When you need a detailing service for your car, there is no better place to go than The Detail Station. We guarantee that our experienced staff and professional products will keep your vehicle looking outstanding all the time. We offer many services for car detailing, engine bay cleaning, window tinting, paint correction, ceramic coating, paint protection film, and more around the Cincinnati area!

What is included in Exterior Detailing?

Exterior detailing is the process of cleaning the exterior of a car. It involves washing and drying the vehicle’s body, wheels, tires, and windows. In contrast to a regular vehicle wash, all this labor is performed manually. Clay bars remove dirt, dust, pollutants, overspray, and residue that cannot eliminate. Polishing will restore the car’s original luster. It involves polishing the surface, any chrome pieces, and sometimes even the exhaust tips. Application of a sealant: A sealant, often a wax or ceramic spray, can be applied to make the vehicle shine while protecting it from the sun and other factors. It assists in repelling water and preventing it from leaving marks.

How is Car Detailing Beneficial to the Car Owner?

Exterior detailing eliminates built-up road grime, acidic bird droppings, and other environmental contaminants. Here are the advantages of exterior detailing that car owners should know.

Prevent Future Corrosion

Sunlight, dust, pebbles, road debris, and other external factors will naturally deteriorate the exterior of your car. We can prevent early corrosion with exterior detailing by restoring your vehicles shine through corrective cut and polishing then locking in that shine with a ceramic coating or paint protection film.

Maintain Your Vehicle's Future Resale Value

Exterior detailing helps safeguard your vehicle's resale value by restoring it to the same condition it was the day it rolled out of the showroom. When the time does come to sell, you will be able to demand a higher asking price from the prospective buyer as your car will show better than any other vehicle of its kind due to it having been taken care of.

Enhance The Shiny Appearance

Eliminating pollutants that bond to the car's paint and maintaining the vehicle properly by having exterior detailing services enable the vehicle to remain pristine.



Approx. 2 Hours

  • Hand Wash and Dry

  • Wheel Faces

  • Tire Shine

  • Door Jambs

  • *Optional Add-Ons listed below


Approx. 4+ Hours

  • Hand Wash and Dry

  • Wheel Faces and Barrels

  • Tire Shine

  • Door Jambs

  • Clean Fender Liners & Fuel Door

  • Clay Bar

  • Wax

  • *Optional Add-Ons listed below


Time Dependent

  • Headlight Restoration – Starting at  $85.00 ​*Approx. 2 hours

  • Exhaust Tip Polishing – $50.00 *Approx. 1hour

  • *Engine Bay Cleaning – $65.00 (*Waiver Required) *Approx. 1 hour

  • Paint Touch Up – Starting at $60 (Please note we need a few days notice, to have the touch up paint ready for your vehicle when you arrive.) *Approx. 1 hour

  • Bumper Plugs – Starting at $60 (Fill those unsightly holes in your bumper, left over from front license plates. Please note we need a few days notice, to order paint matched plugs)  *Approx. 1 hour

  • Emblem/Decal Removal/Replacement – Starting at $60 – Contact Us for pricing. (Time and price will vary depending on vehicle and what you’re wanting.) 

  • For ceramic coating/paint correction services, see Paint Correction and Paint/Ceramic Services


Although dishwashing soap cleans a vehicle adequately, it contains abrasive mineral particles such as powdered chalk, silica, marble, and volcanic ash. These particles are quite effective at washing dishes, but they might hasten the oxidation of your paint. The paint will become dull and ugly as it oxidizes. In addition, dishwashing detergent might deteriorate your car’s outside rubber surfaces and any wax layer.
Microfiber towels are produced from fibers of nylon and polyester. These microscopic threads may enter fractures and crevices inaccessible to other materials and trap dust and dirt particles. This characteristic makes microfiber towels the ideal material for cleaning your vehicle.

Based on the size and type of the car, an extensive exterior detail can take 4-6 hours. When predicting how long it will take to finish an exterior detail, driving conditions and the number of miles traveled since the last detailing session are major variables. Extensive accumulations of brake dust, road tar, tree sap, or insect guts will need additional cleaning time.


Exterior detailing involves much time, patience, and work. You can always give us a call if the outside detailing of your car still seems overwhelming! At The Detail Station in Cincinnati, Ohio, we will gladly take care of the outside of your vehicle and any other detailing requirements. We are a well-regarded vehicle detailing company. Please contact us at 513-239-8534 or visit us at 8821 Chapelsquare Ln Suite, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249, United States.