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Most popular detailing services this Summer
Posted August 19, 2019 by Chris Blaisdell, Onsite Detail
The most popular detailing services this Summer we’re probably some of the following;
Summertime is a special time of year. It’s the time when we travel, join friends and family outdoors for festivities, and when fresh fruits like watermelon are ripe and juicy. The sun sets later, the air is hot, and campgrounds open after slumbering all winter long. As our kids’ summer vacations prepare to make way for the Back to School sales, we know it will still be a few months before we start to feel the chill of fall.
This time of year brings special kinds of messes to us here at Onsite Detail. As we come close to Labor Day and the end of summer vacations, we want to share with you some of our most popular detailing services done this Summer 2019!
RV and Boat Details
It’s no surprise that when it gets warm, the big toys come out! Lakes fill up from winter snow and campgrounds light up with fire pits and families. Starting around late May we started to see a steady growth in requests to clean RVs, Boats, Motorhomes, and other big vehicles.
We have done just about everything there is to do with big vehicles. Our detailers have spent many hot days removing oxidation and rust from vehicles, cleaning dirt and grime from the exteriors, took care of sun damage, and added protective sealants all around. We have even gone in and cleaned the inside of a few, including some particularly nasty vehicles. In June we cleared one RV’s refrigerator of maggots, and just this month we deep cleaned a rat-feces infested motorhome. Now we prepare to detail a few more for the Labor Day weekend and winter storage, and have even scheduled some for their return from Burning Man!
Sprinkler Hard Water Removal
Our hand washes have made hundreds of cars shine in the sun! However, some have come in needing a little extra elbow grease- and hardwater stain removal. Now that sprinklers have been on all summer, we have seen multiple cars come in with hardwater spots dotting the paint and windows of a car. Thankfully we have been able to take care of many a stain.
In addition to removing hardwater, we have also been selling Glassparency to help water and debris fall off the windshields and vehicle glass! This not only helps keep glass clear; it also helps rain and snow from sticking to it, which adds life to the windshield wipers. You may want to consider it as we go into more rainy months. Check out more here https://onsitedetail.net/windshield-and-glass-coatings/.
We have done hundreds and hundreds of interior details this summer! Whether on their own or as part of a package deal, we have cleaned just about every kind of mess inside of a vehicle. While our customers work hard in their businesses or are taking care of things in the home, we have helped make their lives easier and healthier by cleaning the interiors of their vehicles.
We have taken care of everything from pet hair and food spills to vomit and deep stains. Our vacuums and steamers have worked overtime, and we have used gallons of shampoo on all different types of carpets and seats. We love sharing photos among ourselves of a job well done and have been told by customers that their interiors look as good as new. You have been busy this summer, so we are glad we could help take away some of the work!
Summer means fun in the sun… and construction. Lots and lots of construction. I’ve received so many calls in need of overspray removal this summer, some even from reputable companies who just had an accidental spill that caught a car. Between paint from the streets, debris that falls from buildings, and tar on the roads, we have fixed it all.
Among our more extreme situations was a case where concrete had been kicked up on the front of a car, and another was where five or six cars had paint splattered all over, including the roof! We have certainly mastered our overspray techniques this summer. And if it’s not overspray we are taking care of, it might be…
Buffing & Polishing
Utah is notorious for its gravel and sandy roads. When not getting the car dirty and forcing people to use car washes that leave swirl marks, rocks kick up and scratch our cars. Damage like this makes our vehicles unsightly and can lead to future problems like rust or oxidation if not taken care of.
Thankfully our Buffing & Polishing service has prevented a lot of this damage from this summer alone. We have had many cases of cars, vans, RVs, and even boats receiving some buffing and polish to smooth them out and keep them healthy, per se. Among our more interesting cases were a front door of a car that a dog always ran up to and scratched upon seeing the owner, leaving minor but annoying scratches. Another was a car that had gone through a car wash that went awry, using mostly plastic items that left markings everywhere. One final strange case was a car door that had swiped a pole in an apartment complex, leaving white paint over surface level scratching that covered the entire passenger door. With some claybar, buffing and polishing, and a bit of elbow grease, the only sign the door had any problems was a dent made significantly less noticeable!
After reviewing the most popular detailing services this summer, its sad to say but summer may be coming to a close, but our shop certainly is not. If you would like to have service done we are open year round, and we would love to see what kinds of services we do the most this Fall and Winter. We hope to hear from you through our Request Form or phone number, 801-412-9274, and enjoy your remaining summer break!
by Miranda Hughes, Onsite Detail