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2 years ago
What can I say, Steve is a paint correction specialist. He has years of experience and is clearly passionate about his work. The results speak for themselves. He was able to transform my 1987 Monte Carlo from flat and dull to flat out amazing.
- William R
3 years ago
Steve is absolutely the BEST! I took my 2020 Toyota 4-runner to him and he completely transformed it. It looks far better than it did the day I bought it. Steve is meticulous and will cover every square inch of your vehicle. He takes the time to go over the process and outlines what you need to continue doing to keep it looking shiny. I highly recommend him!
- Jamin Y
3 years ago
I took my 1972 Buick GS to Steve for a FULL paint correction...I mean block sanding (wet and dry), ceramic coating, vinyl wrap, the works. I can't even begin to tell you just how much better the car looks after getting it back. Steve is an artist and a professional. He is easy to talk to, doesn't fill your head with crazy expectations, and makes you feel confident that you've brought your car to someone that will care about it as much as you do. You won't find better workmanship or value anywhere. He's not the cheapest, so if you just want to have your minivan vacuumed out, he's not the guy, but if you want your car to blow people away every time you drive it...don't take it anywhere else.
- Jonathan M

Detailing & Paint Correction Specialist

I specialize in show quality interior work, show quality paint correction, leather decontamination, wet sanding, moderate scratch removal, steaming, ozone treatment, headlight restoration, engine detailing, professional ceramic coatings, sealants, maintenance washes for qualified existing customers, and so much more! I do not provide a mobile service, because I spend between 6-9 hours detailing your vehicle. Most mobile detailers spend between 2-3 hrs detailing your vehicle. The results are typically less than expected. Unlike the type of fine-line detailing I provide; which will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. I unfortunately do not provide estimates over the phone. This is because I would like to meet you in person and share what concerns and or needs you have for your vehicle. This is why I offer free estimate appointments.

Explanation of Detailing & Paint Correction Services:

Do you need a detail or full paint correction? 
Let me provide a little information or breakdown.
What’s the difference you ask? In simple terms:
A detail is getting to the details – the cracks, crevices, addressing trim and conditioning it, conditioning leather, cleaning glass, sealing the exterior paint to protect it, cleaning the wheels, etc. This entails the basics where you go over and simply clean and condition all parts of the car. Rough time estimate is about 6-9 hours, give or take.

Paint correction, however, that’s a whole different process. This involves decontaminating the paint via clay and or de-ironizer sprays, multi-step machine compounding and polishing, re-leveling the paint to a completely flat surface so there are no scratches or swirl marks that are taking away from the gloss of the paint, correcting and polishing metal trim, and so forth. This is much more labor intensive, and will no doubt cost 2-3 times the price of a “detail”. Rough time estimate ranges depending on the size, condition, expected final results which can lead to a 12-30 hour job (3-4 days).

How do you know which one you should choose?

Well, if you are the type to always take your vehicle through the local car wash, then you should probably plan on just getting a “detail” since the car wash will rapidly ruin the finish of a full paint correction rendering it pointless. I have done full corrections on cars only to go back a month later and it would be really scratched up due to 4 car washes from the local car wash. Had the owner been hand washing it with proper technique, it would have still looked good!

If you are car crazy, always liking to drive a freshly detailed vehicle, then paint correction might be what you need. This will restore that like new condition to the paint, or better than new where there are no scratches, oxidation, swirling…just purely liquid looking paint! Paint correction is the process typically done on show cars to get that fresh paint job look, without the paint job.

Tools of the trade:

Top of the line Italian Rupes professional paint correction machines, CarPro Professional paint and surface protection, OdorStop professional grade ozone generator, Par38 Cree and Colormatch paint correction lighting, & Industrial/commercial Mytee heat extractor/steamer are just some of the tools I use to detail your vehicle(s).

What is Carpro professional coating for every vehicle surface?

Let me fill you in!

Your vehicle’s paint is a delicate surface composed of three primary layers, primer, base coat, and clear coat. On average, these layers measure between 100 to 180 microns, about the width of three human hairs! Properly maintaining and protecting your vehicle’s paint is crucial. Here at  Shine Dr. Auto Spa, our go-to products for long lasting protection are CarPro Professional CQuartz Coatings! 

We are the only professionally accredited installer in Thurston County!

The conventional method of protecting a car’s paint is carnuba wax which is a quick and easy way to add a thin layer of protection to your car while improving it’s shine. Unfortunately, most conventional waxes will only last a few weeks.  Polymer-based sealants are a newer technology that utilize synthetic products meant to replicate the results of a wax. These products offer are an increased lifespan, offering  4-8 weeks of protection. Waxes and sealants do have one major drawback however, they are highly susceptible to environmental contaminants and many car care products. Bird droppings, UV rays, hard water, tree sap, acid rain, and touchless car wash soaps may remove the protection on your vehicle and damage the paint underneath.  Environmental Damage, Bird droppings, tree sap, acid rain, and most presoak touchless wash sprays are acidic (low on the pH scale). These products slowly etch into your paint, leaving an unsightly mark that may require an expensive paint job. Furthermore, as the damage intensifies, the clear coat on your paint may begin to fail, causing cloudiness, cracking, and flaking.  Hard water deposits and touchless car wash soaps are basic (high on the pH scale). Hard water deposits may etch into the paint, leaving spots that must be polished or sanded off. Touchless car wash soaps aggressively clean your car, stripping away wax while removing dirt.  UV rays from the sun can oxidize and dry out your paint. This may lead to premature clear coat failure and paint cloudiness.  

The CarPro CQuartz Professional Advantage:

The “wet” look that lasts… What is CQuartz Professional Nano Coat?  CQuartz Professional is a professionally applied, extremely durable, high gloss coating, providing enhancement and years of protection for your cars, motorycles, RVs, and boats!  CQuartz Professional is the latest formula from CarPro, the leader in nanotech car care!  Based on the cutting edge innovations of CQuartz over the past decade, their latest formula is infused with an advanced fluorocarbon composite and SiO2 (quartz), with modified nanoparticles to provide an extremely reflective shine and deep, rich gloss that lasts for years! Why should I choose CQuartz Professional to protect my car? CarPro has earned an outstanding reputation for overdelivering on expectations with every one of their ceramic coatings!  Not only is their CQuartz’ nanotechnology cutting edge, but they design,manufacture, and support an entire line of innovative and easy to use maintenance products that are the envy of the industry.  Most importantly, the results are second to none, save time, and keep your car turning heads everywhere it goes!   Can I trust the installers? Not only are CQuartz coatings leading the industry with constant advances, but no other company takes as much pride and care with every installer application they review!  Thousands of detailers in North America apply to become CQuartz Professionals and only a select few are approved because of the standards for quality of work and integrity that CarPro demands from each installer.  How does CQuartz Professional Nano Coat work? CQuartz Professional harnesses the power of advanced nanotechnology.  Each silica (quartz) atom has multiple fluorocarbon molecular bonds, which create a high-density 3D structural coating matrix.  Once bonded to the surface of your paint, CQuartz Professional not only protects the gloss and depth created by your professionally accredited CarPro installer, it actually enhances it!  Once cured, CQuartz Professional forms a dense, durable coating that protects the paint for years to come! What do CQuartz Professional coatings do that others do not? In short?  The paint will not dull or oxidize, surfaces stay cleaner and glossier, and clean up easier!  CQuartz Professional also resists bird and bug stains, and a variety of environmental fallout!  Properly maintained, CQuartz Professional will last for years, all while keeping your car glossier, cleaner, and easier to wash and dry!   Ask us about CQuartz Professional today!  Features: 
• The “wet” look that lasts for years
• Extreme UV protection
• Blocks oxidation and weathering
• Stays clean longer
• Industry leading self-cleaning effect
• Resistance to oil and water stains and marks
• Resistance to brake dust and iron contaminants
• Resistance to abrasion
• Resistance to bugs, tar, iron, dust, dirt, & bird bombs
• Durability measured in years
• Type: Hybrid Quartz Nano
• Thickness: 2+ micron
• Sliding Angle: 15 Deg.
• Contact Angle: 110 ~ 115 Deg.
• Heat Resistance: 1000 F>
• Durability: 2+ years



“Strive for Perfection in everything you do, accept nothing near right or good enough…”

Steve Simmons

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