ShowCarDetailing Services of the Best Detail Shop in Orange County

The Best Car Detailing & Paint Correction Shop in Orange County

Welcome to ShowCarDetailing.com, providing superior paint correction services in Orange County, California since 2005.

Our Services

The number one question we are asked is: How Much For a Detail?

We strive to offer the absolute best value for your money but the only way this can happen is if we truly understand what your expectations are and how you plan to maintain your new finish.

To determine what is best for your finish, it is important we conduct a proper evaluation. This involves visually checking over the vehicle looking for any paint defects. We look for signs of a repaint regardless whether the owner knows this or not, both above surface and below surface defects, and problems that cannot easily be fixed such as checking or delamination. We also need to determine how much paint there is to work with and we have the most advanced tools for this such as our ultra-sonic Defelsko PosiTector 200 which not only measures paint thickness on fiberglass, plastic, and carbon, but it also gives us the thickness of the clearcoat versus the color coat. Whether we need to pull out a digital microscope and blow up a defect 400x or use a magnifying loupe at 10x, the bottom line is that we have the tools and the experience to accurately assess your paint. So before we can begin to solve your problem, we need to know what we are dealing with and these are issues that cannot be answered over the phone or by having the owner perform the evaluation.

Enhancing your paint with the Enhancement Detail

We offer 4 levels of detailing and it follows the "footer rule". Assuming you feel your car looks to be in good shape, from 25feet away it probably looks pretty good until you get closer. The closer you get, the worse it looks. We can actually improve the paint so that it looks nearly perfect from inches away but to do that, it takes time and that means money.

With our Enhancement Detail, we focus on improving the gloss of your paint. We can solve towel marring and many of the problems that are instilled from poor maintenance.

Request the Enhancement Detail when your biggest concern is to make the car look better on budget and you plan to maintain your paint using the local car wash or your vehicle will be living outside each night.

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Hyundai Genesis Enhancement Detail

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Honda Accord Enhancement Detail

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The effectiveness of the Enhancement Detail relies greatly on the hardness of your paint. In general, many Japanese and some European cars have softer paints which can benefit from the Enhancement Detail. On harder paints like the Land Rover, the effects will be less noticeable and often requires utilizing our paint correction services for the best results. In the examples shown here, the paint is noticeably improved however the goal isn't to create a flawless or swirl free finish. The intent is to improve the richness of the paint and gloss at an affordable price range. The process includes full decontaminating the paint and wheels, claybarring to remove bonded contaminants and provide the best surface for the wax to bond to, one step polish to improve the paint finish, and protecting with a durable sacrificial barrier.

The Enhancement Detail pricing ranges from $250-$450 (Depending on size of vehicle)

1997 Porsche 993 Enhancement Detail

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The Paint Correction

Paint correction can be defined as improving the paint through a subtractive process. There are 3 levels. Minor, Major, and Full Paint Correction. Each level is based around the time required to perform each type of correction. Consider the Minor Paint Correction to be a step up from the Enhancement Detail where paint flaws are addressed. Each Paint Correction level corrects more defects than the other. This is a permanent fix that won't fade or go away in a few months. However the paint will still be susceptible to scratching and swirling, so the "perfected finish" may appear to "go away" because your maintenance process has introduced new scratches and defects to the paint. Your paint has a finite thickness and can only sustain paint correction a limited amount of times. This is why we need to see your car in person at our shop for a free evaluation to determine which level will give your paint the best results.

The price range for this services ranges from $500-$2,000+ (Depends on selected level and size of vehicle)

Regardless of the chosen service, your paint, glass, and wheels will be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated before using the claying process to remove bonded contaminants that can impede the effectiveness of the final chosen protection.

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Opti Coat Pro and Warranty Coating

Opti-Coat Pro is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts.

The Opti-Coat Pro pre-polymer cross links, and forms a continuous protective film on the painted surface it is applied to, similar to a single component isocyanate that forms a clear coat finish.
Opti-Coat Pro has better chemical resistance, scratch & mar resistance, and release properties than any automotive paint coating in use. It provides permanent protection for all modern factory paints and can also be used to protect metal and hard plastic surfaces.

Opti-Coat Pro has been proven to quality minded detailers for over 5 years that it really does work and protect the paint. We love Opti-Coat Pro because it protects and preserves our hard work far longer than any traditional wax or sealant and makes maintenance easier as well.
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Paint polished to perfection then coated with Opti Coat Pro

Have a special request?

Do you have a convertible top that needs protection? We can apply RaggTopp to your fabric top to repel water and environmental contaminants.

Do you want your paint coated with a glass or polymer coating? We can make your paint more abrasion resistant and protected from the elements to prevent staining from common things like bird bombs and bee poo.

Do you want your wheels coated to make removal of brake dust easier? We can do full wheels off detailing and clean and coat the barrels and spokes.

Do you want to Wetsand your paint to remove/reduce orange peel? Doing so on factory paint involves high risk and long term special maintenance. Consult with us to learn more about this if you think you want this service. We charge per panel or per day. Price ranges from $1,500+
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Interior Detailing & Odor Removal/Neutralizing

Would you like your leather cleaned from the inside out? We use the Leatherique System to restore leather and can restore a supple feel to old neglected leather interiors.

Do you have a foul smell in your car or your A/C system? We have an ozone generator that will neutralize smells at the source instead of simply masking them.

Please call us to discuss your vehicle needs. Our services include full interior and exterior detailing/paint correction. Pricing can only be given in-person via our evaluation, so please email or call us to schedule your free evaluation today.

Call Toll Free: 866 707 9292. Or go to our Contact Page
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