Having just spent a considerable sum of money on your new car, the first question you might ask is ‘Why does my car need New Car Paint Protection treatment?’ It’s a very reasonable question, and one that clients at our Hampshire detailing studio often raise.
The short answer is that we design our New Car Paint Protection treatments to help protect your investment, perfect its appearance and make it very easy to care for. Environmental attacks affect your car every time you use it. UV light, bugs, bird droppings, tree sap, pollution, brake dust, rain, dirt, salt in winter, and the list goes on.
The next question is usually related to what products the dealer has offered you. On the face of it, they offer a very convenient option where they treat your car prior to collection. The reality is somewhat different and represents a false economy. The salesperson has likely mentioned the same things as we have above. But that’s where the similarity ends. It is the products we use and how we achieve the ultimate protection that makes Auto Curators stand out as the right choice.
As standard, when you visit our Hampshire studio for New Car Detailing, it includes a thorough cleanse and decontamination of paint and wheels, a light machine polish, application of a 12+ month sealant to paint and trim, and appropriate protectors applied to interior leather and fabrics, and would include a waterproofing treatment to convertible fabric roof, if applicable.
To qualify for a New Car Detail, the vehicle must be less than 1 month old and have covered less than 500 miles.
- 3 year ceramic coating £100
- 5 year ceramic coating £200
- Kamikaze Collection ceramic coatings from £250, depending on products requested
- Dedicated ceramic wheel sealant applied, £35 per wheel
Xpel Paint Protection Film (PPF):
- Headlights £45
- Boot lip luggage protector £45
- Wing mirrors £45
- Front bumper, from £395
All prices include VAT.
We also offer a full PPF installation service, offering various coverage options.
The importance of preparation
Products are only as good as the surface onto which they are applied. In most dealerships, their valeters are given minimal time to prepare a car other than a quick wash. This is often as little as 30 minutes to complete the whole task inside and out. That’s just not possible, even the best product would be immediately compromised at this point.
Choosing Auto Curators for New Car Paint Protection
By choosing Auto Curators in Hampshire, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your vehicle will benefit from proper, meticulous preparation at every stage. We make sure the car is immaculately clean and free from contaminants. We frequently see cars that have left dealerships, having been ‘treated’. Yet, these have glue lines left around the edges of panels from the plastic coverings the car wears from factory to dealership. Dirt sticks to these and quickly looks very unsightly. It’s sloppy and tells you it was a rushed job. Furthermore, rushed washing using poor technique and products can potentially inflict swirls and marring into the paint right from the start. Their valeters have neither the tools, time or skills to put this right. So, you receive your car with the defects present from day one.
Sometimes we need to remove paint defects present from the point of leaving the factory. This could take the form of light scratches, swirls, marring or holograms from poor polishing. Some of these defects can be quite severe and need a skilled hand to properly address them such as sanding marks.
A job worth doing is worth doing well!
If you’ve read this far, hopefully, you’re starting to appreciate why this can be a day or more of work, not just 30 minutes that the dealership will allocate. When you visit our Hampshire studio for new car paint protection we give your vehicle the full time and attention it deserves.
As part of our regular New Car Paint Protection treatments, paint is expertly polished even if it looks fairly defect free. This burnishes the finish and ensures the very best gloss is present. We then apply carefully selected products of the highest quality to seal in and protect that finish.
In some cases, severe paint defects are present that require a much greater degree of polishing and correction to fix. We often see this on new McLaren models, Aston Martin and Ferrari, for example. In this instance, there would be an additional charge, dependant on the extent of the work required, and agreed with you upon inspection of the vehicle.