Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre South Africa is an official partner of Rupes S.P.A Milan Italy. We are a vehicle surface appearance specialists who supply and utilize the innovative range of the Rupes and Bigfoot polishing system to eliminate paint defects, drastically enhancing the vehicle’s appearance and protecting the new defect-free surfaces.
Our services also extend to Yachts, Private Jets, Bikes and certain residential and commercial
Equipped with optical instruments in our state of the art centre, we offer the best technical precision and excellent after care services.
Why Bigfoot Car Detailing Centre?
I have been involved in the detailing industry for over seven years now. My days as a professional detailer began with Swissvax a good few years ago. The day I decided to make it into a business, my main aim was to differentiate myself from the rest of the companies out there and I did this by associating myself back then with a premium brand like Swissvax, which was my stepping stone. Ever since then I have been lucky to establish a loyal client base including corporates such as Porsche SA, Daytona Group, Audi etc.
However, servicing my clientele was purely as a mobile business. I’ve always had the dream of establishing a centre but not just any detailing centre, something that would stand head and shoulders above the rest. My moto was from the beginning “When you do something, do it the right way or don’t even do it at all.” Along came the launch of the Rupes Bigfoot Car Detailing Centres, with the first one being set up in Qatar. What they did with that centre resonated with me and what I wanted to achieve with setting up my own centre here in South Africa. From polishing systems, to the revolutionary machinery, to the science behind the centre design, to the technical specifications around the lighting systems to the entire corporate image. Everything was just unbelievable to witness and I saw my vision of developing a world class detailing centre in the Rupes Bigfoot brand. The opportunity to create a centre like no other in South Africa presented itself and I grabbed it with both hands.
The rest as they say is history.
The detailing industry in South Africa is still immature in comparison to the United States or Europe, however it has come a long way over the years with people starting to understand what the industry or rather what the profession is about. It’s not just about cleaning cars. One of my main goals is hoping to create a greater awareness about the industry and profession as well and share the knowledge I have gained over the years. One of these ways will be via the Bigfoot Detailing Academy. A first for South African detailing. I have been invited to the Bigfoot European Seminar in March to present the SA detailing centre as well as to facilitate training sessions to over 400 attendees. I will be sharing the stage with some of the world’s most renowned detailers, Gideon King, Larry Kosilla and Jason Rose to name a few.
Bigfoot Detailing Academy
The centre in JHB will also become the first formalised detailing academy in South Africa with a formalised training curriculum developed by Rupes Global Training Director Jason Rose. Jason has been involved in surface treatment for 35 years and many may know him from his involvement with Meguiars and he is one of the most respected technicians in the detailing industry.
Bigfoot Product Range
Opening of the centre has also presented the opportunity to distribute the spectacular range of Rupes Bigfoot Polishers and accessories as well as the new range of Rupes Car Care Products. The innovative range of Bigfoot polishers flipped the industry on its head and has revolutionised the industry worldwide. It has become the detailer’s tool of choice due to its ease of use, being very safe on paintwork and extremely efficient.
Bigfoot Car Detailing Service Offering
We have various service offerings from our basic paint protection detail which takes about eight hours. Complete interior detailing to our most comprehensive treatment - The Bigfoot Signature Detail, which will take anything from about five days to complete. Paintwork protection includes premium Swissvax Waxes and Gtechniq Coatings which come with a 7-year manufacture’s guarantee. Our value-added services include the fitment of self-healing paint protection as well as vehicle wrapping utilising the best quality vinyl available in the market.