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We normally need your car 2 days or overnight. If the car is worked on directly in the morning it may be ready later the same day. What is important is that the conservation treatment hardens for at least 2-3 hours before buffing off. Therefore, it is quite usual the car is kept overnight.
There are many different varieties of the paint protection treatments on the market with varied quality and durability. Some call a regular waxing lacquer for protection, and are well paid for it. A Ditec treatment is not just a paint protection, but a carefully developed process to give the paint the best possible protection. Flaws in the preparation system ultimately affects the life of the paintwork. Ditec has dramatically improved its methods since it was developed in the 70's and has been tested by the Swedish National testing Institute . Everyone who works with Ditec has undergone a certified training programme to ensure quality in workmanship.
We treat all the painted parts of the car, including door openings and edges of the bonnet and luggage cover. All that is lacquered can also be preserved, ie motorcycles, caravans, boats and trucks, etc. Normally we do not treat wheel rims because a protective treatment can not be guaranteed. The reason being the intense pressure that the brake dust gives.
Generally, one can say that a Ditec treated car can be maintained in the same way as untreated cars. It is therefore good to degrease the car if necessary, although it should not done at each wash. Rotating brush washes should be avoided as they often scratch the paint. What you should not do is wash the car the first two weeks after treatment and never wax the car. While your car is under treatment, we give you advice on how we think your car should be managed in the best possible way.
If you only look at paint conservation durability there should be no need to follow up the treatment after 18 months because the protection holds much longer. However, there are a number of factors that make us recommend a maintenance treatment after about a year and a half. One reason is that even a treated car is scratched after the regular wash. Another is that traffic and particles in the air can cause the formation of various coatings on the paint. This should be eliminated to maintain the gloss and make the car easy to wash as possible. We therefore believe that it is unfair to promise long life without requiring maintenance.
A ditec treated car no longer needs wax and should not waxed. Polishes and wax tear the paint conservation and shortens its life. It is okay to use wax additives in car shampoo. This is does not affect the Ditec treatment.
If the car is up to 12 months old at the time of treatment, we give you a 6 year system warranty. It means that we provide a guarantee on the car's gloss, ie.. that it does not dull or lose luster. The car should be serviced every 18 months for the warranty to be valid.
We recommend that you wait at least 4 weeks if you have any part of the car paint resprayed. The paint needs time to harden properly.
You probably have received some form of deposit on the car. It may be tar, rust spots or any other deposition. Begin to degrease the car and see if it rectifies the problem. Do you have asphalt or tar on the car? Then a petroleum-based degreaser is otherwise needed, in most cases it is sufficient with an alkaline degreaser. Where problems persist, please contact the nearest Ditec center!
We strive in our business not to affect the environment. We follow laws and guidelines and select the products that are the most environmentally sound for the environment. Please read our environmental policy to read about our environmental objectives.
We educate internally within in our organization so that service and quality of our services should be uniform throughout the country. In our quality policy, we have written down our goals and recommendation.
You feel that something has been missed in the treatment, you should urgently contact the station that performed the work. It is they who are responsible to remedy any errors or faults.
There is no problem to wax or paint protect a new car. Despite some divergent information from manufacturers, we have after 25 years never encountered car paint damage as a result of conservation treatment when the car is new. Some brand claims that their paint is not able to be waxed or preserved, but most say it is not a problem. Should a Ditec treatment cause any damage to the paint work we will pay the expenses to rectify the problem.
Has the paint started to oxidize, then we do not recommend a Ditec treatment. The decomposition of the paint has taken hold and preservation can not restore the damage. A polishing and waxing to curb oxides and restoring paint surface is the most affordable option. The dull surface, however, will come back again and you may then repeat the process at some later date.
Use only degreasers if there is need for it. Normally it is sufficient to wash your car with water and a mild car shampoo. If it is dirt, salt or road film you want removed it is usually sufficient with a alkaline degreaser because they are less damaging to the environment. To remove oil, asphalt or tar, a micro degreaser or petroleum based degreaser is used.