Many people are confused as to the meaning of car detailing in the UK. Car detailing is simply car care but with restoration of the car as close to the original paintwork and finish as possible. With detailing companies ranging from the inexpensive to thousands of pounds companies vary depending on what car you own and the amount of work required to restore it.
Exterior detailing involves cleaning and restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car’s finish (usually a paint with a glossy finish), chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tires, as well as other visible components on the exterior of a vehicle.
As the quote from Wikipedia above shows some companies can exceed the original paintwork of a car and there are some really really good companies who detail above and beyond ‘what is expected from a detailing company they take their jobs very very seriously from measuring the thickness of the paintwork with tools that cost many thousands of pounds, to getting a finish not even car companies can hope to achieve by finding micro scratches.
The amount of tools and finishes available are obscene with very very expensive products that only professionals hold from waxes that cost thousands of pounds to exact match paints it is worth using a detailing company if you own a prestige car just to see the reaction of family and friends on just how excellent a car can look with a little extra tender loving care.