The technicians at Willy’s Genuine Auto Detail wield machinery and their own nimble fingers as they free cars from dirt and imbue them with glossy finishes. Detailing sessions can include interior vacuuming as well as mechanized buffing and hand-applied wax, and specialty sealants help keep paint glistening like a raw steak resting atop a clean kitchen counter. The shop also fits windows with tints and smoothes out dings and dents.
After eight years of shining up rides across different Portland dealerships, Aaron Hunt opened his own shop in 2010, where he singlehandedly lavishes up to six cars with waxes, clay bars, and other treatments from Auto Magic and Meguiar's. Vacuums evict grime from carpets and seats, and soft cloths banish water spots left behind from drives through puddles or a selkie’s driveway. Hunt Auto Detail also protects paint and upholstery with warranty-backed Trident systems and deflects UV rays with tints and 3M Clear Shields, and calls in a paintless dent expert for ding repairs. Drivers can await their autos while flipping through magazines and sipping bottled water in a cozy front reception area.