Frequently Asked Questions

What is car detailing?
It is the enhancement of your motor car (investment) by skillfully deep cleansing, rejuvenating and adding vital protection of all the various surfaces and materials of the inside and outside of a motor car, to include the restoration of the vehicles paintwork to it's former glory or beyond. This often involves the use of specialist techniques and products, each detailed stage of the process makes an incredibly significant improvement to the vehicle's appearance, often transforming new cars beyond their often mediocre factory finish.
What is car paint correction?
A paint correction detail is the painstaking process of removing common paint problems and defects including, acid etchings, scratches, swirl marks, previously inflicted polishing marks and buffer trails, ghost-like holograms and unsightly orange peel paint finishes. This is conducted by carefully re-levelling the lacquer or single stage painted surface by 1 to 3 microns. Bradley's paint correction detail is often compared to the effect of a full paint respray at a fraction of the cost, without the inconvenience, lack of originality or associated problems.
What is carnauba wax?
Carnauba is the wax produced from the palm Copernicia Prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the north eastern Brazilian states, where it is known as the "Queen of Waxes". It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm, the palm naturally produces this wax to protect it's leaves from the harsh tropical weather conditions. The results when applied professionally to a detailed cars paintwork are incredible, endless depth and gloss, UV protection and relentlessly water beading during wet weather.
Why choose Bradley’s detailing services at BlueChip Detail?
Bradley's reputation has resulted in him detailing and protecting the paintwork of some of the rarest and most desirable motor cars using a combination of the finest vehicle refinishing products and unequalled enthusiasm. These cars include: the highly desirable, 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 'NART' Spyder, 1 of only 10 built for the U.S market and HRH Prince Charles's Aston Martin Vantage Volante, 1 of only of 27 cars built to this specificaton, both cars are now highly prized possessions in the hands of meticulous private collectors. Detailing rare collectable cars like these have resulted in Bradley being excelling at the top of his chosen profession, he has the necessary skills, equipment and experience to produce the greatest possible finished article every time. Bradley's detailing experience, knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the top marques has lead him to being selected by globally renowned specialists including DK Engineering 'The Ferrari Specialists', AutoFarm 'Porsche', Graeme Hunt of Kensington, Slades Garage, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale and the most discerning of car enthusiasts. The results of his detailing work are truly captivating.
How far will BlueChip travel?
BlueChip's HQ is based in the village of Loudwater boardering the historic town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and is happy to offer a full mobile detailing service across the U.K. Travelling to Europe or worldwide is upon negotiation, to include travelling time to the location and additional expenses.
What is Bradley’s hourly rate?

Bradley's hourly rate is £47.50 - £95 per hour, about the same as the highly skilled restoration of a fine art painting. The hourly rate is dependant upon factors including specialist detailing consumables and time required, vehicle paint type, complexity, value and rarity. Day/week detailing services and maintenance contract packages are available upon request. Should you require to have a portfolio of more than 3 cars detailed in succession, a special 'Porfolio' rate applies, regular detailing services attracts a loyalty discount. These services put Bradley's competent detailing skills, knowledge and expert guidance at your complete disposal for a day/week (normally 9am-6pm weekdays). Travel costs are included up to 40 mile radius of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP13, (overseas, air travel and accommodation costs are upon application). Please email or call for a free consultation and quotation.

Bradley reserves and restricts BlueChip's services to those motor cars that are of the highest rarity and value. Please note that for cherished motor cars of less than £65,000 pounds stirling value, BlueChip's sister company, 'Auto-Detail.co.uk', may offer a more economical alternative without a major compromise in quality of finish or service.

May I bring my car to you at BlueChip Detail?
Yes of course you may, Bradley has a clean and secure, CCTV monitored studio based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Bradley's facility is located a matter of minutes by car from Junction 8/9 of the M4 with fast access to the M25 London's orbital motorway and is easy and straight forward to find. Maidenhead train station is just a quarter of a mile away with frequent high speed train services to London Paddington.
Can you collect and deliver my car?
Should you require a car collection and delivery service, Bradley can arrange for an insured driver or specialist automotive transportation company to provide this at an additional cost.
Can Bradley detail my car at a dealership or independent garage before collection?
Yes, Bradley is happy to liaise with specialists and main dealer garages and is insured with up to £3 million pounds worth of liability cover to work at their premises.
Are there any cars that BlueChip specialize in detailing?
Bradley has a wide and impressive gallery of previously detailed cars from luxury, sports, classics to supercars - but has always specialised in Aston Martins, modern Rolls-Royce Phantoms, Porsches (especially the classics) and shares a special passion with his clients for classic blue chip Ferrari's - and remains unrivalled in this field of detailing.
I wish to enter my car for concours, auction or photo shoot. Can you prepare my vehicle for such an event?
Yes, Bradley is often to be found preparing and travelling with notable cars to prestigious concours events including the esteemed Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, Goodwood Festival of Speed's Cartier "Style et Luxe" , Salon Prive' and various motoring auctions in the UK and Europe. Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche owners club meetings are also high on his list of events. Quantified by victories preparing and detailing the Porsche 2.7Carrera RS 'Best of Show' Winner 2011 at the Porsche Owners Club of Great Britain Annual Concours. And at the Ferrari Owners Club Annual Concours, two class wins along with the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 'Best of Show' Winner 2011. He has also utilised his skills detailing cars for a variety of notable motoring magazines including a front cover and feature in the superlative Ferrari magazine "The Cavellino". He has also detailed cars for display at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, one of London's finest private members' clubs founded in 1897, where the club have a memorable vehicle on weekly display in the Rotunda.
Are all the pictures displayed on the website of vehicles which BlueChip have detailed?
Yes, the motor cars used in the 'Portfolio' are true representations of the vehicles detailed, the vehicles are never retouched or enhanced by computer software unless stated otherwise.
Discretion
Bradley formerly trained at "The British Chauffeurs Guild" as a "security-aware" chauffeur under the watchful eye of Leslie Cabrera, bodyguard to the late Queen Elizabeth 'The Queen Mother' and B.C.G President., thus assuring the utmost discretion for high profile clients. Please note, specially selected, previously detailed motor cars are featured in the 'Portfolio' of this website. Please inform Bradley should you not wish for your car to be featured or it's number plate to be shown.
I need to cancel an appointment?
Please note that all cancellations will incur a £200.00 per day booked cancellation fee.
How may I contact Bradley at BlueChip?

By telephone, call +44 (0)7801 899 003 or email: bradley@bluechipdetail.co.uk