Car Detailing | Ceramic Coating | Boat Detailing

Car Detailing in Columbia SC | Detailing in Columbia SC

Polished Detailing & Ceramic Coating is the best choice in our area for punctual and professional car detailing. Located in Columbia, SC, and servicing the nearby Irmo, Chapin, Lexington area. Our shop is focused on premium paint protection, professional car detailing, ceramic coating options, and tailored customization for any vehicle. The goal is to provide exceptional customer service, knowledge, and expertise for top-shelf restoration and protection.  Do you want a pristine vehicle, but are just unsure of the services you need to make it happen?

Car Detailing Columbia, SC | Ceramic Coating | Paint Correction

We pride ourselves on the responsibility of offering the absolute best customer service and care in our market. Only offering the highest quality products available for use on our customers’ vehicles. We never sacrifice material cost for the absolute best products that we can find. Our shop is continually testing and reviewing cleaning products. Testing, paint sealants, paint correction compounds, and ceramic coating for better results. Working hard to stay at the forefront of innovation. We have years in the detailing industry and a passion for automotive care and maintenance. Uncompromisingly dedicated to achieving the perfect restoration and enhancement tailored to your budget.

Ceramic Coating Columbia | Paint Correction Services

There’s no job we cannot handle. From the basic full detail, to multiple levels of paint correction. Even wet sanding, followed by a ceramic coating.  Our business takes extreme pride in our work, and we enjoy the reaction from our customers. When they get back their car better than the day they purchased it, everyone is happy. Our goal is to achieve uncompromising customer satisfaction, no matter the vehicle or prior condition. Whether you have a Honda, Lexus, Mercedes, or Ferrari, we are confident that our services will exceed any of your prior expectations.

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Any detailer can tell you that using more than one wash bucket for car washes greatly increases the safety of your painted and bare metal or chrome surfaces. Most driveway car washes are done by only using one bucket. This method can be unsafe for your clear coat. Especially if the vehicle is extremely dirty. As a vehicle is washed, contaminants on the paint are removed and entrapped in a rag or mitt. 

Altogether, the use of another bucket of water helps to remove these particles before the cloth is put back into the soap bucket and back onto your vehicle’s surfaces. Greatly reducing the risk of damage. We also utilize a foam cannon to lift and rinse contaminants before they ever get the chance to make it into the wash bucket.

Iron Removal

The only true way to remove embedded iron particles from painted surfaces is with the use of a dedicated iron remover. Iron removers work by opening the pores of painted surfaces to isolate and exfoliate the encapsulated particles. Along with neutralizing the surrounding area of sediment that has developed. The use of iron removers is most impressive when used on wheels. Brake pads contain high levels of iron, and can easily embed into the wheel’s painted surface. Scheduling the use of iron removers accordingly helps keep your paint free of particles and healthy for years to come.

Clay Bar

Made from synthetics or even natural clay, automotive clay bars are used to remove contaminants from glass, painted surfaces, and even metal. When paired alongside chemicals such as iron removal, it ensures that the affected areas of your vehicle will have contaminants completely removed. Another perk of clay bars is that they are made from clay and are inherently elastic. Due to the material nature of the clay bar, contaminants are extracted and trapped. When done properly they do no harm to surfaces as the extraction process continues.

Paint Correction

There is a good chance that your vehicle could use some sort of paint correction. Whether it be a quick polish or multiple levels of paint correction, most vehicles (even new ones) could have a certain degree of defects, scratches,  or micro marring.   On a perfectionist detail, we may use up to four levels of compound work. Sometimes even wet sanding in order to properly remove of all surface defects.  Paint correction, compounding, or polishing is the act of removing a layer of clear coat to reduce or remove imbedded scratches / defects. Although paint correction can take time to properly remove defects, it is a much better alternative to having to paint a vehicle.

Traditional Wax

From carnauba to synthetic waxes to ceramic coatings, not every paint sealant is created equal. The amount of protection and shine that they deliver to your vehicle can vary. If you’ve ever taken a trip to your local superstore car section, you’ve probably realized that there are just too many different companies and styles to choose from. Most waxes are based on carnauba and blended with oils and polymers to soften the wax, as carnauba is very hard in its natural form. Most waxes last only a couple of weeks to a couple of months, depending on the quality. 

Our shop uses only the highest quality detailing products to give your paint the maximum amount of protection possible from wax and or sealant for car detailing near me.

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Paint Sealants

In addition to the traditional wax job, paint sealants are liquid compounds that are engineered to adhere to a painted surface. They are designed to increase protection and durability while working alongside traditional waxes. Made from synthetic compounds, paint sealants bond stronger and harder than waxes. They tend to help bring a greater shine out of painted surfaces when applied in addition to waxes. Sealants also offer longer reapplication periods in the range of six months to a year, and greater resistance to solvents and etching from fallout and hard watermarks. 

We typically use a blend of a hybrid wax and ceramic sealant for our basic packages to offer increased levels of shine and improved durability over traditional waxes. Although ceramic coatings have taken the detailing world by storm, a paint sealant is still a great option for ease of installation, care, and cost-effectiveness.

A ceramic coating is the strongest and longest-lasting protection for the paint of your vehicle. A ceramic coating is made from silicates and polymers. When applied to paint, a ceramic coating forms a scratch-resistant, semi-permanent surface that acts as a second clear coat. Typically, most consumer-grade ceramic coatings benefit from a 9H level hardness. Which greatly reduces the risk of scratching painted surfaces. Most coatings tend to last between one and three years. Depending on installation and care after installation. Some even claim to protect for five or more years if enough layers are applied. 

The only major downside of a ceramic coating is that surfaces need to be corrected to perfection before the coating is applied. Ceramic coating forms a semi-permanent bond with the surface that it is applied to. Once the ceramic coating is applied, cured, and hardened, it can only be removed by the use of an electric polisher and/or wet sanding (if necessary). The other drawback of a ceramic coating is that depending on the level of protection desired, they take considerably longer than traditional sealants and waxes to correct and apply. Which can also increase the upfront cost.

Never-less, nothing will protect your vehicle better or longer than a ceramic coating. It is worth considering for vehicle owners who prize their paint jobs and value ease of maintenance. It’s the best for a good reason!

Interior Detailing

Our professional mobile detailers can come to your home or place of business and completely restore your interior from top to bottom. Our technicians specialize in upholstery cleaning, seat and carpet extraction, leather cleaning, and more. Tired of your car not smelling fresh? We have the skills needed to make your interior like new again!

For most boat owners we recommend a bi-annual detail to maintain shine and protection. It’s most necessary to detail a marine vessel at the beginning and end of the season to clean off built-up contamination from trees and rain. However, fun on the lake can cause a need for detailing in the middle of summer as well and we are available year-round. Even if your boat is brand new, don’t hesitate to give us a call to have it protected before it even hits the water. 

Our boat detailing packages are charged by the foot.

We service marine detailing in all of Lake Murray, Forest Lake, Lake Katherine, Lake Wateree, etc. We will come to you! 

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