GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR PROMOBILE DETAILING NW

Carnauba Wax

Provides short-term (3-6 months) paint system protection.

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Carnauba Wax – Spray

Provides temporary (30 days) paint system protection.

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Ceramic Coating

Provides extreme (5-7 year) paint system and/or trim protection.

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Clay Treatment

Removes contaminants that are baked into a paint system.

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Cleaners/Degreasers

Remove dirt and grime

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Clear Coat

Protects pain system base coat. A plastic that used to be a liquid. Melts at 135 degrees

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Compound – Coarse

Concentrated scratch and oxidation reduction (Paint Correction).

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Compound – Medium

Scratch and oxidation reduction.

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Dress

Enhances and protected hard and soft plastics.

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Extraction

Removes contaminants from carpet and upholstery fibers.

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Fallout

Any airborne contaminant that lands on the paint system and bakes itself into the clear coat. Fallout is removed during Clay Treatment. Examples: Brake Dust – Exhaust – Industrial Pollutants

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Odor Removal (Ozone Treatment)

Process performed to remove the bacteria that cause unwanted odors

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Oxidation

Dirt and grime absorbed in pores of clear coat

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Paint Systems

1991- Present:

  1. Metal Substrate
  2. Primer
  3. Paint
  4. Clear Coat
  5. Clear Coat

Pre-1991:

  1. Metal Substrate
  2. Primer
  3. Paint
  4. Paint

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Polish

Reduces light scratches and oxidation. Adds shine.

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Recondition

To clean, restore and protect interior and exterior vehicle surfaces.

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Sealant

Ultimate (9-12 months) paint system protection.

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WINDSHIELD – Bulls Eye

Windshield damage that is marked by a separated cone in the outer layer of glass that results in a dark circle with an impact point. Can be repaired if diameter is no larger than one inch.

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WINDSHIELD – Star Break

Windshield damage that exhibits a series of short cracks or legs that emanate from the impact point. Having damage, no larger than three inches.

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WINDSHIELD – Combination Break

Windshield damage with multiple characteristics (Star Break within a Bulls Eye).

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WINDSHIELD – Driver’s Primary Viewing Area

The area on the exterior of the windshield consisting of the width of the steering wheel from the top to the bottom of the windshield wiper sweep.

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