires are dressed with a commercial-grade poly protectant that contains absolutely no silicone or petroleum products.

Final Detail & Inspection
The vehicle exterior is now ready for the finishing touches. Our detailers go over all the "nooks & crannies" removing any wax or polish residue and inspect the vehicle for that quality look you will come to expect from Autowash Express.

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Interior Detail

Pre-Clean & Vacuum
We start the interior cleaning process with a thorough removal of "hidden" and inaccessible debris and dust with a low-pressure air tool. All air vents, door panels, handles, dash components (non electrical), seats, consoles, thresholds; literally every crevice is blown out to clear debris. Seats are removed when possible allowing greater cleaning access to carpeting and brackets. Then, the entire floor area and seating is vacuumed. This yields the highest quality "deep cleaning" possible.

Leather & Vinyl
All vinyl or leather areas are cleaned with safe approved cleaners, specific to each material, to remove surface dirt and soil. Then they are treated with specially formulated commercial grade conditioners to bring these materials back as close to new as possible.

Shampoo
Cloth upholstery, carpets, mats, cloth door panels, etc. are shampooed with our state-of-the-art shampoo machines. These highly effective extractors help lift out most stains, spills and unwanted odors.

Dash Dressing
If requested by our customer, our technician will treat the vinyl dash, door, and console areas with a safe protectant that contains absolutely no silicone or petroleum products.

Final Detail & Inspection
The vehicle interior is now ready for the finishing touches. Our detailers go over all the "nooks & crannies" with small soft brushes to remove any "crevice" debris.

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Reference Guide for Detail Surface Procedures

Basic Hand Wax
1 Step System
Full Detail
2 Step System
Full Detail
3 Step System
Paint Condition
New or Like New
• Light Scratches
• Minor Paint Defects
• Little or No Oxidation
• Little or No Acid Rain Etch
Paint Condition
Average Surface
• Mild-Moderate Scratch/Swirls
• Mild-Moderate Paint Defects
• Mild-Moderate Oxidation
• Mild-Moderate Acid Rain Etch
Paint Condition
Neglected Surface
• Severe Scratches/ Swirls
• Severe Paint Defects
• Heavy Oxidation
• Heavy Acid Rain Etch
Recommendations:
Restore & Preserve the High Gloss Surface
Recommendations:
Remove Mild Defects & Create a Durable High Gloss Surface
Recommendations:
Correct Defects in Finish & Create a Durable High Glass Surface
Step 1:
Apply Carnauba Based Wax By Hand

No Surface Preparation, polishing, cleaning etc. No Machine Buffing Performed
Step 1:
Use Light Polishing Compound to Buff Paint

Step 2:
Apply Carnauba Based Wax By Hand

Machine Buffing Performed.
Step 1:
Use Heavy Polishing Compund to Buff Paint

Step 2:
Use a Finish Rejuvenator to Polish Paint Surface With a Standard or Orbital Buffer.

Step 3:
Apply Carnauba Based Wax By Hand

Machine Buffing Performed

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Please Call One of Our Convenient Locations
Today to Schedule An Appointment:
Six Forks Road - 919-518-2628
Signett Drive - 919-855-0000

STANDARD VEHICLES: REGULAR SIZE CAR, F150 TRUCK OR SMALLER, ETC.
LARGE VEHICLES: MINI-VANS, SUV'S, EXPLORERS, TRAIL BLAZERS, JEEP CHEROKEES, ETC.
EXTRA LARGE VEHICLES: SUBURBANS, EXCURSIONS, NAVIGATORS, LAND CRUISERS, ETC.

* PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
* PRICES MAY VARY DUE TO CONDITION OR SIZE OF VEHICLE
* DETAIL OR SPECIAL SERVICES REQUIRE MANAGEMENT ESTIMATE APPROVAL PRIOR TO COMMENCING ANY SERVICE

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