New Car Preparation - From £450

At The Matt Finish, I understand that a newly acquired vehicle can be a costly experience.

At the end of the purchase, the majority of dealerships will try to upsell a protection package from many different companies such as Guard X, Superguard, Lifeshine etc.  

What is not disclosed to you is generally the cars are normally well below standards that a new car's condition should come in at, and when the protection applied via their valeters that are normally rushed it seals in marks caused in transportation and the wash stage at the dealership. This, therefore, will not give the protection that you have was sold and described in the purchase.

At The Matt Finish, I take away this part of the stressful process. I offer a thorough package, which will remove any paintwork inflicted swirls from the transport process and dealer washes.  The protection chosen will also give the protection that your car deserves as it heads out onto the open roads. This can with the dealerships permission mean that your car can have the treatment it deserves all before you come to pick up your new purchase.

Due to the nature of this process, this package must be completed indoors. This can be provided at TheMattFinish HQ in Sittingbourne or at a client choosing with adequate space and amenities if not available to be carried out at the dealership. Click here for more details on the unit



Here is a detailed explanation of what goes into getting your car ready;

  • Jet wash wheels.
  • Spray wheels with non acidic wheel cleaner.
  • Clean face of wheel and behind with brushes and wheel woollies.
  • Apply iron fallout remover to the wheels.
  • Tar remover applied if needed to the wheels.
  • Jet wash cleaner off to leave clean wheels.
  • General purpose applied to arches and allowed to dwell before agitation with various brushes.
  • Arches jet washed to remove all road grime and dirt.
  • Jet wash car down to remove loose contaminants.
  • Snow foam applied to the car and allowed to dwell.
  • Shuts and intricate areas cleaned with various brushes and all-purpose cleaner.
  • Jet washed down to remove snow foam.
  • Wash car using 2 bucket wash method and PH neutral shampoo with Dooka wash mitt.
  • Jet wash car to remove shampoo.
  • Car clay bared using a fine grade clay and lubricant.
  • Iron fallout remover applied to the car to remove contamination.
  • Tar removed if applicable.
  • Snow foam applied to the car and allowed to dwell.
  • Jet wash to remove snow foam.
  • Dry car with jumbo drying towels and use of forced air dryer for tight areas.
  • Car treated to a single stage machine polish to add more depth and gloss.
  • A full IPA wipedown to remove any oils on the paintwork.
  • Car treated to a full coat of paintwork cleanse to help bonding of wax or sealant.
  • A choice of waxes or spray sealants applied to the car and removed with plush microfibers.
  • Glass cleaned throughout.
  • Exhaust pipes cleaned if applicable.
  • Tyres dressed with uv protectant dressing.
  • Mats and cloth seats fabric sealant is applied to them.
  • Leather is cleaned and protected
  • Dash cleaned.
  • Glass cleaned throughout and protected
  • Wheels waxed
  • Air freshener applied.

Estimated time of completion- 8-72 Hours.

Wax and sealant upgrades

For each package a selection of waxes and sealants are used to adequately protect the vehicle for your needs.

I am able to offer ceramic coatings such as Gtechniq C1,Exo V2, C5, G1, Nanolex, Car Pro, Siramik SC15, Max Protect as upgrades with price of application needed to be discussed before completion of vehicle.

For wax upgrades I am able to offer a wide array of different choices from Swissvax Crystal Rock, Chemical Guys Kore Dark or Light and Definitive Wax

Im sure whatever your needs I will be able to cater for it.


Siramik Approved Detailer-

SC15 is a leading range coating, it is high in active content and water contact angle is over 100 degrees, It also has had introduced to the chemical make up a further 15% additional catalyst to increase initial cure time and smoother application. With correct maintenance it will last into years not months.

Areas Covered

I live in Rainham Medway with the unit based in Sittingbourne Swale and regularly travel to clients with facilities to meet their needs.  

Although unit based, if you were happier for me to work on your car at a desired location (provided there is space and amenities) I am more than happy to do so, please feel free to get in touch for a quotation.  

Unit Facilities 

My unit is based in Sittingbourne, Swale on the Eurolink Industrial Estate. When booking your vehicle in at TheMattFinish you are guaranteed of security and optimal conditions to adequately prepare your vehicle to the highest standard. Due to the advancement of chemistry in the latest products a stabilised controlled environment is essential on the curing ability of modern ceramic coatings. The unit is easy to find being 5 minutes from the local train station and easily accessible from the M2/M20

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