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Elite car detailer offers a $12,000 service
20/07/2010 11:59:01 AM
A 30-year-old accountancy graduate has set up Britain's most expensive car wash, which charges more than $12,000 for a premier service that can take up to 250 hours to complete.

Gurcharn Sahota runs Elite Detailing out of his parent's home in Derbyshire and since starting the business he has washed hundreds of supercars, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces.

While he wouldn't mention names, Sahota told the UK's Daily Mail his clients include rock stars, Premier League footballers, lawyers and actors.

He said that clients were generally those who displayed their cars like ornaments, rather than drive them.

"People come to me and they want the best treatment going for their car," Sahota told the Daily Mail. "If you've got an 500,000 [$873,000] car then a few grand for cleaning it is worth it."

The bespoke cleaning service is done in a garage with specialist tiles imported from Italy that help reflect specks of dirt on cars, and the vehicle's entire inside and outside is cleaned five times.

The car is first washed with a lamb's wool mitten and water mixed with pH-neutral shampoo, the wheels are then steam cleaned and dried with a microfibre towel and an industrial-strength blower.

Sahota's other tools of the trade include a $9000 police-standard forensic microscope to detect minute scratches, highly concentrated carnauba wax from Brazil and a special sealant for plastics that costs almost $90 for a 15ml bottle.

The car is also sanded down twice to ensure the paint is exactly the same thickness and then polished by machine in three stages, creating a perfect reflection on each body panel.

"I just want perfection. Finishing is the best part because you know what it was like when you started. That gives me great satisfaction," Sahota said.

"The first time I cleaned a Ferrari Enzo it took a week and when I tried to sleep all I could see was Ferrari red."

Depending on the vehicle, his standard service starts at around $1200 and involve a two-stage polishing process to "sharpen" up the paintwork and remove any scratches, the Daily Mail reported.

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