Maintenance Detail: £100
Maintenance & Enhance: £200
Enhance & Ceramic Coating: £275
Helmet Detail: £50
The only time we touch your paintwork is with a microfibre washmitt, preventing additional swirls and marks.
Over the years, detailers have targeted cars and larger vehicles and seem to have forgotten about the bikers amongst us. Here at all detailed up, we don’t want to leave anyone out! Using many of the same techniques we apply to standard four-wheeled cars, we can enhance and protect your paintwork, resulting in a better than factory finish!
We follow many of the same steps found in our standard car Daily Detail package, as we still need to minimise the time spent physically touching the paintwork. We start by using a de-bug and grease remover on the entire surface of your car, an iron fallout remover is then applied to remove any embedded iron particulates predominantly accumulated from brake dust. We then apply a tar remover around the lower sections to eating through the tar that has built up from daily use. The aim of these steps is to remove as much contamination in your paintwork before touching the panels.
Next, a snow foam pre-wash is applied and is agitated with a detail brush to loosen dirt in the hard-to-reach areas. The chain is degreased and the entire bike is safely washed with a PH neutral SIO2 shampoo. Once washed, a warm blow vac is used to remove water in a touchless manor which also helps avoid water spots.
A clay bar treatment is then used on the panels, to extract most of the embedded, microscopic contaminants, with a premium wax then applied to seal and enhance the paintwork.
To finish the Maintenance Detail, all exposed metal is then polished back to a mirror-like shine, the chain is re-lubricated and the glass visor is coated with a 6-week rain repellent coating.
Maintenance & Enhance
Our maintenance and enhance package includes our standard Maintenance Detail package, and builds upon it. Like before, your bike is thoroughly decontaminated however, once the paintwork has been clayed, it is then cut and polished to remove any swirl marks and imperfections.
As light get trapped within the grooves of the swirls, once these are removed; your paintwork almost turns into a mirror. Depending on the condition, several stages of machine polishing may be required. Because of this, a pre-inspection of the paintwork is required to adequately assess the work required.
However, as no two bikes are the same, especially the paintwork, we test several pad and compound combinations on a small area to ensure that we’re not taking too much of the top coat away, and that enough is being removed to take away the imperfections.
Enhance & Ceramic Coating
The Enhance & Ceramic Coating package offers the most protection for your motorcycle. Once more, this includes everything from out Maintain & Enhance package, but also includes a full Ceramic Coating on the exposed surfaces.
After a thorough safe wash and machine polishing, the paintwork is wiped down with Isopropyl alcohol, to remove any left-over oils and greases. We then use Wax Is Dead’s latest Ultimate 2-year Ceramic Coating to the paintwork and to the exhaust. This contains a gloss enhances, complimenting the machine polishing we did prior to coating, and gives the surface of the bike hydrophobic properties, making maintenance washes 10x easier.
So you’ve protected your motorcycle and restored the paintwork to a mirror like finish, why not add your helmet to the collection? When detailing your helmet, we treat it with a bug and grease remover, apply an iron fall out remover to dissolve any embedded iron and target microscopic contaminants with a clay bar.
The helmet is then given a full machine polish, to remove any swirl marks and paint imperfections, and given a full IPA wipe down to remove any polishing residue. It is then finished off with a 2-year Wax Is Dead Ceramic Coating.
Whilst your helmet will gleam like new, you’ll also pick up added hydrophobic properties. You’ll find that water will bead and fly off your visor much faster than normal, increasing visibility in the rain thus resulting in a safer ride. It will also stay cleaner for longer, as water is repelled from the surface, carrying dirt and loose contaminants with it.
What’s the difference between my bucket and sponge wash and your Maintenance Detail?
The primary goal of our Maintenance Detail is to completely decontaminate the vehicles paintwork, without adding swirls, scratches and other marks. We achieve this by taking every measure to remove dirt and contaminants without physically touching it. The more we can get off before moving onto a microfibre wash mitt, the less likely we are to mark the paintwork; this is our safe wash process.
However, during the traditional Sunday morning sponge wash, contaminants are first rubbed into the paintwork and surrounding areas by the sponge, and is then later rinsed off giving the appearance of a clean motorcycle. Additional marks are then implemented when drying the car with a chamois leather, as not all dirt particles are removed, so you end up rubbing this further into the clear coat – whilst the motorcycle looks clean, the paintwork is hazy and full of swirl marks.
What is Decontamination?
Decontamination is the process of removing contaminants such as dirt, bird fallout, tar, rubber and more that are embedded into the clearcoat, allowing for the perfect bond for a sealant (such as a premium wax or a ceramic coating). This is achieved by a combination of a gentle, yet effective touchless chemical wash, and a micro fibre contact wash.
Why do you Machine Polish my Motorcycle?
From unsafe hand/automatic car washes, or even brand-new factory sanding defects, the clear coat can contain lots of swirls and scratches. These defects prevent light from bouncing directly back at you, giving the appearance dull and flat paintwork. To remove these imperfections, we machine polish the surface, removing microscopic layers of clear coat; which ultimately leaves the paintwork swirl free – with a mirror like finish as light is able to properly bounce back at you.
We utilise dual-action polishers, which offers a consistent and effective abrasive effect on the paintwork, unlike traditional hand polishing which takes much longer and often leads to an uneven finish.
What’s the difference between a Single Stage and Multi Stage Machine Polish?
Dependent on the severity of the paintwork defects, several stages of polishing may be required. For heavier swirled vehicles, a dedicated cutting stage is used to purely remove these paint defects. However, due to the abrasive nature of our cutting compound, the clear coat may look slightly hazed and not very clear. Because of this, a polishing stage is used to clear up the finish, resulting in a mirror-like shine; this is our multistage machine polish.
If swirl marks are barely present or aren’t that deep, a single stage polish is enough to remove these defects and give you a pristine finish – a cutting stage is not required due to the lack of depth with the swirls.
Why do you do a test patch on the paintwork?
The type of paint on vehicles can wildly vary, especially with older motorcycles that used 2pac acrylic enamel paint. When carrying out paint correction, we want to remove the least amount of clear coat as possible, but still achieving a mirror like
What is a Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coatings are extremely durable vehicle protection systems. Depending on the coating used they are suitable for use on paintwork, exhausts, callipers, wheels, glass, plastic trim and PPF. The coating is applied in a liquid form and cures to a hard layer on top of the paint. The coating is composed of silicon dioxide (Sio2) and a hardening agent, which creates unparalleled hydrophobic properties.
It’s a good investment to permanently protect the exterior from deteriorating prematurely and maintain a higher resale value. Less maintenance due to the slickness of the coating won’t allow dirt, brake dust and road tar to stick to your paint, wheels or glass nearly as much making cleaning your vehicle a much more enjoyable and effortless process. Not to mention you will see ultimate gloss and colour depth not comparable to anything else. Properly maintained vehicles will shine like new for many years to come.
What’s the difference between a Wax and a Ceramic Coating?
Due to the bonding and hardening process of Ceramic Coatings, it’s much more durable than a wax sealant, allowing it to resist heat, UV rays, environmental contaminants and extremely harsh detergents – whilst creating unparalleled hydrophobic properties due to the Sio2 infused to the paintwork. The chemical bonding differs from coating to coating, but they can last anywhere from 1 to 10 years depending on the brand. As a wax just sits on top of the paintwork, it can easily be washed off with chemicals or quickly lose its hydrophobic properties.
How long does a Ceramic Coating last?
Ceramic Coatings can last anywhere between 1 and 10 years – this depends on the coating you choose, but we can supply a range of coatings to suit your requirements.
Do you coat the plastic trims?
Yes! We coat all of the visible exterior parts – this includes paint, plastic, decals, wheels, glass and more.