New Car Paint Protection

From £495.00

 

As standard, our New Car Detail includes a through 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.

We offer the following optional upgrades:

  • 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 (read about R-Evolve wheel coating here) £35 per wheel

To qualify for a New Car Detail, the vehicle must be less than 1 month old, and have covered less than 500 miles. Prices all include VAT at current rate.

For the ultimate protection, consider Xpel Paint Protection Film (PPF). We offer a full installation service, which you can read about here, common specific pieces we fit are:

  • Headlights £45
  • Boot lip luggage protector £45
  • Wing mirrors £45
  • Front bumper, from £395

 


 

The Concept of New Car Paint Protection

 

Having just spent a considerable sum of money on your new car, the first question frequently asked is ‘Why does my car need a Paint Protection treatment?’ It’s a very reasonable question.

The short answer is that our New Car Paint Protection treatments are designed 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 the car is treated 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 what’s used and how that protection is achieved that makes Auto Curators stand out as the right choice.

 

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.

 

By choosing Auto Curators, 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, your car is delivered with the defects present from day one.

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes this means removing paint defects present from the point of leaving the factory (click here for an extreme example of this). 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.

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.

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.

 

 

Lotus Exige LF1

New car severe paint defects

In some cases, severe paint defects are present that require a much greater degree of polishing and correction to fix. This is often seen 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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