Our Same Day Services offers four packages to conveniently meet your car care needs. These affordable services were designed for regular maintenance and leaves your car looking great.
This multi-step restoration process rejuvenates headlights while protecting against future yellowing with a semi-permanent coating. Starts at $147.
This multi-step restoration process rejuvenates headlights while protecting against future yellowing with a semi-permanent coating. Starts at $97.
This multi-step restoration process rejuvenates headlights while protecting against future yellowing with a semi-permanent coating. Starts at $297.
This multi-step restoration process rejuvenates headlights while protecting against future yellowing with a semi-permanent coating. Starts at $97.
NO RUSH POLICY: At Vive, our reputation is built on quality service and we will not comprise the integrity of our work by taking shortcuts. If services are not allowed the full amount of time required, that will result in inferior service and potential errors so please plan ahead and schedule accordingly. We will make our best efforts to ensure that deadlines are met, but there may be some circumstances that will require more time than initially estimated. If the original diagnosis has changed, we will keep you informed throughout the process and recommend a different course of action, if necessary.EXTERIOR DETAILING POLICY: Exterior Detailing services DO NOT include Interior Detail, Overspray Removal, Heavy Paint Defect Removal, Headlight Restoration, Rock Chip Touch-Up and Engine Bay Detail. If the exterior condition of the vehicle is determined as severe (mud, tar, sap, bugs, etc), additional fees may be charged. Please schedule a consultation for the full estimate.
We take the time to do things a certain and proprietary way that places a priority on quality over speed. We do things the right way instead of quick. We take a lot of pride in our work and our reputation matters most. There are cheaper shops out there. Our most precious commodity is time. We have over a decade of experience installing Ceramic Coatings, Paint Protection Film and paintwork, leveraging our experience will condense your time frame in terms of research, worrying about a bad job, headaches and not having to deal with "fly by night" shops disappearing. We believe in the work we do, and if something’s wrong, we fix it.
Yes. Our PPF comes with 7-10 years manufacturer's warranty that covers cracking, yellowing and peeling. It does not cover wear and tear from daily usage.
We have been installing and tested hundreds of PPF since 2007, including popular ones such as XPEL, 3M and Kavaca. We chose to carry just two brands (SunTek and S-TEK)) that we think are the best and works well with Houston weather. S-TEK is the clearest film in the market and exclusive to at our shop only.
Yes. All of our PPF has Self-Healing technology.
In most cases, I recommend applying PPF over panel that is defect free and you get the best protection money can buy on day one. There is nothing wrong with applying PPF over paint defects, however, you will see slight air pockets around the defects (this includes areas with touch-up paint applied) and PPF will magnify the imperfections. We offer various cosmetic repair options such as Paint Correction, Polishing, Touch Up Paint and can refer out to reputable body shops for any paint and body work. Think of applying screen protector on your cracked smart phone screen, that's how it would look like.
In most cases, 9 out of 10 new vehicles can benefit from some sort of Polishing or Paint Correction. Prepping the vehicle before applying Paint Protection Film will greatly enhance the gloss and film will lock it in for years to come. It is also going to determine the quality of the results.
Purchasing Paint Protection Film comes down to a few variables. Your budget, how much coverage you want, the condition and size of your vehicle, the brand of PPF you want. All of these factors are going to determine the cost.
Both the metal and the coating used in the ULV product line are proprietary. ULV is a metal-polymer complex and is not sputtered.
Yes. All SunTek window films are fully backed by our manufacturer’s warranty.
Unlike window film, factory tint is a pigment within the glass that’s installed during the manufacturing process. There is no way to remove the tint from the glass. The only alternative to getting the same benefits of window film is to install window film over the factory tint.
We recommend that you leave your windows up for 72 hours (3 days) after they are tinted. This will allow the film time to adhere to the glass so it will not peel when it is finally rolled down.
Let’s face it, a car is a not an investment. It is a liability. Over time, natural wear and tear as well as adverse affects from mother nature can take a toll on your vehicle. With our protection and preservation services, paint and body damage can be prevented and your vehicle will be able to maintain a constant state of perfection while providing you with peace of mind, ease of maintenance and retain value.
This is the most crucial step prior to a multi-stage paint correction. The thought of having multiple high speed tools touching the vehicle’s paint surface is often times daunting. While this commonly happens at most dealerships and inexperienced detail shops, here at Vivë, it is our number one priority to produce the most striking result without creating further damage by incorporating next generation equipment. The vehicle is thoroughly inspected using multiple light sources including high powered LEDs, direct sunlight, and a sun gun to reveal all imperfections. A high powered digital magnifying microscope will be used to look into deeper scratches providing high resolution details at 500x magnification. The next step is to measure the paint’s clear coat using an ultrasonic paint depth meter to make sure there is enough clear coat to work with. This is a very important process and commonly overlooked by most detailing shops. It determines the thickness of the paint and the possibility of burning through the clear coat. All panel edges, plastics and sensitive areas will be protected using body safe masking tapes. Another step most detailing shops will ignore. Masking these areas will prevent the buffer from burning through the clear coat, since the paint is always the thinnest towards the edge of the panels.
It is a common misconception that a brand new vehicle requires no paint correction and that the paint is fresh from the factory. It is the dealerships usual practice to do a new car prep before delivering to the customer. Dealerships will always use the fastest and cost effective way to prep the car, which inevitably creates these imperfections. In addition to that, the dealership detailers uses a body shop glaze and a combination of high speed machines with dirty wool pads to create that show car shine under the showroom lights. This merely helps to create extra gloss, hiding all the imperfections remaining.
Multi-stage paint correction can be defined as re-leveling, rejuvenation, and renovation. Here at Vivë, it is the usage of high-tech tools and materials coupled with knowledge and experience to permanently remove any swirl marks, spider webbing, fine to deep scratches, water spots, bird dropping etchings, and other paint defects. Our expertise lies in restoring your cars paint to a better-than-new condition, revealing an optically clear and smooth finish.
STEK and SunTek warrants Paint Protection Film to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for ten (10) years from the date of purchase. Covered defects include: yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating. This warranty does not extend coverage to damage caused by normal wear and tear, road debris impact, accidents, collisions or intentional damage of any kind.
Protection, peace of mind and retains value. Imagine having a “giant screen protector” installed on your car. Our paint protection film combines best-in-class durability and clarity not previously available in the market. Our exclusive line of Clear ppf offer best in class hydrophobic, self-healing, anti-contamination, anti-yellowing. No other conventional films will have such abilities or are limited to only having one functionality. In addition, the clear coat employs special elastomeric polymers that “self-heal” eliminating swirl marks and other fine scratches without having to do anything.
Yes, a high-tech textile coating will be applied on all carpet surfaces which will form an extremely long-lasting water and oil repellent barrier. This coating allows water to bead up and roll off, carrying superficial contaminants with it.
No. We highly recommend a pH balanced interior cleaner for regular cleaning maintenance.
Yes, Modesta Leather Protection allows you up to 12-24 hours to clean off jean dye before it penetrates into the leather.
No, no leather coating can prevent tear.
If you do not have Vivë to maintain your vehicle we recommend using a pH balanced car wash shampoo, merino wool wash mitt and a microfiber towel. We highly recommend maintaining the wheels with Modesta M2 Blast maintenance spray to prolong the durability of the coating.
One to two years depending on how you care for your car.
Wheels-Off package includes the removal of wheels, suspenion components, brake calipers and wheel wells will receive thorough steam cleaning and decontamination. The wheels will be deep cleaned inside and out. This package also includes a second layer of coating utilizing Modesta BC-08 Neosilica Coating for enhanced protection and durability.
No, no coating can prevent rock chips and scratches however it will protect the wheel from tar, melted tire pieces from track days and prevents high temperature brake dust from etching on to the finish.
We advise all of our customers not to wash their car for two weeks and let us perform the first wash to make sure the coating was installed and cured correctly.
12-24 hours after your vehicle was coated it can be exposed to water. If wet before that time water should be blown off or safely wiped off before it dries on the surface. No water should touch your vehicle period for at least 2 hours in optimal temperatures.
What many don’t know is that 9H coating hardness have no real world benefits on a painted panel, in fact they are counter productive. As these coatings would be applied on a thin metal and aluminum sheet which are subjected to constantly flexing, surface will expand & contract with heat and hence any harder coating of this nature will easily shatter thereby destroying the glass surface, and with it the durability of the protective layer. However, many will still choose to advertise their 9H coatings because big claims sells regardless of whether these coatings are actually of such hardness. We simply chose to provide real world, real tangible benefits to our users over any unsubstantiated marketing hype. Unknown to many consumers is the fact that making a real 9H coating is actually as simple as ordering different base silica components, just as simple as you could order a paint in a different shade of blue. It is not as if there are some sorts of technical advancements and/or a breakthrough development made by the company(ies) so do not let these hype deceive you. We know these facts because we work closely directly with our manufacturers. Modesta develop, test and manufacture all their coatings in-house and chose NOT TO source products from various sources, based solely on the lowest price point (hence highest margin) and often time with incompatible base materials and try to deceive installers as if they will all work as a “system”, as well as not having any real input of what really goes into a coating themselves. Modesta will only select base materials of the highest grade, and only from the most advanced producers available within Japan, as well the coating lifecycle up-to-date by constantly testing and adopting only the latest and highest tier silica developed in today’s market.
Our packages were designed based on how you care for the vehicle and length of ownership. Ceramic coatings are made of silicon dioxide. The higher the silica content, the glossier the finish and the longer it lasts.
Depending on the severity of the interior, Vivë is equipped with the latest flood remediation equipment to remove standing water, decontaminate surfaces and removal of mold. Please contact us for more info.
Mini Interior is designed for regular maintenance, this regimen includes light cleaning, basic conditioning and is recommended monthly. Steam & Shampoo is designed to deep clean, rejuvenate and protect, this regimen includes a restorative detail using the best surface reconditioning system available is recommended bi-annually.
No. At Vivë, we work on all types of vehicles and provide an assortment of detailing services. Our customer base has a wide range of vehicles including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan etc. Our primary showcase focuses on exotics and luxuries, but we provide services for the daily driver as well. We pride ourselves for being the first choice when it comes to being the premier auto detailing salon in Houston, TX.
Vivë will gladly match the price on an identical service sold by our closest competitors. Show us the ad or quote and we will match the price. Match excludes free product offers, gift card offers, location specific offers, holiday sales offers (e.g., Black Friday, Cyber Monday) special orders, services, ad and estimate errors. Limit one match/item/guest/service. Other restrictions apply. Contact us for full details.
An acid-free, pH-balanced iron remover process that decontaminates exterior paint work and wheels while preventing the spread of iron related damage to protect against paint system failure. The paints pores are opened to exfoliate airborne elements and iron particles.
The process of using multiple grades of clay bar to decontaminate the exterior paint work and embedded contaminants.
Vivë utilizes the 3-Bucket System using pH neutral foam shampoo and deionized water which effectively cleanses without stripping the protection on your vehicle.
Vivë was started and created for the owners of finer passions in automobiles. This passion runs deeps in our company and is apparent in our level of quality work. Vivë provides a wide range of work to suit your needs. Our quality and professionalism is guaranteed and unrivaled across the Greater Houston Area. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves. Not only do we provide our customers with the highest level of service, we also educate them on how to properly detail and maintain the vehicle throughout their ownership. We take great pride in each vehicle we service and work only a select few at a time so each client’s vehicle can have the undivided attention it needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication and promise to take care of your vehicle as if it were one of our own. Choose Vivë to bring your car to the next level.
We do not offer complimentary shuttle service or loaner cars at the moment.
Exterior Detail is designed for regular maintenance, this regimen includes light surface decontamination, basic conditioning and is recommended bi-monthly. Polish is designed to rejuvenate and protect, this regimen takes your daily driven to showroom-ready and is recommended bi-annually. Matte is designed for specialty paintwork or wrapped cars with a matte or satin finish and is recommended bi-monthly.
Value: Your car is a direct representation of you. It embodies what the owner has accomplished through hard work and determination and hence should be treated as such. The caliber of detailing a car directly represents how well the owner maintains the asset. Over time, natural wear and tear as well as adverse affects from mother nature can take a toll on your vehicle. With our restoration and preservation services, paint and body damage can be prevented and your vehicle will be able to maintain a constant state of perfection. Protection: High end detailing not only provides an awesome finish, it protects the overall condition of the vehicle and helps maintain its value. As consumers of the finer things in life, we take special pride in our own vehicles as well as our client’s cars to ensure that we deliver the highest level of paint protection to have long lasting results. Projection: The first impression is the lasting impression. Maintaining a well manicured vehicle projects a certain image and a preconceived notion about how the owner takes care of valuable items. Having a neatly cared for vehicle projects pride in ownership and respect for the vehicle. Don’t ruin first impressions with poor detailing and care. The next time someone takes a glance at your car, you want them to think perfection.
All Vivë technicians are required to pass the Certified Detailer Test administered by the International Detailing Association. Vivë is trained annually at Meguiar’s, PlusCon and SEMA. Vivë is the select few in the country to offer CQuartz FINEST, Modesta, Nanolex and Opti-Coat Pro. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
When it comes to automotive detailing, only Vivë can provide you with a service that is truly tailored to your specific needs. Detailing is not just a simple car wash and wax; it’s an art form which requires a unique skill set. The science of using cutting edge methods and detailing products has progressively evolved over the years and we constantly strive to advance our technique and product line to deliver unimaginable results that far surpass what you could expect when the vehicle rolled off the assembly line.
Yes, we are fully insured for liability, loss, theft, fire and water infiltration for your protection. Our facility is monitored using only the best U.L. Certified Monitoring Station – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.