Automotive Emporium’s owner has worked in the auto industry for the better part of his life, including long stints detailing luxurious and exotic vehicles. Under his keen eye, though, every car is treated as if it were a luxury vehicle. Gentle microfiber mitts lather exteriors with shampoos while conditioners reanimate faded dashboards and steam cleaners renew the interior upholstery. The attentive technicians here offer tiered hand-wash and detailing packages that range from basic cleanings to extensive treatments that last for hours.
Hawaiian Island Auto Detailing Inc.'s team of technicians spruces up cars inside and out across the shop’s two Honolulu [locations] (http://gr.pn/OX7zPU). An array of interior and exterior detail packages comprise Hawaiian Island's services, many of which start with a hand wash and microfiber dry and end with add-ons such as clay-bar treatments and Vitreo paint sealant. Techs also restore headlight covers, and outfit windows with custom tints that ward off harmful UV rays better than a coat of sunblock.
Eco Wash Hawaii employs a waterless wash system that's friendly to the environment. Every product used for waterless wash and wax services is biodegradable. From their outpost at the Windward Mall, staff members also restore headlights and work with minor scratch removal. Patrons are free to catch a movie or browse boutiques while their car receives its earth-friendly wipedown.
The expert carriage cleaners at Auto Detail Aces return vehicles to road-ready luster with professional washes and detailing services. After vehicles soak in sudsy streams, experienced auto techs tenderly dab droplets with a soft wash mitt and chamois cloth. Spray-wax solutions galvanize shells against hazards including sudden rain showers or drive-by food fights. Doorjambs and trunk hinges swing open squeak-free after de-greasing treatments, and tired treads give up collected highway grime during precision de-gunkings. Inside, vacuums suck dirt and debris from carpets, and interior deodorizers freshen the air, masking the musk of spilled food, mildew, and the deer that just joined your carpool. Roadsters also don shady window tints and daubs of touchup paint to keep interiors cool and exteriors smooth and glossy. When not busy restoring vehicular vigor, Auto Detail Aces donates to the Koko Head Lions Club to support schools and the local community.
The following manuscript was recently discovered in Westminster among the personal effects of Samuel Pepys, a 17th-century English gentleman, diarist, and chief secretary of the admiralty. It is thought to be the first written evidence of the existence of tinted windows.
Up very betimes with the great brightness of the sun, and so to meet with Sir Carteret¹, who come to speak to me on the horrible newes such as we shall hear shortly of: that for the want of boats, our Navy has been routed by the Flemings on the waters of Medway², that our sailors refuse to mount their vessels, and that want of money causes prevents Parliament from sending out a fleete for a proper answer. Then go we by water to Deptford, and to a good dinner of plain pheasant and much wine.
After dinner, Carteret shewed his new coach, which doth defend the eyes from the fury of the sun with windows painted with pitch. Back to Whitehall by coach, as sundry youths and maidens cry out at the pleasant appearance of our noble hoopty. Though without, summer heat doth oppress and sweat the rabble, I remain undisturbed, despite my seventeen 17 stone of cloth finery, powder, jewellry, and wigs. I do understand but little of it, but welcome any respite from Apollo’s rays. So to supper, and then to bed, with thoughts of vexation and jealousy for Sir Carteret’s good fortune.
¹ Sir George Carteret, member of the Privy Council and staunch Tory
² Pepys refers to the Raid on the Medway, a decisive Dutch victory in the Second Anglo–Dutch War, in which the Dutch fleet launched a surprise attack on the docks at Chatham, towing away more than a dozen English ships as well as the Royal Navy mascot—a hardtack biscuit with pasted-on googly eyes named the Rt. Hon. Captain Crisp.