New Car Prep - Why have a new car professionally detailed?

If you are buying a new car you would expect it to come in pristine condition but think again!  I had the pleasure of working on this brand new Audi Q5 and when I say brand new it came to me with 426 miles.  It was in excellent shape but the paint needed a once over.  The client mentioned that he did not like the swirling which was most likely caused by a quick 'detail' from the wash bay at the dealer.   I was able to reduce the marring in the paint and applied Cquartz which will protect the paint better than any wax or sealant can.

Steps...

  1. Hand wash
  2. Decontaminate the paint with clay bar 
  3. Mild polish with a cutting pad to achieve desired results
  4. Remove any residual oils with CarPro Eraser
  5. Apply Cquartz to protect freshly polished paint