Some drivers may prefer to impress onlookers with a shiny, reflective finish on their car. Others may opt to treat their carpool passengers or favorite morning-radio hosts to freshly laundered interiors. Knowing that motorists have different priorities, Wax Man Industries augments whole-car details with a full spectrum of customized services, which allow drivers to assemble a detail tailored to their own comfort and cosmetic preferences.
With the help of nanotechnology products, including high-gloss waxes and sanitizing shampoos, the detailers hone in on smeared exteriors, stained upholstery, and greasy engines to transform every car their sponges touch into a vehicle that looks like it escaped from a Ferrari daycare. Included in the roster of detail services are more-involved restoration techniques, including buffing, sanding, and oxidation treatments performed with a 24-hour turnaround and a money-back guarantee in case clients aren't satisfied. In addition to four-wheeled vehicles, the technicians also revamp boats, airplanes, trailers, and motorcycles to ensure exteriors gleam on the sea, in the air, and through action-movie stunts through the air into the sea.
With 15 years of experience, the techs at Wax Man Industries have also extended their cleaning know-how into homes in the form of carpet cleaning powered by hot-water-extraction techniques. They pore over carpets with double-pass cleaning strokes and double-drying strokes that shorten the dry time overall. Even though they remorselessly nix deep-seated stains and blotches, their cleaning techniques are hypoallergenic and remain safe for kids and pets alike.
With the arrival of its new owners, Touch of Class Auto Care has morphed from a simple car wash into a full auto-care emporium. An auto-glass center, a mechanic's shop, and a detailing studio now collaborate with the wash station to mend nearly any auto ailment. The company's emphasis on hand washes means that only the gentle touch of a human or Hamburger Helper glove graces auto finishes with polish waxes, Rain-X, and tire shines. In-depth detailing tackles more severe blemishes with the help of steam cleaners, and a cadre of technicians stands by to bring out the potential of internal systems such as engines, brakes, and transmissions. Law-abiding rides can uphold their straight-laced ideals by dropping in for a state smog check and then cruise to the glass repair shop for window repairs. For busy motorists, a mobile team will travel to driveways to groom autos using an eco-friendly water-reclamation tank that keeps chemicals from spilling into storm drains or harming skinny-dipping action figures.
Street Dreams Auto Styling specializes in complete automotive makeovers, upgrading cars to improve their appearance, comfort, and performance. Cosmetic overhauls include clear-bra paint protection and window tinting, a service performed with the backing of a lifetime warranty. Paint and bodywork, neon-light installations, and detailing further spruce up cars. Lest interiors feel ignored, technicians revive cockpits by installing sleek, custom upholstery, upgraded sound and video systems, and car alarms in case of break-ins by velociraptors.
There is plenty to see from the San Diego Zoo's Africa Safari tram: resting lions, horned antelopes, majestic giraffes. But Detail Systems' Anthony Madafferi pays this wildlife little heed. He concentrates more on the sloping terrain that sweeps dust and mud on the beautiful, brightly colored trams he regularly details with his self-contained mobile detailing unit.
The safari trams are just some of the vehicles that Anthony and the techs at Detail Systems have revitalized over the past two decades; the list also includes the herds of Buicks that attend the Buick Invitational golf tournament. Their signature detailing service begins with a dousing in deionized water, which leaves the hand-washed exterior spot-free. Then, with a specially designed covalent chemical bond, Glassplexin paint sealant polishes a shiny luster on finishes, protecting them from oxidation and tailgating UV rays.
The automotive aestheticians at Tint World beautify rides with a variety of detailing, window-film, and modification services. Window-tint treatments offer privacy and sun protection, and are available in custom designs such as flames and skulls. Installations services also include electronics, alarms, audio and video systems, and ejector seats. The outlet also supplies do-it-yourself detailers with car-care and performance products.
Speed Car Wash tackles dirty bumpers and grimy undercarriages with a full-line of car-wash services. Treat road warriors to a deep clean with the Ultimate Full Service car wash package, which brandishes exteriors to treatments such as tire tidying, a triple foam polishing, an underbody rinse, and a 10-minute hand wax with up to 30 days of water-beading protection. Interiors luxuriate in a vacuuming, floor-mat shampoo, dust-bunny eradication, and inner dressings for elegant car proms. For carriages covered in only a few layers of gunk, choose the Gold Full Service Car Wash which shakes off spotty messes, slathers chassis in a polishing coat of shine, and soothes away lingering images of muddy cleats with a soft-towel hand-dry ($15.95).