Are you tired of supposed detail shops that are really just a sideline to one of those big car washes or tint shops? Let The Wax Shack give your car the attention it deserves!

Whether your ride is a Chevy or a Ferrari, The Wax Shack will make your car look showroom new again!  We offer the most experienced staff in town, with the same owner since we opened 32 years ago in 1982. We use only the finest products and most thorough and advanced cleaning processes available. The wisest investment you can make in your car's value is in its appearance- studies show that this is the single most important consideration determining the value of your car. Whether you are selling your car or just want to fall in love all over again, we promise you a better than new, showroom-worthy vehicle. And you get the added bonus of knowing you are supporting a real, local family business where 5% of the profit is donated to charity and taking care of our customers is the top priority!

OUR COMPLETE Q-TIP DETAIL


Here's what's included in our regular 
Wax Shack Q-Tip Detail:

The People
The first secret to the Wax Shack Q-Tip Detail is the people who are doing it! We are a family business that has been around for 32 years and every person who works on your car is a highly trained technician paid as a skilled worker- never minimum wage employees. We care about your car!

The Exterior
  • Your vehicle is meticulously hand washed
  • Unlike other shops that charge extra (a lot extra!) for paint correction, every complete detail at the Wax Shack includes buffing so your car always leaves looking it's best.  And true to our reputation for being above industry standard, we use not a 1 or 2 step buffing process, but 3!

​  1- Surface scratches and swirl marks are polished away with a high speed buffer

2- Paint is polished a second time with an orbital polisher to get a perfectly smooth finish and a deep shine

3-  Paint conditioner and feeder oils are buffed into your paint with a dual action polisher to achieve the envied Wax Shack "wet look" or "mirror finish". Many people don't realize that just like your skin, your paint loses it's moisture (in the form of feeder oils) over time and that moisture needs to be replenished. Otherwise it dries out and the result is oxidation and cracking, much like dry skin. Replenishing that moisture is critical to maintain healthy, vibrant paint- especially here in Texas! And slow, generous buffing with a dual action polisher and high end feeder oils is the real secret to the envied Wax Shack Wet Look finish. 

  • Your vehicle is then hand waxed with REAL wax (that means 100% carnuba, folks) to seal the shine and add depth and protection
  • Your wheels are meticulously polished by hand and protected to resist brake dust and road grime 
  • Your tires are cleaned and conditioned with "sling free" protectant
  • Your trim and chrome are polished to a brilliant shine (even tail pipe extentions) at no extra charge

The Interior
  • Your carpets and seats are professionally cleaned to remove spots, stains spills, and odors. We actually shampoo both carpets and seats, then extract them to truly eliminate stains. We never just run a steam wand over them to sink stains further in.
  • Your headliner is cleaned to remove spots and odors (that's the fabric on your ceiling)
  • The door panels and dash are shampooed and conditioned with UV protectant.  You'll get to choose whether you want a natural matte finish, a medium gloss,  or a high gloss.
  • All of your gauges, vents, dials- every little nook and cranny- is Q-tipped to remove dust and build up and conditioned with a special automotive detail brush made of horsehair
  • There is no extra charge for leather, which is very carefully cleaned with a gentle pH-balanced cleaner, then conditioned with very high end products containing aloe and natural oils to keep your leather supple and healthy.
  • Touch screens are carefully cleaned with Mother's ReVision Touchscreen Cleaner, "It is designed to remove oily, sticky and smudges off your electronic devices. It will safely clean delicate touchscreen surfaces, while the antimicrobial microfiber towel buffs the surface to a smudge-free shine."
  • Even the door jambs are cleaned and waxed 
  • The trunk area is always included and is shampooed just like the rest of the interior. 



ABOUT US


When we say family business, it's for real! We have been in business since 1982, and our team includes the owner's daughter, his son, and his son's wife- so we are doing our part to Keep Austin Local! The owner has personally detailed enough vehicles that if you lined them up bumper to bumper on I-35, they would stretch all the way from Austin to San Antonio!
People are a top priority- customers are never just a ticket, and our employees are paid as skilled technicians, not just minimum wage workers. We are proud to even have two employees who have been a part of our team since 1983 and 1985 respectively, and customers who have trusted us with their cars for over 30 years. 
Giving back to our community is important, too-  100% of our employees are veterans who served our country, and 5% of our total profits are donated to charities, including World Vision, 
Mobile Loaves and Fishes Austin, Soldier's Angels, Noonday, The James Fund for Orphans and Widows, NAMB,  4-H, and Girl Scouts of Central Texas. So you can feel great knowing that at the same time you are restoring your car, you are also supporting lots of great organizations and the local community! Have a favorite charity you'd like us to support? We're always open to ideas!


CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 "The Wax Shack keeps my fleet of Antique Limousines looking brand new!" -Sam Basset, owner of Antique Limousines of Austin

 
"I thought 'Real Auto Detailing' was just a slogan- but I actually watched them go over my truck with Q-Tips!  They really do DETAIL the car- it was a completely different experience from those big car washes." -Kent T.


"Got my car detailed here before trading it in for a new car. Big mistake!!  car looked so good I ended up keeping it. No new car for me." -Jimmy Z., Yelper 

Robert on Facebook said "See for yourself. Wax Shack is the best!" and shared a photo:


 "From my carpets and seats to the little cracks and crevices in my dash, my car looks amazing!" -Theresa Hoffit 

Greg on Facebook said "Here is my Yukon before The Wax Shack got ahold of it. Also included the after look, thank you George!" and shared a photo:



 "The Wax Shack buffed away my surface scratches and oxidation! They even polished away the swirl marks another company left behind. My car sparkles!" -David Simmons

"Brought in my 1992 Civic, they cleaned, conditioned, polished, shampood, degreased, dusted, even painted some of the engine bay.  I have NEVER seen my car look this good!  They clerks at Auto Zone were amazed.   They do a great job every time.  Don't fall for groupons with a $75 detail, you will be disappointed.  This is the best place in town.  People who know bring their high end cars here.  I am a collector, have had 65 cars.  This is the best detail shop I have ever seen." -Kenneth H., Yelper and customer for over a decade

"George and his team are incredible.  I have a 90s car and he did the black car paint restore for $149.  They made the car look new and his service is amazing.  One of the best detail shops I've been to ever.  He has my business and I've mentioned him to many friends already.  I wish I could give them more than 5 stars!" -Johnny S., Yelper

 "Well, let me ask you this; do you want your car to look like it just got washed at the gas station? Or do you want it to look like newer than when it rolled off the lot?  My truck came back looking like it had been coated in diamonds and wrapped in mirrors. The wax job was so good, it blew my mind." -Colton K., Yelper ?

Sam on Facebook said "I don't think color matters, they did a really good job on my white m3." and shared a photo:



 "My car had standing water in it from being parked on a street that flash-flooded during a crazy Texas summer storm.  The water level was high enough on the street for the water to go in through the bottom of the doors.  It stunk and refused to dry out over the next couple of days so I started calling it Swamp Car. After reading other reviews on Yelp with similar water issues and/or Swamp Cars, I called The Wax Shack.  They bent over backwards to fit me in ASAP and explained every step of the process to me in a friendly unpretentious way.  (I had never had my car professionally cleaned before.)  Their customer service is top notch.  They let me pick up my car at my own convenience after hours, and it looked cleaner inside than it's ever been since it was new.  I'll just be picking up a fancy car scent from Bath & Bodyworks for my Swamp-Car-No-More." -Kara F., Yelper

Want to share your photo? Email it to waxdude@thewaxshackdetailing.com or share it on Facebook or in your Yelp review and we'd love to feature it on our website, too!
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