What's the difference between Valeting and Detailing?

thexav

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Ok so are these the same thing Valeting and Detailing?

If not then what is the difference between Valeting and Detailing?
 

obi_waynne

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They are regional terms, but for many people detailing involves resurfacing chrome, plastics and paint etc that is chipped worn or cracked, whereas valeting is more of a deep clean.

Both require levels of OCD and commitment that far exceed my capabilities.
 

kiankov

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I was told by an owner of a mobile valeting service that the only difference is the country that uses the different name.
 

SLEEPER

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Probably the difference is in the mind of the supplier ( and the cost )...
valet is usually a general clean and polish.
Detailing is the same but to a different level (according to a detailer I know)
 

Alex728

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both terms are common in the UK nowadays with valeting being the original term and often used for the more expensive options at somewhere like a hand car wash (that usually involve adding some form of wax or silicone based protection on top of washing the bodywork) - detailing tends to have more "attention to detail" (as you might expect!) and often involves a level of paint correction (polishing/compounding), trying to remove swirls (or and/or just avoid making them in the first place) than just a standard "wash and wax"..
 

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