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Why choose us?

Chavez & Sons is one of the finest automotive detailing and car care studio in Newport News. We specialize in ceramic coatings, paint correction, high-end detailing and paint protection film. With customer satisfaction being taken into account on every level, our family and veteran run business utilize cutting-edge technology and techniques to yield remarkable finishes and long term protection for each vehicle.

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10 years of experience
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Introduction

Ceramic Coating

SB3 Coatings has a full range of Ceramic coatings that will meet needs and help protect against sun damage and oxidation. Unlike traditional waxes and sealants, our coatings last for years of protection. Often measured in years, we have coatings that last from one year to 7 years. An often-overlooked benefit of ceramic coating your car is the way it repels dirt and other substances. A ceramic coating makes your car’s surface very smooth, filling in the imperfections of the clear coat beneath it, making it difficult for dirt to stick to the surface. This means you won’t have to wash your car as frequently. Also making your car easier to clean while maintaining a deep, glossy appearance.

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Protects against sun damage and oxidation
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Prevents minute blemishes on the paint surface
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Longer lasting aesthetic
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Keeps your car cleaner for longer
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Ease of maintenance
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Deep glossy appearance
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How it works

Car ceramic coating chemically bonds with the paint, creating a long-lasting protective layer. A ceramic coating protects the clear coat layer beneath it. The clear coat layer protects the color layer of your car, but your clear coat can become damaged and scratched pretty easily. Even light abrasion with the clear coat can cause visible damage, therefore having a protective layer on top of it is very important. Ceramic coatings protect against UV rays from the sun. Without protection, UV rays can eat away at your car’s paint, causing oxidation and fade.

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Bare paint surface exposed to damage
Dirt and pollutants stick in paint pores
Ceramic Coated
Dirt and pollutants repel off coating
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Attention to detail

Our extensive process and preparation is what sets us apart when it comes to Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coating. Protecting your investment is our #1 focus, achieving extreme gloss levels and super hydrophobic properties is just a bonus!

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How is paint clarity achieved?

Paint Correction

Paint correction refers to the process of restoring and rejuvenating the vehicles paint through the elimination of surface imperfections that dull the surface by reflecting light off in various directions, therefore detracting from a true reflection. These imperfections include scratch and swirl marks, oxidation and fading, paint holograms, bird dropping etching and water spot damage. Once paint is corrected, it is a great idea to pair with one of our ceramic coating packages to lock in and protect from future defects.

Restoring to perfection

Using professional grade machinery and innovative LED work lighting, with a combination of wet sanding, compounds, polishes and specialty pads, we can remove scratches and swirls from your clear coat achieving that rich glossy mirror finish, better than factory!

Process

Paint Protection Film

STEK paint protection film is a clear urethane film designed to provide protection against damaging impacts like rock chips, airborne debris, scratches and road grime. The film provides an 8 mil thick barrier and features a self-healing, clear coated top layer. STEK is virtually invisible, making it a perfect option to preserve the look of your vehicle while protecting the paint!

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We protect your investment

We take great pride in only using the best products on the market. From our paint sealants to our clear bra film, we make sure that nothing but the highest quality products are used to protect your vehicle. That is why we have chosen STEK for our paint protection film and attended their Certification Course and became an STEK Certified Installer. STEK is a patented, high performance, self-adhesive, clear-coated polyurethane film designed to protect paint from harmful effects of stone chips and abrasion. STEK Paint Protection Film is designed to resist staining and offers superior environmental resistance and gloss retention. Unlike the outdated black canvas bras, STEK has unmatched clarity and longevity backed by a 10-year warranty.

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Highly recommended

We focus on quality and the care of your vehicle. Attention to Detail and Premium Quality is what our clients receive every time! Check out our Reviews below, to see what our clients say about us!

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"I will start off by saying that I live in Williamsburg but heard that Chavez and Sons is best at installing paint protection film and ceramic coating. I contacted Chavez and Sons on 10/14/22 to receive a quote to install STEK full front paint protection film and apply SB3 Trinity ceramic coating to my 2023 Audi Q7. Raul sent me a detailed invoice, and I was scheduled to drop my car off on 10/24/22. At that time, Raul, the owner, also INSISTED that I come to his garage to see his work. I was able to visit his shop on 10/21/22. The shop is not only EXTREMELY clean and well-lit, but also SECURE. Raul showed me a luxury vehicle that he applied paint protection film, and I was blown away! I could not even see the film on the car. I dropped my car off on 10/24/22 to have the PPF installed, and SB3 Trinity ceramic coating applied. I received numerous updates and could also follow the work being done on social media, but Raul did not post the finished product until after I picked up my vehicle. The surprise was worth the wait. I picked up my car on 10/28/22 and could not believe my eyes! My car looks AMAZING. I was shocked. I expected it to look good, but Raul far exceeded my expectations. When my husband and I picked it up Raul proudly showed us the edges, where he made relief cuts, and everything looks perfect. My car looks better than when I picked it up from the dealership. Thank you so much, Chavez and Sons!"

Tanisha J.

"I am very pleased with the finished product of my vehicle. Raul did a great job and it shows! Vehicle looks like glass and better than it did when I received it from the showroom floor!"

Rasool Sutton

"Raul from Chavez Auto Detailing did an amazing job with my 2023 BMW X5. The vehicle was attended to with attention, love and care. The PPF applied was amazing and on point. Raul took his time to carefully laid each piece with precision. He also coated the film with two layers of ceramic coating and along with the wheels. The results were outstanding! He explained the entire process and was super attentive to my questions and needs. You definitely won’t be disappointed! Top notch professionalism! And top notch workmanship. Definitely will come back with my next car."

Jay Ch

"All around great experience. Professional, quick, and amazing results. Would happily use again!"

Lynda Kolumbia McT

"I have a three year old black SUV that was ceramic coated by the dealership when I purchased it. I had a paint correction and ceramic coating applied, and my car looked 1000% better when these guys were done with it than the day I bought it. Amazing work and attention to detail. Communication during the process was outstanding and clear expectations of what could and could not be accomplished were laid out from the start. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a knowledgeable shop to care for and protect their vehicle!"

Christine Conrad

"After searching all over the Hampton Roads area I came upon Chavez Auto Detailing and I’m extremely glad I did! I was looking for a highly rated and very professional detailing service in order to trade in my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for ultimate negotiating power. Let me tell you, I strongly believe that by choosing the Sapphire Package and Pet Hair Removal option, I was able to negotiate and receive MUCH more than what was previously appraised by multiple sources! You absolutely won’t regret taking your vehicle here!"

Cruz Sepeda

"Service was very thorough. Staff was very kind and professional and made for an overall pleasant experience."

Jacob Comer

"Just picked up my car today and all I can say is it looks awesome. I had level one paint correction, ceramic coating on interior, exterior and glass surfaces. I went there all the way from Virginia Beach because of the quality and the price. I highly recommend using this company and their prices are more than reasonable for the work that they do."

Ed Campbell

"My car has never been more clean. I feel like I have a whole new vehicle. Very impressed and thankful for their services!"

Terri Douglas

"I entrusted Chavez with my brand new Tesla Y to provide both paint protection film and ceramic coating. They took great care with my car. The workmanship was simply outstanding and the finish is fantastic! The protection film was applied in a fashion that it is invisible, and along with the ceramic coating has significantly improved the appearance of my vehicle. I highly recommend Chavez Auto Detailing and am extremely satisfied with the work that was done."

Clyde Pray

"My car was ceramic coated. Dropped off on a friday and picked up on sunday . Absolutely amazing job. Done properly and on time. Also very good at replying and keeping me updated on the status of the job. I had no issues."

Evgeny Korovin

"I compared many options before I finally decided to bring my new car to Chavez Auto Detailing for paint protection and ceramic coating and I could not be happier with the service I was provided. Their attention to detail sold me. You can see it for yourself in their website, their portfolio, and their videos. You can tell they're proud of the work they do on every car they touch and your car will be the next shining example of their incredible work ethic. I will recommend Chavez Auto Detailing to anyone that asks for my opinion from here on out."

Rob Lamb

"Phenomenal service! Attention to detail in PPF & ceramic coating brought this Range Rover Sport back to life."

Carl Batiste

"They really did an awesome job! I was very impressed at the results. The car looks actually better than when it was new! I highly recommend them. Very friendly and courteous too!"

Mark Dorsey

"I couldn’t be happier with the results! They paid attention to every detail and my car looks like it came off the showroom floor! Highly recommend!"

Ryan Harrell

"We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They are timely, professional, and well worth the price. Our vehicle was as clean as the day we drove it off of the lot (if not cleaner). We will be returning for sure!"

Rae McDowell-Burs

"Chavez & Sons are top notch. Raul went above and beyond to accommodate my detailing and PPF needs. They do fantastic work and stand behind it 100%. Thank you Raul, you did an amazing job on my buggy."

Scott Gardner

"Top notch service!!! Had ceramic coating done on my new truck. It looks better than when i drove it off the lot. Great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!!!"

Mark Janoka

"A great job was done and I would definitely go back for my truck and other car. Highly recommend to others and it is worth every penny!"

David V

"Chavez and Sons did an amazing job on my GoMango Dodge Charger! They gave me a free estimate and when I was ready they made it very easy to schedule a time and day to do a 1 year ceramic coat. My car looks immaculate now and I’m very pleased with the work they did. I will definitely be returning in the future!"

River Fiedler

"I tried this shop since it was the only authorized Stek PPF installer within a reasonable distance and the reviews looked good. I already had a full body PPF from another installer but needed my lip rewrapped. Raul was courteous, professional and was fair on his pricing. He took care of my lip rewrap and really showed his professionalism when some minor but noticeable imperfections came up on it a few weeks later. If you've had a wrap, you know these things happen...just comes with the territory. It's how the installer deals with them that is more important. Raul excelled here and took care of the problems until we were both satisfied with the results. Oh, and he is very communicative as well. If you need something before or during your service, give him a shout! Highly recommend!"

Zach McNair

"Incredibly professional, great customer care, and and got my car to 100!! Highly recommend! Veteran doing it right!"

Priscilla Valentin

"Great and professional service. Was a bit skeptical of the prices at first but Chavez and Sons are masters of their craft and I'm completely satisfied with all aspects of their service. Thank you!"

Rick Metcalf

"Very professional service and Raul was very accommodating with my schedule. Will definitely recommend to friends and family."

Anup Aryal

"This is my second car I’ve had detailed with Chavez and Sons. They did the ceramic coating on both cars and it’s worth every cent! Absolutely fantastic job on both! They are very professional and easy to work with. I recommend this company to everyone who wants their vehicles to look brand new and stay that way! They go above and beyond!"

Christy Bond

"Absolutely love the work that Chavez and Sons do. Took my 21 4 Runner in for a ceramic coat, and the vehicle looked better than initially purchasing the vehicle."

Derek Hobbs

"Excellent work and extremely professional. Work was done and completed in a timely manner. Very very happy with the results."

Jamie Sample

"Absolutely professional and perfect results. Raul exceeded expectations. My vehicle looks better than the day I bought it new. I got the Trinity ceramic coating, wheels coated, and glass coated. The black paint has a wet look and is a deep crisp black without any haze. The trim and wheels shine. Raul was great at communicating from the beginning with his estimate, during the service, and in accommodating some special requests. He’s flexible and responsive. I will definitely use Chavez Auto Detailing in the future for other services. I highly recommend this veteran owned and operated company. Thanks Raul, couldn’t be happier with your service."

Wilson Hopkins

"Raul detailed my Jeep Patriot that needed some serious love and he did an awesome job! I picked up my car smelling and looking great. He even got some stickers off my window that had been on there for 7+ years. Definitely recommend!"

Miranda Gollnick

"Great family/veteran owned business. I had Chavez and Sons AD apply their STEK PPF to my windshield on my Toyota 4Runner. The quality and clarity of the product they use is phenomenal. They took great pride and care in their service. We WILL be returning for the other services they provide."

Cesar Atalig
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Packages

Browse through our curated packages and see which ones may suit you best. Once you find one you'd like to enquire about, click the button and we can schedule a call.

Mercedes-benz PAckage 1
Duration: 2-3 days

This package includes a Paint Enhancement, Solo 1 year ceramic coating and Full Front PPF Coverage. Perfect for getting you started with everything you could need.

Paint Enhancement
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  • -Exterior gentle hand wash
  • -Exterior windows cleaned
  • -Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • -Non-sling tire dressing
  • -Contaminants removal process
  • -Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • -Digital Paint Inspection
  • -Single Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
Ceramic Coating
Close Info
  • -Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
    -Clay Bar Decontamination Process
    -Iron Removal Exfoliation
    -De-ionized Water Rinse
    -Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
    -Pneumatic Air Dry
    -Trim Masking
    -Digital Paint Inspection
    -Paint Enhancement
    -Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    -Apply Solo 1 layer Coating
    -No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    -Polish Exhaust Tips
    -Glass cleaned with no streaks
Paint Protection Film
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  • Full Front Coverage:
  • Full Hood
  • Full Bumper
  • Full Front Fenders
  • Fog Lights
  • Headlights
  • Side Mirrors
  • Self-Healing Technology
  • Anti-Contamination
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Mercedes-benz PAckage 2
Duration: 3-4 days

This package includes a Level 1 Paint Correction, Thirty3 year ceramic coating and High Impact PPF Coverage. An advanced upgrade to your vehicle that enables you to have thorough peace of mind with your drive.

Paint Correction
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  • -Exterior gentle wash
  • -Exterior windows cleaned
  • -Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • -Non-sling tire dressing applied
  • -Contaminants removal process
  • -Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • -Digital Paint Inspection
  • -Single Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
Ceramic Coating
Close Info
  • -Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
    -Clay Bar Decontamination Process
    -Iron Removal Exfoliation
    -De-ionized Water Rinse
    -Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
    -Pneumatic Air Dry
    -Digital Paint Inspection
    -Level 1 Paint Correction
    -Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    -Apply Thirty3 1 layer Coating
    -Polish Exhaust Tips
    -Glass cleaned with no streaks
Paint Protection Film
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  • High Impact Coverage:
  • Full Hood
  • Front Bumper
  • Front Fenders
  • Fog Lights
  • Headlights
  • Side Mirrors
  • Roof Valence
  • A-Pillars
  • Splash Guards
  • Rear Splash Guards
  • Rear Bumper Deck
  • Rockers
  • Self-Healing Technology
  • Anti-Contamination
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Mercedes-benz PAckage 3
Duration: 1 week

This package includes a Level 2 or Level 3 Paint Correction, Alpha 5 year ceramic coating and Full Vehicle PPF Coverage. This is the most optimal package to protect your investment by far!

Paint Correction
Close Info
  • -Exterior gentle wash
  • -Exterior windows cleaned
  • -Wheels & Tires thoroughly cleaned
  • -Non-sling tire dressing applied
  • -Contaminants removal process
  • -Tape off all trim pieces to avoid staining
  • -Digital Paint Inspection
  • -Level 1 or Level 2 Paint Correction on Paint Surface
  • -Single or Dual Stage pass via DA orbital/Rotary
Ceramic Coating
Close Info
  • -Gentle Hand Wash with Foam Pre-Soak
  • -Clay Bar Decontamination Process
  • -Iron Removal Exfoliation
  • -De-ionized Water Rinse
  • -Wheel & Tires Thoroughly Cleaned
  • -Pneumatic Air Dry
  • -Trim Masking
    -Digital Paint Inspection
    -Level 1 or Level 2 Paint Correction
    -Prep Paint Surface for Coating
    -Apply ALPHA 1 layer coating.
    -No Sling Tire Shine Applied
    -Glass cleaned with no streaks
Paint Protection Film
Close Info
  • Full Vehicle Coverage:
  • -Full Hood
    -Full Bumper
    -Full Fenders
    -Full Roof
    -All Doors
    -Rear Bumper
    -Full Pillars
    -Headlights
    -Fog Lights
    -Side Mirrors
  • -Self-Healing Technology
  • -Anti-Contamination
  • -10 Year Warranty
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FAQ

How do I maintain Paint Protection Film?
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Maintaining PPF is relatively easy. It's recommended to wash the vehicle regularly with a mild soap and water solution to remove dirt and debris. It's important to avoid using abrasive or acidic cleaners on the film as this can damage the protective layer. Additionally, it's essential to avoid parking under trees or in areas where the vehicle is likely to be exposed to bird droppings, as these can be corrosive and damage the film over time. Overall, Paint Protection Film is a great way to protect your vehicle's paint and maintain its value. If you're considering PPF for your vehicle, be sure to consult with a professional installer to ensure that the film is applied correctly and that it is the right choice for your vehicle.

Is Paint Protection Film a good investment?
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Yes, Paint Protection Film can be a good investment for those who want to protect the appearance and value of their vehicle. The cost of PPF can vary depending on the quality of the film and the size of the vehicle, but it can be less expensive than having to repaint or repair the vehicle's paint due to damage. Additionally, PPF can enhance the appearance of the vehicle by providing a clear and glossy finish.

Can Paint Protection Film be applied to any vehicle?
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PPF can be applied to any vehicle with a painted surface. However, it is more commonly used on high-end or luxury vehicles as they are more expensive to repair or repaint. PPF is also popular among owners of sports cars and vehicles that are driven off-road or in harsh weather conditions.

Is Paint Protection Film removable?
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Yes, PPF is removable. It can be peeled off without damaging the vehicle's paint or leaving any residue behind. However, it's essential to have a professional remove the film to avoid any damage to the paint.

How does Paint Protection Film work?
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Paint Protection Film works by forming a barrier between the vehicle's painted surface and the elements that can cause damage. The film is designed to absorb impacts, such as gravel or debris, and prevent them from damaging the paint underneath. The film is also self-healing, meaning that minor scratches and scuffs will disappear over time due to the heat of the sun or hot water.

Does ceramic coating need maintenance?
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While ceramic coating is designed to be long-lasting, it does require some maintenance to ensure that it continues to perform at its best. This may include regular washing, decontamination, and the application of a maintenance product to boost the coatings hydrophobic properties.

How much does ceramic coating cost?
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The cost of ceramic coating varies depending on several factors, such as the size of the vehicle, the level of correction required, and the quality of the product used. In general, the cost can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars.

Can I apply ceramic coating myself?
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While it is possible to apply ceramic coating yourself, it is recommended to have it done by a professional detailer. Ceramic coating requires a high level of skill and experience to apply correctly, and if applied incorrectly, it can damage the paint finish. Additionally, professional detailers have access to specialized tools and equipment that ensure the best results.

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