Why go for mediocre results when you can get so much more?

Who is Solid Detailing?

At Solid Detailing we strive to give you the best experience when it comes to caring for your vehicle or boat. We focus on great customer service by:

Solid Detailing is also owned by Matt who is an engineer. As an engineer you must abide by a code of ethics called the "Obligation of an Engineer":

I am an Engineer. In my profession, I take deep pride. To it, I owe solemn obligations. 
As an engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and dignity of my profession.
I will always be conscious that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of the Earth's precious wealth.
As an engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given, without reservation, for the public good.
In the performance of duty, and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give my utmost.

We apply this oath directly to the work we do on your vehicle. We want to help you, be honest with you so you are comfortable, and make sure to do the job to the best of our ability. Thank you for your interest in allowing us to work with you.

International Detailing Association Certified & Skills Validated Detailer

Solid Detailing is a member of the Internation Detailing Association (IDA). Matt the Detailer is also a Certified Detailer (CD) and Skills Validated (SV) by the IDA. This means he has taken a written test to demonstrate knowledge on using the right products and techniques to detail the right way. Additionally, he has gone before a Recognized Trainer to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in-person.

The IDA defines a professional detailer as:

  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Someone who knows the ins and outs of auto detailing care
  • Someone who has the skills and training to help you protect your investment and is willing to share that info with you for the same purpose
  • Someone who asks what your needs are
  • Willing to learn new techniques and skills to best meet the changing needs of modern consumers
  • Someone who follows industry best practices, including using proper equipment, disposing of waste properly, and taking care of the environment
  • Not willing to compromise their high standards
  • Someone who has taken steps to properly set up their business, maintains a presentable shop or mobile detailing operation, and has the proper insurance in place and keeps it up-to-date
A professional detailer is NOT:
  • In business just to make a quick profit
  • Someone who tries to sell you services that you do not need
  • Someone who takes shortcuts to save money, potentially doing more harm than good to both your vehicle and the environment
The IDA is the leading industry association for professional detailing operators, suppliers, and consultants in the industry. The association is dedicated to promoting the value of professional detailing services, the recognition of professional detailing as a trade, and empowering detailing industry professionals at each stage of their career.

Find out more about the IDA (

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Solid Detailing's Certifications and Training

mike phillips car bootcamp training certificate

3 full days of no sitting, hands-on detailing of 16 cars. Taught by the great Mike Phillips 2021.

mike phillips boat bootcamp training certificate

Two full days of hands-on training restoring two severely neglected boats. We took them from moldy and chalky to super clean, like-new shine, and protected. Taught by Mike Phillips 2020.

dr beasleys future of detailing training

Two great days of paint correction and ceramic coating of glossy paint, matte paint, and interior surfaces of several cars in Chicago.

dr beasleys future of detailing training pheonix

Another two great days of paint correction and ceramic coatings on several new cars in Pheonix. We are always looking to learn new things.

international detailing association certification

Passed both phases of testing to become a Skills Validated Certified Detailer (CD-SV) with the Internation Detailing Association (IDA). IDA (

gtechniq accredited certificate

In person training at RUPES USA headquarters in Denver on Gtechniq's ceramic coatings for both the exterior and the interior of vehicles. This accredidation gives us the backing of Gtechniq and the ability to garantee their coatings. This training also featured training from Jason Rose on paint correction and wet sanding. GTECHNIQ (

dr beasleys authorized detailer certificate

Certificate of authorization to warranty Dr. Beasley's ceramic coatings. Dr. Beasleys (

ONYX Coatings Trained and Certified Installer

ONYX Coatings Trained & Certified Installer

autogeek rupes gtechniq marine training and certification

Marine detailing training with RUPES USA and Gtechniq Marine 2022

gtechniq marine certification

Gtechniq NA Marine certification

X-KOTE Certified Installer

System X Certified Installer

System X Certified Installer