Car Detailing

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What is Car Detailing?

Perfection Matters

Detailing involves a keen eye for perfection and detail as the name suggests. Detailing involves thorough cleaning that a basic “valet” doesn’t offer. We fully decontaminate the car before refining the vehicles paint work, making it defect-free, by the removal of scratches and marring through the careful use of various polishes and pad combinations. We then protect the car through the options of wax, ceramic or paint protection to ensure that the paintwork is sealed from further contaminants, protected and maintained to prevent any further damage to the paintwork.

Consultation

We believe in order for us to give you the best car detailing outcome, we require a consultation with you and your car. This is a FREE service which allows us to give you an in-depth overview of your vehicles current condition and what we can do to bring back the finish it once had or you wish to maintain. This includes Light Analysis, Dent & Damage repair detection as well as personal advice to what we could do & the likelihood of time & cost involved.

As we're based in North West Kent, we're conveniently located for Surrey, London as well as Essex.

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Come and visit our Kent workshop

We're located in Northfleet, which is close to Gravesend in Kent, close to the A2, M2 and M25. Call or email us to arrange a car detailing appointment so we can book your vehicle in for your free assessment.

Areas in Kent that we're ideally located for:

Ashford, Bexley and Bexleyheath, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Cranbrook, Dartford, Kent, Deal, Dover, Edenbridge, Faversham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Kent, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Hythe, Lydd, car detailing Maidstone, Margate, Minster, Swale, New Romney, Northfleet, Paddock Wood, Queenborough, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Kent, Snodland, Southborough, Strood, Swanley, Tenterden, Tonbridge, West Malling, Westerham, West Kingsdown (Brands Hatch), Westgate-on-Sea and Whitstable.

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View our car detailing packages

We offer a range of packages covering all available options. You can choose a detailing package from the options below or build your own bespoke bundle. Whatever you choose, get in touch to book a FREE consultation at our Kent studio.

Our New Car Paint Protection Detail is specifically designed to ensure your new vehicle begins its life in the best possible way and is fully protected over time. We safely prepare your new vehicle at our Kent studio in the way that it deserves before applying quality products to all exterior surfaces. These provide great protection, easy maintenance and amazing levels of gloss.

Giving your new cars the best possible protection and finish throughout its lifetime

You’d expect a new car to be delivered and presented with immaculate paintwork, with nothing to hide. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. From delivery, we have seen resprayed panels to sanding marks and buffer trails. Storage conditions, transportation damage and poor preparation during Pre-Delivery Inspection at the Dealership can cause many defects and problem areas that may need addressing, such as fine scratches, surface marring, factory induced sanding marks, holograms, metallic fallout and lacquer “fish eyes” to name a few.

You Kent or London dealerships will probably offer their in-house packages such as Supaguard, AutoGlym, Lifeshine, DiamondBrite and GardX with “lifetime paint protection” and other big claims that cost £400+ but in reality, they offer poor value for money. These products more than often are applied incorrectly, without any prior preparation to the paintwork and over poorly prepared paint finishes as the in-house valet team are given short timescales (1-2 Hours) with minimal training on how to correctly prepare and protect your newly purchased car.

Our New Car Detail typically takes 1-2 days (not 1 -2 hours) at our car detailing Kent studio and uses some the industries finest tools, chemicals and coatings; protecting your car between 12 months to 5 years. Thanks to the state of the art nano-ceramic coatings we provide unrivalled UV resistance, dirt repellency, easy clean and swirl resistance. With our Total Surface Protection package, we offer coatings for the alloys to be removed and coated inside and out, exterior glass coated and sealed with a durable rain repellent, interior protected with nano-ceramic coatings on carpets, Alcantara and leather to protect against any dirt & dye.

All in, this is the best start in life for your investment.

It is advised to ask your Kent/ London dealership not to touch the car prior to collection, with no wash or polish as this way, we reduce the need for costly paint correction where fine scratches and swirls could have easily been induced in the preparation stages.

Full process

  • Full 21-stage safe wash process including decontamination
  • Hand and blow-dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • Single-stage machine polish to remove surface defects such as marring and fine scratches whilst enhancing gloss levels.
  • All polish residue removed by wiping down paintwork to prepare for the application of a ceramic coating.
  • Car paintwork coated with a ceramic sealant
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Tyres Dressed
  • Exhaust tips polished
  • Final inspection and wipe down at our Kent studio
  • All available at our car detailing Kent studio

*Recommended protection upgrades

Upgraded ceramic coating

  • Lasts 3-5 Years
  • Self-Cleaning & Hydrophobic
  • Unmatched gloss levels & clarity

Glass ceramic treatment

  • Improves Vision
  • Repels Dirt, Rain, Snow
  • Hydrophobic properties

Alloy and calliper ceramic treatment

  • Hydrophobic properties
  • Repels brake dust/easy to clean

Interior protection

  • Protect fabric from water-based stains
  • Easy to clean
  • Makes fabrics waterproof

Total Surface Protection Detailing Bundle

This is the ideal detailing bundle that we offer at our Kent workshop. It's ideal for those looking for the maximum protection and surface functionality, inside and out, of their car - whether new or fully corrected. This new car bundle offers protection for the paintwork, light lenses, glass, exterior trim, rims, leather seats, carpets, door cards and dashboard.

This package is offered at a discounted rate over purchasing each of our protection packages individually.

Total surface protection

  • Upgraded Ceramic
  • Glass Treatment
  • Alloy Coating
  • Interior Protection

An entry-level package for our regular customers to keep their cars looking the best all year round. This is a starting point detail to freshen up your vehicle's appearance.
An important factor in keeping your car looking great for a long time is the correct methods of care and maintenance. After having your vehicle detailed, waxed, ceramic coated or protected with PPF at our Kent workshop, we recommend regularly hand washing your car to keep it looking its best.
We understand that not everyone has the time to wash their car themselves, so we offer aftercare services at our Kent car detailing studio to keep your car looking awesome all year round.

VIP wash

  • Alloy wheels cleaned; front-facing, behind spokes and inner-rim
  • Wheel arches cleaned
  • Snowbath
  • Shampoo
  • Water Wax
  • Premium Cloth Dry
  • Dash Wipe Down & Hoover
  • Glass cleaned - In & Out
  • Tyres Dressed

Maintenance wash

  • Alloy wheels cleaned; front-facing, behind spokes and inner-rim
  • Wheel arches cleaned
  • Multi-stage safe wash process using pH neutral shampoo/foam
  • 3 Month Hydrofoam coating applied
  • Contactless vehicle blow-dry to prevent wash marring
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Dash Wipe Down & Hoover
  • Glass cleaned - In & Out
  • Tyres Dressed
  • All available at our Kent studio

Maintenance detail

  • Alloy wheels cleaned; front-facing, behind spokes and inner-rim
  • Wheel arches and door shuts cleaned
  • Multi-stage safe wash process using pH neutral shampoo/foam
  • Vehicle dab-dried with deep-pile microfibre cloths
  • Wax applied to bodywork
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Tyres Dressed
  • Interior thoroughly vacuumed including luggage compartment
  • Interior trim/plastics wiped clean and all litter removed

Optional Extras

We have a comprehensive choice of optional extra's that you can add to your detailing package when booking

  • Door shuts cleaned
  • Engine bay detail
  • Wheels off deep clean
  • Show and shine wax
  • Interior deep clean
  • Convertible roof treatment

We're currently in the process of building this bundle so check back soon for a full description.

A protective detail which includes a deep clean suited for vehicles that require no paint correction and to help improve the overall appearance leaving your car with a gloss and silky finish. This ‘deep-clean’ service is the foundation of detailing, stripping back contaminants on the surface, enhancing the gloss levels on the paintwork and protecting the exterior against the elements.

Full process

  • Full 21 stage wash process using 2 bucket method
  • Clay bar and fallout remover to remove bonded contaminants.
  • Vehicle hand dry with ultra-soft microfibre drying towels
  • Blown dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips.
  • Paint lightly polished and glazed pre-wax
  • Synthetic paint sealant or carnauba wax applied
  • Wheel faces protected
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Exterior trim & tyres dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome polished and sealed
  • All available at our car detailing Kent studio

Time Taken: 2 Days

Winter paint protection car detailing

During the winter months, your vehicle now becomes more susceptible to the elements such as rock salt, snow and frost. It is important to keep your vehicle protected from these elements to slow down and stop the ageing of your vehicles surfaces.

With the right products, we have designed a winter protection detail specifically to help protect your car during the winter months.

This package offers protection for all surfaces of the vehicle, providing protection and hydrophobic effects to make sure your car not only looks the part but is protected and safer to drive over the winter months.

3-month winter protection

  • Full 21-stage safe wash process including decontamination
  • Hand and blow dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • All exterior surfaces coated with a 3-month silicon sealant
  • Final inspection and wipe down
  • FREE windscreen wash re-fill

Time taken: 1 day

6 month winter protection

  • Full 21-stage safe wash process including decontamination at our Kent studio
  • Hand and blow dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • All exterior surfaces coated with a 6-month silicon sealant
  • Glass coated with Hydrophobic glass sealant
  • Final inspection and wipe down
  • FREE windscreen wash re-fill

Time taken: 1 day

This 2-stage detailing is designed to remove 75-85% of all surface defects including oxidation and some heavier scratches that a 1 stage polish may be unable to remove. At our Kent-based workshop, the process begins with a first stage medium-strong cut compound to remove defects and is then followed by a second polishing stage to refine the paintwork and increase gloss levels.

The rate for a stage 2 correction can vary depending on the car but we will consult with each customer to provide a more accurate expectation.

Full process

  • Full 21 stage wash process using 2 bucket method
  • Vehicle hand dry with ultra-soft microfibre drying towels
  • Blown dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips.
  • 2 stage machine polish
  • Finished with a Synthetic paint sealant or carnauba wax (Ceramic upgrades available)
  • Wheel faces protected (full wheel protection upgrade available)
  • Interior thoroughly vacuumed including luggage compartment
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Exterior trim & tyres dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome polished and sealed

This service delivers paintwork perfection; more times leaving the paintwork in better condition than when collected from the showroom. At our car detailing studio in Kent, we use various method and multiple machine-passes to safely remove heavy defects such as deep scratches, bird etchings and sanding marks. This detail is perfect for the car that requires a second lease of life. The ultimate detail normally takes 4+ days dependant on the vehicle's condition and normally offers around 90-95% correction.

Please note: This will not fix scratches that have gone the lacquer or stone chips.

Full process

  • Full 21 stage wash process using 2 bucket method
  • Vehicle hand dry with ultra-soft microfibre drying towels
  • Blown dry to remove trapped water and eliminate drips
  • Multiple stage machine polish to remove heavy defects
  • Finished with a Synthetic paint sealant or carnauba wax (Ceramic upgrades available)
  • Wheel faces protected (Full wheel protection upgrade available)
  • Interior thoroughly vacuumed including the luggage compartment
  • Interior and exterior glass cleaned and polished
  • Exterior trim & tyres dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome polished and sealed

At FRSH Customs we offer a range of paint protection products to suit clients and their needs. We handpick our products to suit individual needs and vehicle requirements including high-quality wax, ceramic & nanocoatings and paint protection films. We offer a much better level of protection and clarity than you would find from your typical dealership paint protection such as Autoglym, Lifeshine GuardX etc.

We offer wax protection as a standard on each detail as we don’t believe in detailing a vehicle at our Kent workshop without providing protection. The choice for which protection is entirely yours although we will offer advice which will be best suited for your budget.

Wax Protection - 6-12 months durability

This is our standard protection which offers high gloss levels and adequate protection. This is ideal for clients on a budget and that are happy with the finish traditional waxes offer.

Ceramic Coating - up to 3-5 Years Protection

Ceramic coatings are a state of the art protection, which are highly resistant to scratches, whilst protecting your paintwork from the elements, such as road salt, while also offering high amounts of gloss levels. Our coatings are very hydrophobic offering fantastic water beading and water repellent properties, which in effect means it literally cleans itself. Also making it much easier to clean. Unlike many sealant packages, once applied, no more waxing will be required

Paint Protection Film - 10 Year Durability

This is ultimately the best protection to go for. This stops stone chips, scratches and scuffs, meaning your paintwork will always look new. We use high-quality films meaning the film is self-healing so when any surface marks are visible, direct sunlight or hot water will remove them.

All of our films are precisely designed and pre-cut meaning we do not cut onto your vehicle.

We offer coverage from bumpers, headlights to full car coverage.

Wheel & Caliper Coating

A unique chemical bond becomes the functional surface of your alloys, making dirt and brake dust repellent, also much easier to clean. The coating is designed to withstand extreme conditions and has advanced heat and chemical resistant properties that protect your alloys and callipers from brake dust and fallout ensuring they stay cleaner for longer. Lasts for up to 1 to 2 years.

Glass Treatment

A glass and windscreen treatment which repels and displaces water, enhancing visibility in wet driving conditions, reducing fatigue and increasing safety. Keeps windscreen cleaner longer & makes bugs & ice easy to remove. Lasts for 12 months.

Interior Protection

Our interior protection treatment offers the best type of protection all round, whether your interior is fabric, leather or suede. Our fabric treatment makes ordinary fabrics waterproof and easy to clean. It protects all kinds of fabrics from water and oil-based stains, and prevents soaking, swelling or rotting on any fabric. Our treatment coats each fibre individually, leaving the texture unaffected, allowing the material to breathe. This means stale air will still be able to escape while repelling water and oil-based liquids.

Our leather coating offers the best type of protection against staining and dye transfer from jeans and dark suits on pale leather. Being solvent based it penetrates deep into the leather and adds water repellency to the surface of the leather. It also provides effective UV protection which prevents cracking and fading. Ceramic coating is now available at our car detailing Kent clinic