Detailing Services

Here at Sharpline Detailing, we are Driven By Details and specialize in bringing back that "brand new" look and feel.
Making new vehicles better than new and used vehicles like-new is what we do.
Why drive a dirty car or one that looks worn out when our professional detail service can bring back that like-new look and feel without the need for that new-car payment? Discover your vehicle's shine potential and start loving your car again.

Discover how your vehicle, of any age, can benefit from this process.

Long-term paint protection that makes caring for your car easy!  Learn more about this process and the products we proudly use.

Benefits of a Detail

Your vehicle is under constant assault from airborne pollutants. Brake dust, industrial fallout, acid rain deposits and rail dust all can adhere to your vehicle. These contaminants often contain metal particulates, which accounts for the ease with which they penetrate the clear coat to attack the paint below. These contaminants then oxidize, and they allow rust to spread beneath the clear coat. Have you ever noticed tiny orange spots in your paint, or does it feel rough to the touch? Your paint is contaminated and needs attention.
 

Every vehicle is different, but in general a thorough detail will leave just about every surface of the vehicle improved. From beautifully glossy and slick feeling paint to UV protected, low sheen rubber and vinyl, cleaned and conditioned leather and sparkling chrome. The difference is dramatic and not one that can be achieved by a simple wash.

 

For a good variety of examples of what can be achieved, our gallery includes a selection of the vehicles that we have detailed.

Detailing Pricing

Every detail we perform is specific and tailored to each client and vehicle; our quotes are individually priced. It is best that you can contact us or bring your vehicle by for a free consultation so that we can evaluate it in order to address your concerns and provide you with an accurate price quote. One price and detail does not suit every client or vehicle.

 

Final pricing is determined upon visual inspection. The price we quote is final and does not change as work is done on your vehicle unless you specify otherwise.

 

Most details start at $200 (interior & exterior detail) but we have packages that can approach $2,000.

 

Pricing is dependent upon many factors, including the vehicle’s size, condition, and desired result.

What Is Paint Correction?

In summary, paint correction is the process of reducing or removing defects in the top layer of paint using a combination of polishes and compounds applied by hand or machine. Basically, this technique removes microscopic amounts of paint in order to smooth away problems. Referencing microscopic, we are referring to a few microns (a micron is 1/1000th of a millimeter)! Paint correction can make a significant difference for the vast majority of cars by greatly reducing or completely removing defects in the paint, leaving behind a depth of reflection and slickness. 

 

Even a brand-new car, with no regard to make, model, or value, is capable of having even slight paint defects. Done professionally, paint correction is entirely safe and will not cause any issues for your paint. Depending on the severity of the paint defects that are present, as well as how hard or soft the paint is, will determine what kind of compound, polish and pad will be needed to correct the paint. 

 

As you can probably tell, to be able to do the job properly requires being able to judge the existing condition of your vehicle’s paint and foresee likely issues before starting work. This requires not only the use of proper equipment, but also years of experience, as well as an understanding of the many different paint systems used on cars. Many companies and individuals will say that they can polish a car but sadly, the results are often very poor - paint levels can be left dangerously low. Additionally, there may be visible marks left from the buffing itself and the original marks may still be present but just temporarily filled.

 

When it comes to machine polishing, you really need a specialist who understands what they are working with.

Why Choose Sharpline Detailing for Paint Correction?

Sharpline Detailing has years of experience in machine polishing to concours standards.  

 

  • We have extensive detailing and body shop knowledge.

  • We truly understand automotive paintwork. 

 

  • ​We always take paint depth readings using the appropriate gauge for your vehicle. 

 

  • We carry a wide range of different polishes and compounds to ensure we have the right products for the job. 

 

  • We are constantly researching new products and techniques. 

 

  • We ALWAYS work within the safe limits of your car's finish. We aim to give you results that last! 

 

  • We reduce/remove marks and don't use temporary fillers to hide defects. 

 

  • We offer free, no obligation quotes! Our quoted price is the final price – there are no hidden extras! 

 

  • We are a small professionally run company created by people with a passion for this work.

 

  • It is for these reasons that we are Driven By Details – our work is second to none.

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What Is Ceramic Coating?

Are you looking for long-term paint protection to keep your vehicle looking new while you maintain your busy lifestyle? Simply put, a ceramic coating is the best paint protection product available. Unlike wax, our ceramic coatings are 100x thicker and chemically bond with your vehicle's paint to keep it protected and looking new for years, not months.

Spend less time and effort washing your vehicle and more time driving it. Who doesn't love driving a clean and shiny vehicle all the time? Our ceramic coating keeps your vehicle cleaner for longer, makes washing easy and fast, and you never have to worry about waxing for the life of the coating. Easy-breezy maintenance, a simple wash will leave your vehicle with that "just detailed" look every time after it has been ceramic coated.

 

For most people, their vehicle is their second largest investment, but did you know the paint is the most expensive component (click to read) of any vehicle? Why leave it unprotected or use inferior products on it that don't provide real chemical protection against environmental contamination like bug guts and bird droppings which are acidic and can permanently damage your vehicle's delicate finish?



 

 

Owner's Pride Ceramic is not a wax or sealant that will wear away or break down over time. Due to its unique silicon-carbide chemical structure, Owner's Pride ceramic coating bonds permanently with your vehicle’s factory clear coat and is designed to last a minimum of 7 years while protecting the surface and will not delaminate or yellow over time. The only way the coating can be removed is through abrasion, e.g. sanding or polishing.

Optimum Paint Guard is an entry-level, semi-permanent, professional grade ceramic coating designed to last a minimum of 3 years. Paint Guard is an excellent alternative for those looking for long term paint protection without breaking the bank, while still providing similar characteristics to that of Owner's Pride ceramic coating. This coating is the same chemical composition as Owner's Pride, but less concentrated.

Opti-Glass Pro is designed to chemically bond to silica based surfaces such as automotive glass, to produce a superhydrophobic film. Opti-Glass Pro will increase driver visibility by repelling water that runs off the windscreen at low speeds, and also reduce stone chipping. Compared to silicone based glass sealants, Opti-Glass Pro has far superior durability and resistance to wiper abrasion. Rain-X on steroids!

 

Opti-Guard Fabric creates a superhydrophobic coating to protect fabric seats, carpets, fabric convertible tops and other textile surfaces. When liquids come in contact with Opti-Guard Fabric and closed loop textiles, the surface repels the substance and liquids roll off without penetrating or staining the material. Additionally, for materials with an open structure such as plush carpets where liquids are able to penetrate the surface, the coating prevents any penetration of the fibers and permanent staining of the material.

Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl creates a hydrophobic coating with concentrated UV absorbers to protect interior plastic surfaces, leather seats and dashboards from premature ageing, cracking, and other damage such as color transfer and staining of leather seats. This product creates a strong, yet flexible coating for these surfaces while providing high resistance to chemicals. The coating contains special matting agents to maintain the original factory appearance of the surface it is applied to.

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