We have a few ways you can book in for your new car protection package. We can take bookings over the phone, or online by clicking the 'Book Now' button on any of our protection services. You can also email us or message us through social media.
All bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid to secure your booking. We can take a card payment over the phone and at our premises. We can also send a link to pay via card if you don't have your card handy at the time of booking. The remainder will need to be paid upon completion.
Please note that the booking fee must be paid within 48 hours, failure to do so may result in losing your booking.
This service will take 2 to 3 days to complete.
During this time we will clean and inspect all surfaces, and carry out a Single Stage Machine Polish to remove any factory defects, before installing coatings to all surfaces. Once installed we allow all the coatings to cure indoors before being returned to use.
We follow a strict and comprehensive process, with multiple quality control checks throughout this service to ensure our work is always of a very high standard, and to give your coatings the best possible performance from the off.
Here at Bay Detailing, we offer a solution for all eventualities.
We offer our own dedicated maintenance plan, in which we will regularly clean your vehicle following its initial treatment from us. This can be carried out at our unit in Totnes. We recommend regular cleaning (every 2 - 6 weeks) to ensure your coating remains performing at its optimum level. However, this will be discussed with you upon collection.
Alternatively, we stock a range of products and accessories, that have been specifically designed to work with ceramic-coated vehicles, we can assemble an aftercare kit for you (at extra cost) or If you already have a collection of products you use, we can advise what would be best to use. We also have an aftercare and Wash Guide which we will gladly email to you.
AUTOBEAD recommends an annual top-up & inspection. This is to ensure your coating is performing at its optimum level. We will be in contact shortly before this is due to arrange this with you.
Unfortunately, this service is only available at our studio in Totnes.
This is due to the equipment we use and also allows us to install all coatings in a clean indoor environment away from rain, humidity, and other environmental issues that will hinder the coating's application or curing.
Whilst there may be other detailers who are happy to install coatings outdoors, we'd prefer to install your coating in the best possible conditions to ensure it can be installed and cured correctly, ensuring that there will be no issues with performance or premature coating failures as a result of poor application.
As coatings are a solvent-based liquid, when they are installed, the solvent carrier evaporates leaving the nano-quartz (glass-like material) behind on the surface. This chemically bonds to the surface it is installed on.
Although initially weatherproof, AUTOBEAD recommends that you do not wash your car for at least 14 days. This is to allow the coating to fully harden before being exposed to chemicals, such as cleaning products.
Obviously, some instances are unavoidable, such as bird droppings or tree sap, which can easily be removed with just a pressure washer. We'll include information on how to remove these safely in the aftercare package you will receive upon completion.
We highly recommend not using these services.
Roadside car washes and automated centers quite often use harsh abrasive wash methods and acidic chemicals that can severely affect the lifespan of your coating, and drastically affect its performance.
Upon completion of your protection service, we will educate you on how to maintain your coating or set up a form of maintenance plan with you.
Simply put, No!
Dealerships often claim their protection services will last the lifetime of this vehicle, there simply isn't a product out there that will.
Instead, these coatings are often of poor quality compared to a professional grade ceramic coating, they also are applied in poor conditions, or by staff with no knowledge of how to properly apply ceramic coatings or prepare a vehicle for coating, we have even had instances where the coating is never applied, but is still checked off...
Quite often, dealerships will charge a similar price for a product that might last 6 months, here at Bay Detailing, we stand by the products that we use and the work that we do, meaning you won't be dissatisfied.