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matt black/frozen paint

matt or frozen paint cars are a deliberate purchase and are also usually more expensive than standard paint. they look stunning and menacing but they also very specialised cleaning. matt black cars can not be waxed, indeed no silicone/wax product should really be used on any matt/frozen painted car. this means you need to be very careful when cleaning your paintwork and you need specialists to do this. we realise how hard it can be to get a showroom standard valet on matt black cars, where there is a need to clean the car to a high standard, whilst also doing so safely. that is not always possible with other companies. our specially designed matt black/frozen paint service is uniquely developed to valet any car make and model with this type of paint and is carried out by our autoglym trained valeters. normal polish, wax, sealant and clay can't be used on matt black or frozen paintwork unless it is specifically designed.

the technical part...

with matt/frozen paintwork you have chosen a paintwork where the matt appearance lends an especially precious rare metallic lustre to your vehicle. in comparison to conventional exterior colours with a gloss/metallic surface, the sculpture like character of the matt surfaces highlights the contours of your car.

cleaning and care is more difficult with a matt black/frozen finish. in order to avoid varnish damage, you can not use automatic car washes as they can adversely affect the paint finish. this can occur in a number of ways including scratches caused by sand, dust or other micro particles which deposit in the car's body surface.

you cannot use varnish cleaners or wax protection. these products are suitable exclusively for highly shiny surfaces. their use on vehicles with matt paintwork will lead to serious damage of the surface (i.e. glossy, dappled spots). the vehicle cannot be polished, as this can lead to glossiness and damage only specialist body repairs can handle.

what we do...

our service includes careful preparation of the bodywork initially using a pressure washer, removing insect leftovers, bird excrement, resins, tar spots, fuel pollution and oils. we use soft clean and new pre-treated sponges for the washing process, having already removed from the surface contaminates and therefore avoid strong grating and rubbing.

our matt black/frozen paint exterior valet covers just the outside, with areas such as the outside of the vehicle, including all shuts.

the service takes one person between 2 and 4 hours to finish. the full specification is set out below. our optional extras are explained here but the autoglym hood clean and protection is the most popular option on this service.

specification List

  • the bodywork is extensively rinsed down using water to remove dust, mild surface contaminants, particles and surface dirt.
  • the wheels are cleaned using an autoglym safe wheel cleaner, using separate bucket and sponges.
  • the entire bodywork is then lathered with an autoglym ph neutral and surface safe wash wax, with separate bucket and sponges.
  • the bodywork is then throughly high pressure rinsed down, including the arches, wheels and all door shuts.
  • all the bodywork is then leathered off using separate leathers for bodywork and the rest of the car.
  • all exterior glass and mirrors are polished.
our matt black service

this is the specification and area's we will complete, if an area is of concern is not listed, it is not covered but may be added as an optional extra, please ask for more details.

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    client type

    we have two type of clients that effect what level of pricing is applicable.


    the standard pricing refers to a vehicle that is either cleaned for the first time by, or has not been cleaned within 4 to 5 weeks of the last clean by


    this is the same car that is cleaned by us within 4 to 5 weeks. it is the car that is identified not the client, as we have many clients with 4 to 5 cars each and so alternating cars would mean we're doing 1 car nearly every 6 months. you can alter the specification as often as you like between the regular services, but either the inside or the outside is not cleaned within 4 to 5 weeks, the normal price would apply.

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  • regular
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    class 1

    this is our smallest category of car, their length being up to 169 inches and some examples (though not complete) are below (excludes all 4x4 vehicles).

    if you're unsure as to what catagory your car is in please click here.

    BMW Mini Citroen C1 Mazda MX5 Ford KA
    Ford Focus (2009 onwards is class2) BMW 1 Series (5 door) Volvo C30 VW Polo
    Audi A3 Seat Arosa Honda Civic (2016 onwards is class2) Fiat 500
    Toyota Aygo Peugeot 207 SMART Car Renault Clio
    Vauxhall Astra Skoda Fabia Seat Leon Ford Fiesta(pre 2012)
    Toyota Ouris
  • £65.00
  • £50.00
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    class 2

    this is our major car category of car, where most cars are. their length being from 170 inches to 200 inches in length.(excludes all 4x4 vehicles) some examples are below

    If you're unsure as to what catagory your car is in please click here.

    BMW 1 Series (Excl 5 door) & 3 Series Ford Mondeo Subaru Legacy VW Passatt
    Honda Accord BMW 5 Series Audi A4 Lexus is250
    Volvo S60 Jaguar XF Citroen C5 Peugeot 407
    Renault Laguna Vaxuhall Vectra Toyota Avensis Jaguar XK
    Scoda Octavia Audi a6 Mazda 6 Alfa Romeo 169
    Mercedes E Class
  • £95.00
  • £85.00
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    class 3

    this is our top car category & includes large cars, people carriers, MPVs & all 4 wheel drive cars (regardless of size and including suv's and crossovers). all cars above 200 inches in length. some examples are below

    If you're unsure as to what catagory your car is in please click here.

    BMW X1 Series & X3 Citroen Picasso Mazda 5 Ford S-MAX
    Subaru Outback BMW X5 & x6 Volvo XC60 & xc90 VW Toureg
    Audi Q5 Bentley Arnage Honda CRV Rolls Phantom
    Toyota Cruiser Citroen c Cross Mercedes ML Seat Alhambra
    Range Rover Vauxhall Zafira Toyota Rav4 Fiat panda 4x4
    Mercedes A Class
  • £115.00
  • £105.00
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