Detailing Guides

From wash to finish

Welcome to our detailing guides section, where we walk you through step by step on the fundamentals of the detailing process, teaching you how to care for your car properly and how to get the best results from our car care range. From simply washing your car in a safe, swirl free manner, to the clay bar process and much more, our professional detailers have put together a series of informative car care guides designed to give you guidance and insight in to each stage of detailing your car, the process and the kit needed to take your cars finish to the next level inside and out…

The All Purpose Dressing – Dressle
We thought we’d focus on one of our more understated products; Dressle, for this week’s product piece. Dressle is classed as a trim dressing, but it can be used in a whole manner of ways. Let us explain... Auto Finesse ...
Protect your wheels – Mint Rims
Mint Rims is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s Auto Finesse’s wheel wax. It has a synthetic base wax, which suitable for high-temperatures, making it the perfect blend for those rims, helping to maintain specialists finishes and making future cleaning a ...
Introducing: Radiance
If you’re not a huge fan of the consistency of hard-waxes, then our Radiance Carnauba Crème is the product to go for. It’s specially-formulated formula offers the same deep wet-look shine that our hard-wax collection offers, but in an easier-to-use ...
Essential products for beginners
We talk and talk about in-depth details and what to do etc. but what about the beginners, where do the beginners… begin?! Well, this piece is to help those of you that have perhaps just passed your test or maybe ...
Citrus Power: The ultimate pre-wash
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use bug and grime remover, then our Citrus Power contaminant remover is the product you want! It’s a gentle, but very effective, solution to any contamination you may have on your paintwork. Spraying it on ...
Lather: The pH neutral car shampoo
The Auto Finesse Lather wax and sealant-safe car shampoo features a blend of pH neutral highly-concentrated lubricants, which is a must-have for the ultimate swirl-free wash. This formula has been tried and tested over the years and is our trusted ...
Clay bars: explained

We get loads of questions at Auto Finesse, asking if it’s really worth it to clay bar your car. Well, the simple answer is yes. We know it takes a while (if done properly), but it’s so well worth it …

Auto Finesse: Crystal

Streak-free glass is a pain in the backside – let’s face it – we’ve all come across products that seem to put more streaks in than actually get rid of them. Well, our glass cleaner Crystal is on another level, …

Cleaning your engine bay

When cleaning a car, it’s easy to forget some bits. Obviously, I’m not talking about wheels or the boot; I’m talking about the engine. You might think that just because you don’t sit bonnet-open at car shows, you don’t need …

Avalanche Snow Foam

Auto Finesse Avalanche Snow Foam is our powerful, foaming pre-wash solution. We’re often asked why you should even use a pre-wash like snow foam. It’s more expense, more time etc. Well, all we’ll say is; it’s a must in any …

Maintenance – Winter detailing

You’ve probably seen our all-important winter detail guide, but how do you protect your car following that detail and throughout those upcoming winter months? Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve come up with this detailed guide on how to …

Leather Care Guide

Leather, as gross as it sounds, is skin. We age as people so your seats will also start to look haggard if not properly cared for. Despite most newer cars using car seat leathers that have been treated with synthetics …

Our Winter Survival Guide

Show car survival guide We’re sure you’ve caught the memes already saying how many weeks there are until Christmas, right?! Well, that means that it’s even closer to winter, meaning, for us petrol heads at least, that it’s time to …

Microfibre Care

Our top tips: Caring for your microfibre cloths and drying towels The fact of the matter is you can’t properly detail your car without the correct tools. Yes, shampoos, waxes, shine enhancers, are all well and good, but what about …

How to get your car winter ready

Keeping your pride and joy looking its best is no easy feat anytime of the year, it takes handwork and commitment but none more than the winter months will test that dedication. Here’s how we go about treating our show …

Ultimate Car Wash Guide

The safest practise to a swirl free car wash At Auto Finesse car care we consider the car washing process is without a doubt one of the most important steps in the detailing process. Not only does it prepare the …

Tripple All In One Demo

Tripple is our all in one car polish, glaze & wax in one, its ideal for cleaning up tired paintwork when time is tight, or for polishing, glazing and waxing door jambs & underbonnet paintwork as it removes water marks …

Pre-Wax Cleanser Guide

A bit about pre-wax cleansers Rejuvenate is our pre-wax cleanser, and like all other good pre-wax cleansers Auto Finesse detailing products and car care Rejuvenate contains some light abrasives as well as glazes to not only deep clean the paintwork …

Citrus Pre-Wash Guide

Citrus Power bug & grime removal pre-wash Its essential to have a solid pre-wash, bug and grime remover that you can always turn to. Here at Auto Finesse car care we have created a

Paint Sealant Demo

The easiest way to long lasting protection This video was put together to show how easy our Tough Coat paint sealant is to use and achieve up to six months durability with a single coat…

Restoring Plastic Trim

Restore your trim to as new condition Our revive trim dressing is designed to protect all exterior vehicle plastic trim, and breath new life in to dull or fading trim. Helping to prevent further degradation, leaving a natural, non greasy …

Wheel Cleaning Guide

How to clean & care for your wheels Our latest detailing and car care guide walks you through, step by step the process of safely deep cleaning wheels and tyres, whilst also protecting your alloy wheels ensuring minimal maintenance in …

Car Polish Guide

Creating the ultimate finish with a hand car polish Here at Auto Finesse detailing products and car care we beileve that polishing your car is likely to have the most dramatic effect of any detailing process, done correctly using a …

How to Use a Clay Bar

Achieve silky smooth paint with a clay bar Detailing clay bar guide Claying or clay bar treatment as its sometimes referred to seems to most to be an advanced detailing treatment as its not a common stage of most peoples …

Paintwork Decontamination

Increased traffic levels, road works, and pollution have made paintwork contamination a rapidly growing problem for today’s car and motorcycle enthusiasts. At Auto Finesse car care we deal with cars suffering from various forms of paintwork contamination on a daily …

Leather Cleaning Guide

How to clean and care for your leather Much like the rest of your interior, leather surfaces such as seats, steering wheels and gear knobs get used and abused on a daily basis. In fact when you think about it, …

Alcantara Cleaning Guide

How to clean your alcantara Here at Auto Finesse detailing products and car care we understand that keeping the outside of your car detailed is essential, however its inside the cockpit where you spend most of your time, and with …