Xtreme Xcellence’s Rigo Santana & the Detailing Success Network Perform Paint Correction Miracles

Damage to your vehicle’s clearcoat caused by environmental fallout like carbon black build-up, industrial pollution, and acid rain is to be expected, but when you take your vehicle to a so-called professional detailer, you certainly do not expect them to burn away the clearcoat and expose the paint while supposedly polishing your beautiful automobile to a perfect shine!

The Orange County Professional Detailer Challenge

Unfortunately, it happens when you take your vehicle to an inexperienced detailer, and that is exactly what happened when Roger took his 2007 BMW to a non-licensed and non-certified detailer in Southern California for a routine exterior cleaning. The result was disastrous.

Desperately seeking a solution for how to repair the paint on his wounded Beamer, Roger hit the jackpot when he bumped into Orange County auto detailing professional Rigo Santana of Xtreme Xcellence.

Orange County Detailer Xtreme & Team to the Rescue!

A member of the elite professional detailing team known as the Detailing Success Network, Rigo and his colleagues, led by mentor and master detailer Renny Doyle, just happened to be attending an Orange County training seminar in Lake Forest to receive their master certifications in the application of Gtechniq coatings.

“Roger was sick over the damage this guy did to his paint and was frantically looking for someone who could advise him on what to do,” Rigo says. “When he saw the high level of paint correction and careful handling of the paint our skilled team used while applying Gtechniq, he realized that if it could be fixed, we could fix it!

“The Beamer looked beaten up,” Rigo continues. “Over the lifetime of the car, you would not want to remove more than twenty-five percent of the thickness of the clearcoat, but this other so-called detailer had cut completely through the clearcoat nearly to the paint, almost destroying it.”

Multi-stage paint correction is an artistic skill that demands finesse, patience, focus, and an unfettered passion for perfection. Roger not only stumbled upon one of the finest paint correction specialists in the country, but Rigo was accompanied by the entire West Coast Detailing Success Network team ― the most experienced paint perfection specialists and detailers in the world, all under one roof!

“We look at this kind of project, where a reckless detailer has almost destroyed the value of this man’s investment, as well as the beauty of the automobile itself, and we go to work! This is what we do!” Rigo explains. “By pooling years of experience, all our resources, and sharing knowledge, we were able to bring the paint back and stabilize it well enough to save it. Once we accomplished that, we finished it off with a durable, long lasting protective sealant."

Overwhelmed by the results, when the team was finished with Roger’s 2007 BMW, it looked like he drove it off the lot new in 2013!

Now Roger can brag to his colleagues about how he had his car detailed by the same team of Orange County professional detailers who detail Air Force One and other museum treasures!

Figure 1 - A reckless attempt at polishing from an inexperienced detailer had nearly destroyed the paint on Roger’s 2007 BMW.

Figure 2 - The BMW looked beaten up without its clearcoat

Figure 3 - "When we saw the value of this man's investment nearly destroyed, we went to work," says Orange County mobile auto detailer, Rigo Santana.

Figure 4 - Roger's 2007 BMW now looks like a 2013!

How to Prevent and Eliminate Odors in Your Car: Professional Orange County Detailing Tips

Have you ever gotten into your car and thought to yourself “my car smells funny”

I think it has happened to most of us at one point in our lives.

Get that smell out with a few helpful tips.



Sometimes the odor can just be trapped in the fabric.  Often vacuuming alone can eliminate these odors. Just make sure you are getting it all because odors can hide in small places.



Cigarette smoke can cause a very noxious odor in your car.  Smoke can even get in your duct system so make sure you spray a deodorizer through the intake valve as well!


Baking Soda

Rub baking soda on any spills you have had on the carpet, leave it on for a few hours, then vacuum it up. And Wala! The smells are usually absorbed by the baking soda.



Leave a chunk of charcoal in your car for a few days.  This will absorb most smells that are radiating in your car!


Natural Air Freshener

You can put vanilla on a cotton ball, a container of ground coffee or even some mint extract or citrus oils in your car to help with the smells.  It is better than smelling spilled milk or dirty gym socks!


Hire a Professional

If you are still having trouble getting rid of the smell, take your car to a professional.  They have many more options on hand to help eliminate smells in your car!


We specialize in an ozone treatment that might just be the solution to your stinky car!

Quick Tip: Thinking of selling your car? It may not smell “bad” to you, but that’s your car and your smell. Get top dollar for your car sale with that new car fresh scent our custom Orange County detailing services provide.


Upcoming Classic Car Events From Your Orange County Professional Detailing Company

California is full of classic car enthusiasts. Us included! So we're always hearing about places to relax, celebrate, show off and even compete. Here are a few we've seen on the agenda lately.


Vista’s 27th Annual Burger Run

January 11, 2014 - 8:00 a.m.

Pepper Tree Frosty

270 South Santa Fe Avenue

Vista, CA


Upland Cable Air Fair Car Show

January 11 - 12, 2014 - 8:00 a.m.

Cable Airport 1749 W. 13th

Upland, CA


Buena Park 6th Annual Jeff’s Fun Run

January 18, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Ken Grody Ford, 6211 Beach Blvd

Buena Park ,CA


San Diego - Get Your Kicks on Route 66

January 18, 2014 -  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

San Diego Automotive Museum - Live Auction!

Balboa Park

2080 Pan American Plaza

San Diego, CA


Pomona 65th Grand National Roadster Show

January 24 - 26, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Fairplex, Pomona

1101 West McKinley Ave.

Pomona, CA


Hope you are able to make it to some of these fun shows/events!  We understand the delicacy and needs for your classic car detailing.  So if you need to get your car prepped for showing, or cruising around town, we are here to meet your needs.


Note: We are not scheduled to attend and are not affiliated with these events. We just wanted to put all the really cool info we have in one place for our auto friends. We may, however, have provided our custom Orange County mobile detailing services to a handful of the beauties you may see there!

3 Ways to Make Your Car Sexier and Safer – Orange County Auto Detailing

w3-189-600-450-80-cAs Orange County auto detailing experts, the team at Xtreme Xcellence wants to help you make your turn heads as it drives by, and keep you and your passengers safe. We offer a variety of exterior repair services to keep your car sexy and safe all at the same time.


Why We Do Classic Car Detailing Demonstrations

As you know, we make it a point to be active in our community, by being available for Orange County events where mobile auto detailing may be needed by the people in attendance. We love being the primary car show detailing resource for the area’s best car shows, because it always gives us an opportunity to educate the public about the eco-friendly auto detailing services and techniques that they would not otherwise know about. Many people don’t know it is possible to detail their car in an environmentally responsible way.