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.

Most clients come to us for our paint correction and polishing services, without knowing exactly what it is that we do.  We recorded this video to show exactly what we do on a daily basis and the results we can get with a thorough and careful paint polishing process.  Below the video is the description of exactly what you’re seeing, so please read it before or after viewing as you wish.  For best viewing select HD and full screen mode.

To explain the video… basically we did random levels of polishing on a trunk that has suffered years of neglect and bad washing techniques.  We divided the trunk lid into four sections.

The first/left/driver side section received one stage of polishing, which would be our Paint Enhancement Detail.  The 2nd section, just to the right, is the actual condition of the paint after receiving a wash.  As you can see in the video, while the Enhancement polishing doesn’t eliminate all the deeper marks, it significantly increases the gloss of the black paint by removing all the minor swirl marks.  This also creates a more level paint surface to which wax, sealant or a paint coating will adhere better and last longer.

The third section received 3 stages of correction and the last section to the right received 2 stages of correction.  In the video, it’s hard to tell the difference between these two sections because the 3-stage section simply removed a few more deeper swirl marks than did the 2-stage, but you have to really look at it with the right light and the right angle to see the difference in this case.  As you can see in the video, between the 3rd and 4th section we put down a tape line to indicate the difference between the Enhancement (1-stage) and Correction (2+ stage) detailing.  The most notable thing of course is looking at the center of the trunk and comparing the original paint condition to the 3-stage polishing that made it practically perfect.

While results may and will vary depending on the paint type and condition, this is typically what we’re able to accomplish with a proper 2-stage Paint Correction Detail, which is mainly what we do at LUSTR Auto Detail.  Whether it’s an Ehnancement or multi-stage Correction Detail you’re after, we’re more than happy to take proper care of your vehicle so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment today.

Respectfully yours,

Ivan Rajic, Owner and Operator

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!