Did you know that Volkswagen of Naples does full reconditioning? Our service and detail department can take on even the toughest of jobs, as showcased by this VW Passat Wagon:
When it came to us, it looked like it had been beaten up and left to rot somewhere. The headlights were so hazy they almost matched the paint color. The paint was faded and dull. There were dings, dents and mold everywhere! All of the wheels had curb rash, the interior was a mess, it had a funny smell to it. The list goes on and on..
After a little bit of time, some elbow grease, and a lot of experience and knowledge, we had it looking (and smelling!) like a whole different car!
We could rave on and on about the great work that our team did on this car, but in cases like this, it’s better that the pictures should do the talking. See for yourself, and if you have a car that needs a little love (VW or other), please reach out to us! We would be happy to get your vehicle looking like new again.
To schedule your consultation with the Volkswagen of Naples/Audi Naples reconditioning team, please call 866-219-2826
Maybe you don’t have enough time to take your vehicle in for detail and want to do the job yourself…or maybe you’re teaching your children how to be responsible! Whatever the reason is, there are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to properly cleaning a vehicle. Passing on this information could help maintain the quality of your beloved car. So you want to detail your vehicle…but want to make sure you are doing it correctly? We have a few tips to share with you!
Light Detailing (Regular):
1.) Soak the car with water before applying anything else.
2.) Use a microfiber cloth, no paper towels or rags, but a genuinely good microfiber cloth.
3.) Use proper vehicle soap. NO dish detergent! It will strip your wax! In this case “squeaky clean” is not a good thing.
4.) Use a Carnauba wax (wax on and wax off).
5.) Apply degreaser on your wheels. But never apply degreaser when the wheels are hot, if they are…wait until they cool down.
6.) Use an all purpose cleaner for the interior – a microfiber cleaner (also diluting it helps because it’s not as strong).
7.) DON’T use glass cleaner in the sun. If you read most bottles they say “do not use in direct sunlight.” Use a window cleaner with no ammonia. It also helps to use one damp rag and one dry one (if your windows are tinted wash with one and then dry quickly with the other to prevent streaks and stains).
FULL Detail (For some SERIOUS detailing):
1.) Wash the vehicle
2.) Clay the Car (for paint treatment only) you would use this method when a wash just isn’t enough anymore. Using a clay bar removes all the particles and debris that gets embedded in your vehicle’s surface. After use, your paint you will be left with a surface that is as smooth as glass and properly prepped. It is now prepped and ready for polish.
3.) Polish it
4.) Glaze it
5.) Wax it
6.) Use paint sealant (optional)
1.) I know it’s common in southwest Florida, but if you own a Brick Pavers driveways do NOT wash your vehicle there…the brick dust can stain your pavers.
2.) Love Bug Season: If your vehicle is covered in the corpses of dead Love Bugs (I know when driving on the highway during season it’s inevitable) make sure to wash your vehicle right away before the acidity from the Love Bugs eats through the paint and ruins it.