Testimonials
  • Once again, I leave a satisfied customer after coming back for the 3rd time. The service is excellent. I asked a lot of questions and they answered with honest truth. Prices are reasonable, plus they give additional 10% discount for military. Consistently friendly service from all employees; I recommend using Shea's Luxury Detail. They've earned my trust and business.

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Honolulu
    Chris A.
  • Called up Shea's after watching his video on his website. Appointment was made for inside, outside, and engine since I was thinking about selling to get a bigger car. 8.5 hours later, I could not believe my eyes. The inside looked BRAND NEW! The leather was clean and vibrant and ALL stains discoloration were GONE! The outside was glass smooth and looking like it was in the showroom back when I bought it.

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Honolulu
    Christine W.
  • I found scuff marks on the front of my car hood and fortunately I was in the Kalihi area and stopped in to have Shea's check it out. The Shop Manager Mina who was detailing this sweet Audi RS4 took the time to check out the scratches. He said no problem after inspecting it and 10 minutes later it was practically unnoticeable. Happy? I say Yes! He did the best job that he could buffing it out, it looked a 100x better.
    *Mahalo to Mina who made my day a 100% Better!

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Honolulu
    Brian M.
  • I have never been more excited to write a review for a business than I am today. Shea's Luxury Detail has won my business as my go to detail shop to get my car taken care of the RIGHT way...AWESOME job at a very FAIR price! MAHALO Shea's Luxury Detail!

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Honolulu
    Eric A.
  • Always great service and always there to get the job done. Been seeing Shea and Candi for years and they are nothing but professional and friendly plus always accommodating my cars at the last minute for the monthly polish to the car shows. Shea and the crew always using the latest and best products to keep my cars clean and shiny for years to come. Mahalos to Shea's luxury detail!!

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Hawaii
    Kama K.
  • Shea and his crew are very professional. My truck looked like a new showroom truck after they finished. My truck is black and anyone who knows how difficult black vehicles can be will understand this. I will definitely recommend this to anyone looking for nothing but the best. Commercial garage! Top shelf products! Gated yard! Don't wait, book a date at Shea's!!!

    Shea's Luxury Detail, Hawaii
    Scott T
The Truth About Ceramic Coatings Revealed!

THE TRUTH ABOUT CERAMIC COATINGS: WHAT THEY ARE, WHAT THEY DO, AND WHAT THEY DON’T DO

You've just bought the car you've always wanted and want it to look as good as it did the day you've bought it. So you carefully wash it on a regular basis and apply a new coat of wax every few months. But despite your efforts, swirl marks, chips, and stains start to appear! Not only that, water spots, dirt, and grime start sticking to your car right after you've washed it!

What if there was a product that could change all that? What if there was a product that would provide protection from environmental hazards and make your car easier to wash, while not requiring reapply the product? 

Well we have good news for you! There is. It’s called a Ceramic Coating and it can also add value to your vehicle.

But before you make a buying decision, it’s important to get all the facts straight. If you have done any research online about Ceramic Coatings, you may have come across manufacturers and detailers making some big claims and promises about the performance of their Ceramic Coatings. And you may also have found car care "gurus" or forums criticizing ceramic coatings.

What’s the truth about automotive Ceramic Coatings? What are their benefits? What are their limitations? What will be best for your vehicle?

Mclaren receiving Opti-Coat Pro Ceramic Coating

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WHAT IS A CERAMIC COATING?

A Ceramic Coating such as Opti-Coat Pro, is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of protection.

A Ceramic Coating is not a substitute for Paint Protection Film, which provides a more comprehensive for of defensive. Rather, it is a premium wax alternative. A Ceramic Coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months.

WHAT DOES A CERAMIC COATING DO?

What Ceramic Coating does is it adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and locks in that like-new appearance with minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this by making the surface of your vehicle which has been protected by the ceramic coat more resilient and easier to clean. Here are the main benefits:

PROTECTION FROM UV DAMAGE / OXIDATION

If a vehicle is exposed to the sun often, its paint will begin to oxidize resulting in dull and faded paint. A layer of Ceramic Coating protects a vehicle’s paint from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, thereby reducing the amount of oxidation.

Ceramic Coatings Protect Against Oxidation

PROTECTION FROM CHEMICAL STAINS AND ETCHING

Another danger your car can encounter is chemical staining from naturally acidic contaminants like bird poop. By creating a chemically resistant surface, a Ceramic Coating can keep some contaminants from bonding to your vehicle’s paint. This will result in that your vehicle will be more resistant to chemical staining and etching, provided the contaminant is removed in a timely manner.

EASE OF CLEANING

One of the most significant features of a Ceramic Coating is its hydrophobic characteristics, which is another and fancy way of saying it repels water. When a vehicle has a hydrophobic Ceramic Coating, water will bead on the surface and basically slide or roll off more easily. and quickly. So in turn this means that mud and grime will have a much more difficult time sticking to your vehicle’s paint and the time spent washing your vehicle will be drastically cut down as contaminants can be removed with less effort.

ENHANCED GLOSS

If you want your car to really stand out than you need to make your paint pop with gloss, you will definitely want to add a Ceramic Coating. A good Ceramic Coating enhances your car’s paint and clear coat by adding to the depth and clarity of your paint.

As we mentioned before, a Ceramic Coating will add value to your vehicle. At Shea's Luxury Detail, we are leading installers of Ceramic Coatings for Honolulu, HI. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment contact us NOW!

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WHAT DOES A CERAMIC COATING NOT DO?

Despite claims of some manufacturers and detailers, a Ceramic Coating is not some magical miracle, super-cure product that will solve any and all problems for your car so it's important for you to know what a Ceramic Coating does not do.

ELIMINATE THE DANGER OF SCRATCHES, SWIRL MARKS, OR ROCK CHIPS

The scratch-resistance of a Ceramic Coating is often exaggerated. Though some small scratches can be repelled by a Ceramic Coating (as we described above), a coated vehicle will not be completely resistant to rock chips or parking lot scratches. Also, improper and poor car washing techniques or automated drive through car washes will still create swirl marks on your vehicle’s surface. So it is important to know that a Ceramic Coating does not it eliminate the need to wash your car properly in order to avoid swirl marks.

ELIMINATE THE RISK OF WATER SPOTTING

When water evaporates on your vehicle’s surface minerals are left behind creating visible spots or rings. So the problem is that detailers and consumers may assume that the hydrophobic quality of a Ceramic Coating will eliminate water spotting or thier vehicle will be water proof since water slides of the coated surface. While it is true that some water will be repelled from the hydrophobic surface, other water droplets will bead but remain on the vehicle creating the perfect opportunity for water-spotting.

ELIMINATE THE NEED TO WASH

Ceramic Coating keeps your car looking like-new with minimal maintenance, not no maintenance. Even with a Ceramic Coating, you will still need to wash your car regularly in order to maintain its looks. The benefit of a Ceramic Coating is that the cleaning process will be easier and faster. Also, having a Ceramic Coating means that you will no longer have to wax your vehicle! This eliminates a significant part of maintenance for your car’s exterior. So Ceramic Coating does not make your vehicle maintenance-free, but it does mean you will be able to maintain better results with less effort.

CERAMIC COATINGS JUST GOT BETTER!

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SO WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

So this means it is important to be educated about a product before making a decision about whether or not it is right for your vehicle. Will Ceramic Coatings benefit your vehicle and add value? Hell yes! Are Ceramic Coatings a magical miracle solution for all of your vehicle’s exterior problems? Hell NO!

LOOKING FOR A CERAMIC COATING IN HONOLULU, HI

If you care about preserving the look and quality of your car’s paint, you can request a quote. We’ll answer all of your questions you may have. We are not in the business of making outlandish promises and pushing a product on you. We are here to help you make the right decision for you and your cars future. So with that being said, we would love to discuss and plan along side you to maintaining your vehicle’s beautiful appearance.

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