Distinctiv Detailin - Bay Area Auto Detailing Service

Welcome to Distinctiv_Detailing

  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


A fellow TSXclub.com member today.. The car was in decent shape as the garage queen was hand-detailed by the owner, Chris a little over half a year prior. Minor swirls were apparent as well as a few scratches that Chris wanted me to pay extra attention to. This was a promotional deal I was offering TSXclub so full car compounding work was not included , but it definitely got a full polish and a fresh layer of synthetic polymer sealant.

Did a 2004 BMW Jet Black 325Ci today. First off, let me say Jet Black has got to be the softest paint EVER. You will mar the paint if you lay a finger on it the wrong way. Nevertheless, doing black cars is really a love-hate relationship. Results are amazing but if you do not do a good job, it will definitely show. The owner said the car was detailed not long ago, but really… does it look like it has? Anyways, you tell me.

So my neighbor likes to snoop around whenever I’m outside detailing a clients car. Finally, one day he asks me to do his 2001 E430 that has gone through years of neglect. I reluctantly accepted since I was his neighbor, but I really wish I didn’t. He was not expecting a complete revival and I was not up for tackling that task since he was not willing to pay for the time since he did not plan on keeping the car for much longer. The would-have-been 20+ hour job turned into a 3 hour all-in-one polish/seal job. It was not a typical job that I’d like to do but he was happy.

A friend recently bought this car covered in swirls. I gave it a quick polish and layer of sealant. Nothing too crazy. Sorry for the lack of pictures! Lost the pictures on my old computer – these are from the client.

Today I got to work on an Acura/Honda classic. There are only roughly 4000 Type-R’s left in the US according to carfax.com. Anyway.
The car was pretty swirled up and the car seems to be burning oil (see rear bumper). This was a complete inside & out detail. Wish I had my better camera when I did this car.