Car Detailing

“I actually decided not to sell my car after having it detailed. It looks that good.” – Marina, Portland, OR.

Portland and Beaverton Car Detailing

Available services:

  • Exterior detailing. Restoration of your paint, glass, and exterior plastic to as-new-as-possible condition. Read about our full process below.
  • Interior detailing. Thorough cleaning and conditioning of all interior materials including headliner, dash, console, seats, floormats, carpets, map pockets, cup holders, vents, switches, and buttons. Read about our full process below.
  • Complete detailing. A combination of our exterior and interior detailing services.
  • Engine detailing. Degrease and clean the engine, engine sills, upper radiator, and bottom side of hood. Dress all plastic. A valuable service for cars being put up for sale–buyers always look under the hood.
  • Paint sealant application. A long lasting synthetic protectant to “lock in” the smoothness, reflection, and depth of our polishing work.
  • Overspray removal. Removal of industrial fallout, latex paint, roofing material, sap, pollen, etc. via claybar and claybar lubricant.
  • Odor removal. Most pet, smoke, and food odors can be removed with a combination of cleaning, ozone treatment, and enzyme treatment. Click here to read more about our odor removal services.
  • Touchup of minor chips scratches. Rock chips, small scratches, and door edges can be touched up with paint mixed to your manufacturer’s exact paint code. No blobs or excess paint. . .just enough to disguise minor damage.
  • Paintless dent repair. Repair of minor dents and creases without the use of paint or body filler. Click here to read more about our PDR services.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does a full detail take? About 7 hours. Typically, customers drop off in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. Interior details take about 5 hours, and exterior details take 4 hours.
  • Do I need an appointment? Yes. Typically, we can get your car in for service within 24-48 hours.
  • What are your hours? 7:30am – 6pm Monday through Friday. 9am – 6 pm on Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
  • Can I drop off my car the night before my appointment? Yes, you can drop off your car the evening before your appointment and we will keep it in our locked shop overnight. Usually, we can arrange to meet you after hours to receive your car. We also have a key drop in our west garage.
  • How do you determine final pricing? We need a good description of the car (age, level of dirt, pet hair, odor, carpet and upholstery stains, tree sap, road tar, etc. ), and can give you an approximate price on the phone. Final price is determined at the time of the appointment.
  • Will my carpets be wet? No. We need your car for 7 hours because the carpet drying process can take several hours. You will receive a dry car.
  • Can I get a ride? We provide rides to Nike (just 2 miles away), the Max station at SW 170th (1mile away) and Intel.
  • Do you offer pick up and delivery service? Yes. It varies from $20 – $80 depending on your distance from our shop.
  • Do you offer rental cars? Yes. We offer rentals through Enterprise rentals, just 2 miles away. $35 per day. They pick you up at our shop and take you to their offices where they assign you a car. They can deliver you to our office at the end of the day. Allow 25 minutes for the checkout/checkin process in the morning and evening.
  • Do you carry liability insurance? Yes. You can view our insurance policy on our office wall.
  • How long does a detail last? If you hand wash your car, expect 3 months of protection from our wax, 4-6 months from our sealant. Interiors will become dirty again depending on usage.
  • Do you accept credit cards? Yes. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Prices:

Complete Detail (Interior + Exterior)*
Cars and Wagons $209-$299
SUVs and Trucks $229-$319
Vans $239-$329
Interior Detail*
Cars and Wagons $129-$209
SUVs and Trucks $149-$229
Vans $169-$249
Exterior Detail*
Cars and Wagons $129-$209
SUVs and Trucks $149-$229
Vans $169-$249
Paint Sealant Package
All vehicles $80 added to complete detail

 

* Final price determined by the following factors: size of vehicle, general dirt, pet hair, water spots, tree sap, road tar, paint oxidation, food/beverage spills, and carpet and upholstery stains.

Extra Services:

Engine Detailing. Mask engine electronics, degrease and pressure wash engine, dry with compressed air, and apply plastic and rubber dressing. Highly recommended for vehicles up for sale–buyers always “peek” under the hood. $55
Touchup paint. Apply color-matched touch up paint to rock chips and minor scratches. $45 – $75
Rental car. Enterprise rental car will pick you up at our shop and drive you to their office 2 miles away where you will be assigned a rental car for a full day. Takes 30 minutes. Return to Enterprise at the end of the day and they will drive you to our shop. $35/day
Pickup and delivery. We can pick up your vehicle and deliver it back to you when service is complete. A copy of our liability insurance is available on request. Free within 5 miles of our shop.  $25 – 80 beyond.
Paintless dent removal. Removal of minor dents and creases without use of paint or filler Per Estimate.
Odor removal. Removal of smoke, pet, and food odors. $50 – $100
Overspray removal. Removal of latex paint, road paint, roofing material, and other contaminants. Per Estimate.

Our Process (Complete Detail):

  • Secure customer’s personals (loose change, sunglasses, pens, notepads, etc.) in Zip Loc bags and set aside.
  • Pre-treat door jambs, wheel wells, trunk jambs, frame rails, and grill with mild degreaser/cleaner.
  • Pressure wash all door jambs, wheel wells, trunk jambs, frame rails, grill, window seals, door seals, emblems, key holes, door handles, gas filler area.
  • Wash car by hand with clean wash mitt and mild car wash detergent. Scrub license plates clean with appropriate brushes and cleaners.
  • Hand clean wheels with industrial strength wheel cleaner and assorted brushes and degreasers. Pressure wash wheels and wheel well with 1500 psi of water.
  • Remove large deposits of road tar, bugs, and tree sap using multiple applications of Stoner’s Tarminator. In some cases, lacquer thinner must be used to remove exceptionally embedded contaminants.
  • Hand dry vehicle with damp chamois towel. Door seals, window seals, trim pieces, trunk jambs, emblems, and external mirrors must be “blasted” dry with 90 psi of compressed air.
  • Polish and wax all painted surfaces with Cyclo polisher, mild compounding/polishing foam pad, and high gloss Meguiar’s wax. Minor surface scratches are removed, paint achieves a reflection superior to new condition, and the embedded wax provides approximately 12 weeks of protection from dust, water spotting, and UV fade if vehicle is washed by hand every 10-14 days.
  • Dress tires and wheel wells with water-based and high-silicone rubber/plastic dressing.
  • Remove floor mats from interior. Blow clean with 90 psi of compressed air. Scrub dry soil with carpet brush and vacuum clean. Spray generous amount of high-foaming carpet shampoo. Scrub with heated steam to bring embedded dirt to surface. Inject high temperature water into carpet followed immediately with high suction steam from carpet shampooer. Allow floor mats to air dry for 1 hour.
  • Using compressed air gun (90 psi), “blast” dust from vents, console, dash, under seats, between seats, upholstery seams, in crevices and hard to reach places, between seat cushions, into map pockets, into cockpit switches and controls, steering wheel gaps, trim pieces. . . anywhere fingers cannot clean. Vacuum out resulting dust and dirt.
  • Clean headliner stains
  • Clean upper trim parts (upper seat belt anchors, plastic pillar facades) with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Clean leather seats and head rests with appropriate brushes and cleaners. Be sure to clean deep in seams, creases, along piping, and in map pockets. Apply leather conditioner when dry.
  • Apply high foaming upholstery shampoo to cloth seats. Scrub into a foam. Extract clean with vapor steam and vacuum suction.
  • Clean all surfaces in trunk area. Remove spot stains as necessary from trunk liner. Lift trunk liner and vacuum/clean spare tire. Push seats forward to vacuum crease where rear seats meet trunk. Wipe clean trunk jambs and decklid.
  • Clean lower trim parts (door sills, lower seat sections, foot wells, door panels, map pockets, ash trays, door handles, door pulls, windows switches with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Scrub clutch, brake, and gas pedals clean with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Apply high foaming carpet shampoo to all carpeted surfaces. Scrub with pressure to create foam. Extract clean.
  • Clean exterior and interior glass using Cobra Glass-Specific Microfiber towels and Stoner’s Invisible Glass glass cleaner. Repeat 2-3 times to remove all hazing and streaks. Remove glue, tree sap, and stickers when necessary using lubricated razor and adhesive remover.
  • Return customer’s personal items to car.

Our Process (Interior Detail):

  • Secure customer’s personals (loose change, sunglasses, pens, notepads, etc.) in Zip Loc bags and set aside.
  • Remove floor mats from interior. Blow clean with 90 psi of compressed air. Scrub dry soil with carpet brush and vacuum clean. Spray generous amount of high-foaming carpet shampoo. Scrub with heated steam to bring embedded dirt to surface. Inject high temperature water into carpet followed immediately with high suction steam from carpet shampooer. Allow floor mats to air dry for 1 hour.
  • Using compressed air gun (90 psi), “blast” dust from vents, console, dash, under seats, between seats, upholstery seams, in crevices and hard to reach places, between seat cushions, into map pockets, into cockpit switches and controls, steering wheel gaps, trim pieces. . . anywhere fingers cannot clean. Vacuum out resulting dust and dirt.
  • Clean headliner stains
  • Clean upper trim parts (upper seat belt anchors, plastic pillar facades) with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Clean leather seats and head rests with appropriate brushes and clenaers. Be sure to clean deep in seams, creases, along piping, and in map pockets. Apply leather conditioner when dry.
  • Apply high foaming upholstery shampoo to cloth seats. Scrub into a foam. Extract clean with vapor steam and vacuum suction.
  • Clean all surfaces in trunk area. Remove spot stains as necessary from trunk liner. Lift trunk liner and vacuum/clean spare tire. Push seats forward to vacuum crease where rear seats meet trunk. Wipe trunk jambs and decklid.
  • Clean lower trim parts (door sills, lower seat sections, foot wells, door panels, map pockets, ash trays, door handles, door pulls, windows switches with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Scrub clutch, brake, and gas pedals clean with appropriate cleaners and degreasers.
  • Apply high foaming carpet shampoo to all carpeted surfaces. Scrub with pressure to create foam. Extract clean with vapor steam and vacuum suction.
  • Return customer’s personal items to car.

Our Process (Exterior Detail):

  • Pre-treat door jambs, wheel wells, trunk jambs, frame rails, and grill with mild degreaser/cleaner.
  • Pressure wash all door jambs, wheel wells, trunk jambs, frame rails, grill, window seals, door seals, emblems, key holes, door handles, gas filler area with 1500 psi of water.
  • Wash car by hand with clean wash mitt and mild car wash detergent. Scrub license plates clean with appropriate brushes and cleaners.
  • Hand clean wheels with industrial strength wheel cleaner and assorted brushes and degreasers. Pressure wash wheels and wheel well with 1500 psi of water.
  • Remove large deposits of road tar, bugs, and tree sap using multiple applications of Stoner’s Tarminator. In some cases, lacquer thinner must be used to remove exceptionally embedded contaminants.
  • Hand dry vehicle with damp chamois towel. Door seals, window seals, trim pieces, trunk jambs, emblems, and external mirrors must be “blasted” dry with 90 psi of compressed air.
  • Polish and wax all painted surfaces with Cyclo polisher, mild compounding/polishing foam pad, and high gloss Meguiars wax. Minor surface scratches are removed, paint achieves a reflection superior to new condition, and the embedded wax provides approximately 12 weeks of protection from dust collection, water spotting, and UV fade if car is washed every 10 – 14 days.
  • Dress tires and wheel wells with water-based and high-silicone rubber/plastic dressing.
  • Return customer’s personal items to car.

Paint Sealant Package:

  • All services included with full or exterior detail plus:
  • Remove surface contaminants from entire car using detailer’s clay. A small amount of high density clay is rubbed over every surface (glass, plastic, and metal) with mild hand pressure to remove imbedded contaminants such as brake dust, paint overspray, road tar, and hard water spots. Read here to learn more about the benefits of detailer’s clay.
  • Machine compounding with appropriate grit Meguiar’s compound and foam pad. Compounding removes medium and light scratches and heavy swirling caused by aggressive car washing and high speed rotary buffer application.
  • Wipe clean. Apply Jeffs Werkstatt Prime acrylic sealant primer by hand. Let dry to a haze. Remove with Cyclo polisher using green polishing pad.
  • Hand apply Jeffs Werkstatt Acrylic Jett sealant. Remove by hand with clean microfiber towel.
  • Results: exhibition-quality shine, gloss and depth. 4-6 month protection from dust collection, water spotting, and UV fade (assuming car is hand washed every 10-14 days).

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Our Beaverton Detailing Facility

 

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