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Frequently asked questions

Will you remove my wheels to coat?

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Wheels-Off package includes the removal of wheels, suspension components, brake calipers and wheel wells will receive thorough steam cleaning and decontamination. The wheels will be deep cleaned inside and out. This package also includes a second layer of ceramic coating  for enhanced protection and durability.

Will Ceramic Coating prevent leather from tearing?

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No, no leather coating can prevent tear.

Will ceramic coating leather protection prevent jean dye?

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Yes, our Leather Protection allows you up to 12-24 hours to clean off jean dye before it penetrates into the leather.

Will ceramic coating prevent rock chips and scratches?

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No, no coating can prevent rock chips and scratches however it will protect the wheel from tar, melted tire pieces from track days and prevents high temperature brake dust from etching on to the finish. PPF should be used to prevent rock chips.

Why should I get my car serviced with you over shops?

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American Detail was started and created for the owners of finer passions in automobiles. This passion runs deeps in our company and is apparent in our level of quality work. American Detail provides a wide range of work to suit your needs. Our quality and professionalism is guaranteed and unrivaled across the Greater Houston Area. Technology is always changing and we at American Detail constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves. Not only do we provide our customers with the highest level of service, we also educate them on how to properly detail and maintain the vehicle throughout their ownership. We take great pride in each vehicle we service and work only a select few at a time so each client’s vehicle can have the undivided attention it needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication and promise to take care of your vehicle as if it were one of our own. Choose American Detail to bring your car to the next level.

Why have your car detailed?

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Value: Your car is a direct representation of you. It embodies what the owner has accomplished through hard work and determination and hence should be treated as such. The caliber of detailing a car directly represents how well the owner maintains the asset. Over time, natural wear and tear as well as adverse affects from mother nature can take a toll on your vehicle. With our restoration and preservation services, paint and body damage can be prevented and your vehicle will be able to maintain a constant state of perfection. Protection: High end detailing not only provides an awesome finish, it protects the overall condition of the vehicle and helps maintain its value. As consumers of the finer things in life, we take special pride in our own vehicles as well as our client’s cars to ensure that we deliver the highest level of paint protection to have long lasting results. Projection: The first impression is the lasting impression. Maintaining a well manicured vehicle projects a certain image and a preconceived notion about how the owner takes care of valuable items. Having a neatly cared for vehicle projects pride in ownership and respect for the vehicle. Don’t ruin first impressions with poor detailing and care. The next time someone takes a glance at your car, you want them to think perfection.

Why do I need Paint Protection Film?

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Protection, peace of mind and retains value. Imagine having a “giant screen protector” installed on your car. Our paint protection film combines best-in-class durability and clarity not previously available in the market. Our exclusive line of Clear ppf offer best in class hydrophobic, self-healing, anti-contamination, anti-yellowing. ​ No other conventional films will have such abilities or are limited to only having one functionality. In addition, the clear coat employs special elastomeric polymers that “self-heal” eliminating swirl marks and other fine scratches without having to do anything.

Which Nano Ceramic Coating service is right for me?

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Our packages were designed based on how you care for the vehicle and length of ownership. Ceramic coatings are made of silicon dioxide. The higher the silica content, the glossier the finish and the longer it lasts.

Which interior detailing service is right for me?

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Mini Interior is designed for regular maintenance, this regimen includes light cleaning, basic conditioning and is recommended monthly. Steam & Shampoo is designed to deep clean, rejuvenate and protect, this regimen includes a restorative detail using the best surface reconditioning system available is recommended bi-annually.

Which exterior detailing service is right for me?

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Exterior Detail is designed for regular maintenance, this regimen includes light surface decontamination, basic conditioning and is recommended bi-monthly. Polish is designed to rejuvenate and protect, this regimen takes your daily driven to showroom-ready and is recommended bi-annually. Matte is designed for specialty paintwork or wrapped cars with a matte or satin finish and is recommended bi-monthly.

What is trim masking and digital paint inspection?

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This is the most crucial step prior to a multi-stage paint correction. The thought of having multiple high speed tools touching the vehicle’s paint surface is often times daunting. While this commonly happens at most dealerships and inexperienced detail shops, here at American Detail, it is our number one priority to produce the most striking result without creating further damage by incorporating next generation equipment. The vehicle is thoroughly inspected using multiple light sources including high powered LEDs, direct sunlight to reveal all imperfections.  The next step is to measure the paint’s clear coat using an ultrasonic paint depth meter to make sure there is enough clear coat to work with. This is a very important process and commonly overlooked by most detailing shops. It determines the thickness of the paint and the possibility of burning through the clear coat. All panel edges, plastics and sensitive areas will be protected using body safe masking tapes. Another step most detailing shops will ignore. Masking these areas will prevent the buffer from burning through the clear coat, since the paint is always the thinnest towards the edge of the panels.

What is paint iron remover exfoliation?

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An acid-free, pH-balanced iron remover process that decontaminates exterior paint work and wheels while preventing the spread of iron related damage to protect against paint system failure. The paints pores are opened to exfoliate airborne elements and iron particles.

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