Paint Enhancement (1-Step Polish)

Erase The Paint Imperfections and Reveal The Gloss

Are you looking to reset the appearance of your car’s paint? Do you need to restore the condition of your vehicle for resale? Do you miss the day when you first bought your car and are chasing that initial sheen? Perhaps you want to have the shiniest car in your neighborhood. If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Unlike our Full Wash & Wax service which can be done in just a couple of hours, our 1-step polishing process requires more time, energy, and specific equipment to achieve the proper results.

Your car is more than just a mode of transportation – it's an investment

Who is this service for?

This service is for any vehicle that has visible paint marring. Paint marring is predominantly caused by improper washing and taking it through a rail system tunnel wash. This polishing package may remove up to 60% of all defects or more. Paint marring or “haziness” is also caused by contamination in a wash media.

If desired, this package can be applied to every vehicle one year or older.

Paint defects may include:
  • Medium to light scratches
  • Light oxidation
  • General “haziness”
  • Fingerprint marks
  • Hard water spots from improper drying
  • Improvement in slickness and overall paint texture

This will not address:

  • Heavy scratches that catch the fingernail
  • Sanding marks
  • Paint transfer or scuffs from a minor impact
  • Halogramming from previous improper polishing
  • Chemical etching
  • Hard water spots older than a few months
  • Bird drop etching
  • Tree sap
  • Primer (Overspray) from autobody shops

A more invasive paint correction is required to address all the defects above. Depending on the severity of each defect, it is likely that the blemish can only be reduced and not completely removed.

Small Car



VW Beetle, Subaru BRZ, Corvette, Porsche 911, Honda Civic Coupe, Smart Fortwo. Nissan 350z, Mazda MX-5 Miata

1-Step Polish
Improved Shine
Full Wash & Wax
Clear Coat protection

Medium Car



Honda Accord, Mercedez C-Class, Toyota Camry, Chevy Cruze, Nissan Maxima, Dodge Challenger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Elantra

1-Step Polish
Improved Shine
Full Wash & Wax
Clear Coat protection

Large Car



Toyota Rav 4, BMW X3, Jeep Wrangler, Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Lexus RX, Acura RDX

1-Step Polish
Improved Shine
Full Wash & Wax
Clear Coat protection

XL Car



Examples: Dodge Ram TRX, Ford Expedition, Mercedes Sprinter, GMC Denali XL, Ford F-250, Caddilac Escalade, Lexus GX-100

1-Step Polish
Improved Shine
Full Wash & Wax
Clear Coat protection

Here is what’s included:

  • Full Wash & Wax process
  • 3-5 months of clear coat protection depending on use
  • Improvement in slickness and overall paint texture
  • Up to 60% increase in gloss and depth of color
  • Hydrophobic properties when washing and drying
  • Less prone to clear coat rust and wear from outdoor elements

150+ 5-star google reviews!

I've always detailed my own cars myself and used to do this as a side hustle in the past. That being said; if I was going to have someone else detail my car, I was going to make sure their work and reviews looked high quality. I decided to have a full interior and exterior detail on my car in addition to sealant and a polish job. I think the photos speak for themselves but I was very satisfied and impressed with all aspects of the service from Erick. Punctuality, communication, quality of services, and costs for offerings. I would 100% recommend him to anyone; whether you are looking for touch up wash, or a full on detail and paint correction; you will NOT be disappointed!

Brett Gottuso
From Oakton
September 30, 2021

The service was fantastic. I had my car detailed in anticipation of proposing to my (now) fiancée. He arrived right on time at my work and had everything finished just in time for me to leave at the end of the day. Amazing quality, and he went above and beyond! Totally worth it, and would do it again.

Patric Buchroeder
From Fairfax
March 9, 2022

Erick had world class customer service and did an amazing job on fixing the scratches in my car. He was quick, efficient and cost efficient. He came right to my house and performed the work. Highly recommend

Kristen Spotz
From Chantilly
March 20, 2022

Erick and his team did a fantastic job on the interior of my husband’s large SUV! It needed some serious TLC and they were able to have it looking as close to brand new as possible. Booking was quick and easy and they were very responsive. 10/10 highly recommended. Thank you so much Erick and team!

Jennifer Squirewell
From Centreville
July 10, 2022

My car needed some TLC after several years of neglect and a recent collision repair. Erick applied his deep knowledge of paint and interior materials to help me choose the highest value services, and then executed them with great care.

Sourav Mandal
From Fairfax
June 26, 2022

Auto Detail DMV rocked the full detailing and paint repair for my 17-year-old car. Highly recommend—solid communication and deeply knowledgeable of the craft. Whatever you need to read here to convince you to give them a shot, pretend you’re reading it now.

Nathaniel Axios
From Washington DC
August 1, 2022

Great job on our 2 cars! They sparkled when he was done. I found Erick’s service online, not a referral, so I was a bit hesitant. Glad we took a chance on this enterprising young man! Erick gave me prices upfront with the caveat that he may need to adjust when he saw the cars. One didn’t need interior detailing and the other just needed minor interior cleaning, to include removing some light blue jean bluing from the drivers seat. He adjusts his prices based on the work needed; not a “one price fits all” like car washes. He did not try to up-sell us services. We will definitely use him for our cars again and again.

Iris Hall
From Mclean
August 19, 2021

I am very happy I hired Erick for washing and detailing my wife's car. The car came out looking great and it was conveniently done at our home. It was not hard to get a convenient appointment. But most importantly Erick is a very friendly and hardworking guy who cares about a job well done. He is very easy to work with. I highly recommend!

Micha Joffee
From Fairfax
November 7, 2021

I had not used a mobile detailing service before and had read about other people's bad experiences with some firms. However my dealings with Erick were straightforward and very professional. HIs services were clearly listed on the website as well as in the proposal, and it was easy to make an appointment and communicate via text and email. Erick arrived at exactly the promised time and met a schedule constraint that I had. The car (large SUV) looked great and Erick also pointed out some minor scratches that he could repair in the future if I acquired a paint kit from Toyota. All in all a very satisfying first experience and I will consider his services again on my other vehicles.

Don Sutherland
From Fairfax
June 3, 2022

Erick was extremely professional and prompt in the initial communication and was very happy to answer all my questions and doubts. On the day of the appointment he was extremely punctual and he a did a fantastic job of detailing the interiors of my car. Before the service there was lots and lots of pet hair in the car and whilst I expected them to be taken care of, what I finally got was more than I had expected. I would strongly recommend Erick for car detailing. He is also very flexible and reasonably priced.

Janak Desai
From Herndon
June 1, 2020

Erick was extremely professional and prompt in the initial communication and was very happy to answer all my questions and doubts. Erick did a great job detailing my vehicle! It had been a while since I'd gotten my car cleaned and it was not in the best condition. Erick told me it's take about 2 - 3hrs to finish the job and he was right on target. My car looks brand new and smells great. He took out strains I thought would never come out of my car and has a good eye for detail on what needed to be done. Would definitely recommend and would definitely hire again for another detailing.

Dominique Cytryn
From Mclean
September 3, 2020

Erick was extremely professional and prompt in the initial communication and was very happy to answer all my questions and doubts. Erick did a fantastic job! My husband’s truck was difficult to drive because it was such a mess 🙂 The typical mess from a large dog, hiking, fishing, road trips, etc. We traded vehicles for a bit and I immediately scheduled a detail. 90% of the dog hair is gone. There’s no evidence of dirt or grime. Every inch of the interior is clean! I can drive to work without fear of being covered in dog hair now! Erick was friendly, on time, efficient and professional! I will certainly use Erick again in the future.

Tisha Moon
From Centreville
May 3, 2021

Erick was extremely professional and prompt in the initial communication and was very happy to answer all my questions and doubts. With being a Mom of two, and one on the way. I needed my vehicle detailed very badly. We are always on our way to some sort of sports so we literally live in our vehicle some weeks. It was a wreck. Erick came and saved the day. He did AMAZING! My carpets were shampooed as well as the seats. He was able to clean the center console and it looked BRAND NEW. He even detailed the third row seating! Overall, my husband and I were so impressed we're gonna get the rest of our vehicles done by him as well. Very thankful for Erick's help with this nesting Mama 🙂

From Fairfax
February 8, 2022

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Paint Enhancement FAQs

Will this package remove oxidation?

Oxidation is caused by the sun, rain, dirt, road film, and other elements causing the car’s paint to appear dull and discolored over time. Nine times out of ten, a proper wash, iron decontamination, and removing a small layer of clear coat by polishing the surface is enough to reveal the vibrant color beneath from minor oxidation.

How long do the results last?

After the paint is polished, it comes down to how well you maintain the vehicle afterward. If you take it through a budget car wash, you can easily get back to square one in a matter of weeks.

If you properly wash, dry, and wax your vehicle, the results will stay for a much longer than compared to if you use a contaminated towel and water to wash your vehicle.

Every vehicle is bound to obtain “micro scratches” over time. This can be from someone leaning on it, using an abrasive old towel or wash mitt, or from using a California duster commonly used at car shows.

What’s the difference between a paint enhancement and a paint correction?

Our paint enhancement 1-Step Polish package will remove up to 60% of the imperfections in your paint.

A paint correction removes up to 95% of the imperfections in your paint.

For most vehicles, a paint enhancement is plenty to rejuvenate the overall condition of your car’s exterior. For those vehicles that have been through a lot of wear and tear or for those looking for a little more, we suggest a more in depth multi-step paint correction.


Can you apply a Ceramic Coating after the paint enhancement to protect my paint job for longer? 

Yes! We currently offer 2-year Ceramic Coatings that will further protect the exterior and increase gloss. 


Results and pricing will vary depending on the starting condition of the vehicle’s clear coat and desired level of detail.

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