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** Orange County Mobile Boat Detail, RV Detailing, Auto Detail ** (Orange County and Beyond Since 1989!!)

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My name is Paul Burner, and I have been the Owner/Operator of Lightning Auto, Boat & RV Detail for over 30 years. I invite you to Google my name, and/or my business name, and you will find nothing but great reviews on us all over the Web.

When detailing your boat, we'll generally start by washing the exterior and scrubbing and cleaning the entire cockpit at the same time; this includes the seats & upholstery, carpets and/or hard floor, cup holders, instrument panel, bait station, all EMPTY storage spaces under the seats, ski locker, and anything else that makes sense. The cabin of your boat, gets a brief cleaning (only if requested) if it's a trailered boat; we could shampoo the carpet or hard flooring, wipe down hard surfaces, etc. The cabin/salon is NOT included or offered when we detail your boat in the water due to the increased time and difficulty of doing a boat in the water. We mainly concentrate our efforts on the exterior and cockpit for boats in the water, although interior detailing, as well as engine room cleaning for your boat or yacht can be done at a reasonable extra cost. (800)774-4637

We use the very finest of polish and buffing compounds designed specifically for fiberglass to bring out the shine of your boat. This is of course is followed by a thick, even coat of either a marine grade Carnauba paste wax, a Polymer, or a Carnauba/Hi-Tech blend fortified with UV inhibitors. Fiberglass takes much more abuse than your car's paint, and I highly recommend you call us to polish and wax your boat even before it "looks like it needs it" for the best, most desirable results and protection. Heavily and even moderately oxidized boats are often difficult to bring back when allowed to deteriorate for too long and colored fiberglass that is oxidized often needs to be buffed at least twice; once to remove oxidation and once again to remove swirls and bring out the brilliant shine. (800)774-4637

Lastly, all of your stainless steel is polished, non-skid flooring is scrubbed, rust stains are removed or reduced, the outboard motor (where applicable) gets the head of it buffed and waxed, the tires of your trailer and all interior vinyl seats and upholstery get 303 Aerospace Protectant applied to them, and wax is removed from cracks and crevices. Windows are sparkled clean. Have I left anything out? Let me know, and we'll take care of it.

Call or email me now for an estimate. I'll need to know the size, year, make/model, the accurate condition and location of the boat in order to give a reasonably close estimate. Contact PaulBurner at LightningDetail.com or call 8007SHINE7

All our employees are U.S. citizens. We do not hire illegal immigrants. (800)774-4637

We are seeking extremely experienced detailers as we grow. We are hiring NOW, and you MUST have at least 5 years of steady, daily experience with a hi-speed buffer in your hand. Email me with your expert qualifications PaulBurner at LightningDetail.com

We presently have over 72 EXCELLENT reviews on Angie's List where we have also earned the "Super Service" award 4 years in a row, numerous "Page of Happiness" nominations, and were a Preferred Contractor of 2012. You'll be able to read a few of those testimonials on my website and we also have over 25 great reviews on YELP. The following reviews / testimonials are from some of our clients we have taken care of from 1989 to the present:

Posted by: kainbrizdad
I had them detail my 28' Conquest Boat in Lake Havasu (where the heat of summer can really take its toll on a boat) and brought the finish back to better than new. If you think you've lost that new boat luster, call Paul and he'll put it back in. Prompt and courteous and priced fair.

Posted by: ASLAN1058
I have used Paul for about 15 years and he is awesome! He has done my cars and boats and, like everyone else says (see other reviews), he is absolutely amazing. He provides service with a smile and professional attitude! See you soon Paul!!!

Posted by: tentimes10
Paul and his crew detailed our boat again today and asked me to give an honest review here, and I have to say that I am more than happy to do so. Paul has been taking good care of us and a few others on our street for over 12 years now. They were passed on to us from a neighbor who is pickier than picky...so we knew that we'd be happy with them. In the whole 12 years they've done work for us, they were late only once, we've never had to call them back for a complaint, and you can just tell that they really enjoy their work...and I believe that's why they are so good at it. If you'll see the boat in the slide show of photos here, that boat belongs to one of our neighbors, and it sat in storage for over 18 months without a cover, a wash, or anything...and just look at what it looks like after Paul and his helper cleaned it. The pictures don't even do it justice! I would recommend Lightning Detail to anyone who loves to take good care of their cars and other vehicles. Give these guys a try, and I'm certain you will be happy you did. Good luck, Paul! See you soon.

Posted by: FireT1 I am a fireman for a local fire department here in OC and Mr. Burner was kind enough recently to demonstrate a number of different cleaners, polishes and waxes on our trucks. He donated his time, efforts and chemicals for the good of the community, and we sincerely thank him for it! I would certainly recommend him for his knowledge and for his service to the community.

Posted by: TwistedMr
Paul and his crew take care of a bunch of us old fart bikers who meet at Cook's Corner on the weekends, He's meticulous and never fails to clean the tough to reach areas. We all appreciate his efforts. Small wonder he has such a loyal following all these years. Keep it up, Paul!


Posted by: MaKayong
All of what you have read here about Lightning Detail is true...and much more. Paul has taken care of My mom & dad's cars since about 1990. We knew him when he was just starting out. He did my Maxima that my parents bought me for graduation. I always remember him for his friendliness and his smile. Of course we we love his work, too! Why do you think we've been with him all these years? If you even consider going to another detailer, then I think you've bumped your head and need to have it examined. Anyone can brag about how good they are and how much they know. Paul can prove it. Salamat po, Paul!

Posted by: kt123333
Simply the best! And, here's a short story to explain: I have a huge motorhome. Found Lightning on the Internet because the guy at the motorhome storage place that claims to detail RV's gave me the creeps. The first time I had Lightning come and detail the RV, the "creep" was there, washing an RV in the slot next to mine. HE HAD TO BORROW SOAP from Lightning. Imagine! Lightning Detail is the BEST! Competitive, does a great job, conscientious, reliable, and cheerful. I've been using them ever since!
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Report Date: Dec. 31, 2009
Member: Marilyn & James Smith
Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: I had Paul Burner detail the interior & exterior of my silver 2000 Toyota Celica. The car lives on the street or in the driveway and needed hand and machine polishing and buffing to remove pollution, oxidation, and restore it's luster. The alloy wheels also needed attention to restore their finish.
Member Comments: I called and spoke to Paul on the Wed. before Christmas. He was articulate and professional and I set up an appointment for Sat Dec 26 between 11:30a-12n. He actually called me around 11ish and asked if it was convenient to come now and start the job. When he and his assistant arrived they were polite, personable and went right to work on my vehicle. Paul told me it would take about 2 1/2 hrs to complete the job. I stood and talked with Paul and his partner while they worked feverishly on the car. One worked on the interior while the other worked the exterior. The two front alloy wheels had something on them that posed a problem for Paul, but he worked until he conquered them. At first I thought the price was a little high, but I went with this company because of the member comments on Angie's List. To my surprise, when they were finished I noted that my car had not looked that good since it was new. They did an excellent job on my car and I was very pleased. The job was completed on time, they cleaned up everything and left me with a bright sparkling car. I would certainly use them again.
Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? higher than estimate
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week
Did you find the company through Angie's List? yes
Why did you choose this contractor? reputation
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? His knowledge,experience, personality and workmanship
What did you like least about this contractor? I found nothing
What surprises came up during the course of the work? The "crud" on my alloy wheels that made cleaning difficult
What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? Compare his reports with others and then call him. You'll be glad you did.
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Stay the course. Continue treating your customers well and stay with your high standards. I'll likely have Paul back to detail my wife's Prius.
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Report Date: Sept. 10, 2009
Member: Victoria Riley
Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: Exterior detail with the goal of removing surface paint scratches caused by branches and off-road brush.
Member Comments: My son had taken our 2002 Jeep Liberty off-road and had sustained lots of 'brush scratches' along both sides of the car. I chose Lightning Detail primarily because of the reviews on Angie's List, but was convinced I had the right company after talking to Paul on the telephone. He reassured me that the scratches could most likely be removed and made an appointment to come to our home the very next morning. He arrived, as promised, at 7:00 a.m. and went right to work. His truck was fully stocked with professional equipment and materials. When they finished, the Jeep looked better than new. I would definitely use his services again.
Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week
Did you find the company through Angie's List? no
If no, what was the other source? Google search for auto detailers in Orange County.
Why did you choose this contractor? Telephone conversation and reviews on Angie's List
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? Responsiveness and professionalism.
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Report Date: Feb. 23, 2009
Member:Lori and Gary Brown
Hire Again:Yes

Description Of Work: Detailed my husband's 1997 Chevy S10 interior and exterior.
Member Comments: I had my husband's well worn, dog hauling, furniture hauling, loaned out to friends for hauling, drive to the office 1997 pick-up detailed as a surprise for his birthday. I needed someone to come out to the house to have this done so I searched Angie's List, found a likely company, called, got a timely call back, got an estimate over the phone and set up a time and date. On the morning of the appointment I gave my husband the bums rush out the door and less than 5 mins later the crew showed up to start work. They worked long and hard to make that old truck look almost like new. Washed, waxed, buffed, vacuumed and an industrial protectant on tires and dash. Paul is very nice, very generous, hard working and I was very happy with the end results. He made an old work horse look beautiful. My husband was surprised and very pleased (he is keeping it clean) he is so pleased he wants Paul to come back out and do my old car as an anniversary gift to me. The estimate was a little higher than quoted over the phone but it is an old truck, never covered and not washed often so I was not surprised. Will use them again.
Overall A
Price B
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? higher than estimate
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? 1-2 weeks
Did you find the company through Angie's List? yes
Why did you choose this contractor? reputation
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? Great report, hard working, nice people, ease of use.
What surprises came up during the course of the work? Actually got some of the parts to shine he didn't think he could.
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Report Date: April 04, 2008
Member : David Blair
Hire Again:Yes

Description Of Work:First set up their equipment in place, then they washed, buffed and waxed the exterior and vacuumed the inside of the RV and cleaned the dash and front inside windows. Turned out better than I thought it would; so extremely pleased with his work.
Member Comments: Came out to my house and gave me an estimate after looking at my 36' Rexhall motor home. Showed up on time at 7:30am at my house to start the job in my driveway. Very professional all the way. Worked non-stop until around 4:00pm. The owner and one employee did all the work. Very knowledgeable on how to bring out the shine after sitting outside for two years. Did not miss anything and you could tell this man took pride in his work and worked hard to get it the best it could be. Nice to have someone show up on time and do the work they said they would with no hassles. Angie's List did not have any body listed close to me so I found this business on the Internet and called and talked to him several times before I had him do the job. I will use him again for any of my needs that his service provides.
Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? higher than estimate
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week
Did you find the company through Angie's List? no
If no, what was the other source? Yahoo search.
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? Did everything the way it should be done. No problems.
What did you like least about this contractor? nothing
What surprises came up during the course of the work? None
What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? Give him a call before you have someone else do it you will be pleased.
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep doing the same thing.
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We offer:
Machine Compounding /Polishing of Fiberglass
Oxidation Removal and UV Protection
Vinyl Seat/Upholstery Cleaning and UV Protectant
Non-Skid Flooring Scrubbing
Rust Stains Removed/Reduced
Scuff Marks Removed/Reduced
Exterior Mold and Mildew Removed/Reduced
Tower Compound/Polish and Wax
Stainless Steel/Chrome Polishing
Window Cleaning
Isinglass Cleaning
Carpets Vacuumed and Shampooed
All Empty Cockpit Storage Compartments Cleaned
Polish and Wax Head of Outboard Motor
Engine and Bilge Cleaning
All of The Above, and Much More, Since November of 1989.That's over 30 Years of Service and Experience!!!!!

(800)774-4637 ~ www.LightningDetail.com


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