From the mud-stained tire rubber to the bird-stained roof—and all the worn interiors between—Long Beach Auto Detail's technicians turn their attentive eyes and unforgiving soaps on car dirt. A hand wash kicks off every cleaning frenzy, after which technicians use clay bars to pull contaminants off the paint, lock the glossy shine into the finish with sealant, and put the finishing touches on tires, chrome, and hood ornaments that promise not to bite. Knowing that dirt does not discriminate against its victims, the techs turn the same zealous eye toward revamping motorcycles, trailers, and boats. In addition to detailing, they also lay sleek tints over auto windows and pry out exterior dents with a paintless process that preserves the integrity of the ride's original finish.
While the techs at Coast Carwash are experts at washing dirty autos, their expertise doesn't end there. They've got everything they need to make sure grungy cars leave looking as good as the day they drove off the dealership lot. Waxes by Meguiar's and Nanoskin help seal in the car's restored shine and repel incoming filth, while Meguiar's leather treatments keep seats and other interior surfaces soft, supple, and crack-free. While they're inside, techs can also freshen the upholstery and carpets, shine all gauges, switches, buttons, and vents, and remove any foul odors left behind by forgotten take-out containers or hitchhiking trout salesmen. Tears in upholstery or isolated scratches on the car's finish are swiftly brought to rights, and the crew can also handle full headlight restorations or repair cracked windshields to ensure each auto drives away safely.
The skilled technicians at Beach Cities Paintless Dent Removal restore dented car surfaces to their original appearance without the use of paints or fillers. During the one-hour service, an experienced staffer approaches the backside of the damaged metal panel with a suite of specialized tools, implementing deft hand-eye coordination to undo dents caused by car doors, maverick shopping carts, or gravel trucks with allergies. In return for this Groupon, Beach Cities' technicians will deal with dings as big as a baseball, or a football if it's on the bumper; larger dents will require extra paper money.
Hand washes with puffs of lamb's wool begin each detailing service at Rhino Custom Detailing. These services span from mini details to a signature package with orbital polishes and hand-applied polysealant and carnauba wax. Staffers also throw elbow grease into à la carte services such as convertible-top cleaning, headlight restoration, and removal of faded “I Like Ike” decals. Drivers can wait for their rides at the shop or hitch a complimentary ride (available with packages that cost $40+) to the location of their choice within Huntington Beach.
Carwood offers hand car washes and custom detailing services that treat roadsters to a customized experience. Eschew bronze and silver runners up with the gold finish service, which polishes pavement ponies with a full-service wash of every surface, including a sudsy tickle of the undercarriage and an Armor All tire and exterior dressing. A clear coat protectant, Blue Coral triple coat treatment, and sealer wax lock in each vehicle’s new clean. Both washing services end with an air freshener to improve the olfactory aesthetics of car interiors.
Led by manager Gersain Aaron, the highly trained team at Expert Car Wash can meticulously clean the components of almost any vehicle, from an RV's broad sides to the tiny rearview mirrors on a Shriners' motorcycle. The German-engineered automated wash tunnel ousts exterior grime, and staffers complete the machine's blow-dry with a soft microfiber wipe down. Clients watch TV or trade vehicle baby pictures in a clean and cool waiting area while detailing experts deploy formulas from the Meguiar's and Armor All line of car-care products. To show their commitment to high-caliber service, the attentive crew offers a satisfaction guarantee on all washes.