DISTINCTIVE DETAILING
Clean | Restore | Protect
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Ceramic Coating & Paint Protection Raleigh & Durham

Who We Are

Distinctive Detailing, is the result of glaring deficiencies in the automotive detailing market. Our approach to detailing is very different than the existing detailers and carwashes in the Raleigh & Durham area. Unlike others in the “turn and burn” carwash industry, we do not just “wash cars”. We Clean, Restore, and Protect your investment with pro grade ceramic coatings including CQuartz Ceramic Professional coating. A majority of car washes and mobile detailers in Raleigh, Durham and Cary not only fail to clean and protect your vehicle, most are causing permanent and costly damage to your vehicle through improper washing techniques and cheap chemicals. Distinctive Detailing sets itself apart from the industry even further through customer education and our ability to supply the best detailing products on the market. This allows you to maintain your vehicle in better condition longer and make the washing process easier, faster and more enjoyable. Our mission is to Clean, Restore and Protect your investment. Our goal is to educate and enable our customers in the greater Raleigh Durham area to properly care for and maintain their vehicles to protect them properly for years to come.

CQuartz Ceramic Professional
Coatings

Want the “Wet Look” that lasts for years? CQuartz Professional stays cleaner longer than competing products, and provides years of extreme protection from:
- UV Rays, and oxidation
- Oil and water stains
- Brake dust and iron contaminants
- Abrasion and weathering
- Bugs, tar, iron, dust, dirt, & bird bombs

All while providing a deep rich glossy look that is extremely hydrophobic. Check out our Video to see for yourself. Enjoy!

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Reviews from around the web!

My car looks amazing!! We recently purchased a used Audi and Distinctive Detailing made her look better than new. It is unreal how shiny it is, it really looks wet. The biggest thing is, that I know my investment is protected. Thank you Distinctive Detailing!

Tanya
Facebook Reviews

I own everything from Aston Martins to McLarens. I have had my cars professionally maintained for the last 30 years. I was skeptical about trying someone new. Distinctive Detailing came highly recommended, so I decided to give them a try. WOW! No one is as meticulous and thorough as distinctive detailing. The best detailing I have ever experienced. I will never use anyone else.

Jerry B.
Facebook Reviews

Perfection is the word that describes the work of Distinctive Detailing. I have my Lamborghini, two Range Rovers, jet-ski and boat all detailed by this company. No one has ever been so focused on every detail and delivered such amazing results. I will not trust anyone but Distinctive Detailing to detail my vehicles again.

Chad P.
Facebook Reviews

Our Boat had been left outside for years before we bought it. It was in very bad shape inside and out. We got pictures throughout the transformation. Now she looks amazing and shines like a new penny. We are very happy and proud of it and the job Distinctive Detailing did!

Liz D.
Facebook Reviews

I purchased a 2 year old Black Dodge Ram that had a lot of swirl marks. DIstinctive Detailing did a full 3 stage paint correction and applied a pro ceramic coating. I was amazed at the pictures I was sent during the process. My truck looked better than new. The ceramic coating exceeded my expectations, it repelled water and made cleaning my truck so much easier. After two weeks of driving it in daily conditions with rain, you could barely tell the truck was dirty. Distinctive Detailing did an amazing job even replacing all my chrome badges with gloss black ones, every detail was done. I have received many compliments and would recommend Distinctive Detailing and their pro level coatings to anyone. I will have any other future vehicles done by Distinctive Detailing as well.

George S.
Facebook Reviews

I am so thrilled at how incredible my vehicle turned our. I have spent countless hours doing my research into CQuartz, and their competitors. If you are doing the same, STOP. You've found the best coating and installer, no need to look any further. Sean is at the top of a very small group of outstanding professionals. His attention to detail is second to none, and customer service is in its own class. I was completely unprepared on how smooth CQuartz Professional came out. It was total perfection, and the water just rolls off the car. I am amazed everyday I look at it and touch it.

Chris J.
Facebook Reviews

I bought a used fiberglass boat that was severely faded inside and out. My wife and I tried to clean it up and give it a shine. We compounded it several times with no luck. I reached out to Distinctive Detailing for help. Sean came out to look at the boat and said he could fix it no problem. He did a small test spot and I was blown away. When he started on the rest of the boat, my wife and I could not believe the amount of work and incredible attention to detail. Our boat now looks like it came out of the showroom. I have never seen a detailer who pays that much attention to his work like Sean with Distinctive Detailing does. I would recommend him to anyone.

Tripp E.
Facebook Reviews
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International Detailing 
Association Certification

Distinctive Detailing is proud to have passed the certification of the the IDA.

International Detailing Association Member
Rupes Paint Correction Trained & Certified

Distinctive Detailing is a Rupes Trained & Certified detailer in advanced sanding and polishing techniques.

Repus Car Detailing Certification

Through my passion and commitment to providing my customers with the best automotive detailing available in Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest, I continuously seek out advanced education in order to stay on the cutting edge of detailing. The advanced education on detailing techniques coupled with using the best equipment and products in the industry allows me to provide results that many don’t believe are even possible. My mission is to clean, restore and protect your investment.  My services give true value to customers through not only cleaning, but actually restoring the vehicle to like new and in most cases better than new condition.

I take great pride in my ability to restore damaged vehicles, used and new vehicles alike. The last step in Distinctive Detailing’s process is protecting your investment. Today a large majority of SUV’s and luxury vehicles are approaching and some even exceed $100,000. More and more high-end vehicles surpass that many times over. So with this caliber of investment in mind, why would you protect it with $20 wax that lasts weeks? Or even better, allow high performance brake dust to eat away at a set of $10,000 wheels? Distinctive Detailing uses the best automotive surface protection products on the market. Specializing in ceramic paint protection coatings, Distinctive Detailing uses exclusive paint protective ceramic coatings products that many other “professional” detailers and car washes are not able to get.

When it comes to paint and surface protection the products we offer our customers will give years of true protection not just months or weeks of partial protection. Having the peace of mind of true protection allows you to enjoy driving your vehicle in the pristine condition you bought it in for many years to come. Through our shared passion for your vehicle and my continued commitment to you as a customer, Distinctive Detailing sets itself apart from the industry even further through customer education and our ability to supply the best detailing products on the market to protect and preserve your investment.

This allows you to maintain the vehicle in better condition and make the washing process easier, faster and more enjoyable. Understand that our business model is not to "wash" your car, It is to CLEAN your vehicle back to new condition, RESTORE the vehicle back to like new/or better than new condition, and then PROTECT it with the best products available Our goal is to enable the customer to properly care and maintain their vehicle ensuring the vehicle stays that way for years to come.