Had my car detailed today by Derek at Shikyna Detailing and omg! What a job!!!! Not a speck of dirt to be seen! Well worth the money; I am over the moon! So anymore feet on seats and look out kids! I have a new car all over again! Thankyou Shikyna! Will most definately spread the word and be using your services again! Rockstars!!!!!!!!!! – Leah Rees
Archives for February 2013
The new GT86 is the latest development between Subaru and Toyota to deliver an enthusiasts car that is accessible to the average consumer.
This GT86 has been coated with Opticoat Ceramic Clearcoat.
A level of Detail that will save you time and protect your investment.
Not many road tests begin with a fur hat and a blindfold, but it’s freezing in Wales, and we’re attempting an experiment. So here I am, standing beside the road with a mask over my face and fake fox on my head. As some elderly ramblers watch, a car pulls up, and I’m bundled into the passenger seat. “Sorry about this, mate,” says the driver, before commencing a gravelly burnout while I slap the air in panic. “Look happy, or they’ll think I’ve kidnapped you.”
There’s a 50 per cent chance I’ve just been abducted in a Toyota GT86. But it’s equally probable I’m in its near-identical twin, the Subaru BRZ. For two days, we’ve been driving them around, playing spot the difference. There certainly are some, but when it comes to actually computing them, the mind is a fickle thing. Maybe my brain prefers blue to orange. Perhaps I just expected to like one more than the other. And, as psychologists have proved, these are things that can twist your judgement.
What a beauty! I love being able to make a car that is 44 years old, shine like the day it was made. I have a real passion for cars, but being able to work on the classics (like this Dodge Charger) are a real highlight for me.
Opti-Coat Ceramic Clearcoat does an amazing job of paint protection, even on a classic Dodge Charger, protecting the paint work for many years to come. Contact me if you want to know what Opti-Coat can do for your vehicle.
VE HSV GTS
One of my regular clients wasn’t happy with the finish on his new HSV GTS, so we completed a Stage 2 Paint Correction and sealed it with OptiCoat Ceramic Clearcoat to lock in the finish. If you are spending a reasonable amount on a new vehicle, when you collect your vehicle, make sure you give the paint a thorough inspection. Don’t expect that it will come out perfect. It’s amazing what some dealerships think they can get away with. With this new HSV GTS, the paint wasn’t as expected. After a thorough examination, the paint was literally covered with light swirl marks and scratches from the time it spent in the car yard.
The Paint Correction Process
We carried out a medium cut Paint Correction to remove the heavier scratches. Once this was completed, we then had to complete the Paint Correction process by going over it with a refining pad and compound to really bring up the Gloss. The Opticoat was applied and the reflect effect was taken to another level. Opticoat is the world leader in permanent paint coatings. With Opticoat’s high hardness rating to reduce the fine scratches and high chemical resistance to protect against Bird Poo etching, you can be confident that your car is protected for years to come.
This HSV GTS was Opticoated Sep 2012. Has been washed every 2 weeks since.
No further polishes etc since OptiCoat is an additional ceramic clear coat that protects your car from the build-up of fine scratches and wash marks by not allowing contaminants to bond to the surface.
This means no more scrubbing or hard rubbing to remove bugs and dirt. It won’t wash off and makes your car so easy to clean giving you more time for the important things in life.
Dealership offered paint protection cannot match its protective qualities and cost of application. If you want your vehicle to look its best, feel free to contact me for more info.
I have a Statesman and it is my pride and joy – Derek took it on a horrible rainy day and brought it back sparkling – so much so that I had a comment from someone who wanted to know if I had bought a new car. The wheels were like new and the paintwork beamed. Well done Derek and I am keen to go again. Cheers!
Thanks Derek, you do a completely outstanding job detailing my Audi RS4 and my wife’s Subaru Tribeca. They both look like they did the day I took delivery of them every time you’re done with them.
I have been getting two vehicles cleaned by Derek for the past 3 years. My wife’s car and my motor bike. The service is reliable, of the highest quality and always brings the vehicles back to an as new state. I fully recommend Shikyna as an elite detailing service.
Claude – Shoalwater
As managing Director of Edward Brewer homes I love Shikyna Detailing cleaning my Cars to bring them up like brand new. Thanks Derek in sharing the passion for my vehicles in making them brand new all the time. always punctural, I love all the attention to detail in your cleaning.
David Brewer – Managing Director Edward Brewer Homes
Thanks for today Derek! Car looks fantastic, you did such a great job I will happily hand out your cards and recommend, very professional.
Carrie – Port Kennedy