EXL Auto Detailing

EXL Auto Detailing - The premier auto detailing business in the Iowa City area. Want to keep your car looking showroom new - contact EXL Auto Detailing.

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Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 06/11/2021

Fun project to bring the paint on this 1969 Firebird 400 HO back from the swirls and marring that it had prior to coming to EXL Auto Detailing

Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 05/24/2021

Recently coated this 1989 Mazda RX7. Such a fun project to take on an older car and breathe new life into the paint. I used to dream of owning one of these shortly after graduating college. I think Mazda needs to bring it back!!!

Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 05/10/2021

A 2021 Chevy Silverado High Country edition fully coated with G-Techniq Crystal Serum Ultra. Love the brilliant shine and long lasting protection.

Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 04/14/2021

Another vehicle coated at EXL. Applied G-Techniq Crystal Serum Ultra to paint, trim, windows and wheel faces. This Jeep is ready stun others with the depth of shine and resistance to scratches and micro-marring.

[04/01/21]   EXL Auto Detailing is hole sponsor in this years golf tournament. Consider golfing for a good cause.

[04/01/21]   EXL Auto Detailing supports Action Against Hunger

Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 03/18/2021

Just finished coating this ‘21 Ford Ranger Lariat with G-Techniq Crystal Serum Ultra. Coated all paint, trim, windows, and wheels faces. Crystal Serum Ultra comes with a 9 year warranty and will keep this truck looking great for years to come.

Photos from EXL Auto Detailing's post 01/25/2021

This 2010 Porsche 911 in now coated with G-Techniq Crystal Serum Ultra not only offering 9 years of paint protection but a glossy shine unmatched by waxes or sealants.


EXL Auto Detailing is accredited with G-Techniq USA and offers their professional line of ceramic coatings. G-Techinq offers a variety of coatings that can last from 18 months up to 9 years. Ceramic coatings provide a level of paint protection and depth of shine unmatched by waxes or sealants. By forming a durable bond with the vehicle surface they repel dirt and resist scratches. G-Techniq offers coatings for paint, glass, trim, fabric and leather. They also provide coatings specifically formulated to protect paint protection film.
Please call EXL Auto Detailing for additional information or to schedule an appointment.


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Two coatings / two days. The level of protection and depth of shine Crystal Serum Ultra by Gtechniq is incredible.


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[11/13/20]   Detailed this 2012 Dodge Challenger today. Car is in immaculate condition for it’s age. Interior and exterior the car is like new.


What do you enjoy doing? I enjoy making cars / trucks look amazing.


Coated this 2012 911 Carrera S with G-Techniq crystal serum ultra. Rated for 8-9 years the shine on this beauty is going to be a around a long time. Coated all paint, trim, glass, door jams and wheel faces.


Another completed coating on this Cadillac Escalade. Included a one step
paint correction and coating of all paint, glass and trim. Customer ultimately wanted to protect his investment in this Escalade knowing he keeps his vehicles for years. With the coating rated for 8-9 years he is set for years to come.


Coated this Porsche Panamera this week. Pulled the wheels to coat both the wheel faces and barrels, and the calipers. All paint, glass, trim and door jams also coated. Needless to say this car now has an incredible level of protection to keep it looking great for years to come.


Fun work making this Subaru WRX “look showroom new” as the customer put it. He does a nice job taking care of his car but reached out for help when worried the bugs (bug guts) we’re going to destroy his paint. That and some other paint concerns lead him to call me. Glad we could correct almost all of the issues, and lessen the appearance of those we couldn’t completely remove.


This 2013 CTS Coupe was an Ultimate Package detail with a one step paint correction using a medium polishing pad and Menzerna 2500 polish and a Rupes LHR21 orbital buffer. Able to remove many swirls and slightly deeper scratches leaving a nice shine. It’s fulfilling to be able correct paint defects and other marring restoring the shine and beauty to a nice car.


Applied a ceramic coating to this 2020 Corvette C8 this week. The orange metallic paint absolutely pops in the sun light. Great thing about ceramic coatings is this car will stay looking amazing for years to come. If you want your car to look amazing and repel dirt and water nothing protects like a coating.


Applied Ceramic Coating to this Tesla Model Y. It will be protected and look incredible for years to come. Applied coating to all paint, glass, trim and wheel faces. Want your car to look incredible, clean up easy, and look like you spent hours detailing it and only spend minutes, consider a ceramic coating professionally applied at EXL Auto Detailing.


Completed an exterior detail on this 2017 Camry with a one step paint correction. Customer plans to sell so if looking for a nice used Camry watch for a listing.


Bullitt Mustang all detailed and ready for Mustang Rally.


Just finished coating this 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Paint truly pops. Coating applied to paint, all trim, and all glass. This SUV is ready to handle what Mother Nature May throw at it for the next 7-8 years. One of my favorite features of a professional coating is to easily wash bugs off the front with little effort. No more scrubbing and claying to remove them. Bird droppings rinse off. Have to love G-Techniq coatings.


Coated this 2020 Subaru Forester with G-Techniq’s professional coating. One step polish to remove some minor paint marring. Pulled wheels and coated faces and barrels. Finished by applying EXO v4. Great looking with great protection like only coatings provide


Coated this 2012 Camero SS using G-Technique Crystal Serum. Pulled the wheels and coated both the wheel faces and wheel barrels. The customer added the carbon fiber hood and spoiler. Both truly pop when out in the sun.
This was a fun project (always nice to see the results of your efforts) and the customer gets to appreciate it for years to come.


Come join us on July 12th from 3 - 6 pm at Phase Garage to hang-out and for your chance to win:

- Front-side window tints courtesy of S&S Customs
- Foam-gun wash kit donated from EXL Auto Detailing
- Oil change from Phase Garage
- Two custom 3D printed pictures courtesy of Belsco 3D


This car was brought in having been driven to a Iowa from FL. Needless to say the bug on the front were very thick. Even after washing and claying much marring of the paint remained. In this photo half the hood was corrected using griots correction cream and a medium cutting pad. The after correction portion resembles the newer model this car is, while the half not corrected still looks horrible from bug damage. When choosing a detailed ask if they are experienced in paint correction and can safely remove paint damage like that shown in this photo.
At EXL Auto Detailing I do all types of paint correction and regularly incorporate it into my detailing packages.


Another car fully coated and ready to shine. Nothing, nothing adds depth of shine like ceramic coatings do. If you want you car or truck to outshine the other vehicles on the road, or just enjoy admiring your car with a brilliant shine you should consider a ceramic coating. At EXL Detailing I offer coatings that last from 1 year up to 9. If your interested please call for additional information and pricing. Coatings from G-Techniq, Gyeon, and Kamikaze.


Fun making this Volvo XC40 T5 look awesome. I love Volvo paint. No matter what the condition it responds well and finishes looking great. Same with Volvo interiors, they always clean up well and all the stains come out.
Thank you Volvo for making great cars that last and looks nice for decades.


Coating #1 for 2020. This 2020 Subaru Ascent cannot only handle its own during a snowy Iowa winter, but it will wash up and look brand new all over again after being coated with Gyeon MOHS. If you want your car truly repel all the slush and road grime winter brings, consider coating your car too.


Another truck all fully detailed and ready to take on Iowa’s winter weather.


This 2001 F150 belonged to my customers father in law who recently passed. In order to surprise her husband who would inherit the truck she brought it to me unknown to her husband. The truck was in rough condition but with a one step paint correction using Griots Paint correction cream and weather shield paint sealant it turned out great. Nice to see this truck living on and appreciated by its new owner.


Coated this 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat using Gyeon MOHS Sychro. Applied Gyeon Trim to all plastic trim including front spoiler. Truck color is Magna Red. Looks fantastic in sun. Beautiful truck that will stay looking that way for years to come.

Videos (show all)

In this video I am rinsing the hood of my wife’s van that is half coated with Gyeon MOHS and the other half with G-Techn...
A few examples of cars EXL Auto Detailing has detailed
This after footage gives an idea of the hydrophobic properties of HydroO2.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow you to touch...
Displaying before and after video of HydrO2 spray sealant. I have used this on my own vehicles and have been impressed w...
After Detailing
Before Detailing




2305 Cae Dr
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday 7:30am - 6pm
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