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Protection Detail Packages

Here at KDS we offer an extended choice of services, with packages suited to cars of all ages.  Drawing on Kelly Harris' extensive experience in engineering and R&D, we have independently tried and tested hundreds of detailing products, methods, techniques, tips and tricks to develop an unparallelled knowledge base which we've funnelled into carefully considered set packages.  As a result, you can have peace of mind that however you use your car, wherever it's stored, whatever the weather, we will be able to advise you of the most suitable ways of protecting it.  In the modern era, nano-coatings have become increasingly mainstream - because they work - however we understand that they're not everyone's choice, so a traditional protection package is still available.

An introduction to our detailing treatments is Enhancement Protection. You will get the same level of protection as our more complex paint correction treatments. Your vehicle will undergo an extensive deep clean, starting with a thorough bodywork clean, paintwork decontamination removal and long lasting protection from a pre-selected high quality wax/sealant (based on the customer’s requirements). We recommend having this treatment done every three to six months depending on the time of year to help keep the paintwork protected, also suited for cars that have had Paintwork Correction carried out within the past 6-12 months.

  • 15 stage wash using 2 bucket method
  • Wheel arches cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned using alloy wheel cleaner
  • Clay bar used to remove bonded contaminates from paintwork (inc door shuts)
  • Vehicle re-washed and dried
  • Vehicle wiped down with a isopropal alcohol (panel wipe) to make sure surfaces are clean
  • Glaze paintwork surface (Lime Prime/HD Cleanse) via DA, rotary or by hand
  • Pre-selected wax/sealant is applied
  • Door shuts waxed for added protection
  • Interior cleaned and vacuumed
  • Interior plastics dressed to finish of your choice
  • Door seals and rubbers cleaned and protected
  • Interior glass cleaned
  • Tyres cleaned and dressed with a long lasting tyre gel
  • Exterior plastics dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome cleaned and polished
  • Final inspection to make sure your car meets our high standards

Prices from...

Small: £275
Medium: £295
Large: £345
XL/4x4: £385
(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 6 - 12 hours

Optional Extras

When purchasing a new car you would expect the paintwork to be flawless, but alas this is very rarely the case. When you take into consideration your car would have been stored and transported before it reaches the dealership, and then the PDI process, this is when damage can be caused. When you collect your new car, you have a quick look round it checking for obvious damage, but the natural excitement blinkers you into not looking closely and unfortunately no brand or price-bracket is immune..... however, on those happy occasions when your new car is truly 'good as new', we have the New Car protection detail available to give the 'showroom' finish you were hoping for.

Pro tip: when ordering your new vehicle you may have opted for some kind of 'lifetime paintwork protection' product; this option would have probably cost you up to £400, when in fact it's often about £10 to purchase and applied by a member of staff with little time or expertise. These products will make your new vehicle look good for a couple of washes by filling and masking any minor defects, but then the fine surface scratches, swirls and marks will gradually re-appear.  We can demonstrate this for you when you bring your car in, and of course (if needs be) we have the facility to address any defects while the car is with us.  On our 'New Car' protection package, we'll coat your car with a long-life wax or sealant appropriate to the vehicle and its expected usage.  Ask us about these when you call if you'd like to know more.

n.b. New car buyers may alternatively consider our extremely popular GTechnic Protection Detail, which is similar but comes with vastly longer lasting protection thanks to the nano-coating technology.

  • 15 stage wash using 2 bucket method
  • Wheel arches cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned using alloy wheel cleaner
  • Extra fine clay bar used to remove bonded contaminates from paintwork
  • Vehicle re-washed and dried
  • Vehicle wiped down with a isopropal alcohol (panel wipe) to make sure surfaces are clean
  • Paintwork prepped with a pre-wax cleanser to support wax/sealant bonding
  • Pre-selected wax/sealant is applied
  • Door shuts waxed for added protection
  • Wheel sealed to prevent excessive brake dust
  • Interior cleaned and vacuumed
  • Interior plastics dressed to finish of your choice
  • Door seals and rubbers cleaned and protected
  • Interior glass cleaned
  • Tyres cleaned and dressed with a long lasting tyre gel
  • Exterior plastics dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome cleaned and polished
  • Final inspection to make sure your car meets our high standards

 

Prices from...

Small: £295
Medium: £345
Large: £425
XL/4x4: £485
(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 10 - 20 hours

Optional Extras

The winter months can take their toll on your vehicle's exterior and interior. At least 3 months of the winter elements including freezing conditions, rain, sleet, snow and road salt. This is definitely the season when your vehicle needs the most protection inside and out. Like ourselves in the summer, we need protection against the sun, in the same way our cars do in the winter. As well as the paintwork being under attack from the elements, your interior also takes a battering too. As the nights draw in, the temperature drops quickly resulting in interior condensation. Then when you drive your car the following day it then receives the total opposite - heat (and lots of it) due to the heater being on high. This can cause your leather to dry out and prematurely age, even more so if your seats are heated. Our winter detail will also make your vehicle easier to keep clean because cleaning your car is not so regular in the colder climate. We recommend selecting the glass protection option for this package due to the cold, damp and freezing conditions to ensure better visibility.

  • 15 stage wash using 2 bucket method
  • Wheel arches cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned using alloy wheel cleaner
  • Paintwork prepped with a pre-wax cleanser to support wax/sealant bonding
  • Pre-selected extra durable wax/sealant is applied
  • Door shuts waxed for added protection in these winter months
  • Wheels sealed to prevent excessive brake dust and road salt
  • Interior cleaned and vacuumed
  • Interior plastics dressed to finish of your choice
  • Leather upholstery cleaned, conditioned and fed
  • Door seals and rubbers cleaned and protected
  • Interior glass cleaned
  • Tyres cleaned and dressed with a long lasting tyre gel
  • Exterior plastics dressed
  • Stainless steel/chrome cleaned and polished
  • Screen wash checked
  • Final inspection to make sure your car meets our high standards

Prices from...

Small: £225
Medium: £275
Large: £325
XL/4x4: £365
(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 6 - 15 hours

Optional Extras

Zaino is a versatile system of car care products that exceed the expectations of any car enthusiast. For technologically advanced, award winning, industry leading shine and protection, you and your car need Zaino. This Zaino system provides months of protection, and that's no exaggeration. Our tests have reported 6 months plus of honest protection in even the most extreme environments. Zaino polishes include the most advanced sunscreen, Ultra-GuardTM UV (40) to protect against shrinking and fading caused by sun and ultra-violet light and will give your vehicle's paint total environmental protection and a long lasting, impressive show car shine. Zaino polish is also optically perfect and won't negatively impact the look of your vehicle. Detailed in a day/2 days (depending on layers of sealant), protected for months...

  • Vehicle rinsed to remove any loose contamination
  • Snow Foam pre wash applied and left to dwell for 5 mins
  • Panel gaps and badges cleaned
  • Vehicle rinsed again to remove Snow Foam
  • All door shuts, hinges and surrounds pre sprayed and cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned with an acid free wheel cleaner
  • Wheel arches washed
  • Washed with Z7 show car shampoo using 2 bucket method
  • Vehicle rinsed once again to remove shampoo
  • Dried using Zaino specialist drying towels
  • Paintwork clayed with Z18 to remove all paint contamination (inc door shuts)
  • Washed again to remove clay residues
  • Interior vacuumed
  • Interior dusted
  • Dash and door cards treated and protected to the finish of your choice
  • Leather interiors will be cleaned and conditioned with Z9 and Z10
  • Glass cleaned inside and out with Z12
  • Zaino AIO applied first to paintwork for excellent foundation For Zaino polish
  • Depending on the paint condition and time scale up to 3 layers of Z5 or Z2 polish/sealant activated with ZFX for increased durability
  • Z6 gloss enhancer applied between each layer
  • Wheels sealed
  • Tyres Dressed using Z16 tyre gloss
  • Exterior plastics treated with Z14 plastic magic
  • Finished off with a layer of Z8 Grand Finale spray seal
  • Final inspection to make sure your car meets our high standards

Prices from...

Small: £295
Medium: £345
Large: £395
XL/4x4: £445
(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 8 - 14 hours

Optional Extras

As a Dodo Authorised Detailer (DAD for short), we can provide an amazing Dodo Juice protection detail. Dodo Juice is a high end carnauba wax manufactured in the UK from the finest ingredients from around the world. Dodo Juice waxes creates a finish that punches well above much higher price products. With 9 waxes in the range we will be sure to find a wax perfect for your vehicle. Car wax is all about protecting your car's paintwork against the elements. Wind, rain, UV rays, bird droppings, road grime, etc are all out to get you. This is where the Dodo Juice car waxes come in and save the day! With their hard-wearing finish, they will protect your car for weeks to come. It is generally accepted that the more applications you put on, the better the finish. So you'll be glad to learn that the Dodo Juice car wax experience is a very good one!

  • Vehicle rinsed to remove any loose contamination
  • Snow Foam pre wash applied and left to dwell for 5 mins
  • Panel gaps and badges cleaned
  • Vehicle rinsed again to remove Snow Foam
  • All door shuts, hinges and surrounds pre sprayed and cleaned
  • Wheels cleaned with an acid free wheel cleaner
  • Wheel arches washed
  • Washed with Dodo Juice shampoo using 2 bucket method
  • Vehicle rinsed once again to remove shampoo
  • Dried using specialist drying towels
  • Paintwork clayed to remove all paint contamination (inc door shuts)
  • Washed again to remove clay residues
  • Interior vacuumed
  • Interior dusted
  • Dash and door cards treated and protected to the finish of your choice
  • Leather interiors will be cleaned and conditioned
  • Glass cleaned inside and out
  • Lime Prime applied first to paintwork for excellent foundation
  • Depending on the paint condition/colour and time scale up to 3 layers of appropriate wax for increased durability
  • Red Mist applied to enhance protection
  • Wheels sealed
  • Tyres Dressed
  • Exterior plastics treated
  • Final inspection to make sure your car meets our high standards

Prices from...

Small: £275
Medium: £295
Large: £325
XL/4x4: £345
(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 7 - 14 hours

Optional Extras

Our premium protection detail, this will outlast any other protection you may have used (and offers vastly superior value for money over dealership' coatings). GTechniq coatings will safeguard the treated surface for a very long period of time (we've seen it lasting multiple years on customer cars). KDS staff are involved in the development of GTechniq products and have had many years experience applying them to vehicles of all descriptions - from bicycles to superyachts. We know how to apply them correctly for the best possible results.

With our GTechniq Protection Detail package you not only get outstanding gloss and colour, you also get incredibly low maintenance smart surfaces that require cleaning less often and with much less effort to clean. With the right aftercare (which we can also advise and supply), GTechniq protection will last years.

  • Paintwork cleansed and clayed to remove all surface contaminants and waxes
  • Alloy wheels, wheel arches, door, bonnet and boot shuts deep cleansed
  • Alloy wheels deep cleansed inside and out, completely sealed with C5 Wheel Armour and 2 coats EXO V3
  • Paintwork coated with C1+ Crystal Lacquer followed with two coats of EXO V3
  • All exterior trim treated using C4 Permanent Trim Restorer
  • Glass coated with G1 ClearVision Smart Glass
  • Carpets vacuumed, interior trim cleaned and coated with C6 Natural Trim
  • Fabric seats and carpets coated with I1 Smart Fabric to repel staining and spilt liquids
  • Leather seats coated with L1 Leather Guard to prevent surface staining from dark coloured materials eg. jeans
  • Tyres dressed with T1 Long Life Tyre Gel


GTechniq Crystal Serum upgrade

For the absolute ultimate in durability, you could choose to upgrade to the new GTechniq Crystal Serum application.
One of our Bugatti Veyron customers was the first in the world to receive this treatment. Crystal Serum is a game-changer: it's so tough that even machine polishing, which CAN burn all the way through your car's paintwork if not done with care, won't necessarily remove it. It costs about £200 for a 50ml bottle which only just coats one car. Crystal Serum must therefore only be applied by professionals in a specially prepared environment!

With Crystal Serum applied, you have a permanent layer of protection on your car's surfaces which we then top off with two coats of EXO V3 to give the car that silky slippery smooth feeling, as well as an even wetter look to the finish.

Please note, because of its permanent nature we only offer to apply Crystal Serum on paint finishes that are sufficiently defect-free. As a rough guide this means the car must either be in very good 'new' condition, or corrected by us to Bronze (on light cars) or Silver (medium/dark) standard.

  • GTechniq Crystal Serum coating appplied to paintwork (instead of C1)

Prices from...

Small: £445
Medium: £495
Large: £545
XL/4x4: £595

Crystal Serum upgrade:
+ £200

(Prices are subject to VAT)

Time: 10 - 20 hours

Optional Extras