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New Car Detailing: Clearbra Paint Protection, Lifetime Paint Coatings, Window Tint, and more!

SO YOU’RE BUYING A NEW CAR?

New car detailing For all automotive enthusiasts, purchasing a new vehicle can be the greatest feeling in the world. From the well-known “new car smell” to the hairs on a fresh set of tires and the sound they make when you pull out of the garage, the joys of new car ownership are a delight to the senses. Sadly, such delight can be overwhelming for many buyers, and more often than not, a new car is sold without undergoing a thorough, quality inspection from an unbiased source. Here at NWAS, we understand what it’s like to find the perfect buy, but we also know how to spot what any dealership might overlook; that’s why we’re the NorthWest’s most trusted source for preparing new cars for buyers of all varieties!

new car clear bra and sealant We’ve had our fair share of horror stories ranging from brand new exotics with massive paint defects, bladed up exteriors due to improper dealership clear bra installations, and cars that come straight off the delivery truck and directly into an automated car wash, only to receive a heavy dose of scratches and damage because uninformed dealerships want to make sure the car is “cleaned” before the customer comes to pick it up. It’s sad, it’s painful to see, and it’s the very reasons we developed our New Car Detail package, offer TRUE full-coverage paint protection for any vehicle around, and only utilize the most advanced coating systems for keeping all new surfaces completely protected.

Check out our New Car Detail package & make sure your latest acquisition is looking fresher than the day it rolled off the lot!

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The Basics

There are a few ways to handle a recent acquisition. For most, it’s just a matter of going to the dealership & picking up your car; however, we like to advise something a bit more detail-oriented. First things first: taking delivery. Depending on how involved you are or wish to be with the arrival of your new vehicle, NorthWest Auto Salon can arrange to receive the vehicle directly from the dealership (or even the factory, if you so desire.) Upon reception, we can provide you with a complete & unbiased inspection of the vehicle’s current condition including high-res imagery of any immediately notable defects, damage that may have happened during transit, or by improper dealership care. From there, we can begin administering the New Car Detail or offer up any number of alternative reconditioning procedures to ensure your new vehicle expectations will be met!

HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF OUR NEW CAR DETAIL NEW CAR DETAIL [ONLY NEW VEHICLES ELIGIBLE]

Time required: 5-7 hours
Cost: $325 + extra for station wagons, minivans, SUVs, and trucks.
Details: Consists of a Full Exterior Detail + Vac & Wipe, and includes leather protection creme.

Includes:
• 24 Step – handwash over the entire vehicle, wheels, arches, and door, engine and trunk jambs.
• Vehicle is hand dried using compressed air and synthetic absorber towels.
• Full paint decontamination treatment with Clay Bar (removes embedded road grime, tar, paint splatter.)
• 1-stage machine polish with Menzerna to remove unsightly swirl marks, wash scratches, and light holograms.
• A synthetic sealant or wax is applied over paintwork, headlights and brake lights.
• Tires dressed with a non-splatter, non-oily dressing.
• Thorough interior vacuuming and surface wipe down of seats, dashboard, center console as well as cleaning of the interior windows.

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KEEP IT LOOKING NEW

New car care begins with our entry-level conditioning treatment, but it doesn’t just stop there. Once we’ve assessed the vehicle & figured out the best detailing solution to meet your expectations upon delivery, it’s time to talk protection. For many of us, our cars are more than just transportation or a point of conversation; they’re a long-term investment that can hold value when cared for correctly, and they deserve to be preserved. Here at NWAS, we offer a number of advanced coating options to maintain, protect, and improve the overall quality of your paint & interior. Beyond that, we’ve optimized our facility to produce the most accurate & effective clear bra paint protection solutions possible, for every vehicle imaginable. How is this different from a dealership? In our experience, most dealership clear bra & coating systems tend to be low-end, and low-quality, both in presentation & functionality. All too often we see “delivery-ready” vehicles with generic clear bra kits that were improperly installed, or even worse, simply don’t fit or were prone to fail due to poor design. Utilizing a medical-grade digitizing platform, we can create a complex map of all exposed paintwork, giving way to completely seamless installs with no chance of film failure or lift. Currently, we offer XPEL Ultimate self-healing paint protection film in a variety of packages ranging from basic to full car coverage, and even offer a “Stealth” package option for anyone who would like a flat, satin-like surface over their factory paint color!

OUR CLEAR BRA OFFERINGS“Basic” Clear Bra Kit Install

Time Required: 2 -4 hours

Cost: Starting at $295

Details: This clear bra coverage includes: up to the first 18″ of the hood and fenders, headlights and side mirrors. These pieces are the bare essentials and is our entry level clear bra kit. Please contact us today for a quote on your vehicle!

“Premium” Clear Bra Kit Install

Time Required: 4-6 hours.

Cost: Starting at $695

Details: This clear bra coverage includes: up to the first 18″ of the hood and fenders, headlights, fog lights, front bumper and side mirrors. This is our most popular clear bra installation for new and used vehicles. Please contact us today for a quote on your vehicle!

“Full Frontal” Clear Bra Kit Install

Time Required: 6-8 hours, *including an overnight stay for curing & fine tuning.

Cost: Starting at $1600

Details: This clear bra coverage includes the entire hood and both front fenders (to alleviate “the line” and ensure maximum protection), headlights, fog lights, front bumper and side mirrors. Please contact us today for a quote on your vehicle!

Click here for an example.

“Total Coverage” Clear Bra Kit Install

Time Required: Call for quote

Cost: Call for quote

Details: This is an all inclusive, full coverage installation. Includes the entire hood and both front & rear fenders, headlights, fog lights, tail lamps, front bumper and side mirrors, and every inch of protectable surface that can be covered effectively. The kit is digitally patterned & customized to fit your vehicle perfectly, and designed to keep your original paint in completely protected. Please contact us today for a quote on your vehicle!

“STEALTH” Clear Bra & Customization

Time Required: 1 week, *scheduling permitted

Cost: Call for quote

Details: One of our most popular vehicle wrap & paint protection offerings! Your entire vehicle will be covered in extra thick, satin XPEL STEALTH film, giving the factory paint an incredible flat finish while still remaining protected & letting the stock color show through. To complete the full STEALTH look, a “chrome delete” wrap package can be included to black out any unwanted bling on window trims, grill surrounds, badges, and the like. This service is comparable to a full coverage vehicle wrap, but utilizes clear bra material. This wrap does not including door jambs. Please contact us today for a quote on your vehicle!

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Clear Bra Options/Add-Ons:

(Prices are for computer-designed pieces, custom pieces may be additional)

• Top of the rear bumper $75.00 (Recommended for cars with functional trunks)

• Wheel Arches, leading edges $75.00

• Door cups and door edge guards $100.00 (4-door) $50 (2-door)

• A-Pillars $150.00 (both)

• Top of windshield $100.00

• Rear Flares $150.00 (set)

• Rocker Panels starting at $200.00

• STEALTH hood/roof/trunk accent panels starting at $300.00

Click here for more information about our clear bra packages, installation, and examples!

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STAY PRIVATE, KEEP COOL

For some new car owners, being seen in their most recent purchase is not a priority in the slightest. We understand what it’s like to get the fishbowl feeling when you take your latest purchase out for a spirited spin, and the whole world is watching. Keeping a low profile is a must for many car owners, whether they’re out cruising in a high-end exotic, cherished classic, or a brand new daily driver, and it starts with window tint. We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the window tint market for a few years, and while our early installations were purely for aesthetic purposes, these days window tint has evolved into something more. Besides the basic, “blacked out” upgrade of a 20% Sun-Gard Shadow tint option, or a high quality ceramic option from SunTek, we now offer Prestige Film Technologies Spectra PhotoSync – one of the most advanced window films ever created! Not only does PhotoSync have an incredible range of film options to suite your taste in transparency, but the film also offers unmatched levels of Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER) to keep your interior temperature noticeably cooler, thanks to its solar adaptive coating. For an example of Spectra PhotoSync installed, check out this product spotlight featuring a brand new Tesla Model S!

CHECK OUT OUR THREE TIERS OF TINT HERE

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SUN-GARD SHADOW DYED TINT FILM (NON-CERAMIC, 20 & 35% AVAILABLE)
SUN-GARD’s top of the line, non-reflective, color-stable film will stand the test of time. Many car manufacturers are advising that metallized film may interfere with keyless locks, GPS and satellite radio systems. Shadow’s metal free construction makes it the perfect film to avoid signal disruption. Manufactured with the newest color-stable technology in dyed films, Shadow is durable, long lasting and provides enhanced UV radiation protection. Like all SUN-GARD solar control films, Shadow films reduce glare, protect against up to 99% of UV-A rays, and have a strong scratch-resistant coating.

OPTIONS:

• TWO FRONTS: $125.00
• TINT REMOVAL: $75/HR (average full car removal 3 hours but each car is case by case.)


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SUNTEK CXP (CARBON CONSTRUCTED, 18 & 35% AVAILABLE)
The latest in non-metal, nano-hybrid, carbon film technology. SUNTEK CXP offers a non-reflective, “black” finish that will not fade. CXP also has impressive heat & infrared rejection, and it cuts 99% of all UV rays for increased comfort. Its ceramic nature causes no interference with cell phone, radio, or navigation system signals. CXP installs come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty that includes fading!

OPTIONS:

• TWO FRONTS: $200.00
• TINT REMOVAL: $75/HR (average full car removal 3 hours but each car is case by case.)


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PRESTIGE PHOTOSYNC (SOLAR ADAPTIVE, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75% AVAILABLE)
The most advanced automotive window film comes in the Spectra PhotoSync Series. Utilizing the latest Solar Adaptive Coating (SAC), this nano technology window film adjusts its solar energy rejecting properties based on intensity. Once the film is applied, the coating will adjust itself if certain wavelengths of the solar spectrum are exposed to the film, triggering an immediate response in the film’s heat rejecting properties to synchronize with solar impact. This transitional effect increases Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER) up to 79% while retaining an impressively light and clear shade for maximum visibility.

The solar spectrum consists of 3 main properties: Ultraviolet, Visible light, and Infrared Rays (IR). IR accounts for 53% of the spectrum, so PhotoSync’s high 98.5% IR rejection rate serves as a constant measure of product performance. The technological advances of Prestige’s coatings allows for high performance of PhotoSync™ without the use of any metallics, which means no interference of wireless transmission signals (e.g. GPS, cell signals, radio waves, keyless entry systems, satellite, etc.) PhotoSync will continuously produce up to 98.5% IR rejection between 950nm-2500nm. This film also rejects 99.5% of ultraviolet rays (both UVA and UVB), which means occupants and the interior components of your vehicle are protected from harmful UV rays.

OPTIONS:

• TWO FRONTS: $275.00
• WINDSHIELD ONLY: $225-275.00
• PANORAMA ROOF: QUOTE
• SUNROOF: QUOTE
• TINT REMOVAL: $75/HR (average full car removal 3 hours but each car is case by case.)

Check out our window tint FAQ for more information!

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MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Customization, wraps, and more coming soon!

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How about if your Aston Martin DBS was delivered to you already needing wet sanding?

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What about if this is how you got your brand new Porsche Panamera Turbo?
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Check out how this brand new Nissan 370Z looked when it was delivered to our customer!
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And here is what the body panel looked like after we started correction (the right side has been corrected, left has not.)
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Look at how this brand new Porsche Cayenne Turbo came to us! Here you can see very apparent buffer trails from a previous, inexperienced, detailer.
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Most cars come from the factory covered with vinyl film to protect them from the perils of shipping. Here you can see where the vinyl protected the paint and left the vehicle vulnerable to scratching where the door opened.

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