Detailing FAQs

What is detailing?

Detailing is a process of thorough cleaning, polishing, restoration, and impregnation of the exterior and interior of a vehicle to achieve and maintain the best possible (“showroom”) appearance. At Seaboard Surface Solutions, we use specialized and state-of-the-art detailing equipment and products, combined with methodology in line with global trends, to achieve the best results. Our numerous regular clients attest to the quality of our work.

What is the difference between a regular car wash and auto detailing?

Unlike a regular car wash, auto detailing includes cleaning, polishing, restoration, and impregnation of the exterior and interior of a vehicle. The cleaning process is significantly more detailed and involves precise use of specialized non-invasive chemical agents. The goal of the detailing process is to achieve and maintain the “showroom” appearance of the vehicle. A detailing treatment takes significantly longer than a regular car wash, up to 7 working days.

How much does detailing cost, and how long does it take?

The price and time required for treatment depend on the type of desired services, the size of the car, and the condition it is in.

What are protective coatings, and how are they used?

Protective coatings are special hydrophobic agents applied to the surfaces of cars, motorcycles, furniture, and other objects, imparting new properties to the surface. The main property is water repellency (or hydrophobicity), which provides the following benefits:

  • Dirt adheres much less to the surface.
  • Saves up to 50% of the time spent washing and drying the vehicle.
  • Other contaminants adhere much less to the surface

What does paint decontamination mean?

Paint decontamination involves removing impurities that cannot be removed by standard washing. It is performed in two stages: chemical decontamination (using specialized chemical agents) and mechanical decontamination (using a clay bar).

Why and how often should a car be polished?

Polishing a car is a method for correcting paint, and its frequency should be adjusted to the maintenance and condition of the paint, which is individual for each car.

Does polishing damage the paint?

No, polishing only slightly thins the clear coat. At Seaboard Surface Solutions, the polishing process includes measuring the thickness of the clear coat on all painted surfaces to precisely determine its current state. For example, three-stage polishing of a car can be done an average of 3-4 times before the paint becomes too thin for further treatment.

Does polishing remove all scratches from a car?

Polishing can remove mild scratches and between 50% and 90% of damage. It is not possible to remove deep scratches where the clear coat is penetrated, and the paint is damaged – in such cases, painting is necessary.

How often should a deep or chemical car wash be done?

It depends on usage and maintenance. Ideally, it can be done four times a year, once for each season.

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Your vehicle is the first impression. It’s an extension of your life and your lifestyle. By giving your car a ceramic coating, you are investing not only in the longer-term integrity of your vehicle, but you are also giving it the shine you will always be excited to take on the road. The long term protective power of the coating makes it easier to wash, minimizes required waxings and protects against oxidation, paint wear and tear, sun damage, dirt build-up and more. Whether you are at an event or on your way to work, you can always feel like you have the most powerful car on the road.

Paint correction is a meticulous process of restoring the paintwork of your vehicle to its original beauty. Over time, a car’s exterior can become dull, faded, and covered in scratches and swirl marks. Our team of professionals use the latest techniques and tools to remove these imperfections and restore the shine and gloss to your vehicle’s paint.

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See Our Packages:


Starts at $699
for standard sedans & SUVs

Premium Exterior Wash

Wheel Detailing

Paint decontamination

Paint enhancement

Basic 3 year coating
Undrdog Pro

Recommended for new or small to medium used cars.


Starts at $899
for standard sedans & SUVs

Premium Exterior Wash

Wheel Detailing

Paint decontamination

Paint correction
(multi-stage polish)

Llifetime coating
Undrdog Pro +

Recommended for higher end used cars.


Starts at $1099
for standard sedans & SUVs

Premium Exterior Wash

Paint decontamination

Signature Multi-Stage Polish

Headlights polishing

Tailight polishing

Glass polishing

Door frame, pillar and trim polishing

Llifetime coating
Undrdog Pro +

Our strongest package that removes all swirls and scratches. For highest segment vehicles.

How Does the Process Look Like?

Get a Free Consultation

one At Seaboard Surface Solutions, we believe in providing our clients with the best possible experience, and that all starts with a free consultation. Our team will work with you to determine your specific needs, and provide you with an accurate quote for our services.

Servce on the Agreed Date

two Once we've agreed on a plan, we'll schedule your service at a date and time that works best for you. Our team will arrive promptly, with all the necessary equipment and materials needed to complete the job.

You're excited

three As we work on your vehicle, we take pride in keeping you informed of our progress, and ensuring that you're satisfied with the results. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and attention to detail, so you can be sure that your vehicle will look and feel its best.

we overdeliver

four After we've finished our work, we know you'll be excited to see the results. Our team will take you through a final walkthrough to ensure that everything has been completed to your satisfaction. We believe in overdelivering, and ensuring that you're thrilled with the results of our work is our top priority.

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