More and more people are investing in car detailing than ever before. But what about brand new car detailing? Is it essential to detail a vehicle with just a few miles on the clock that is yet to be delivered to the buyer? I thought it might be a good idea to write a quick article explaining why new car detailing is so important. At Black River Details, we offer a New Car Protection Detail.
Four reasons to invest in new car detailing:
Tidying up after Transit:
The first reason to invest in new car detailing is to remove the surprising amount of contamination found in the paint. This occurs from the industrial fallout while the vehicle is transported by road or train. It can also happen while it’s sat at the docks, for days or weeks on end, waiting to be shipped. A new vehicle can also pick up many other forms of contamination. These might include tar spots, tree sap, rubber, oil and diesel splatters.
This layer of contamination can reduce the reflectivity and overall clarity of the paintwork and leave the surface feeling quite rough.
A thorough detailing treatment fully decontaminates the vehicle. This process results in a perfectly clean surface to inspect. We can then determine the level of correction required to get this new car to a level that is better than new.
A Path to Perfect Paintwork:
New car detailing can be the path to perfect paintwork! You might think that a brand new car would have zero paint defects. But swirl marks, scratches, holograms, etchings and sanding marks can be caused by many factors.
Quite often at the factory, there may be a requirement to sand the paint. They may need to level the texture or remove a dust nib. Afterwards, a rotary polisher is used to remove the sanding mark. The problem is that in the factory there isn’t always a lot of time to spend on each vehicle. This means the sanding marks are often not eradicated, especially around the edges, and the rotary polishing marks aren’t refined. All of this results in a less than desirable finish.
On the journey between the factory and dealership, there may be occasions where the car is washed improperly. If this happens, it can result in swirls and scratches on the paintwork.
No matter how careful the transporting firm is, there may even be damage caused during transit. It’s not unheard of for brand new cars to have a deep scratch or scuff that requires remedial paintwork.
All this means that most of the time, brand new cars usually require a one or even a two-stage paint correction. These corrections will return your vehicle to a flawless finish with little to no paint defects.
Protection is Priceless:
Another primary reason for investing in new car detailing is to ensure that it is appropriately protected from the get-go. At Black River Details, we use a professional grade ceramic coating system like Kamikaze Collection’ Miyabi coat topped with ISM Hydrocarbon.
The best method for providing the ultimate paint protection for your new pride and joy is PPF (Paint Protection Film). This method offers a virtually invisible layer of protection that protects against stone chips, scratches, scuffs and vandalism. PPF can save you money in the long run. Investment in this service might mean avoiding a front end respray due to stone chips. It can also help to prevent a whole side repaint because somebody decided to key it.
Couple the unbeatable protection with the self-healing properties of modern films like Xpel Ultimate Plus and you have a film that will stay looking like it was just applied. Here at Black River Details, we can facilitate PPF installation on your vehicle and we also include the application of Kamikaze Collection’s Film Coat to the newly installed PPF to make maintenance a breeze.
Detailer not Dealership:
So, now that you know the importance of brand new car detailing you might be wondering where to start. Firstly, be sure to tell your dealership that you don’t want the vehicle touched at all. Ask them not to wash it and to refrain from the application of dealership coatings. Make it clear that they should not remove any of the protective wrappings when the vehicle arrives at the dealership. Leave this for your detailer. By doing this, you can minimise the potential scratching and marring that would inevitably occur if the dealership were to prepare the vehicle for handover. Your professional detailer will spend the time required to do the job correctly.
Are you ready to invest in some new car detailing? Then drop us an email or give us a call. We are professional detailers based on the Hampshire and West Sussex border.