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All bookings are PRE CONFIRMED and we arrive on time, every time so be sure to note your booking information down. A $99  FEE APPLIES if we arrive on the day of the booking and you are not home & / or have forgotten your booking and work can not be commenced. 2 DAYS NOTICE is required for cancellations.

Detailing Library - Washing & Drying


Washing and drying is the first basic step to maintaining your car. It also plays a crucial role in the condition of your car in the long term.

A large majority of imperfections such as swirls, scratches and water spots are induced during the washing and drying process. With this in mind, it is vitally important that we use quality products and learn correct techniques to minimise this damage as much as possible.

How Often Should I Wash?

We recommend washing 2-4 times a month. That is at least every fortnight, or once a week at most.

Pre-Wash Foam Rinse

Incorporating the use of a foam lance into your washing technique can greatly help to further minimise swirls and imperfections on your paintwork.

A foam lance will allow you to pre-soak your vehicle in a thick layer of soap without physically touching the surface. A "touchless" pre-wash. This process will strip the surface of excess dirt and debris and therefore minimising the amount of this contamination being trapped between your wash mitt or sponge and causing damage.

Use of strong cleaners such as traffic film removers, or heavy duty shampoos are highly effective at removing most, if not all of the surface contamination. Keep in mind these cleaners can also strip some waxes and sealants from the surface which will then require reapplication.

Washing Top To Bottom

Always wash the cleanest panels first, and the dirtiest panels last. Usually this means starting with the roof of the car, followed by bonnet, upper sides, boot lid and then leaving lower sides, front and rear fenders to last.

Two Bucket Method

The “two bucket method” is the most popular and safest way to wash your car. It involves a wash bucket containing your soap solution, and a second bucket containing clean water for rinsing your mitt or sponge.

  1. In the first bucket, prepare your selected washing solution and water and fill to desired level
  2. In the second bucket, insert your grit guard and fill with clean water
  3. Rinse the car surface with water removing as much loose debris as possible.
  4. Soak your wash mitt or sponge in the first bucket containing the washing solution and commence washing the first panel using only light pressure and using the lubrication from the soap suds to glide the mitt or sponge over the surface.
  5. Once complete place the mitt or sponge in the second bucket containing the clean water and grit guard. Run the mitt/sponge over the surface of the grit guard to release as much of the contamination as possible.
  6. Once the mitt/sponge is rinsed return it to the first bucket containing the wash solution
  7. Rinse off the panel
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 until complete. Empty the contents of the rinse bucket as required and refill with fresh water.


See What Our Customers Have To Say..

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Opti-coat protection applied by David's Automotive Detailing.
I have found the product to be excellent, the paint colour appears to be deeper and glossier. Cleaning is so much easier, and drying seems to be effortless with the water sliding off the paint. It looks like it's been detailed professionally, even after I have washed it. The car used to look fairly dirty after rain, but appears to look cleaner now. The water beads, and doesn't seem to leave water marks.
On the day, David arrived on time, was personable and very professional. He is meticulous and hard working. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend David. Thanks again David, you did an amazing job, my SS-V looks incredible.
Jason Wood
Tekno Enhanced 2017 SS-V Redline

Top bloke! Very friendly and has great customer service. David's work is incredible, I'm over the moon with the result of my car. Love it!! Thanks heaps David!

David Pearson


David did an amazing job cleaning up my Golf R and restoring it to better than when I got it from the dealer. Great job applying an opti-coat as well

All good, The coupe looks fantastic!,if you have any more photos please send them to me thanks again mate.


 Craig Maddren CEO




Xy Falcon

Unreal what this fella can do with a couple of hours on your car. Highly recommend if you want it done right the first time. Keep up the great work dave!

2013 Jaguar Sedan - Opti-Coat Ceramic Coating

I would like to recommend the services of David Smith of David's Automotive Detailing

We researched the Opti-coat protection product and decided to go with David.

I cannot express how impressed I was with David’s work. He spent some six hours preparing the car and went beyond the call of duty by getting some matching paint and touching up a few scratches in the car.

The 2013 Jaguar was being used as a wedding car by my daughter the next day so I was particularly fussy with the vehicle.

The car looked amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate in using David’s services again and would be happy to be contacted to discuss.

Yours Sincerely

Jeff Brown

Business Motoring Channel and Direct Sales Manager

Call 0418 338333

9 George Street North Strathfield NSW 2137

What makes us so unique?

Some of the most significant differences you'll notice between us and other detailing businesses is the quality, consistency, knowledge, and customer service. For those who like to maintain their cars between details, you'll have a professional you can refer to with any questions, at any time. By enlisting the services of D.A Detailing you are hiring your own personal auto detailer. Additionally, I guarantee my process and technique will not create any swirl marks, scratches, holograms, or buffer marks or leave your interior surfaces shiny, slimy or sticky.

What type of cars do you work on?

We cater to car enthusiasts and those who understand quality, not car dealerships and those wanting a quick fix. My customer base consists of people who love their cars and expect them to be cared for properly. This consists mainly of sports cars and luxury vehicles including daily drivers, weekend cars and show cars but we also have the guts to do the hard yards and take on trucks, machinery and 4wds

What products do you use?

D.A Detailing uses top of the line products and the latest technology from the most well known manufacturers in the business. Extensive research and testing is always performed prior to utilizing any new products. Furthermore, these products are always used in the way they were designed

Who will be working on my car?

The same guy that takes the call!, I work on your vehicle alone and only do one or two cars per day. Your car will be detailed in the safety and comfort of your own home so you can see who is working on your car and what is happening to it.

How long does it take to detail a car and what is the cost?

We can give you an estimate on the hours required by the information you give us about the job, we can then provide you with an approximate cost by multiplying that time by our hourly rate. With so many variables to factor in and no two vehicles the same we don't provide a set price for each service. We can try work within your budget however sometimes the hours we require to complete the job properly may exceed what your budget will allow and we may not be able to provide our services.