Dahlen Auto Spa

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Wash, Clay, Correct, Polish, Glaze, Seal, Wax, Detail Paint and interior maintenance is just as important as any other routine maintenance on your car.

Keeping your paint and interior healthy will keep your car looking its best and will help hold and increase resale value. My full detail service should only need to be done once. A full detail will correct the fine scratches on your car and multiple layers of protection will be applied to protect the correction. Proper washes and regular waxings after a paint correction will keep your investment l

Keeping your paint and interior healthy will keep your car looking its best and will help hold and increase resale value. My full detail service should only need to be done once. A full detail will correct the fine scratches on your car and multiple layers of protection will be applied to protect the correction. Proper washes and regular waxings after a paint correction will keep your investment l

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Long process of removing some stains from a car hood. Left side was after a wash with car shampoo, alcohol, and a clay b...
05/19/2016

Long process of removing some stains from a car hood. Left side was after a wash with car shampoo, alcohol, and a clay barring. Right side added a 3 step correction process of compound, polish, and wax.

Beautiful Indian bike.
05/16/2016

Beautiful Indian bike.

Before and after of a quick engine bay cleaning.
05/15/2016

Before and after of a quick engine bay cleaning.

Detailed another FJ today.
05/09/2016

Detailed another FJ today.

There's something fun to say about this, I just can't think what it is.
05/04/2016

There's something fun to say about this, I just can't think what it is.

Before and after. Got some trail rash out!
05/03/2016

Before and after. Got some trail rash out!

04/20/2016

The best thing about the products that I use is that they last. Thick mud that has been sitting for days comes right off and I haven't applied anything to the paint in months.

Before and after. Corrected some paint transfer and scratches from a fight with a pole. Claybar, compound, medium cut, p...
04/08/2016

Before and after. Corrected some paint transfer and scratches from a fight with a pole.

Claybar, compound, medium cut, polish, final polish, sealant, wax.

Timeline Photos
03/20/2016

Timeline Photos

Perfect detailing weather tomorrow and no rain in sight!
03/14/2016

Perfect detailing weather tomorrow and no rain in sight!

Before and after. Rear shock and frame.
03/08/2016

Before and after. Rear shock and frame.

Wheel wells looking good.
02/25/2016

Wheel wells looking good.

Photos from Dahlen Auto Spa's post
02/22/2016

Photos from Dahlen Auto Spa's post

Good beading after our rain. Drying without water spots, too.
02/18/2016

Good beading after our rain. Drying without water spots, too.

Most of the things that go into detailing a vehicle.
02/18/2016

Most of the things that go into detailing a vehicle.

Even I'm impressed.
02/17/2016

Even I'm impressed.

Jeep Patriot door.
02/16/2016

Jeep Patriot door.

It might look like a selfie, but it's a picture of a door on a car that I just finished.
02/16/2016

It might look like a selfie, but it's a picture of a door on a car that I just finished.

CG All Clean+ topped with 303 Aerospace Protectant
02/12/2016

CG All Clean+ topped with 303 Aerospace Protectant

02/10/2016

Washed side vs corrected side of a hood.

A before and after of scratch removal.
02/10/2016

A before and after of scratch removal.

Put in a little work yesterday.
02/10/2016

Put in a little work yesterday.

Washed with just 4 gallons of water, and the Grit Guard trapped the debris at the bottom of the bucket so it didn't tran...
02/03/2016

Washed with just 4 gallons of water, and the Grit Guard trapped the debris at the bottom of the bucket so it didn't transfer to the paint and cause micro scratches.

New undercarriage dressing is looking good.
02/03/2016

New undercarriage dressing is looking good.

02/03/2016

I can now wash a car with less than 5 gallons of water.

Wouldn't be a detail if the details weren't taken care of.
02/02/2016

Wouldn't be a detail if the details weren't taken care of.

Washed, clayed, compounded, Chemical Guys V38, Chemical Guys V36, HD Speed, HD proxy sealant with Montan wax. Oxidation ...
02/02/2016

Washed, clayed, compounded, Chemical Guys V38, Chemical Guys V36, HD Speed, HD proxy sealant with Montan wax. Oxidation and swirl marks were corrected and some heavy scratches were removed.

8 hours of work including interior time.

Timeline Photos
01/31/2016

Timeline Photos

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo
01/30/2016

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo

Work
01/30/2016

Work

01/30/2016

Paint and interior maintenance is just as important as any other routine maintenance on your car.

Keeping your paint and interior healthy will keep your car looking its best and will help hold and increase resale value.

My full detail service should only need to be done once. A full detail will correct the fine scratches on your car and multiple layers of protection will be applied to protect the correction. Proper washes and regular waxings after a paint correction will keep your investment looking great.

Look at the reflection of a flashlight or street light in your car's paint and you will see thousands of little scratches. These scratches start to accumulate as soon as a dealer washes a car before delivery, and they only get worse after years of drive through car washes and drying your car off in your driveway with an old beach towel.

A full detail starts with a pH neutral, professional wheel and tire cleaning that breaks down brake dust and road grime, then a gentle paint shampoo is applied from top to bottom using plush micro-fiber applicators. After a rinse and dry, USA made car clay is used to pull out contaminates that set in your paint and clear coat from normal daily driving and things like industrial fallout. The clay bar will also remove heavier paint contaminates such as bird droppings and tree sap. Once your paint is completely free of dirt and contamination, a correction assessment is done and various compounds and polishes are worked in as needed with a professional-grade dual-action buffer. This multi-step process restores depth and gloss to your paint. The final process is to protect that shine, and add a bit more depth by applying a glaze, sealant, wax or combination of top coats.

Windows are polished as needed, and cleaned to perfection to remove water marks and restore clarity.

Your interior will be pampered with steam cleaning, gentle citrus-based cleansers, and your choice of high or low shine dry-to-touch UV protectant on your dash and trim. Leather is cleaned and conditioned with a pH-neutral, water-based cleanser that does not leave a greasy film or cheap shiny look.

Wheels are polished and protected, and tires are dressed with a water-based dressing.

After several hours of work, your car will be looking better than the day you took it off the lot, and you should be able to maintain the investment in your car with simple washes and routine waxings.

Whether you are looking to increase your car's value before selling or trading it in, or you just want your car to look its absolute best, I can make it happen.

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo
01/30/2016

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo

Timeline Photos
01/30/2016

Timeline Photos

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo
01/29/2016

Dahlen Auto Spa's cover photo

Address

Santa Clara, CA
95054

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 10pm
Sunday 7am - 10pm

Telephone

(408) 493-0431

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