CAR DETAILING

FASTIDIOUS ABOUT FINE QUALITY AND DETAIL

CAR DETAILING

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FASTIDIOUS ABOUT FINE
QUALITY AND DETAIL

CAR PREPARATION

All Performance28 sales cars are treated to extensive cosmetic preparation. The work is undertaken in dedicated bays illuminated by LED light and on service ramps in order that we can work at eye level. We are fastidious in our approach, and well aware that the handover of your dream car should be special. For that reason we choose to use only the best detailing products, ensuring the only the best results. 

Kamikaze logoPerformance 28 are an accredited Kamikaze detailing company. We use professional Kamikaze products only available to a small number of authorised dealers. We offer the full Kamikaze range including the self healing Zipang application.

For your peace of mind we prepare your vehicle in a gated, insured, humidity controlled, indoor facility, and use specialist lighting for paint correction. The images below show only some of the stages of this process:

Exterior Detailing

RINSE – The first stage of any detail is to remove the worst of the tree sap, fallout, salt or other contaminants with a jet lance.

WHEEL CLEAN –  Wheels are treated with fallout remover which detaches the hot metal particles bonded to the alloy wheel from brake wear, as well as road tar.

FOAM – Using a foam lance, the vehicle is coated in snow foam, as the foam “melts” the dirt attached to the paintwork is gently lift from the surfaces reducing the need for the use of cloths and sponges, which in turn reduces the risk of scratches and swirls in the cleaning process.

TOUCHLESS DRYING – A deep pile towel is carefully used to remove the excess water, the remainder being removed with a touchless warm air drier. This reduces streaking from minerals in the water being left on the paint, and reduces the likelihood of swirls marks from the cleaning process.

CLAY BAR – Gliding a special clay bar across the surface of the paintwork using a special lubricant removes very fine particles of road fallout, tree sap, and in particular tar that have bonded to the surfaces.

PAINT CORRECTION – For deep scratches and swirl marks we use a random orbital polisher and cutting pad with cutting compound. Our compound contains no filler so the corrections are true. Multiple passes are made as required to achieve the best possible results.<br>

Product used: KAMIKAZE BANZAI CUTTING COMPOUND

JEWELLING POLISH – To refine the paintwork for optimum depth and shine we complete  a jeweling polish. Using a finishing compound and finishing pad to remove the finest of scratches and achieve a deep high gloss shine.

Product used: KAMIKAZE ICHIBAN FINISHING COMPOUND

ALCOHOL PANEL WIPE –  We use an alcohol spray which has been designed to strip paint of oil and polish residue so the car is left with a clean surface for sealants to bond to the paint.

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Exterior Detailing

RINSE – The first stage of any detail is to remove the worst of the tree sap, fallout, salt or other contaminants with a jet lance.

WHEEL CLEAN –  Wheels are treated with fallout remover which detaches the hot metal particles bonded to the alloy wheel from brake wear, as well as road tar.

FOAM – Using a foam lance, the vehicle is coated in snow foam, as the foam “melts” the dirt attached to the paintwork is gently lift from the surfaces reducing the need for the use of cloths and sponges, which in turn reduces the risk of scratches and swirls in the cleaning process.

TOUCHLESS DRYING – A deep pile towel is carefully used to remove the excess water, the remainder being removed with a touchless warm air drier. This reduces streaking from minerals in the water being left on the paint, and reduces the likelihood of swirls marks from the cleaning process.

CLAY BAR – Gliding a special clay bar across the surface of the paintwork using a special lubricant removes very fine particles of road fallout, tree sap, and in particular tar that have bonded to the surfaces.

PAINT CORRECTION – For deep scratches and swirl marks we use a random orbital polisher and cutting pad with cutting compound. Our compound contains no filler so the corrections are true. Multiple passes are made as required to achieve the best possible results.<br>

Product used: KAMIKAZE BANZAI CUTTING COMPOUND

JEWELLING POLISH – To refine the paintwork for optimum depth and shine we complete  a jeweling polish. Using a finishing compound and finishing pad to remove the finest of scratches and achieve a deep high gloss shine.

Product used: KAMIKAZE ICHIBAN FINISHING COMPOUND

ALCOHOL PANEL WIPE –  We use an alcohol spray which has been designed to strip paint of oil and polish residue so the car is left with a clean surface for sealants to bond to the paint.

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Interior Detailing

PLASTICS CLEANED – Clean plastics and dash are essential to complete any detailing process. We clean all interior plastic trim with quality interior cleaner and detailing brushes to leave a natural finish with no sticky residue keeping your dash & plastic interior looking ‘as new’ for longer.

MATTS WASHED –  These are removed from the vehicle hoovered clean, washed with carpet cleaner where required to keep them fresh and hygienic.

LEATHER TREATMENT – After being thoroughly cleaned, we ensure the longevity of your leather work is protected with dedicated products designed to enhance, and nourish your interior leather. Hydrophobic coatings are also available on request.

UPHOLSTERY CLEAN – Non leather services can be treated to upholstery cleaner removing stains and ingrained dirt, bringing them back to their best.

STEAM CLEAN – Dirt and grime build up in a car’s buttons and vents where brushes and cloths can’t reach. Steam can!  Steam cleaning a vehicles interior can also remove some of the worst upholstery stains, and reduce unwanted odours.

DEODORISED – Standard de-odorising takes the form of steam cleaning, and quality fragrance into the cabin and carpets, stubborn smells such as smoke and pet odours can be neutralised with interior car bombs, or air con bombs.

Interior Detailing

PLASTICS CLEANED – Clean plastics and dash are essential to complete any detailing process. We clean all interior plastic trim with quality interior cleaner and detailing brushes to leave a natural finish with no sticky residue keeping your dash & plastic interior looking ‘as new’ for longer.

MATTS WASHED –  These are removed from the vehicle hoovered clean, washed with carpet cleaner where required to keep them fresh and hygienic.

LEATHER TREATMENT – After being thoroughly cleaned, we ensure the longevity of your leather work is protected with dedicated products designed to enhance, and nourish your interior leather. Hydrophobic coatings are also available on request.

UPHOLSTERY CLEAN – Non leather services can be treated to upholstery cleaner removing stains and ingrained dirt, bringing them back to their best.

STEAM CLEAN – Dirt and grime build up in a car’s buttons and vents where brushes and cloths can’t reach. Steam can!  Steam cleaning a vehicles interior can also remove some of the worst upholstery stains, and reduce unwanted odours.

DEODORISED – Standard de-odorising takes the form of steam cleaning, and quality fragrance into the cabin and carpets, stubborn smells such as smoke and pet odours can be neutralised with interior car bombs, or air con bombs.

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Engine Bay

WASHED – Gently wash the engine and engine bay with low pressure water, brushes and degreaser.

CLEANED –  Steam is used to get to the hard to reach areas, taking care to protect any electrics and terminals.

SHINED – After being wiped with decontamination wipes, the plastics and hoses are ready for a final coating of rubber and vinyl protector.

 

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Engine Bay

WASHED – Gently wash the engine and engine bay with low pressure water, brushes and degreaser.

CLEANED –  Steam is used to get to the hard to reach areas, taking care to protect any electrics and terminals.

SHINED – After being wiped with decontamination wipes, the plastics and hoses are ready for a final coating of rubber and vinyl protector.

 

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Ceramic Coating

APPLICATION – Ceramic coating requires very careful paint preparation, and a meticulous approach to coating all exterior surfaces. We use world leading Kamikaze coatings, and are trained in their highly specific application methods.

CURE –  Allowing the appropriate cure time is a fundamental part of the coating process, giving enough time for the bonding of the coating without allowing it to become patchy or cloudy.

REMOVAL – As the bonding begins to take place the ceramic is polished off the car in a circular motion, removing excess to leave a glass like surface.

SECOND COAT – Multiple coats add additional protection and deeper gloss and colour… products can be combined to produce slightly different qualities. Speak to us about your requirements.

 

Ceramic Coating

APPLICATION – Ceramic coating requires very careful paint preparation, and a meticulous approach to coating all exterior surfaces. We use world leading Kamikaze coatings, and are trained in their highly specific application methods.

CURE –  Allowing the appropriate cure time is a fundamental part of the coating process, giving enough time for the bonding of the coating without allowing it to become patchy or cloudy.

REMOVAL – As the bonding begins to take place the ceramic is polished off the car in a circular motion, removing excess to leave a glass like surface.

SECOND COAT – Multiple coats add additional protection and deeper gloss and colour… products can be combined to produce slightly different qualities. Speak to us about your requirements.

 

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Kamikaze Collection is a revolutionary range of high-end boutique car care products designed and manufactured in Japan, home of ceramic coatings.

Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional know-how, Kamikaze Collection prides itself on delivering truly innovative and unique products.

Performance28 are proud to be the approved Agents for the Kamikaze Collection for the North East of England.

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Why Choose Us?

Mechanical repairs from Performance 28

Experience

We believe in giving you the very best service for auto repair that you can find. That is why we hire the best, most experienced auto repair technicians. Experience and expertise translates into a job well done.

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Clean, Modern Facility

We pride ourselves in keeping a clean, welcoming and professional work place.

Prestige cars of all shapes and sizes will feel right at home in our state-of-the-art showroom.

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Quality

We don’t cut corners in our work, using Genuine parts to maintain your manufacturers warranty. Also using Manufacturers requirements and time scales to make sure you get the quality of a main dealer, without the extra costs.