Our pre-detail assessment is yet another tool that we use to provide custom tailored services for each client and vehicle. This assessment is done in order to determine the client’s concerns and give us a good idea of the overall condition of the vehicle. While we can usually give a general estimate over the phone or through email, we recommend the client bring in the vehicle to be polished so we can inspect it in person. This is almost a must for any multi-stage paint correction work.
During this assessment, we will go over any problem areas with the client, use our LED spotlights to check for swirl marks and other defects and measure the paint thickness. When a multi-stage paint correction is in question, we usually also perform a few polishing test spots to see exactly what results can be expected. When doing these test spots, we basically perform a full detail on a part of the vehicle, usually hood or trunk. After a rinseless wash on the area, we will decontaminate it with a clay bar, measure the paint and finally do the polishing to show a good before and after comparison. We can then better decide on a service based on our recommendation as well as any budget and expectations for enhancing the look of the vehicle.
The pre-detail assessment is a free service and normally takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on how much test polishing is done, if any. We also like this assessment because we get to meet a new client in person and discuss important topics such as: reason for contacting us/major issues, how the car is driven normally, will it be maintained by the owner or not, etc. Of course, many times if the time allows, these assessments can turn into 1-2 hour car talk, which we don’t mind at all!
Call or email us anytime with questions or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle’s assessment.
Ivan Rajic, Owner and Operator