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AUTO SHINE DETAILING MARIETTA, GA

Exceptional Detailing Service

Since 2019, ASD has provided quality detailing services to clients in and around the Marietta area by providing them with the professional care they deserve. Get in touch to learn more about our car detailing services, ceramic coatings, and more.

 

WHY ARE AUTO DETAILING SERVICES SO IMPORTANT?

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Automotive detailing is an advanced version of a regular car wash. It is a more thorough process that goes beyond what a car wash can accomplish to clean, correct, and protect your investment. A car detailing service focuses not only on deep cleaning but also on light cosmetic paint restoration and high-tech protective coatings. While getting your vehicle washed every week or so is important, car detailing is a special event to rejuvenate your ride and keep it looking good. Car detailing is a cut above.

Cleaning and detailing the car

Professional detailing includes more than a car wash, but it does begin with one. Even the wash phase of detailing, in many cases, it is a cut above a normal car wash. Some detailing services will rely on an automatic car wash for the initial wash phase; others will wash your car by hand – the preferred and most effective method.


Of course, what a detailer can do in a professional shop is different from what most auto owners are able to accomplish when washing a car in the driveway. To begin with, a detailer will carefully clean all the exterior surfaces of your vehicle, including door and trunk jambs, wheel wells, and underbody. Contaminants such as bird droppings, bug residue, and road tar are targeted with special chemicals. The same goes with the sticky brake dust on your alloy wheels.

Once your car is washed, it is dried with microfiber towels and filtered air. Along the way, a detailer will take special care to prevent sand, dirt, or other abrasives (like terry cloth cotton towels) from doing damage to your paint.

Paint Corrections

With your car professionally washed and dried, a detail technician will then thoroughly inspect all the painted surfaces to determine if paint correction is needed.  Paint correction is the restoration of the paint finish to make it look like new. It is here, especially that an amateur who tries to “detail” a car in the driveway can do damage to a vehicle since paint correction involves machining or tooling the paint surface.

 The paint on your car (if it was manufactured anytime in the last thirty years) is made up of a two-stage finish: a colored basecoat and a hard, transparent clearcoat. This outer clear coat layer is made of a durable plastic that withstands the elements – dirt, sand, snow, salt, sunlight – and holds a gloss for many years. But over time, the outer layer of clearcoat can become dull due to tiny micro-scratches caused by abrasion, poor car wash techniques, and even poorly equipped or maintained automatic car washes. Oxidation also causes a dulled finish, and scratches that result from tricycle handlebars and smiley faces etched into the dust leave behind unsightly marks.

Protection of your car

Once your car is cleaned and the paint has been corrected, it is time to add a protective layer or two to the paint. This is generally done using products that fall generally into three categories of coatings: wax, sealant, and ceramics.

 Wax is a naturally occurring substance that has hydrophobic properties. It repels water. The main ingredient of most professional car waxes is Carnauba wax. Secreted by a certain palm tree in Brazil, Carnauba serves to shed water from the paint, prevent contaminants from sticking to it, and protect it from harmful UV rays. The higher the concentration of Carnauba in the product, the higher the quality, this is what they use at your basic tunnel car washes because they are cost-effective and don't last.

Sealants (or polymer sealants) are like waxes in that they form a thin, waterproof barrier against the elements. But sealants are synthetic, man-made products. They bond extremely well with the paint and provide a hard shell. They tend to be more durable than waxes and are capable of lasting for up to a year in some cases. Some auto enthusiasts argue that Carnauba wax holds a richer gloss than polymer sealant. Others prefer the durability of a sealant. Hard-core motorists might use both a sealant and a wax for the best of both worlds.

The third category of paint protectant is ceramic coating. A ceramic car coating is the newest paint protection solution in Atlanta, Georgia to help you keep your vehicle cleaner, shinier, and looking brand new for years to come without the need for time-consuming tasks such as waxing or polishing.

In the first place, what exactly is a ceramic car coating?

No matter what they’re called, most ceramic coatings such as Ceramic Pro, CQuartz, Gtechniq, and Opti-Coat contain silicon dioxide which is more commonly known as silica and if you don’t know anything about silica…it’s also found in Quartz which has a Mohs scale hardness rating of about 7 out of 10.  It’s the incredible hardness that enables coatings to resist contaminants.

Every coating manufacturer including Ceramic Pro, Gtechniq, Cquartz and Opti-Coat have their own proprietary mix essentially, they mix liquid ceramic with silicon dioxide and sometimes even titanium dioxide to create a clear flexible barrier between the environment and your car’s paint.  Ceramic coatings then bond chemically to your clear coat via a covalent bond which ends up being the strongest type of bond in nature and allows the coating to last for many years. Waxes, on the other hand, don’t bond to your paint, they just sit on top of it which requires car owners to constantly reapply wax to keep their paint protected.

 Interior

If you want your entire vehicle professionally treated, you can opt for an interior car detail as well. Here, similar attention is paid to the inside of your car.  The carpets are vacuumed, spot treated, and even shampooed and extracted in some cases. The cloth, leather, or vinyl seats are washed and treated.  The dash and other sensitive surfaces are cleaned and coated without leaving behind ugly stains from the use of improper cleaning agents.  Odors are eliminated and the windshield and other glass are cleaned.

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Whether you want the outside of your car, the inside of your car, or both to be attended to, detailing addresses far more than a cursory wash job.  The difference is really in the “details”. Of course, you can invest in the tools, materials, training, and time necessary for detailing your car yourself.  But if you want the best result with the greatest amount of protection and the least amount of damage, you might be better off scheduling a professional detailing service.

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A BIT ABOUT US

ASD is a detailing company near Atlanta, GA, run by Jason and specializing in interior & exterior detailing, ceramic car coatings, paint correction, and protection. Our mission is to restore the looks and feel of your car while bringing back that feeling of why you bought it. 
Jason is a detailing specialist that characterizes by his passion, years spent honing his craft, always learning new techniques, and working with top-of-the-line products so we can guarantee your vehicle will receive the highest level of care.
From stained carpets to scratches in your paint, we use the latest tools and know-how to make them a thing of the past, for our clients.

 

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3615 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 30062, USA

(770) 799-6510

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