Honda Element Ready For the Elements

Honda Element After Detail Right

From a distance the 2010 Honda Element looks fairly clean. It lives outdoors with many trees in the area. Upon closer inspection, there was a lot of dirt, pollen, and grime under the mirrors, around the windows and in other tight spaces.

Needless to say, the Element was due for a detail.

Honda Element Before Detail

The owner decided to have it detailed after bringing another car in for service. She recognized the Element needed more care than just the regular car washes.

The car was washed from top to bottom, giving special attention to all the cracks and crevices. The paint was decontaminated with clay bar. The trim was treated to preserve color.

The customer was introduced to ceramic coatings and decided to have it applied to the paint. She may not keep the car many more years and did not want to invest a lot of money. So she chose a one year coating. With the proper care, she should get the expect life of of the product.

The coating will provide better protection versus a sealant against the tree sap and debris. It will hold up against regular washes.

Honda Element After DetailAfter seeing the Element, the customer and her husband were extremely pleased final results. They plan on having their cars maintained regularly by Red Clay Detailing,

Red Clay Detailing is an Atlanta based detailing company and offers several ceramic coating options. Call today for a consultation.

Red Clay Detailing visits SEMA 2017

Las Vegas convention Center South Hall - SEMA Show

SEMA Round Sign 32017 marks the second year of Red Clay Detailing’s attendance and the SEMA Show. The SEMA Show is the world’s largest automotive industry convention. It is held yearly the first week of November in Las Vegas, NV. The show takes up all two million square feet of space along with parking lots, side alleys, back alleys, and parts of the Westgate hotel: no space goes unused. SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association.

This event is a car guy or gal’s dream come true. There were classics, exotics, hot-rods, rat rods, race vehicles, off-road vehicles, 4×4’s, low-riders, custom builds. One could suffer from octane overload with all the vehicles on site. In fact, there was even a helicopter; it was covered up for the day by the time we got to it. 

If you love four wheels: cars, trucks, or SUVs, you must attend the SEMA Show. However, you must be in the automotive business in order to attend.

Unlike 2016, the security was much tighter. Instead of mailing the badge holder, Spousal badge holders had to be picked up in person at the show registration desk: Thank God there was no waiting for spouses. Secondly, specific doors were available for building entry. At these entry points, attendees had their bags checked and passed through metal detectors. Upon entering show halls, people meet by another level of security. Show staff were checking for fake badges. It would be safe to say, the Mandalay Bay shooting was a catalyst for this year’s intense security.

This year was much different than 2016. With no booth commitments, Yasir had freedom to explore more halls, and talk with more vendors. On the second day of the show, his shoes were smoking from all the walking. He visited every single convention hall seeking out key vendors. Each hall had at least one vendor that he needed to see.

SEMA Show Outdoor Aisles

Detail Mafia at Flex BoothWithout fail, vendors brought new products and services to the SEMA show. It was an opportunity to test new tools, talk to makers about products, meet with industry peers, network and make new contacts. Also, there were educational seminars on business and marketing. People attended from all over the world, not limited to only vendors. One detailer came from Australia, yes, the land “down-under.” Another pair came from the United Kingdom. 

SEMA was a time of gathering information and researching tools that will benefit our customers. Although there are many toys, it was not play time. As the seasons change, you should experience better service and improved relations as a Red Clay Detailing customer.

Benefits of a Mobile Auto Detailer

As a car owner, you want to maintain your car’s appearance. However, you find it difficult getting your car to the detail shop. Have you ever had a detail shop come to you? The solution is hiring a mobile auto detailer. The mobile auto detailer will clean your car on-site while you are attending to more important matters. In many cases, the mobile detailer performs services on a level similar to a fixed detail shop. A mobile auto detailer offers the following benefits:


1. Convenience

A professional mobile auto detailer comes to your home or office. Therefore, a mobile detailer saves you the hassle of dropping off and picking up your car from the local detail shop. If you have several cars, a mobile detailer can detail all the cars during one visit.


2. Personal Attention

Black and White Forgiato WheelThe mobile detailer provides personal service. Rather than volume, the detailer focuses only on your car. Without rushing, the technician properly details your car, achieving quality results. While at your location, the detailer is readily available so you can watch and ask questions during the process. Do you have a special request not listed in the service menu? The mobile detailer may a that specific need.



3. Consistency

Usually, the mobile detail service will be a small team. Rather than different people, the same team will detail your Sprinter Van Frontcar on each visit. This detail team learns your preferences, knows which products and techniques work best for your vehicle, reducing the need for repeated instructions. Also, the mobile detailer can arrange regular visits. This will maintain the car to your standards.


As outlined above, the mobile detailer benefits car owners in several ways. If you are looking for a low-stress way of keeping up your car’s appearance, a mobile auto detailer may suit you. The mobile detailer simplifies your life by coming to you. In addition to personal vehicles, mobile detailers service boats, planes, RV’s, tractor-trailers and company fleets.



Thank you for dropping by the newly designed Red Clay Detailing website. It has been a long time coming. The blog is a new feature for Red Clay Detailing. The goal will be to share our experience within the detailing world and beyond.

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