Before And After

Unique Detail : Maserati before & after

Maserati Full correction detail.

Here we have a truly neglected 2009 Maserati granturismo, various panels had been repainted at some point and in my opinion at some back street garage that must have let the apprentice loose with no guidance on this one.

The car was also heavily stone chipped across the front bumper and bonnet, this was dealt with by localized touch ups over the course of 5 days that the car was in with us.
Various panels have been wet sanded and the car underwent a three stage machine polish.

Below in no particular order are some before during and after photos.

 

Various panels had to be wet sanded due to the amount of orange peel and dirt in the clear coat, this was taken to a level to match the factory finish of Maserati.

 

 

the rest of vehicle underwent in general a three stage machine polish to remove some deep scratches

 

 

Picture below shows the stone chips being repaired, not something I enjoy as the process in getting these done correctly is very time consuming.

Onto the finished pictures, the car was completed in Siramik APT Glasscoat to include the optional 3rd stage of Diamas professionali.

 

 

 

 

 

If you got this far thanks for looking
ATB
Andy


www.unique-detail.co.uk
Vehicle Appearance Specialists.
Hi All,

Here we have a Bmw M3 convertible that was in need of some rejuvenation,the wheels where refurbished along with the roof recolouring and protecting,the paintwork received a three stage machine.

The work was undertaken over a five day period ensuring the finish exceeded the owners expectations as he had previously been let down by someone performing a one day so called correction detail to his wifes car which is booked in with me for work in April.
Sadly there are too many of these companies popping up with little knowledge of undertaking the correct approach to machine polishing,it seems learn the basics of car valeting and become a Detailer within in a week.

I would strongly advise people to do there home work when choosing a detailer!..Pay cheap pay twice seems to be a common occorrence of late.

Wheels before sending off for refurbishment.

 

After the normal wash procedure which included a full decontamination and taking almost five hours to complete the car was taken in side and fully dried,the first job after removing the wheels was to cover the car and rejuvenate the roof.
The client only required the roof re-proofing but after washing and drying I decided the colour, although not badly faded, did require a slight lift to darken it up a little, I would normaly re-colour by brush on a badly faded roof but as this was not to bad decided on application through the spray gun a quicker way around things but would not advise this way on more severly faded roofs.

 

A few pictures below that show the general condition of the paintwork prior to the machine work.

 

 

 

 

Below are the finished shots after the machine work.

 

 

Prior to any lsp stages the car is moved to a seperate room for coatings enabling us to coat up in a cleaner enviroment free of any dust caused from the machine polishing.

 

 

 

Wheels looking slightly more refreshed after thier refurbishment.

 

 

 

A few pictures after checking the finish outside.

 

 

Thanks for looking.
ATB
Andy

www.unique-detail.co.uk
Vehicle Appearance Specialists.

Tel: 07836 345854
Car Detailing in Bedfordshire,Buckinghamshire,Milton Keynes,and Beyond.
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Time: 4-6 hours

  • Power rinse Exterior
  • Engine bay cleaned and dressed
  • Snow foam applied to exterior paint to gently lift surface dirt and left to dwell
  • Power rinse
  • Alloys cleaned
  • Door shuts cleaned
  • Paint washed top to bottom with two bucket method with grit filters and lambswool mit
  • Power rinse
  • Hand dried with soft micro fibre towels
  • Tar spots removed
  • Paintwork cleaned
  • Sealed with high quality sealant or carnuaba wax of your choice for a high shine
  • Trims dressed
  • Chrome polished
  • Exhaust tips polished
  • Tyres dressed
  • Glass cleaned outside
  • Interior hoovered
  • Rubbish removed
  • Plastics and air vents dusted
  • Interior plastics dressed
  • Floor mats cleaned and protected
  • Upholstery spot cleaned
  • Headlining cleaned
  • Leather cleaned and conditioned
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What is detailing?

Detailing is the precise renovation and protection of the various surfaces of a vehicle.
You can go to your local hand carwash, and pay around £5 to have your car cleaned, Be warned, most of these cheap car washes use harmful and corrosive products like traffic film remover to pre wash your car, this will strip any protection on the car. Dealer applied sealants can be stripped in roughly 3 washes. They also tend to use one sponge to clean the whole car, and not rinsing their sponge during the wash process either, which inflicts swirl marks, scratches and further damage to your paint work.

Detailing uses a much softer approach, using much milder wax and sealant friendly products, 2 buckets to wash, one with the suds, and one for rinsing the wash mitt, An assortment of cloths to dry, polish and buff you vehicles paint, and proven products to protect your vehicle, which in turn, will help increasing its retail value.

Is Detailing the same as Valeting?

No, it is very different. A valeter is someone who provides a service to a car owner and will clean the car so that all visible grime is removed from most areas. Some stages of the Detailers process are similar in part, but far different in terms of the level of attention paid to detail and the products and equipment used. Visibly clean is where valeting ends and detailing takes over. Sadly, as Detailing is becoming more popular there are a lot of new companies setting up and offering very poor levels of service.

The next time you wash your vehicle or have it washed take a look at your car a little closer – scrutinise the finish under bright direct sunlight or under the harsh lighting of a petrol station. Feel the paint place your fingers in a plastic sandwich bag or the cellophane from a ciggy packet and gently rub your fingers over the paintwork, what can you feel? The next time you are in a car showroom look closely at the paintwork as the bright lights shine onto it. What do you see?

Why use Unique detail?

SIMPLE : Because Knowledge comes with Many years of Experience.

When you choose Unique Detail we hope to give you piece of mind and ensure that you are 100% relaxed knowing that your vehicle is in the most capable hands. We treat every vehicle as our own and take the required time we feel is needed for each individual job. We believe that every vehicle deserves the best treatment possible and we hope to provide that for you.

We have turned our passion into a business to provide for others that share our passion for vehicle paintwork perfection. We run by a simple rule, perfection.

Please check out our testimonial page and see what others have to say about us and our work.

As with many things you cannot judge the standard of work based on cost. Detailing is our passion and we always strive for perfection. Unique will provide a service and standard that is second to none. If you value the appearance and condition of your vehicle then the cost involved in uniques work is minimal when compared with the results achieved.

One of the most important things to unique detail isn’t just getting your vehicle to a very high standard, but Customer Service is just as important to us. Unique try’s to go out of their way to make sure the customers experience is totally satisfactory. If not, we will do our upmost to put things right.

Unique detail only uses proven hi end products and techniques on your vehicle, using products from such companies such as Zymol, Swissvax, Carpro, and ,SiRamik APT Systems

What is paint correction?

Machine polishing, also known as “paint correction” of car paint finishes is the process that will remove most paint imperfections like Swirl Marks, Hazing, Surface Scratches and Faded paint as well as poor machine polishing marks called holograming and buffer trails. The process of paint correction is not for the faint hearted, there is no right or wrong way to doing it but to achieve the best results safely then experience and knowledge is critical. Using a selection of Polishing Machine’s with different cutting compounds and different graded polishing pads at speeds up to 2000rpm. This can be a risky process in the wrong hands as this could cause serious damage to your paint finish as the heat generated in this process can burn paint and plastics in seconds.

Then once this has been done a full selection of Acrylic, Polymer Sealants or Carnauba Waxes can be applied to your paint to protect and to leave you with that Ultimate Shine.

Working with a selection of world class producers of the finest Car Care products we are constantly pushing the limits to see if there is a better Ultimate Shine.

I can accommodate everything from major paint rejuvenation to a full show car preparation detail. From a full maintenance contract to a new car protection detail. My goal is to achieve 110% customer satisfaction and strive to amaze customers with the finish on their cars.

If you are still wondering if Paint Correction or having your Car Detailed is the service for you, give me a call on 07836345854 or send me an Email. I will be able to give you Professional Car Care Advice and let you know of the best plan to make sure you are happy with your vehicle.

If you decide to have one of our Car Detailing Services with or without Paint Correction I will always let you know how to look after your car properly and supply you with the correct Car Care Products to maintain the finish between visit’s. If you can’t get through via phone please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are free.

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Ceramic Quartz Coatings

SiRamik Glasscoat

Unique Detail are proud to announce there accreditation with SiRamik Glasscoat.

This is a 2 part coating system that contains extreme elements of Silicon to form an ultra durable and tough coating that has the ability to withstand levels of bird lime, paintwork marring and the like, with a potential durability of over 3+ years.

Advanced Protection Technology takes 2 coatings where combined boast 175% glass coating ingredient, to produce not only a super durable protection package, but one that looks stunning with extreme levels of gloss.

Part 1

SC-HR (Heat Resistance Coating).

This is the base layer, containing the highest Silicon of the 2 coatings and has been formulated to withstand heat to the extreme temperatures of exhausts and engine components, this is ideally suited for paintwork, alloy wheels and brake calipers, as the base layer for the paintwork this is the toughest and strongest and alone will provide in excess of 2 years

Part 2

SC-Ultima.

Ultima is the upper coating of the APT system that will provide the extreme gloss and crisp clarity that will create an unbelievable hydrophobic layer, adding further protection and superior cleaning abilities.
Ultima is also as with SC-HR, suitable for all plastics where durability is again excellent. As with coatings of this technology most would require infra red drying times but Ultima is a 60 minute fast cure with no IR needed, however overnight curing indoors is imperative to the coatings initial protection.

How and where is it applied?

APT (Advanced Protection Technology) can only be applied in a controlled working environment by a recognised and accredited Siramik Glasscoat application specialist.
The vehicle in question will be subjected to numerous levels of decontamination and cleansing processes, prior to any machine polishing correction that may be required (additional costs may incur dependant on the level of defects), before finally applying no less than 2 layers of the coatings to the paintwork and 1 of SC-HR on wheels.

Price: From £275.00 in addition to other Detailing Services.
Part 3 (optional)

Diamas Professionali.

Diamas Professionali contains aggregated diamond nanorods, completely unique and a world’s first in protective coatings.

Diamas has taken liquid protection to the highest possible level, where crystal clear paintwork is the result of an optically clear coating that will not mute any metallic flake, pearl or solid colour, meaning the paint you choose is the paint you see.

Our flagship coating when combined as a final layer to the APT system above

For further information : Diamas Professional

Prices from £160.00 Per Layer.
Below are just a few cars protected with SiRamik APT and completed with the optional Diamas Professionali

Enhancement Detail

Rolls Royce Wraith

Maserati Ghibli New Car Protection

BMW M3 Complete in APT + SiRamik Diamas

Customer : Feedback

Hi Andy,

You did my pearlescent white M3 back in January. I’m glad I went for the Diamas Professional. It’s truly fantastic and I am very happy with the work you did. The car is not a daily driver and it rarely goes out in the rain, but when it has it needed only a brief detail to get it spotless again. On the attached you can see what appears to be traffic film on the rear wheel arch after a couple of hundred miles driving in rain on the motorway and country roads. Other than that the car was spotless and the traffic filmed wiped off easily and had not adhered to the paint.

Thank you for recommending Diamas and the great detailing work.

Cheers, Richard

Detailing World Professional Supporter

Paint Correction Details & Wet Sanding

Paint Correction Details & Wet Sanding

If you are looking for a faultless finish then our correction detail is what you require. The Full Correction Detail corrects major paint defects/marks and restores cars of all ages to in most cases better than showroom condition,Our correction detail is for the real perfectionist and thats exactly what we will give you!!!… Total perfection for the most discerning of clients.

We do offer a mobile service for the correction detail as long as there is off road parking and the weather is dry or you have a workshop or garage to provide us with.

Please Remember : Our detailing Unit is situated 3 minutes from junction 12 of the M1 & 8 minutes from the nearest railway link, a courtesy lift is available too and from the railway station.

Below shows swirling being removed from an Aston Martin Rapide

What Is Car Paint Correction?

Also known as swirl mark removal or machine polishing, paintwork correction is the reduction or removal of marks in the top layer of paint to produce a more refined finish.

Paint correction can involve either the hand or machine application of varying grades of cleanser, polish or compound. The majority of work is usually done with rotary machine polishers to get the best level of correction.

Good paint correction requires a high degree of skill and concentration, but done properly, it really can transform the look of a car by dealing with (amongst other things);poor washing techniques (local hand car washes) hard water marks, etching caused by bird muck or fly squash, swirl marks, scratches and fading.

Done professionally, paint correction is entirely safe and will not cause any issues for your paint.

  • PH neutral snow foam
  • Vehicle left to dwell for 5 minutes
  • Vehicle pressure washed
  • Two bucket hand wash using PH balanced non-detergent shampoo with an ultimate 100% wool wash mitt
  • Vehicle rinsed
  • Hand dried with quality Microfiber towel
  • Clay bar with lubricant (to rid any stubborn stains such as tar spots or tree sap)
  • Vehicle Rinsed down and re-dried.
  • Defelsko PDG meter used to take paint reading prior to any machine polishing
  • A 2-3+ stage paint correction treatment using a rotary machine polisher and various pads which will remove deeper paint swirls/marks, light scratches, hologramming, oxidation and marring.
  • Vehicle re-washed to remove dust and compounds.
  • Vehicle re dried using microfiber towels and warm air blowers.
  • Pre-wax cleanser applied to paintwork.
  • Pre-wax cleaner removed by dual action polisher.
  • High quality paint sealant applied
  • Sealant buffed off to leave an unravelled protection to your cars finish.
  • 2 x layers high grade carnauba wax applied to paintwork
  • (swissvax) this not only gives added protection but gives gives that high gloss show car finish and takes the car back to in most cases better than showroom finish.
  • Wheels polished by hand or by machine
  • Wheels coated with 2 layers of wheel protectant.
  • Tyres coated with long lasting tyre gel.
  • Exterior and Interior Glass cleaned
  • Exterior glass guarded with Nanolex glass guard(for visibility)
  • Exterior plastics dressed with UV protectant
  • Interior vacuumed and dressed.
  • 30 stages of vigorous cleaning are undertaken in this detail.

3-10 DAYS ARE REQUIRED DEPENDENT ON THE SIZE AND CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE.

Prices for the Full Correction Detail are dependent on the size condition & Location of the vehicle.

Viewing of the vehicle is Prefered prior to pricing of the work.

Please call : Andy on : 07836 345854 Prices are from £800

 Paint correction & Detailing | Milton Keynes |London Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

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WET SANDING

The reason most people have there cars wet sanded is to remove orange peel in the clear coat,wet sanding is Extremely time consuming and not for the faint hearted in the wrong hands and without the right knowledge and equipment it spells disaster.

What is Orange Peel ?

Due to new paint technologies, many new vehicles can suffer from orange peel in the paint finish, Orange peel is the name given to a slightly rippled effect on the paint works surface that resembles the peel on an orange . When a vehicle is sprayed at the factory, the build up of multiple wet layers of paint combined with the spray guns pushing out a lot of air, cause the airstream to leave a visible rippled effect finish.Since water based paints have been used more and more new cars suffer from orange peel in the paint

Most paintwork corrections can be made with a rotary polisher but in the case of heavy orange peel in the clear coat its not always achievable so this is why we wet sand, wet sanding done correctly takes many stages of sanding before the paint is ready for machine polishing starting with 2000grit through to 4000grit sand paper you can and will achieve a flawless show car finish with a crystal clear reflections after the machine polishing is completed.

Before wet sanding can commence PDG reading are taken on each and every panel to make sure there is enough clear coat to safely wet sand the vehicle this process of taking PDG readings is undertaken through the sanding opperation,Most cars have an average of between 100 – 140 microns,removing between 7-10 microns will remove most blemishes, Orange peel, swirl marks, mild scratches, bird stains etc.

For Prices & more Info Please Contact Us…. Per Panel from £80.00