The films on this page are here to showcase the broad range of conditions and vehicles that AutoMOTO Detail works with, and the quality of presentation and end results regularly achieved.
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Like a painter builds their portfoliio, I've been building mine. Since AutoMOTO Detail was created in 2018, I've been taking photos and films of the work done. Here in around 3 minutes 20 you'll see a snapshot of at least 175 hours and some of the cars worked on.
Each vehicle has a story and is memorable for its own reasons. The Corsa that had been bleached in the sun for 16 years. A Ford Kuga detailed just before year end in only 4C. 3 1/2 hours spent trying to remove 44 years of dirt and oil from an MGB engine bay. Tar spotted silver Peugeots, and an hour spent trying to remove baked in brake dust on a Renault Grand Scenics wheels. From small city cars to camper vans, SUV's to people carriers, pampered, daily driver, or being prepared for sale, each got our best efforts and looked much improved afterwards. Result for me, and my customers.
2019 film to come, but not sure when. Shout if you'd like to see it!
Renault Megane- mould infested
This vehicle had been overrun with mould after having been stored in a barn for a ferw months. It took two visits, 7 hours, a hazmat suit, breathing mask, APC, water extraction, steam cleaning, and anti bacterial spray to get it driveable again.
Mazda Tribute- daily driver
This is one of two vehicles which has presented the biggest challenge to date due to the condition of both interior and exterior.
Aston Martin Vantage- Prestige vehicle
Most beautiful car to date
Skoda Octavia- Ceramic coated
This film shows the insane gloss finish that comes with ceramic coating
Citroen C3- detailed in preparation for sale
Although a quite recent model (2016) this C3 needed a lot of work on the interior to bring up to an acceptable level
C3 Picasso- Scratched paintwork damage polished out
The complete side of this car was scratched by branches but we were able to polish out the damage
Initial power wash
Vehicle is initially pressure washed without being touched which avoids the potential to scratch the paintwork with the dust and dirt which is already on it
Secondary snow foam(shampoo) non contact wash
Vehicle is washed with shampoo via a snow foam cannon. The shampoo sticks to the paint and gravity forces it and dirt from the vehicle.
Following this stage the vehicle is treated for tar spot removal before being hand washed with microfibre wash mitts and dried using a high pile specialist drying towel
A specialist cleaner is used to remove iron filings from lower body paintwork and wheels
Tyre walls having been cleaned are now dressed for that "new look" finish
To maximise shine and ultimate gloss finish the vehicle is machine polished. This can be either a one or two step process dependent on the condition of the paintwork and if there are significant scratches or swirls to be addressed.
This is the protection stage of the process where the paint is further treated through application of a spray or paste wax, sealant, or ceramic coating
External trim dressing
Vinyl and rubber trims often fade and can really drag down the look of a beautifully clean and polished vehicle, so they are dressed to match the paint quality and show notable visual improvements
Carpets and boot/hatch space are hoovered and cleaned with a water extractor if necessary to remove stains.
All interior plastic trims, cubby holes, door handles, door cards, dashboard and steering wheel are cleaned and dressed, using a steam cleaner if necessary
Fabric seats are shampooed and machine cleaned using a steamer or water extractor if necessary.
Animal hairs removed.
Leather seats cleaned with specialist cleaners and restorer
The door jambs and boot lid/hatch are often overlooked, I've even found mini wasp nests in the rear of car hatches. These areas are degreased and cleaned and make a massive difference as they're the first things seen when your doors are opened
Engine bay cleaning
Engine extensively steam cleaned and dressed to give that showroom effect. Having your engine bay detailed is like putting the cherry on top of a cake, it just finishes the whole vehicle off. The engine bay is often overlooked, but if it's clean it is easier to spot oil leaks or problems, and your garage or CT centre will appreciate working in a clean rather than a dirty engine bay.
Headlights can fade over time reducing light output, and as they are a critical part of your CT can easily cause your car to fail its test. With prices of new headlights running into several hundred euros, having them refurbished can literally save you a fortune!