Distinctiv Detailin - Bay Area Auto Detailing Service

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  1. // Serving the Bay Area since 2008
  2. // Automotive Detailing
  3. // Leather & Vinyl Protection
  4. // Headlight Restoration
  5. // Polishing
  6. // Paint Sealants & Wax
  7. // Permanent Coating


I still wonder how dealerships churn out cars in less than immaculate conditions. In today is Alan’s few hundred-mile old Golf R, which ended up taking quite a bit more time than I anticipated to spend on it – but it’s ok. There’s that saying that goes something like … to underpromise and overdeliver. It usually works out in the end. Thanks for the referral Eugene!

Haven’t had to bust out the MF cutting pad in a while! In today is Ashwin’s new (used) 335i, which wasn’t in the best condition, but it did leave today in probably the best condition that it could get to without having to wet sand the paint. We got pretty much all of the swirls out; but what still remained were a handful of RIDS, dings, and some touch up paint from the previous owner. It is far from perfect, but at least it is presentable now, and more importantly, it is protected for the many years of ownership to come.

We offered Richard a bit of discount to work on both of his family cars this weekend. In today is his wife’s Mini Cooper; a few months old, but the paint needed a bit of work. There were water spots everywhere; which luckily came off with a bit more aggressive polish, which the paint needed anyway. The black panels had seen better days in the past 6 months, but I bet now it’s looking even better than it did 6 months ago when they first got the car! I’m really really liking this CS-II Titanium coating!

What’s better than a fully loaded IS350 F-sport? One that is coated with CS-II Titanium for many many years of superior protection! The car came in in practically new condition, which the basic prep and application was more than adequate to making this Lexus looking real good! Up next is Richard’s wife’s Mini Cooper.

June 3rd, 2017

2013 BMW X5 (Grey)

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Here’s a prime example for those who may not be most concerned about the nitty gritty of the paint, but still want it protected to preserve the original clear coat. In today is Nirali’s new (used) X5, which gets exposed to the outdoors quite often; especially being parked at BART on most days. The goal today was to enhance the look of the car, and providing the car with one of the best protective coatings on the market; Opticoat Pro+. We weren’t looking for perfection of the paint this time, as there were already clear coat damages from prior bird bombs, etchings, scratches, etc. However we did want to protect the paint from future damages.