Gliptone Car Detailing Services
We offer a full range of car and automotive detailing services, from paint corrections, new car protection, light enhancement detail, ceramic coatings to a full valet all designed to restore, enhance and give ultimate protection to your vehicle.
With over 20 years’ experience Graeme Hann our specialist Detailer offers both car detailing services and training using Gliptone’s optimised product range in our purpose-built Detailing Studio situated by Cheshire Oaks. Graeme is an approved member of the International Detailers Association (IDA) and the Pro Valeters & Detailers Association (PVD), hosting his own Tik Tok page.
Our Car Detailing Services and Prices
Car detailing services in Ellesmere Port, Chester, Cheshire, Merseyside, and North Wales
For further information please call 01244 726 695
Unit 9, Telford Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 5EU
Showcasing Graeme’s skill set the Signature Detail includes wash work to decontamination, paint depth analysis, paint correction including multi stage machine polishing, ceramic paint work with 5 years guaranteed protection.
Start from £800 – £1500
This is a 1-3 day process, includes all wash work, decontamination, paint work, glass, wheels & interior. Will consist of a single stage machine polish that preps the vehicle ready for a coating.
£300 per day
1-2 day service that involves a safe wash and decontamination, single stage machine polish with a hand application of paint sealant or wax.
£300 per day
From 6 hours depending on the general condition of the vehicle. Ideal for a pre sale or new ownership of a vehicle, with optional leather/fabric protection.
All Motorhome’s and RV’s are different in their needs therefore each vehicle is priced on a bespoke basis. Please get in contact to receive your quote.
Plastic or Polycarbonate headlights can lose their clarity and become hazed over time, in extreme cases leading to an MOT fail. Using our unique process we can remove the oxidized plastic and seal the lenses, preventing oxidization from occurring as quickly and reinstating the clarity back to your lenses. This improves night vision and thus safety, as well as restores the overall aesthetic of an older vehicle.
Whether fabric or mohair, soft-tops need special care and attention to remain aesthetically pleasing and waterproof. This includes a deep clean and the removal of green mildew spores, and a re-proof of the hood to look as good as new. Re-dyeing the fabric may also be necessary to reinstate the colour, this can be discussed during the consultation process.
A self sufficient mobile service designed for our subscribers to keep the vehicle looking its best with a bi monthly maintenance service. This include includes a two bucket safe wash, si02 top up, light interior details, glass and wheels.
Achieve that professional finish whether you are looking to join the detailing industry or striving for your own perfected finish. We can cover all aspects from wash and polish to treatments and those finishing touches.
£300 per day
Car Detailing & Leather Care FAQs
A full detail should be completed 3-4 times a year with maintenance washes (two bucket system that takes 45-90 minutes) as frequently as once a week. A complete detail covers all non-mechanical components of your vehicle: tyres and wheels, exterior paint, chrome trim, the interior surfaces, seats and carpets. If you are looking at a wash, decontamination and polish then check the weather for a 4-hour timeframe on a cloudy, dry day.
A good glass cleaner may not be enough. It’s key to remember that chemicals can discolour glass so treat one half of a screen at a time to avoid evaporation. Using a clay bar with warm water can remove the smaller particles. A final thin layer of wax can be buffed for a crystal clear finish and leaves a waterproof barrier.
Don’t just rely on a pet hair removal brush and lint roller. Static inside the car increases in cold weather, you can help with an anti-static cleaner that prevents hairs from embedding into the upholstery.
The less contact you can have with your car when there is the potential for scratching from grit the better. Snow Foam provides even coverage and a satisfying before and after effect. Leave it on for 5 minutes and the formula is designed to remove dirt from your paintwork without the use of cloths or a mitt.
No detailer will ever recommend the standard sanding of the headlights – which still lists as a top solution on many search engines. Full and easy-follow kits are available that take 10 minutes of your time and results last for up to 3 years. Sanding will damage the integrity of the polycarbonate surface leaving it prone to sun damage and more vulnerable to stone chips.
Extremely, we use the most advanced colour matching technology to produce a perfect match.
Dye transfer can happen when the dye is released from clothing. Heat and moisture both exacerbate this. Unless it’s removed quickly, there is a high probability that the dye has stained the top coat of the leather. We have specialist cleaning fluids to safely remove this and if necessary, supply a colour-matched repair coating to return the item into looking as good as new.
Most scuffs on cars can be found on the bolster or seat base. The most common reason for this is friction. We offer a range of solutions to manage this common problem. We have specialist repair kits to combat this problem. We also offer a professional restoration service too.
The longer they remain drying in the paintwork the greater risk of damage by acidity levels and with their subsequent removal. Tricky to remove, it is easier and safer to invest in a specific treatment than the homemade solutions found on a web search. Sap off spray only requires a 2-minute dwell time and proved immediate results safely bot for you and your car!
Hopefully you have been prepared and you have decontaminated, waxed and protected your car before the first frost. A maintenance wash involves a full rinse to remove excess grit and lubricate the surfaces before applying a two-bucket shampoo wash to prevent scratching the paintwork. Microfibre dries the car completely to ensure no parts freeze overnight.
Firstly, you must never be tempted to use pressured water on your soft tap! Our Fabric Top Cleaner aerosol cleans fabric without a soggy wet mess. The thick foam quickly penetrates and removes soil from fabric and upholstery. It also removes stains and soil from dirt, pollen, mild road film, tree sap, coffee, food or pets. For extra durable protection, Gliptone’s CERAMIC DETAIL SPRAY is a professional grade, super-hydrophobic and durable SiO2 surface coating. A simple spray and wipe application provides mild cleaning action, and extreme gloss while creating a super slick, long-lasting ceramic coating with a barrier resistant to debris and the elements.
The main objective is to ensure that before storage nothing acidic remains on the car surface, bird droppings, general grime build-up, tree sap and dead insects can be acidic so invest in quality decontamination clays, lubricants, and sprays. Gliptone’s sap-off spray makes dried sap, tar and insect removal easy and highly recommended.
Tyre cleaning can be daunting:
- The first task is to hose down the rims and use a microfibre cloth to remove brake dust and dirt.
- Use a non-abrasive car wheel and trim cleaner to help protect your wheel finish.
- A long soft-bristled brush will reach into crevices and remove the brake dust and grime around the wheel lug nuts.
- Rinse and towel dry with the micro fibre to prevent water spots.
- GT Iron Eater includes a colour indicator which helps visualise even coverage and is safer than acid-based cleaners.
- Finish with a Tyre and Trim Jelly Protectant or professional tyre shine.
Sun damage will fade trims. There are plenty of homemade methods to Google from blow torching to Olive Oil, however, investing in a professional tire and trim dressing will not only restore but offer protection.
A wax protective finish will last up to 90 days, exposure to the environmental elements and maintenance washing will reduce the protective barrier over this time. Ceramic coatings are made with a base of Silicon Dioxide (SI02) found as quartz in nature. Applied by a certified specialist this chemical bond with surfaces lasts for up to 10 years.
The purpose of a car polish is used to remove defects from a car’s body coat, car wax then protects that coat for that ultra high shine finish.
Waxing is commonly the favourite application for detailers as the results are amazing. The looser the wax the easy to apply, pastes leave behind more silicones and wax that helps smooth out pitted and uneven surfaces. New technologies are enhancing the performance of liquids and sprays to the extent that paint work protectors leave a more durable, high-shine finish.
The system of using two buckets to wash your car reduces the risk of introducing swirls and scratches to the bodywork. One bucket is for rinsing and the other is for washing, remember to keep the cloths separate as this prevents contamination and reduces the risk of scratching.
The main culprit for this damage is caused by car washes and using the incorrect micro fibre cloths. Wiping your car with a dry cloth without full decontamination will lead to you grinding particles into the finish and creating swirl marks. Dark-coloured cars show up the swirls more than lighter cars, and it’s a common problem in older cars. Our precision cut range will restore and enhance your body work to a flawless finish.
Even a quick maintenance wash when time-poor is preferable, try using a simple wash-and-go professional detailing product for a higher standard of finish and the use of your own cloths provides a higher spec finish. Using the incorrect or contaminated clothes or brushes can also create those swirling scratches to your paintwork that you see in sunlight!
Avoid washing your car in the sunshine, this heats the surface of the car, therefore, causing the bodywork to dry quickly and unevenly, it can make it look as if the car was never washed in the first place.
Microfibre is your best friend! The vital rule is ‘never cross-contaminate your cloths’ when moving from one task to another. Heat shrinks the fibres so no buckets of steaming hot water and a waffle weave microfibre are lint-free and is perfect for glass.
- The order in which you tackle the cleaning of your car really does matter to prevent cross-contamination and the moving of dirt from one area to another.
Always start with the wheels, once the wheels are clean give them a rinse and foam on or spray a pre-wash, normally high or low PH (stick to PH neutral if coated – wax, ceramic etc) to attack and strip off the road film and various contaminants, let this dwell for a period and rinse off.
- Onto the wash – again foam on a PH-neutral shampoo but this time work with a microfibre wash mitt or sponge (I know a SPONGE, crazy right?). Make sure to use 2 buckets, one as a rinse bucket containing just water and the other with more shampoo to aid the lubrication.
- Once the wash is complete, rinse. At this stage you can use a drying aid to assist with drying the car, these can also add protection or at least a hydrophobic coating which helps push the water off the car, thus helping with the dying.
- We advise using a microfibre drying towel instead of a traditional leather shammy because of the added risk of damage associated with using a shammy.
- Once the car is dry, spray on or apply a wax sealant and off you go!
Using specialist leather repair techniques and products we are able to carry out repairs to rips and tears and restore old faded leather. We can also deal with all kinds of scuffs and scratches without the need to replace the leather panel or trim.
Our highly skilled technicians achieve this by using specialised leather repair products including cleaners, pigments, sealants as well as a whole range of other products which are all available to purchase from our website. Our services include minor leather issues right up to full interior restoration or colour change.
We can repair include Leather burns, Ripped leather, Cracked leather, Torn leather, Leather stains, Dirty leather, Leather scratches, Scuffed leather, and Recolour faded and worn panels.
We offer a full range of car detailing and leather care services from paint corrections, new car protection, light enhancement detail, and ceramic coatings to a full valet all designed to restore, enhance and give ultimate protection to your vehicle.