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Testimonials

Read what many of our Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego customers have to say about our Auto, Boat and RV detailing!



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: FireT1
I am a fireman at 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: 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 slideshow 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: 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: 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 happy. I've been using them ever since!


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 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!


The following reviews are from a nationally known review site where we are rated as EXCELLENT:

 

Review Date: March 21, 2012 by Mary A.

It has been a while since I've had my car detailed. I thought that it would be expensive since they also do boats. But it was worth it. My car shines inside and out. They washed the upholstery (leather). Scrubbed the floor mats. Washed the door panels and the floors, even under the seats!

They were prompt friendly, did excellent work, and my car was really dirty, inside and out. They cleaned the leather and made my floor mats almost new.

Comments: I called and they gave me an appointment for a week later. I told them that the car was pretty dirty and they explained that they would arrive at 8 and probably take them till noon.

They arrived at 7:50 and went right to work. Two guys and they were very nice. They helped me unload the back of the Escalade and hooked up their gear. I went to the gym and returned at 11. I was surprised they were still here. They waxed and buffed and made my car shine. They wrapped up and were ready to leave at 11:45. They were very personable and I will welcome them back. The final cost was exactly what the original estimate was, and I feel I got more than my money's worth.

I made an appointment to have them come back in June. They'll give me a discount since it won't be so dirty. I heartily recommend Lightning Auto, Boat & RV Detail.

Review Date: February 04, 2012 by Cory F.

I was unable to have my car detailed where I live in Santa Monica, so I needed to travel to Paul (the owner). I arrived 10 minutes early, and he was ready to go. I walked to a nearby coffee shop to do some work on my computer, and about three hours later I came back and picked up my car. Given their other gushing reviews on the Member's List, I was expecting top-notch work and welcoming service, and that's just what I got. I had solicited estimates from a couple other detailers, and Paul was both the most praised and the most expensive, but I'd never had a detailing performed before and didn't want to cut any corners. His final charge before tip was commendably less than his original quote, but I bumped it back up with a well-earned tip.

This was my first detail so I have no other experiences to compare it to, but I'm fully satisfied and can't think of any aspect of it that didn't live up to expectation. Paul was friendly, prompt, and clear in communicating beforehand. The car looks as fantastic as I had hoped. If and when I need detailing performed again, Paul will be my first choice. I can highly recommend this business without any reservations.

Review Date: Dec. 31, 2009 by Marilyn & James S.

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 its luster. The alloy wheels also needed attention to restore their finish.

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 December 26 between 11:30 am / 12 noon. 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 excellent reviews on the Member'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. The final cost was higher than the original estimate, but I got more than my money's worth. I would hire them again.

Review Date: Sept. 10, 2009 by Victoria R.

Description: Exterior detail with the goal of removing surface paint scratches caused by branches and off-road brush.

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 the Member'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-grade equipment and materials. When they finished, the Jeep looked better than new. I would definitely use his services again. His estimate was right on, and I got more than my money's worth.

Review Date: Feb. 23, 2009 by Lori and Gary B.

Description: Detailed my husband's 1997 Chevy S10 truck interior and exterior.

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 the Member'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 minutes 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, hardworking 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, and I definitely got my money's worth.

Review Date: April 04, 2008 by David B.

Comments: They 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 inside front windows. Turned out better than I thought it would; I am so extremely pleased with his work.

They 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. 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. Actual cost was higher than estimated, but I got more than my money's worth.



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