I started LUSTR Detail in 2007 focusing on quality detailing services.  Over the years we’ve done a ton of paint corrections, PPF installations, coating applications and even basic detailing.  In addition, I have written many detailing articles to show the quality of our work and provide educational material for enthusiasts worldwide.  Our focus was always teaching clients to maintain their vehicles so they don’t waste money on our services only to be ruined by a bad hand or automatic car wash.

Due to all the experience in the world of detailing, we constantly get requests for car detail training and education from clients and professionals alike.  Also, many more of our clients are doing their own maintenance and detailing, so we’re starting up Car Detailing Training again.  We created 3 distinct options that accommodate individuals of all skill levels.  Each class is different and planned out according to the general skillset of those attending.  All training options are mostly hands-on, but allow for more than enough discussion between everyone attending.

Our Maintenance Class focuses on basic car care, so it’s all about proper washing and drying to avoid swirl marks, thorough detailing of specific areas to avoid buildup and general tips and tricks for keeping the car clean and shiny.

The Enhancement Training adds a lot of value to the Maintenance because we go into decontamination as well as light polishing.  We cover decon techniques such as clay bar, decon pads and chemicals.  After decon we cover light polishing techniques that clean up clay bar marring and light swirl marks to improve the paint finish.  Finally, we teach different kind of paint protection like sealants and ceramic coatings.

Advanced Training is where we cover the basics mentioned above, but mainly focus on thorough detailing and paint correction.  You’ll learn how to polish various panels on a car safely and effectively using different polishers.  We get into curves, edges and other complex surfaces using multiple pads and polishes for best results.  After the polishing each student will learn ceramic coatings with multiple products and different methods of application.

Needless to say, each training option has great benefits and even our basic class can be beneficial for a seasoned veteran.  Have a look through the options below and Contact Us with any questions and scheduling.

Thanks for visiting!

Ivan Rajic,
Owner and Founder

NOTE:  We also offer 1-on-1 Advanced and PPF training for anyone looking into a more custom tailored option.

I wrote this article a few years ago and it still applies today.  The article Why Apply a Ceramic Coating goes into a few different aspects like durability, performance and value of ceramic coatings.  I also cover some tips and tricks for those who want to apply a ceramic coating to their own vehicle.  While coating technology has been around for well over 10 years, it’s still the best value and performance in terms of protecting your paint.  Whether you pay a professional or apply it yourself, a ceramic coating is well worth the time and money.

Here’s a quick article I wrote for Detailed Image a while back highlighting some tools/accessories that I like to use on an almost daily basis.   Some of My Favorite Detailing Accessories include:

Clay Bar Storage Container

These little containers can be used for claybar, but also other items like storing steel wool, small screwdriver bits, nuts and bolts, etc.

Plastic Razor Blade

These plastic blades are great for removing stickers from cars, but also cleaning wax residue and dirt from hard to reach areas between panels.

Disposable Floor Mats

Whether in a shop or home garage, these are great at keeping the vehicle carpets and mats clean from footprints, especially during winter time.

Pressure Spray Bottles

These work great for just about any liquid and are much easier on the hand as you don’t have to constantly pump the sprayer of a typical spray bottle.  Just build up some pressure and they’re good to go for a little while.

Speedy Stone Pet Hair Remover

This stone works VERY well on removing pet hair as well as other fibers from the carpets and upholstery.  A must have if you transport animals.

Here’s an article for all those DIY enthusiasts that like to take care of their prized possessions.  Whether it’s washing, waxing or interior car detailing, it’s important to have the proper tools for the job and know how to use them.  When using quality car detail products, not only will the job go by smoother, but you’re bound to get better results overall.

In this article, I have listed some key products and tools necessary for simple yet thorough wheel detailing and washing.  While it’s short, this list of Wheel Cleaning Supplies has all the basics and will surely help any enthusiast do a great job at keeping their wheels clean!


LUSTR Auto Detail is proud to announce that we now stock high quality car detailing products, easily available for purchase to our clients and enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area.  After years of recommending these same car detailing products to clients who like to do their own maintenance detailing, ordering for them along with our own inventory and many times even depleting our inventory to sell products to clients who need them immediately, we’ve finally decided to carry some products at the shop.  These will consist of quality supplies that we purchase from Detailed Image and will initially include only some basic maintenance items, such as wash mitts, soaps, drying towels and regular microfiber towels.  Over time, our goal is to add to this list of products as the demand for certain products grows, so please check back every few weeks for any announcements or product updates.  In addition, we are still able to order any items per request, whether it be a different type of soap that we don’t carry or even paint polishing kits.

You can see the full list of available items on our Store page, which will be updated whenever we add a new item to our stock in the shop.

Thanks for looking!