Exterior Detailing



An exterior detail service is designed to completely remove contaminants from your paint and enhance shine and gloss to the paint while adding a durable layer of protection. We start with a “no touch” wash to remove surface dirt without scratching your paint. That process is followed with a soft-touch hand wash, iron remover, and clay treatment to remove embedded contamination. Once the paint is completely clean, it can be machine polished to restore shine and gloss, protected with a synthetic wax or sealant or treated to a variety of ceramic coating options for extra protection and gloss. Price range shown below allows you to customize your service to best meet you needs. Contact us today for a free no obligation consultation.

Sedan Price Option Range: $170 - $675


Benefits of Exterior Detailing

  • Removes contaminants

  • Restores paint shine and gloss

  • Keeps the exterior protected

  • Helps your car look newer

  • Preserve the vehicle’s value

Fox Valley Detailing is available for your exterior detailing needs in Chicago. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Additional services for your Exterior detail

Paint Correction

We offer minor and major corrections in which we compound and polish the paint with a machine to remove defects to your satisfaction leaving a dramatically improved surface which will be shiny and glossy.

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Ceramic Coatings

A ceramic coating is a great way to keep your paint protected after it is polished as it will lock in the shine and make it much easier to maintain the exterior with that freshly-detailed look.

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Windshield Coatings

A windshield coating reduces glare at night and makes it easy to remove dead bugs and road grime.

Starts at $55

Headlight Restoration

Yellow and oxidized headlights can be restored for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

Start $75

Trim & Plastic Protection

You can prevent your trim from fading and keep it looking deep black and new with a trim coating.

Starts at $70

Removing Contaminants

Every day you drive, contaminants will cling to the exterior of your vehicle. Dust particles are normal and unavoidable, but you should try to remove surface dust as often as possible. Other things like mud and bugs become harder and harder to remove and can cause permanent damage to your vehicle's factory clear coat. We carefully remove the surface contamination with a “no touch” wash. Afterwards, we’ll use a “soft-touch” hand wash, iron remover, and clay treatment to carefully and effectively remove tougher contaminants from your vehicle.

Polishing a Car

Restoring Paint Shine and Gloss

Professional exterior detailing leaves your car looking squeaky clean. Once the vehicle is completely clean, it is machine polished to restore shine and gloss. We can then add a ceramic coating for extremely durable protection thus locking-in that shine and gloss.

Hand Waxing

Keeping Your Vehicle Protected

Exterior detailing brings life back to your vehicle. Whether you think you’ll keep your car for many years, or you’re considering trading it in soon, exterior detailing will enhance the appearance and possibly increase its market value. Plus, the added protection from things like tree sap, bugs and road grime will help your ride look newer for longer. Fox Valley Detailing is available for routine exterior detailing, as well as in-depth extensive detailing work.

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Preserving Your Car’s Value

There can be a big difference in value between a vehicle that is poorly maintained and one that is in pristine condition. For example, adding a durable ceramic coating to a new vehicle will keep the paint looking new for years to come with proper maintenance and that can put a lot of money back in your pocket when you trade it or sell it someday.

Protect your investment — call us today or fill out our form to schedule your appointment!

Why Choose Fox Valley Detailing?

We go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results that you can’t get anywhere else. Our owner, Dave Mueller, completes every job himself and adds his professional, experienced touch to every vehicle he has the pleasure of working on. Dave strives to use the best techniques regardless of the service to make sure your car is always protected. You can rest assured that your vehicle is safe and will be well taken care of by Dave. His biggest focus is ensuring you leave here with a smile. We are the premier detailing location in Chicago offering you a variety of interior and exterior detailing packages, as well as spectacular paint correction and ceramic coating services.

If you’re looking for detailing with a personalized touch and a commitment you can see, visit Fox Valley Detailing today!


"The jeep looks as good as new."

My wife inherited a Jeep from her father and it was in pretty rough shape, we thought there was no way to save it...a day with Dave and the Jeep looks as good as new!!! Absolutely incredible job! Dave is extremely professional and courteous, the shop is very clean and the service is top notch. For a very reasonable price I would highly recommend Fox Valley Detailing to anyone!


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