Having your new car detailed by Top Car Detailing is something to seriously consider when purchasing it.

When you buy a new car you would expect it to be in perfect condition but unfortunately this is not always the case.  With all the excitement of picking up your new car sometimes the defects are over looked and not noticed at first glance. Although you might be offered an in house paint protection package it doesn’t mean its going to be up to the standards of other coatings in the market place today. When you think about purchasing a new vehicle you would expect it to be in a flawless condition but this is not always the case. Most dealerships will have young employees who are usually poorly paid and unskilled, and haven’t had the correct training to detail or wash your car using the correct methods.  We only use the best coatings and products in the industry today. We are also Gtechniq Accredited and can offer there flagship coating Crystal Serum giving the customer peace of mind and a 7 year Guarantee. We have a number of bolt-ons that can be added to your new car detailing package as well. A New Car Detail normally takes between 1 – 2 days so we can prepare your car to the highest standards using the the best products to protect your car long-term. We would advise you to ask the dealership were your buying your new car from not to wash or polish it prior to your collection. This way we reduce the need for costly paint correction services i.e. swirl marks, fine scratches and holograms that can be caused in the preparation stages at a dealership.

  • Multi-stage detailed wash using the 2 bucket method.
  • Vehicle carefully dried with plush micro fibre drying towels.
  • Blow dry any excess water droplets and crevices.
  • Single stage machine polish to remove any fine scratches and marring in the paintwork.
  • All paintwork cleaned with IPA to remove resides.
  • Paintwork coated with a sealant or selected wax ( or you can add one of our additional bolt-ons below ).
  • All Exterior trim dressed.
  • Glass cleaned throughout and rain repellent coating applied.
  • Chrome grills badges and all brightwork polished and protected.
  • Tyres dressed with Gtechniq T1 tyre gel.
  • The Top Car Detailing Final inspection to make sure everything is correct for customer collection


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The cost for this detailing package



The cost for this detailing package



The cost for this detailing package



The cost for this detailing package

The vehicle is washed using a 2 bucket wash and PH neutral foam/shampoo, all door shuts and wheel arches washed by hand. Remove any contaminants such as tar from the vehicle all Exterior paintwork is clayed to remove bonded contaminants. Vehicle rinsed and carefully dried with plush micro fibre drying towels. Take paint measurements using a paint depth gauge.

We use a range of Gtechniq chemicals such as Iron Fallout, W7 tar remover and a clay bar to remove all contaminants from the vehicles bodywork like honeydew, tree sap, overspray and other stubborn environmental pollutants.

Depending on the condition of your car weather its a new one or a few years old it could consist of a single stage polish or even a 3 or 4 stage depending on the overall condition of the paintwork. At Top Car Detailing we shall advise you on the appropriate level of paint correction needed to bring your cars paintwork back to a better than show room finish. Sometimes 100% correction cant always be achieved dependant on the depth of clear coat and deeper scratches but we will do our up most to remove these defects. A paint depth gauge shall be used on all panels to test the depth of lacquer as we don’t want to run the risk of striking through. On more heavily defected cars paintwork we may have to use a heavy cutting pad and compound to remove those deeper swirl marks and scratches, the second step is a lighter polish and polishing pad to remove holograms and marring marks in the paintwork, then followed by the finishing polish and finishing pad to further refine the paintwork to a swirl, mar and hologram free finish, it is then followed by a wax or paint sealant to protect the paintwork. (35 Hours +)

If your vehicle is nearly new or the paintwork only has minimal and light paintwork then we will use a single stage correction using a finishing pad and polish to refine the paintwork.

This is where we apply the fantastic Gtechniq crystal serum.

Gtechniq crystal serum is a professional and authorised installer only product that comes with a 7-year guarantee that is applied to all of the external paintwork that leaves it with a mirror like shine but also protects the paintwork from further contamination and swirling.

The complete interior is cleaned and detailed with a number of Gtechniq products. The upholstery / Leather / Alcantara is protected with L1 Smart Fabric and the trim is restored with the Gtechniq C4 permanent trim restorer.

Wheels are removed from the vehicle, cleaned with Gtechniq W7 tar and glue remover before being protected with C5 wheel armour.

Glass is coated with Gtechniq G1 Clear vision smart glass

Tyres are covered with T1 Tyre and Trim which has been formulated to keep your tyres and trim black and spotless for longer than ever.


Gtechniq CS Black

From an addition of £250+

Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light

From an additional £175+

Gtechniq Crystal Serum + Exo

From an additional £225+

Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour

From an additional £50 if wheels are left on the car and £130 if the wheels are taken off and coated front and back

Gtechniq permanent trim restorer

From an additional £50

Basic Interior Valet

From an additional £25+

Full interior deep clean

Full interior Deep Clean ( including Leather & Shampoo ) £70+

Leather Protection

Leather Protection – £25+

Engine Bay Detail

Engine Bay Detail £40+

Convertible Hood

Convertable Hood Cleanse and Protect From £85


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  • Bentley GT Speed coated in crystal serum Light


  • I have entrusted Barry Polding to detail a number of my cars in the past, all of which I have been extremely pleased with.

    I was entering my Ferrari 308 GTS QV into the annual Ferrari Owners Club Concours competition as I do each year, but I wanted to really improve the paintwork.  I turned to Barry and he went about a complete detailing programme and spent almost a week in preparation and polishing.  The car looked stunning upon completion and was a marked improvement on what I had been able to achieve previously.

    The very pleasing result was the car was awarded “The most improved car in show” and Barry’s hard work really paid off.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Barry and his company to work on similar vehicles in the future and I certainly will be utilising his services again.

    Mr MC _ Liverpool
    Ferrari 308 GTS QV
  • “After many weeks looking for the right car, my next mission came after seeing the state of a brand new BMW M5. Even though it had been a demo with 2000 miles on it, every panel was swirled and was covered in light scratches.

    I found Top Car Detailing, made a call and went to meet Barry. Within seconds I knew I was leaving my car. Not only does his 13 year old vans’ paintwork look better than mine, but he was also working on a beautiful red Ferrari. He has an in-depth of knowledge of his products at a chemistry level! The workshop is kept immaculate with meticulous detail inside.

    On arriving back I was met by a car which I could only imagine leaving Germany in this condition, still warm off the line! I will be bringing another car soon and all will be maintained by Barry, Top Car Detailing for sure.”

    Lee, from Liverpool
    BMW M5
  • I have recently had some work done on my Audi A4 at Top Car Detailing by Barry. I’m really pleased with the work. The car was only a month old and had lots of swirl marks, especially down the side. Barry worked really hard to get the marks out and kept me updated the whole way through the process. The results are fantastic! It looks like brand new paintwork. I was extremely impressed with the service and think it is great value for money. I would highly recommend this service to all my family and friends in the future!

    Mr Luke McNamee from the North West
    Audi A4
  • “I heard about Top Car Detailing and went to see Barry with my VW Transporter Van . We discussed finishes and I decided to go with the Glass Coat Finish. I knew their were lots of scratches and the paint was quite dull but when I went to pick it up I could not believe the finish it was better than when I bought it. “Highly Recommended”

    Richard Woodward, from Cheshire
    VW Transporter Van
  • “I took my new Tesla Model S for the Glass coat Finish to Top Car Detailing. Looks Fabulous. Barry very easy to work with excellent communicator, Kept me up to speed throughout. Very competitive pricing and quality work. Attached photo of my reflection in the (front trunk). Wow!”

    Francis Prendiville, from the Lake District
    Tesla Model S
  • “I took my Porsche 911 for the glass coat finish to Barry at Top Car Detailing when I went to collect the car I was amazed at the detail, the reflections were just like a mirror I wouldn’t trust my car with anyone else.”

    Mike Redmond, MD of Airtec Filtration Ltd
    Porsche 911
  • “I recently bought a Range Rover sport Overfinch, the paint work was in a bad way and looked like it had been through car washes all its life. Barry did the paint correction detail on the car and applied the glass coat finish, I couldn’t believe my eyes how the car looked when I picked it up, it was like a mirror on wheels. The car stands out better than what I thought it would, with no nasty swirl marks in the paint. Barry still has a lot of time for me when I phone him and is a very friendly guy who puts 100% into his work and never cuts corners.”

    Colin Smith, from the Wirral
    Range Rover Sport Overfinch
  • “I saw the Top Car Detailing Van whilst I was out driving and was impressed so I took the number down of it. I telephoned Barry who came out to give me a free estimate on my Honda S 2000. The paintwork he said was in very good condition and after discussing things I decided to have the Glass Coat Finish absolutely outstanding work I would highly recommend Barry for his professionalism and his attention to detail.”

    George Kelly, from St Helens
    Honda S2000
  • Hi Barry, I had to write to you to let you know how pleased I am with my F pace, it is absolutely pristine, I can see you have been meticulous with the detailing on my car, the wheels, interior leather and carpets look stunning. I didn’t think a brand new car could look so much better.  I will not hesitate to recommend your services to friends and family. I look forward to seeing you again for my 12 monthly inspection, thanks again John. (white jaguar f pace).

    John – Jaguar F Pace
    Jaguar F Pace
  • In considering an appropriate finish for my new Mercedes GLC I was somewhat nervous about someone working on my new ex-factory paintwork. However, a few minutes discussion with Barry of Top Car Detailing put my mind at rest, he is a passionate professional and his enthusiasm shines through. He did a fantastic job and met my specification and exceeded my expectations. The advice about what I needed and how to maintain the finish was also top class.”

    MR B Burnet
    Mercedes GLC


What is car detailing?

Car detailing is the process of deep cleaning and rejuvenating a cars appearance, this would involve machine polishing using various compounds and pads to remove the defects in the paintwork like holograms, swirl marks, scratches and paint marring. This can be a time consuming job that can take from 1 to 5 days depending on the amount of paint correction thats needed to bring your car back to a Mirror Finish.

Which cars can benefit from Detailing?

All cars would benefit from a professional detail to protect and maintain their paintwork. We have worked on all makes and model of cars, including Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, Range Rover and Tesla. View our Portfolio for more examples of our work.

What is paint swirling?

Paint swirling or paint swirls are usually circular marks and light scratches in the cars paintwork, they can be caused by many things but mainly incorrect washing and drying methods.

What detailing products do you use?

We have a tried and tested range of products from various manufacturers including Gtechniq ceramic and our unique glass coat finish for the ultimate protection.  I find that these products in particular not only deliver stunning show winning results but more importantly they keep on protecting your car for much longer than some of the other products out there. If you have a particular product in mind that you would like to enquire about then please don’t hesitate to ask.

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What is snow foam?

Snow foam is a dense foam that used to cover the car, it clings to vertical surfaces which we typically leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off. Snow foam agitates any surface dirt and then holds onto it until rinsing.

What does a clay bar do?

A clay bar is a soft synthetic clay used to remove surface contaminants such as brake dust, small metallic particles and industrial fallout. You can feel this on a freshly washed car just by running your fingers over the paintwork. If your fingers drag then the car is probably ready for a full detail including a clay bar treatment which is just one stage of a correct car detail.

How much does car detailing cost?

This varies from car to car and is dependant on age, condition and the level to which you want to take your car. some detailing processes can take from 1 – 2 days or even 5 days depending on the condition of the cars paintwork!. We are happy to supply you with a free no-obligation quote for detailing your car.

Do you need to collect my car?

That’s optional you can if you wish drop your car of at our detailing studio or I can collect your car as I am fully insured to drive your vehicle and return it when completed.

I have another question.

If you have any more questions about car detailing or our services then please use the top car detailing contact form here.