Claying your own car is a
surprisingly uncomplicated task. The substance is primarily used by hand and rubbed over each surface of a vehicle while using a special lubricating spray. (Be sure to wash the car thoroughly to remove all loose dirt first.) The
clay bar works as a virtue of its flexibility, allowing it to be gently hand rubbed across each surface. The soft clay flattens out to form along every contour, picking up all debris that would otherwise be left behind. This will leave your vehicle with an exceptionally smooth, clean surface.
Ozone generators have been used for years to eradicate odors in buildings after fires and natural disasters. they are also used in most bars and restuarants to eliminate or minimize cigar and cigarette smoke. Ozone is a gas, and it is very effective at eliminating odors as long as the major source of the odor has been removed. (Like that very old banana we found under my brothers seat!) However, there are some concerns surrounding safety when using ozone. When using ozone, you must ensure there are no people or living things in the vehicle. Continue reading
When detailing your own vehicle, you need to pay careful attention to the following:
1. Aggressive rubbing or use of “scrubby” pads to remove bird droppings, tree sap, bugs or other grime on fragile paint surfaces will create scratches that generally aren’t noticed until the finish is dry. Continue reading
Throughout the winter you’re regularly getting your car or truck washed; that’s good. You’re wisely protecting the exterior from potentially damaging effects of road salts, grunge and general air pollution common to our region. Continue reading
Having your car or truck professionally cleaned and polished at Classic Appreciation is a lot like having your teeth cleaned and polished at your dentist. Except you don’t sit in a big chair, feel awkward and drool on yourself.
Dental hygiene is defined as “The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy, as by regular brushing, flossing and periodical visits to the dentist for a thorough cleaning and polishing.” It is recommended by the American Dental Association that your should brush (wash) your teeth after each meal, floss once a day, and visit your dentist once every six months for a thorough “detailing” of your mouth. Continue reading
Most consumers have grave misconceptions about the clearcoat finished on their new, imported, or domestic. They have received so much conflicting information they find it impossible to make intelligent choices and decisions regarding the care of their new car. Most new vehicles now come with clearcoat paint. Continue reading
One of the most common types of surface contamination that we see on cars today is paint overspray. This situation usually occurs when a vehicle is parked near a building that is being painted or while driving in any construction areas. Often it goes unnoticed until the next carwash. Suddenly little specks appear on the paint, windows and trim items. Sometimes you can’t really even see the little buggers but when you run your hand across the surface, it feels rough. Continue reading
If you look really close on the rear bumper or deck lid of your white vehicle, you will most likely see tiny little spots that look like rust. Fear not! Your car is not permanently rusting. Continue reading
We know that being without your car can be difficult for some people, even for one day! That is one of the reasons why we have worked hard over the years to perform our specialized services in a shorter, more efficient time frame. Our stringent process of cleaning has enabled us to facilitate quicker service time on your vehicle, while maintaining our awesome level of thoroughness. One area that still requires time is drying of the interior fabrics–especially the carpet. Continue reading
A lease company will generally look over your car with a fine tooth comb when you turn it in, then charge you for what they consider excessive wear and tear. Many consumers are finding that they are being charged too much for slight imperfections that could have easily been corrected at a professional detail center. Continue reading
Does your car feel silky smooth?
It may need to be exfoliated!
Airborne contaminants are everywhere. Your car’s exterior is exposed to contaminants all day – every day. Driving down the road, parked in the hot sun, driving through construction areas, outdoor painting, acid rain, etc., and our cars have to endure all that Mother Nature and man can throw on it. Because of this, most every car on the road today has an accumulation of fine particulates that are actually stuck to the clear coat. Many times these harmful contaminants are not visible to the naked eye, but you can feel them, and if left untreated they could eat further into your paint.
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Classic Appreciation is celebrating our twenty-eighth year as the premier auto detailing company in Southeast Michigan!
If your vehicle is ready for a “Showroom Fresh” detail service, ask your friends, neighbors and auto enthusiasts for a referral. We are confident that Classic Appreciation will be suggested as the #1 destination to receive high-quality, professional auto detailing and friendly service.