Discounts for Active and Retired Military and Law Enforcement

In Business Since November 1989

Over 35 Years of Industry Experience

We Offer:

  • Hand and Machine Polishing/Buffing
  • Scratch Removal and Paint Transfer Removal/Reduction
  • Virtually Swirl-Free Buffing
  • Hand Waxing
  • Clay Bar Treatment for Pollution, Fallout, Overspray, and Other Surface Contaminant Removal
  • Tree Sap, Pollen, and Tree Funk Removal/Reduction
  • Interior Shampoo/Machine Soil Extraction/Sanitizing
  • Ozone Machine Treatment for Deodorizing and Sanitizing
  • Complete Interior Cleaning and Detailing
  • Leather Cleaning and Conditioning
  • UV Treatment for Interior Leather and Vinyl
  • Engine Cleaning and Detailing

We expertly service all of the following vehicles and more: Cars, trucks, vans, boats, RVs, 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers, toy haulers, big rig trucks and trailers, motorcycles, golf carts, charter buses, and much more. We do it all, and we come to you!

Interior/Exterior Detail

Our complete detail contains all of the combined components of a car wash, interior detail, and exterior detail, including:

  • Paint Shined to Perfection by Hand and Machine
  • Shampoo, Deodorize, and Condition Interior
  • Clean and Condition All Rubber, Plastic and Vinyl
  • Remove Polish and Wax from Cracks and Crevices
  • Clay Bar Treatment For Surface Contamination Removal

About Us/Why Choose Us

Lightning Auto, Boat & RV Detail is a mobile detailing business located in Orange County, CA, since November 1989 and is owned and operated by Paul Burner. We cover all of the Orange County area as well as much of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. We also serve Lake Havasu City and Parker, AZ, on a limited, appointment-only basis.

We serve all boat and RV storage facilities, campgrounds, and RV parks from LA to San Diego that have available water and electrical facilities for our use. To my knowledge, no other detailing company does this! We will, of course, come to your home or place of business and take great care of you there.

We specialize in and are true experts with black, red, and other dark-colored vehicles, as well as the big, tough jobs that most of our competitors can’t or won’t do: RVs, boats, big rig trucks and trailers, 5th wheel and travel trailers, construction equipment, and even small aircraft. We are quite experienced in cleaning engines and engine compartments in cars, trucks, boats, and RVs and doing it as environmentally safe and clean as possible. We do it all, and we come to you!

We promise fast, friendly, and professional service and use only the finest of methods and products available. We welcome vendors who sell new and improved products and chemicals, especially those that are environmentally clean, safe, and of excellent quality. We do our best to keep your costs down, but our main goal is to do an absolutely incredible job.

Discount detailers are a dime a dozen, and they’re everywhere. Most of them do a substandard job for a cheap price, and we don’t want to be like them. Our work will look better and last longer than theirs and is, therefore, a much better value.

Please visit our Photo Gallery page and Testimonials/FAQs and Tips page.

To summarize, we promise to deliver the finest, friendliest, most dependable service money can buy at a reasonable price. Our work will outlast the work of the discount guys, and therefore, we are a much better value. You will save money by choosing us over the discount guys because of the durability of our workmanship.

We will give you important aftercare instructions so you’ll know how to care for your vehicle, RV, or boat properly. We want your vehicle to look its best for as long as possible, as you’ll be more likely to call on us in the future and feel happy and confident to pass us on to friends and family.

Note: We are seeking extremely experienced detailers as we continue to grow. Email us with your expert qualifications. We do not hire illegal immigrants. All our employees are US citizens.

The Engine of a BoatThe Engine of a Boat

The above photos are of a 1999 19′ Chaparral boat. The boat’s bottom, and all the way up to the water line had a very thick algae stain; it looked like rust. It was a hell of a struggle, but we were successful in removing all of it. The boat owner was elated, and our efforts were rewarded with a $100. tip! He’s had us back every year since then to maintain it.

A Red Truck Parked on the Side of the RoadRed Truck After

I sure do remember the heavy oxidation on the roof and entire camper shell of the above Toyota truck, which was also covered with a thick layer of surfboard wax. You know this job had to be one hell of a struggle to get done right. 

A Dirty Car Floor MatsA Clean Car Floor Mat

The above 1994 Buick was at the brink of hell when we started working on it. This one was a real challenge, to say the least.

1996 26' Sea Ray Boat1996 26' Sea Ray Boat

The above photos are of a 1996 26′ Sea Ray boat we detailed a while ago. This was one of the more difficult jobs we’ve done because it was not only black but very heavily oxidized. Can you imagine how hard it was to detail without leaving swirl marks from the buffer? As you can see we made her shine like a brand-new dime, and swirl free. You can even see the color of the grass and flowers in the reflection!

RV for Jensen

We detailed almost a dozen orange trucks and an RV for Jensen Relocation in Torrance, and each and every one of them looked like the ones in these photos. There’s nobody like us when it comes to the big, tough jobs. We just carve `em up like Thanksgiving turkey!