Exotics Detailing and Concours Prep

We are extremely pleased to be the place to go when it comes to proper exotics detailing and concours prep in Chicagoland.  Our passion for perfection and meticulous attention to detail are second to none, which is why we are entrusted with caring for clients’ Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other prized possessions.  These great machines require great care and have specific needs, which is why we always individually tailor services for each vehicle and utilize the safest methods.

Along with the maintenance and correction services, we are often hired to perform our LUSTR Treatment, which is an extremely thorough Concours level detail.  Involving extensive paint correction, thorough interior detailing and wheels-off underside cleaning, the LUSTR Treatment leaves vehicles in immaculate condition and ready for any event.  In fact, among the numerous exotics and classics we have serviced, there are quite a few show winners within the Ferrari and Porsche communities!

We proudly serve many clients throughout the Midwest, including many surrounding states, so please don’t hesitate to contact us regardless of your location or service requirements.

Below you’ll find a list of our Exotics and Concours Detailing Services with descriptions and expected prices.

 

The LUSTR Treatment

Recommended for exotics, show cars and “garage queens”. – Time required: 4 or more days

The LUSTR Treatment is our top of the line Concours level detail.  It is a thorough overhaul and rejuvenation of a vehicle inside and out.  The vehicle is kept over a period of four or more days, during which the paint is corrected with multiple polishing steps, all painted surfaces on the vehicle, including door jambs and interior, receive multiple coats of a quality carnauba wax, and the interior gets a complete detail and reconditioning.  We recommend this for vehicles that are rarely used, such as show cars or exotic vehicles.

Exterior

  • Vehicle is hand washed using sheepskin mitts, then dried with a blower and soft microfiber towels
  • Embedded contamination is removed
  • Paint correction process of multiple polishing steps is utilized to remove swirl marks, light scratches and as many severe defects as safely possible to restore paint clarity, gloss and shine that rivals a brand new paint job
  • Door jambs are cleaned, polished and waxed
  • Headlights and tail lights are thoroughly restored through cleaning and polishing processes
  • All exterior trim surfaces are washed and dressed
  • Exhaust tips and other metal surfaces are washed and polished
  • Protective coating, polymer sealant and/or carnauba wax is applied to all exterior painted surfaces

Interior

  • Interior and trunk are thoroughly vacuumed
  • Floor mats are cleaned and protected with a fabric guard
  • Interior trim and vinyl is wiped down and protected
  • Leather is cleaned and conditioned through an intense process using Leatherique products
  • Interior glass is cleaned using microfiber towels

Engine

  • Inside of the hood is cleaned with a wash solution and dried with microfiber towels
  • All reachable engine components are cleaned and polished or treated with a rubber/vinyl protectant

Wheels

  • Wheels are hand washed and cleansed with appropriate products
  • Wheels are dried with proper microfiber towels
  • Detailing clay is used to remove embedded contamination on the wheels inside and out
  • Wheels are lightly polished by hand then sealed
  • Tires are cleaned and dressed

Prices starting at $2,500

 

Paint Protection Coatings

In addition to the detailing and paint correction services, we highly recommend an application of a Paint Protection Coating to seal in the finish and protect it for years to come.  These coatings easily offer a year or two of protection, along with unrivaled swirl mark and contamination resistance.  While this is especially a smart option for vehicles that are newer and in great condition, it’s also a great idea for daily driven vehicles that may not receive the attention they regularly deserve.  We are happy to offer our clients different coating options from quality companies like CarPro, Optimum and 22PLE.

Prices starting at $1,000-1,300

 

Paint Correction

Paint Correction is our most valuable and beneficial service for almost any vehicle. Utilizing two or more stages of machine polishing, the paint is greatly improved and many times looks better than new condition. This is achieved by removing unsightly swirl marks, greatly improving deep scratches or defects and bringing out a clarity that brings the shine, gloss and reflections of the paint to a whole new level. While the level of improvement will greatly depend on the paint type and condition, we are normally able to accomplish 85-95%+ defect removal after two or three stages of paint correction. Recommended for vehicles with paint in fairly poor condition, having moderate defects like fading, oxidation, large amounts of swirl marks, scratches, etc. – Time required: 10-12 or more hours

  • Vehicle is hand washed using sheepskin mitts, then dried with a blower and soft microfiber towels
  • Paint is completely decontaminated using a clay bar, leaving a smooth finish
  • Two or more paint polishing stages are utilized to remove swirl marks, light scratches and as many severe defects as safely possible to restore paint depth, gloss and shine (some defects may require additional polishing steps or may be too severe to safely remove)
  • Door jambs are dried and wiped down
  • Wheel faces and barrels are cleaned with appropriate brushes
  • Tires are washed and dressed
  • Exhaust tips are washed and lightly polished
  • Paint sealant is applied to exterior painted surfaces and wheels for shine and protection
  • Interior gets a light vacuuming

Prices starting at $550

 

Light Polish Detail

The Light Polish Detail is where our specialty starts to really shine, literally.  After decontaminating the paint, we use a fine polish to improve swirl marks and increase gloss.  Even on moderately damaged paint we are able to get great improvement and shine.  For paint with heavier swirl marks and other defects our paint correction detailing would be best.  Recommended every 1-2  years. – Time required: around 6-10 hours

  • Enhancement Detail +
  • Paint is completely decontaminated using a clay bar, leaving a smooth finish
  • Light machine polishing is utilized to improve swirl marks and increase gloss
  • Paint sealant is applied to exterior painted surfaces and wheels for shine and protection
  • Light cleaning of tar, bug and wax residue included.  Additional cost based on condition
  • Note: Paint Correction may be necessary for paint with moderate or severe swirl marks

Prices starting at $550

 

Interior Leatherique Rejuvenation and Conditioning

The Leatherique treatment is widely regarded as one of the best for thorough leather cleaning & conditioning.  The two step process safely pulls dirt and oils out of the leather pores to reveal a freshly conditioned, soft leather surface.

  • Interior is vacuumed
  • Interior leather, trim and vinyl is wiped down and lightly cleaned
  • Leather is cleaned and conditioned through an intense process using Leatherique products and all necessary tools
  • Interior glass is cleaned using microfiber towels

Prices starting at $150

 

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Just like with a mechanical PPI, it’s important to know the car you’re purchasing inside and out.  Our PPI service is a thorough assessment of the vehicle’s aesthetics, which can lead to hidden issues such as repainted panels, heavy swirl marks on the finish or defects from improper car detailing.  Some of these issues can cause a big headache and cost a lot of money to properly repair, so it’s always a great idea to have the car thoroughly inspected before purchasing.  We inspect the entire vehicle, photograph our findings and report the following to the client:

  • Paint measurements on all metal panels
  • Severity of typical defects like swirl marks, scratches or etching
  • Defects caused by improper previous car detailing like burned panel edges, wax residue, buffer holograms and other flaws
  • Interior condition of leather, trim, glass, etc.
  • Wheel defects such as clear coat failure, curb rash marks or embedded brake dust
  • Mobile PPI available, please contact us for a quote

Prices starting at $150

 

 

 

*All services are performed only by appointment.
*Estimates for most services can be given through email or over the phone based on the year, make and model of the vehicle.
*Exact quote is given after a physical assessment and depends on size, type and overall condition of the vehicle.
*Paint correction, coatings and PPF services require a non-refundable retainer of 20%.
*Payment Accepted: Cash, Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal. (3% fee for Credit Cards and Paypal)
*Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of 15% will be charged for polishing appointments cancelled less than 48 hours in advance.