Pony Express Car Wash's naturally lit wash tunnel swiftly sluices rides' exteriors with recycled water and eco-friendly chemicals. Speedy automated washes revivify worn-out autos in five minutes, and self-service vacuuming stations send suckling nozzles in search of hard-to-detect crumbs. Certified by the wax masters at Meguiar's, the shop’s detailers also protect paint from the sun’s rays and the moon’s tattoo gun with hand-applied high-gloss wax treatments. While cars undergo their prettification process, a shady waiting area welcomes customers waiting to be reunited with their freshly cleansed autos.
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.
For 15 years, Pearl Car Wash has pampered vehicular surfaces with an array of doting services performed by expert auto aestheticians. Entrust four-wheel friends to the indulgent care of a gold wash to buff up fiberglass panels and erase mud-drawn effigies of Mr. Rogers. This thorough treatment begins with a full-service hand wash, an underbody tickle session, and a stylish tire-and-exterior dressing. Then, car-care professionals step inside each auto to vacuum the carpets of pebbles and stray G.I. Joe limbs, scrub the dash and console, and desmudge the windows. Finally, every car is coated in a flattering rainbow wax and clear-coat protection.
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.
Chargers Hall of Famer Don Macek opened Mira Mesa Auto Spa in 1992 along with his teammate Dennis McKnight. Their goal: to create an automatic car wash that cleans cars in five minutes with Blue Coral products and a high-powered drying system. Their services range from express washes to meticulous detailing sessions, the latter of which finds techs waxing exteriors by hand, removing impurities with clay bars, and reorganizing out-of-place atoms.