What is Detailing?

Detailing is the performance of thorough cleaning, restoration and protection of a vehicle leaving it to an 'as new' like condition. Unlike valeting, detailing can take hours to complete due to the meticulous and painstaking processes involved. Detailing is primarily aimed at all a vehicles exterior surfaces but mainly focusing on achieving a flawless paint finish that's free from swirls and scratches leaving a mirror-like shine. Protection is also part of detailing (mainly coatings) which is aimed at keeping surfaces in top condition and prevention of future damage to keep vehicles looking great for years to come. 

Car detailing is generally broken down into two categories, exterior and interior, we have products and services that focus on these two areas specifically.

Exterior Car Detailing

Exterior car detailing involves cleaning and restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car's finish, chrome trim, windows, wheels, and tyres, as well as other visible components on the exterior of a vehicle. A wide array of products and techniques are used to do this based on the surface type, surface condition, and preference.

Interior Car Detailing

Interior car detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior. Interiors of the last 50 years have a variety of materials used inside the vehicle such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, various natural fibres, carbon fibre composites, plastics, and others. Different techniques and products are used to address cleaning these. Vacuuming is standard, and steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, as well as brushes are used to remove stains on upholstery.

Signature Detail


This is our ultimate detail and is designed to give your vehicle a major overhaul. This detail includes paint correction, engine detail, wheels off service, thorough clean of wheel arches, full interior detail, full glass protection, all interior and exterior surfaces coated with Max Protect surface coatings...

New Car Prep & Protect


This detail is designed to give your new vehicle the very best start in life by protecting every exterior surface of your vehicle including paint, plastics, chrome, window rubbers, exhausts, wheels and glass. After fully preparing your vehicle, protection of your choice is then applied...



This service is designed to protect every exterior surface of your vehicle including wheels and windscreen. After fully preparing your vehicle a wax or a sealant is added to the paint, wheels and glass. We have a variety of different products and processes to protect your vehicle...



This service is designed to enhance the overall look of your vehicle add lustre gloss and depth of shine to the paintwork. After fully preparing the vehicle the paint is treated to a light machine polish or commonly known as a stage 1 polish to remove light swirls and scratches. A protection of your choice.....

Paint Correction


This service is very similar to our enhancement detail but is a more intensive a stage 2 or 3 heavy machine polish to remove as many defects as possible, swirls marks and scratches. After the polishing stage, protection of your choice is then added from either a wax sealant or in many cases...

Engine Bay Detail


This detail is designed to clean and protect all engine bay components including under the bonnet. After a very thorough clean and dry of all components, a dressing/ conditioner is applied to help keep plastics and rubbers in good condition and help repel dirt and dust.....



This service involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior. Interiors of the last 50 years have a variety of materials such as synthetic carpet upholstery, vinyl, leather, various natural fibres, carbon fibre composites, plastics, and others. We use different techniques and products...

Maintenance Detail


This service is usually taken after one of our more involved services where we have a knowledge of the car and customer use. This service is designed to maintain the look of the vehicle usually after a protection, enhancement or full paint correction detail has been carried out...



At Proteq Detailing we also offer additional services, which can be added to you vehicle treatment package or taken separately


We offer a headlight restoration service for those vehicles that suffer from hazed dull and yellowing headlights. Not only will this service restore the look of your vehicle it will also enhance the amount of light coming from the lamp and improve nighttime driving, making it safer for you the driver but also other road users. We use a stepped process of wet and dry sanding to the damaged oxidised areas which causes the yellow hazed look and complete with a thorough machine polish and apply a new protective coating we guarantee for at least 3 years.

£45 pair


This service is aimed at vehicles that can tend to hold lingering smells, this process can involve a simple odour neutralising treatment or a more involved set of processes including steam cleaning to remove the odour causing bacteria/fungi followed by an odour neutralising treatment, which in some cases can be an overnight process. Full details to be discussed with one of our technicians upon enquiry, who will help discuss what best suites your needs.

From £80


The system we use is a sprayless repair system called SSR (Sprayless Scratch Repair) so as it involves no spraying. As this is the case all repairs can be carried out in approximately 15 minutes or less and with very little mess so no need for your car to be sat in a body shop for days waiting for a panel to be painted just to remove one scratch. Depending on the amount or degree of scratches prices can vary so for a more information call one of our technicians for a more accurate quote.

From £30


We have added this service as an upgrade due to time taken to do this process and not all customers require such an in-depth service. This service is most commonly taken with one of our more involved services. For this process we take the wheels completely off your vehicle perform a thorough clean and decontaminate your wheel arches and calipers, a thorough clean and decontaminate of your alloys. We machine polish your alloys and apply a wax sealant or coating and refit them back to your vehicle at the correct torque setting.

£160 per set


For this service, we fully deep clean the material of your soft top to remove all algae, moss, and the general built up of dirt. After we are completely satisfied that your soft top is as clean as it possibly can be and dried off we apply a specialist material protection to maintain the look and repel water.

From £80

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    Churchill Business Park
    Sleaford Road
    Bracebridge Heath
    Lincoln LN4 2FF
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