Five Enhancement Levels

Exterior – Cleaning/Cleansing/Decontamination

21 stage Topaz cleaning process including:

  • The vehicle is washed using PH neutral shampoo using twin grit guard bucket system to prevent any stones and sharp edged particles being carried onto the car via wash mitt.
  • Wheels are cleaned using a nonacidic citrus based cleaner and specially designed horse hair brushes.
  • Door shuts, petrol cap, arches and lower sections parts will be cleaned (where accessible).
  • The vehicle is hand dried using deep-pile microfibre towels.
  • The paintwork is treated with a clay bar (mild or aggressive) removing bonded surface contaminants.
  • Body solvent is applied to dissolve and remove tar, rod grime, honey dew and bug splatter deposits and other petroleum based substances.
  • Tyres are dressed.
  • Exterior plastics and door trims are dressed.

Cleansing

  • The paint is treated by hand with a pre wax oil – to help adhesion of the sealant.

Or

  • The paint is treated with a mildly abrasive cleansing lotion which contains a mild mixture of cleansing agents, glaze oils and micro abrasives that help remove very light swirl marks.

Sealant

  • One layer of our preferred high grade carnauba wax is applied to the paint surface, ensuring a durable level of protection. We’ll talk you through our range of sealants and waxes at the inspection.

Interior

  • Carpets vacuumed.
  • Windows are cleaned on the inside.
  • Interior trim and surfaces are all cleaned using aerospace-grade products.

Exterior – Cleaning/Cleansing/Decontamination:

24 stage Topaz cleaning process including:

  • A layer of thick white foam is applied to the vehicle to help loosen, lift and remove dirt particles from the paintwork without inducing micro scratches.
  • The vehicle is then blown dry with “Black Baron Vehicle Dryer” peak airflow rate of just over 330mph, eliminating water streaks.
  • The engine bay is cleaned.

Paint Correction – 70-80% Correction Factor

  • Paintwork is treated to a one-to-two stage correction process, to remove light paint imperfections, such as minor swirl marks to increase the gloss factor.
  • Chrome and stainless steel surfaces are treated and protected.
  • All light clusters are treated and protected.

Sealant

  • A non-abrasive pre-wax oil is applied, which preserves and nourishes the paintwork. This solution also helps clean paint corrected surfaces before the sealant is applied, to maximise bonding.
  • Paintwork is protected with 1 layer of carnauba wax enriched with PTF-E to give your car a sophisticated protective shield which is ideal for vehicles that are used each day.

Interior

  • The vehicle is deodorised using specially designed anti-bacterial treatment, which breaks down and eliminates bad odour and bacteria instead of masking them.

Exterior – Cleaning/Cleansing/Decontamination

Paint Correction – 80-95% Correction Factor

  • Paint thickness is measured using an ultrasonic paint depth gauge.
  • Various lighting is used to establish the condition of the paintwork.
  • Paintwork is treated to a three stage paint correction process to eliminate defects including medium swirl marks and holograms. Panels are alcohol wiped after every stage to ensure true correction. Exhaust tips are rejuvenated with specially designed metal compounds. Glass is treated with nano polish.

Sealant

  • One layer of the highest grade and most expensive carnauba wax is applied to the paint surface. This wax is created with over 76% of pure ivory grade one North Brazilian carnauba wax by volume.
  • Carnauba wheel wax, enhanced with PTF-E, is applied to enhance the look and feel of the wheels while repelling dirt, road salt and brake dust.
  • Windscreen is treated with rain repellent coating, which chemically bonds with the glass to provide unrivalled durability.

Interior

  • Carpets are shampooed if necessary and dried using a wet suction vacuum cleaner. Specifically designed Alcantara cleaner is applied to revive the Alcantara fibres. All leather surfaces are cleansed and protected. Air vents, button surrounds and fascia are cleaned using specialised brushes.

Exterior – Cleaning/Cleansing/Decontamination

  • Door shuts are cleansed.
  • Wheels are removed, cleaned on the inside and cleansed, then all wheel nuts are torque set to the correct manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Wheels are cleansed, polished and sealed inside and out.
  • Engine bay is detailed.

Paint Correction – 95%-99% Correction Factor

  • Alloy wheels paint corrected.
  • Paintwork is treated to a three-to-five stage paint correction process to eliminate defects such as heavy swirl marks, holograms and minor scratches.
  • Deeper surface scratches are levered using specifically designed finishing papers. Paintwork is checked using a digital microscope in specific areas.

Sealant

  • Three layers of the highest grade carnauba wax are applied to the paint surface. This wax is created with over 76% of pure, ivory grade one North Brazilian carnauba wax by volume.
  • A synthetic sealant can also be applied in lieu of the organic wax.

Interior

  • Safety belts are steam cleaned.
  • All leather surfaces are cleaned, de-glossed, fed with essential oils and then protected with leather guard.

Paint Distortion (Orange Peel) Removal

Up to 100% Correction Factor

The focus of this service is to eliminate the inconsistent, distorted finish found in modern clear coats. Our Signature treatment focuses on improving the factory finish achieving a far superior standard.

The process includes levelling the clear coat (lacquer) using a variety of specialist tools and eliminating the high points found on modern paint systems.

Our expertise, knowledge and years of experience combine to give the Topaz Signature treatment its 100% success rate.

Before and After Topaz Detailing

Before After
  • What is detailing?

    The term “Detailing” can be misinterpreted and confused with a much more basic service; valeting. Valeting can be described as “the cleaning of the exterior / interior to remove visible dust, dirt and grime, leaving the surfaces clean and shiny” Although a very simple and straight forward task, paint damage and surface imperfections are often caused by incorrect washing techniques. At Topaz Detailing we not only repair this damage but exceed this, creating a “better than new” finish. “The art of making a car beautiful is time”. This time refers not only to the time spent on your car but the time taken to gather expertise and knowledge, allowing us to provide a service that fits the beauty, elegance and sophistication of the cars we work with, restoring, enhancing and protecting your vehicle.​

  • How paint damage is inflicted? …

    If dirt, dust and grime are not correctly removed from the vehicle, the cleaning process will rub and grind these particles into the surface of the paint inflicting noticeable damage. Sponges may have been used on numerous vehicles prior to touching your car, collecting dirt and grit. This problem induces defects known as “swirl marks” and can be seen below. Other side effects of incorrect washing techniques are component damage. Harmful acidic products, specifically designed for cleaning concrete are used to clean wheels and lower sections of the car. These harmful products cause rusted brake callipers, wheel nuts, exhaust tips and brake disc surrounds. Valeting companies also offer what is known as a “Polish” or “Machine polish” as an elite car presentation service. The products, processes and techniques used in these so called “full valets” are actually doing more harm than good to the paintwork. They result in circular scratches and very visible grooves in the vehicle’s top coat. Very abrasive compounds and improper use of a rotary polishing machine are used to butcher the paint imperfections. They remove huge amounts of the vehicles clear coat, whilst inflicting “holograms” and buffer trails.

  • What about new cars!? …

    Unfortunately we also receive new cars with defects caused by the dealer. During the PDI “Pre Delivery inspection”, the rushed removal of the factory applied wax and protective wrapping causes paint imperfections such as swirl marks and micro scratches. Topaz detailing provides a service that will not only restore you vehicles appearance but will exceed your aesthetic expectations.