Before they break out the waxes, clay bars, and buffers, the technicians at Rocky's Custom Detailing kick off every exterior detail with a hand wash. This in order to erase the surface dirt clinging to grills, wheel wells, and other spots that machines can't reach. After that, they embark on a thorough tour of the car's interior and exterior; depending on which package the client chooses, they'll perform tasks such as steam cleaning the upholstery, and buffing scratches from the car's finish. The detailers also offer a few finishing touches such as chrome polishing, which can help make the car look as clean and new as it did when its transmission gears still had their baby teeth.
At Victory Lane Full Service Car Wash, an automatic conveyor system works together with good old-fashioned elbow grease. After mild detergents and fresh water rinse away dirt in the wash tunnel, the staff treats cars to the soft caress of a towel dry and an interior vacuum. The list of services ventures beyond the realm of basic washes to include three levels of detailing and à la carte options such as a triple-foam wax, rim cleaning, tire dressing, and headrest massage.
PDQ Car Wash has been cleaning cars and trucks since 1960. The Ultimate Exterior wash restores a car's youthful shimmer with a double pre-soap and a full exterior wash, and the tricolor and clear-coat sealers ensure a lasting shine. An under-chassis flush removes any dirt or gremlins before car pedicurists clean the wheels. The Manager's Special wash begins with an ashtray emptying, dashboard wiping, and thorough interior vacuuming to remove taco crumbs and dinosaur bones. The attention shifts to the auto's exterior as washers set up a pulley-platform system, helping themselves reach every window, apply tricolor conditioner, and de-ice the locks in the winter or after driving into a meat locker. After an exterior wash and under-chassis flush, warm air and towels dry the car as a Victorian shoe shiner polishes its wheels.
Whether they’ve just taken a bath in the soft cloth wash tunnel or flung open their doors for a full detail, cars leaving Arlington Car Wash and Detail hit the street with a sparkling clean look. The facility’s tiered car wash packages run the gamut from full service washes to the works double wash, which applies a suite of products such as Rain-X surface protection and Simoniz triple conditioners and tire dressing. Detailers comb through vehicles that need extra attention, coaxing shiny colors from the finish with polish and wax as well as shampooing the seats and carpets until they’re clean enough to build a chemistry lab on top of. Motorists may truck through the wash seven days a week, and can swing by on their birthday and be the beneficiaries of a free platinum wash.
Area car dealerships have tapped Reality Motors Inc’s detailers for their extensive cleaning packages and laser-like focus on even the toughest scratches and stains. Using 3M and Meguiar's products, staff buff away body blemishes, shampoo upholstery, and sweep the ashes from the fire pit inside the engine. Reality Motors Inc’s own pre-owned car lots testify to the detailers’ hard work, as foreign and domestic vehicles flaunt features such as glossy finishes, reflective chrome, and low mileage to prospective buyers.