How Do I Book?
- All bookings require a minimum of 10% or £10.00 (which ever amount is greater) deposit to secure your allocated booking slot.
- All deposits are Non-refundable/Non-transferable.
- If you require to change your booking this is available but to do so I will need to be contacted 48 hours prior to the booking date. If it is after this period the deposit will be lost and will have to be paid again to re book and secure another booking slot.
- TPH Details cannot control traffic, acts of others or acts of god. If any of this applies to your booking your booking will be rebooked within 14 days of the inconvenience. If not then a full refund of the deposit will be issued.
- Deposits will be deducted from the final invoice price.
- All deposits can be made by bank transfer.
- Customers agree to TPH Details using their water and electricity to undertake services requested. (If applicable)
- For mobile bookings I may need to use my large professional waterproof gazebo there must be space of around 3m x 4.5m to erect the gazebo and be able to attend to your vehicle with decent space.
- All invoice payments can be made via my chip and pin card reader which accepts all major credit/debit cards also Apple pay and Google pay.
What is Detailing?
Detailing is thorough cleaning, restoration and finishing of a vehicle. Aims are to produce the highest levels of finish & cleanliness.
Why TPH Details?
We believe we offer a high level of skill, professionalism and dedication to our trade. We ensure all clients receive the highest levels of service. Our mobile valeting and detailing van setup is fully stocked with all professional products and equipment to undertake any job you need at your home or work at your convenience.
We offer a completely professional experience. With our years of experience and Autobrite Direct training, full insurance cover (up to £1,000,0000) and a passion to deliver the highest quality valeting & detailing service available today.
Where Can I Find Examples of Your Work?
Alternatively, to get a feel for our work in person please arrange an appointment and we would be happy to show you our setup and demo some of our work/results, we always say ‘seeing is believing’.
What is Paint Correction & Enhancement?
Paint correction is a skilled & labour-intensive process which will remove a host of defects and imperfections in a vehicle’s paintwork such as swirl marks, scratches, buffer trails, oxidation, haze and etching from bird droppings.
With the use of paint depth gauges, various machine polishers combined with the latest compounds, paint polishes & polishing pads we can revitalise heavily damaged paint to a completely new level of optical clarity without compromising the integrity of your vehicles paint.
Our multistage processes permanently & safely rejuvenate your vehicles paint, at no point will we utilise any form of fillers or glaze type products when correcting paint. We firmly believe in offering an honest and skilled service, not a just a quick fix.
Valeting or Detailing Services?
Valeting services are typically based on high-volume low-cost models aimed at the mass market. The majority of these services are often carried out within limited time scales by unskilled staff with the use of budget materials & products but not at TPH Details. A market has now emerged for a number of detailing and safe wash services to be offered to clients wanting a higher level of service & finish under the valeting service category.
Detailing utilises specialist techniques such as paint enhancement & correction while also using the finest quality materials & products to aid the complete process and final surface protection. Such services are more labour intensive and require a much greater degree of skill, experience & expertise, ultimately meaning they require a greater investment. However, due to the value of used vehicles being hugely affected by their aesthetic condition, such detailing work typically pays for itself, this is especially true on prestige and performance vehicles.
I Have a New Car Does it Need Detailing?
In a word YES, from experience it is all too common for brand new vehicles to be delivered with a number of defects present in the paint finish & across other areas of the vehicle. Common defects include paint marring, sanding marks and machine polishing holograms left from the factory production line. More disappointing is the fact most dealerships do not have the time or skills available on-site to correct these defects prior to handover. Instead all that is typically offered is a basic valet which often does more harm than good. Optionally customers are offered a poor quality ‘lifetime’ protection package which in the vast majority of cases is improperly applied, rushed and most worryingly temporally hides defects.
If these thoughts concern you, we are happy to take on new car deliveries and ensure that you receive your vehicle in perfect condition with the very best surface treatments applied from the outset. Protecting the bodywork, glass and alloy wheels properly from day one will ensure that they remain easy to keep clean over your ownership and will also help to prevent the harmful acids in everyday contaminants (such as bird droppings and bug remains) from etching the paint.
Can Heavily Swirled Paintwork Be Fixed?
In most cases we can make sizeable improvements to the appearance of your vehicles paint, by careful and skilled machine polishing. In cases where defects are very severe, the primary factor to consider is always clear-coat depth. If the defects lie within the uppermost layer of paint (clear-coat in modern paint systems) then there is a very high likelihood of achieving a level of correction of 80-90% or more.
However, in cases where such defects penetrate to no more than 35% of the depth of a vehicles clear coat, there’s a very high likelihood of achieving a near perfect level of correction. Many of our customers are often amazed at the degree to which we are able to restore heavily swirled & scratched paint finishes, to the extent that we almost always do away with the need for any additional body shop services.
The final point to note is once we have completed paint correction services the results are permanent; the corrected damage will not reappear. We can further advise you on correct maintenance and wash methods in order to ensure that all clients are able to safely and effectively maintain the finish we achieve.
Fantastic attention to detail. Very professional & great customer service. I feel like I’ve got a new car! Thanks Tom.
Brilliant job, you cannot tell there was ever any scratches on my car, it looks brand new… better than when it came from the dealership. Great customer service & very professional. Thank you so much Tom.
Does a fantastic job, very professional valeting service and good value. Highly recommended!