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Our workshop facility is strictly by appointment only

​We advise an appointment is made prior to visit as we do not offer a drop in service.  Addresss and postal code will be passed on once booking for assessment or service is confirmed to ensure maximum security and minimum hassle.

 

Tel: 07866 263 550
E-Mail: beautechnique@ntlworld.com

We accept cash, Direct transfer, Cheque, Credit – debit cards via Paypal as forms of payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions

How do I pay for your services?

We generally work along mutual trust however, we do take deposits and feel this is best practice to secure your detail – valet service. This ensures that both parties are comfortable and set on service commencing. Deposit will be worked out on a percentage of the service being booked at the time. Cancellation 48 hour’s before service is to commence will resort in loss of deposit. Please check Beau Techniques terms and conditions for further information.

Where do I bring my car for my detail - valet to be carried out?

Beau Technique have a fully insured work premises where your vehicle can be brought to. We offer a collection and delivery service upon request. Beau Technique are also fully mobile car detailing and car valeting specialists. We can come to your place of work or home address to carry out your chosen service.

Where do I bring my car for my detail - valet to be carried out?

Beau Technique have a fully insured work premises where your vehicle can be brought to. We offer a collection and delivery service upon request. Beau Technique are also fully mobile car detailing and car valeting specialists. We can come to your place of work or home address to carry out your chosen service.

How do I pay for your services?

We accept cash, cheque, credit – debit cards via Paypal as forms of payment. Paypal fee’s are 3.4% + 20p on top of cost of your service. Please mention if wanting to make payment by card as we have to generate a Paypal invoice which would be forwarded to you prior to work commencing as to ensure the invoice is with you and paid upon service

How do I make a booking and how much notice is needed?

We aim to accept bookings within a 24 hour time frame depending on day to day work loads. It is advisory to book plenty in advance as to avoid delay or disappointment more so for detailing work to be carried out. We can in some circumstances be a month booked up in advance and do operate a first come, first served basis. We typically carry out a visual inspection prior to booking to ensure we can cater for your needs and explain all the potential issues, timescales and costs that are incorporated into the services provided. We do not generally do an on the day or short notice booking system but do feel free to get in touch as we may have a window available for certain services.

Do you require a deposit for my detail - valet booking?

We aim to accept bookings within a 24 hour time frame depending on day to day work loads. It is advisory to book plenty in advance as to avoid delay or disappointment more so for detailing work to be carried out. We can in some circumstances be a month booked up in advance and do operate a first come, first served basis. We typically carry out a visual inspection prior to booking to ensure we can cater for your needs and explain all the potential issues, timescales and costs that are incorporated into the services provided. We do not generally do an on the day or short notice booking system but do feel free to get in touch as we may have a window available for certain services.

Can all the swirl defects be removed from my cars paintwork?

What has to be understood is not every single defect will always come out. Some defects remain due to the depth/width or angle of the defect. Swirl markings are actually created by a culmination of horizontal and vertical scratches which have different edges causing the light to refract and create the “swirl” effect. Stone chips are another factor to look at. Due to indent caused by stone chips and the sharp edge of the chipped area, Dirt deposits can reside and cause premature ageing or rust. When attempting to remove defects from any painted surface with stone chips present the likelihood is the chipped areas will stand out more due to reduction and or removal of surrounding scratches etc. From time to time residues can sit in the chipped areas which is par for the course when policing areas with such defects present.

How long will my detail - valet take?

Depending on which detail – valet service is booked, it could take as little as 2 hours our signature wash and up to 4-6 hours for a full or tailored valet though for detailing services time scales are as little as one day, maximum of 5 days. We target completing your detail – valet by the book and in a timely and professional manner. Our aim is to meet your every expectation and any less than 100% satisfaction in our minds is not enough. Once again, if it is detailing, paint correction etc, majority of vehicles are different to one another so time scales can be between 1 day to 5 days dependent on the detail service provided and what form of detail you require.

I keep seeing and hearing about detailing, what is this?

A step beyond the more conventional bucket and sponge clean. Detailing is surpassing levels of perfection that can only be believed once seen. In depth and concise yet scientific approach is used. Time is taken to ensure all areas are more than clean but more so perfected. We pride ourselves in taking our time over the duration whilst other service providers offer a blatant disregard for your vehicles well being and paint.

I'm uncomfortable with someone other than myself working on my vehicle are you insured to do so?

A good question and rightly so. Beau Technique are fully insured to drive cars up to a trade equivalent of £200,000. Damage to vehicles worked upon. Public liability and storage of vehicles overnight in our fully secure workshop.

Do you need access to water and power?

As we are predominantly static working at our workshop location, we do require access to water and electric. We do also offer a waterless wash program with optimum no rinse which is one of the best proven safest waterless wash systems on the market.

My vehicle requires machine polishing. How is this done?

A step beyond the more conventional bucket and sponge clean. Detailing is surpassing levels of perfection that can only be believed once seen. In depth and concise yet scientific approach is used. Time is taken to ensure all areas are more than clean but more so perfected. We pride ourselves in taking our time over the duration whilst other service providers offer a blatant disregard for your vehicles well being and paint.

I keep seeing the word micron mentioned when machine polishing. What is this?

A micron is a unit length equal to one millionth of a metre. Micron is the actual measurement of thickness of painted surfaces on your vehicle. Total thickness of an average BMW 3 series for instance is 120um ( microns ) of which generally the lacquered surface which is the paramount surface for defect removal when machine polishing will be anywhere between 20 – 50um dependant. This is why we specialise in such services; as we know, Understand and have the correct tools to carry out remedial works safely and effectively.

I see you can colour soft top's. Is there any potential risks?

Like anything automotive, there can be risk elements involved. We ask that you are transparent with the history of your cars roof and what materials you may of used in the past as this enables us to depict what plan of action can be carried out to remedy your soft top. We have dealt with a substantial number of DIY attempts that have failed miserably due to either roofs not being cleaned thorough enough, proofer not being removed thorough or poorly applied/over applied colourant leaving the roof looking patchy ( in some instances shiny and mismatched ) or matted.

We endeavour to assist where possible but please do take into account that if you have attempted yourself, chances are you may well of ruined your roof. Other factors to consider are if your vehicles paintwork is in poor shape or ill protected or even more so if you have fragile VAG poor lacquered chrome effect trim surrounds. We have encountered many trim issues where clients have seen staining being highlighted when we have carried out initial deep cleaning to the roof. Certain manufacturers trims such as Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda and even Vauxhall all have non chrome or aluminium trim. This is in fact a poor coated cheap grade plastic with even weaker and cheaper lacquer ( check online, plenty of information of owners having had issues down to manufacturer poor materials).

We will endeavour to assist where ever possible but if these trims are already lightly tarnished, chances are they may well look worse after a deep clean. Mentioned also is poor condition paintwork. If the vehicle has not been cleaned frequently ( i:e every 2 weeks ) and not waxed or protected every 2-3 months, chances are light staining may occur. We can assist and it is advisable either yourself carry out a clean and protect prior to soft top being cleaned and coloured or we can carry this out as an additional service.

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