Scotty’s Shine Shop are now Southwestern Ontario’s Modesta Paint and Leather Coating facility

Scotty’s Shine Shop are proud to announce that we are officially Southwestern Ontario’s Modesta Paint & Leather coating installation facility! We have been working closely with Modesta since 2014 and after over 2 years of building our relationship and installing these innovative products we decided to formally cement our relationship. Modesta products are formulated in Japan and renowned for their quality and durability in the automotive protection world. It’s safe to say that only the absolute best installers are given access to become part of Modesta’s installation network and are highly sought after by the most discerning vehicle owners. For more information on Modesta and how we can enhance the beauty and durability of your vehicle please schedule a consultation by contacting us at 519-434-2922 or


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Scotty’s Shine Shop featured in Venture Cover Magazine

Check it out! Scotty’s Shine Shop was featured in the Winter issue of Venture Cover Magazine in the Instagram section. Venture Cover magazine brings the pulse of London to sophisticated men and women with information and entertainment they need and want to read about. Venture Cover experts and contributors provide insightful business and lifestyle stories to suit an audience with discerning tastes and interests. We’re thrilled to be working with the magazine and look forward to working together in the future. You can learn more about Venture Cover at or on Instagram at








Modesta Pure Glass Paint Coatings – ONLY Available At Scotty’s Shine Shop

Modesta body coatings are unique glass coatings that create a hard protective barrier while modifying your clear coat’s refractive properties, which creates unparalleled depth, gloss and luster. With a Modesta coating, proper car care is rewarded with a surface that stays looking beautiful for longer and is easier to keep clean!

Our installers are exceptional industry experts that are dedicated to providing their clients with an incredible experience and world class end results. The customer facing experience coupled with technically sound practices ensures Modesta professionals provide you with maximum protection, longevity and beauty for your fine automobile.

By selecting a local Modesta professional for your automotive needs, you are sure to have a car that you simply can’t walk away from without turning around to see it just one last time…

To find a Modesta professional near you, take a moment to view our global installer map located here:



1992 Porsche 911 Turbo Clear Bra removal, paint correction and Modesta BC-04 installation

We love working on interesting and unique cars at the shop and this one was a real beauty! This 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo was apparently built to run like a street legal race car and from what I saw of this car in action the builders hit the mark. After years of driving the paint protection film had outlived its usefulness so it was removed for now and we began by decontaminating the paint from any pollution, industrial fallout, overspray, tar etc that was on the paint. We got right down to polishing away years of minor scratches and imperfections and restoring the gloss and clarity that a special car like this deserves in order to look its best. After completing the polishing we polished out the vehicle with Modesta P01A Primer and then applied Modesta BC-04 nano-titanium paint coating for maximum gloss and durability. Needless to say that this is a special car and it was treated to the best for outstanding results that will keep this beauty looking it’s best for years to come.







Modesta Paint Coating Maintenance Products Are Now In Stock!

The long awaited time for Modesta’s new line of maintenance products is finally over. We have received our first shipment of products for anyone having purchased a Modesta paint coating and they are available for purchase at the shop. Here’s a quick list of the products available:


Modesta M2BLAST Maintenance Spray


A quick and easy to use maintenance spray based on the Modesta M1SHOT, intended for frequent end customer usage. Easy to use under all conditions, easy wipe off with fewer streaks.


Modesta M3FIRE Water Spot Remover


Highly effective, quick product to remove water spot issues from coated and non-coated surfaces in a regular maintenance scenario. Easy to use under all conditions, easy to wipe off with no residue and smearing and minimal product usage.


Modesta M4SMOKE Wet Application Conditioner



Easy to apply regular day-to-day conditioner for Modesta coating layer maintenance. Easy to use during regular washing.


Modesta M5FLAME Heavy Duty Contamination Remover



Highly concentrated liquid effective in removing heavy contaminants like water spots, tree sap, iron deposits, tar and many others from the surfaces of coated and non-coated vehicles. Quick and easy to use, wipes off without leaving and streaks or residue.

2005 Acura NSX Xpel Ultimate Clear Bra and Modesta Glass Paint Coating Application by Scotty’s Shine Shop

Once in a lifetime a project comes along that really speaks to your passion. For us at the shop this beautiful red 2005 Acura NSX was one of those very projects! After a consultation with the owner we ascertained that the car had been sitting at a fabricator for close to two years while work was being performed. The car arrived in less than ideal condition and had various damage that had occurred such as damage to the leather seats, marring in the paint and the entire car was covered in some form of black paint overspray.

We began by decontaminating the paint and gently detailing the engine compartment. After finishing we moved on to the interior and performed a top to bottom detailing and had our trusted friend Blair Boone from Fibernew Industries repair the damage to the leather seat. Paintwork was the next order and we spent countless hours polishing out every correctable defect in the paint in preparation to have Modesta BC-04 nano-titanium paint coating applied to all the paintwork. The decision was made to install Xpel Ultimate paint protection film to the hood, bumper, fenders, headlights and mirrors to protect the paintwork against further damage from insects, debris and stone chips so we installed a computer cut cut from Xpel. We finished up the polishing with an application of Modesta P-01A Primer and while that cured we removed the wheels from the car and thoroughly cleaned and detailed them and applied Modesta BC-06 Heat resistant wheel coating to the entire rim and the brake calipers.

Now that the paint was ready we applied the Modesta to all painted surfaces and cured it on the paint with Infrared curing lamps. All that was left was to get the little details and completely inspect the work. We think the pictures speak for themselves and were thrilled to have been able to be a part of such a special project.


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Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film & Modesta Glass Paint Coating…. Unmatched Gloss, Protection and Durability

Anyone that knows the crew at Scotty’s Shine Shop knows that we are BIG fans of Porsche. Check out this 2016 Porsche GT4 that we recently had at the shop. This beauty received a full installation of Xpel Ultimate paint protection film and a new car prep and application of Modesta BC-04 nano-titanium paint coating to all exterior paint and Modesta BC-06 on the calipers and wheels. With this kind of protection applied this Porsche will be a snap to maintain it’s amazing looks for years to come. Do you have a vehicle that deserves this kind of love and protection? Give us a call to schedule a FREE consultation to see how Scotty’s Shine Shop can help you keep your vehicle looking it’s best for years to come!


Scotty’s Shine Shop helps restore US Presidential Rail Car

Scotty’s Shine Shop, Professional Auto Detailing of London, Ontario Canada joins a Professional Detailing Team to detail the Presidential Railcar U.S. No.1.

Scott Perkin, owner of Scotty’s Shine Shop will join forces with Professional detailers from across the United States and is the only representative attending from Canada on February 1st and 2nd 2016 at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida to detail The Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar, U.S. No.1.

The Ferdinand Magellan Railcar was built in 1928 and put into service as a standard service railcar. In early 1942 it was pulled from service and modified with steel armour plates and bullet proof windows to transport the U.S. President in utmost maximum security.

The then freshly rebuilt Ferdinand Magellan, designated as Presidential Railcar U.S. No.1, was presented to U.S. President Roosevelt on December 18th 1942. Roosevelt regularly used the Ferdinand Magellan until his death in 1945.

The railcar was then used to transport Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Due to the advancement in air travel, aircraft designated as “Air Force One” became the preferred mode to transport the President. Presidential Railcar U.S. No.1 was taken out of service and officially retired in 1958. It has been on display at the Gold Coast Rail Museum in Miami, Fla. ever since.

In 1984 while the railcar was in Washington D.C. to be displayed at a railroad enthusiast event, arrangements were made for President Ronald Reagan to use the railcar on a one day 5 stop campaign event that traveled from Washington D.C. to Dayton, Ohio.

The exterior of the rail car had been restored in the mid-1990s.

Today, The Ferdinand Magellan, while in good condition, is in dire need of a professional cleaning, polishing and waxing so that it will look new and be preserved for all to enjoy.

The Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar U.S. No.1. Detail Team members consists of seasoned detailers that are donating their time at no charge to the museum.

The two day project could not have been made possible without the major sponsorship of Autogeek Car Wax Superstore of Stuart, Florida. Autogeek is the largest distributor of car care products in North America and is very supportive of detailers in the car care industry. In the past they have supported projects to refurbish aircraft used as Air Force One and rare WWII bombers. The detail team will use Autogeeks line of Pinnacle waxes and polishes to shine and protect the Ferdinand Magellan.

The choice of machine polisher is essential for excellent results. The polisher that the team will use on the railcar will be supplied by Rupes USA. The railcar team will specifically use the Rupes Bigfoot 21 MkII dual action polisher to polish and wax the Presidential railcar.



Rail Dust, Industrial Fallout and the effect of acid rain on your paint finish

It’s an unfortunate reality that those of us living in Southern Ontario are subjected to a good deal of pollution and acid rain given our close proximity to the industrial regions of the Northeastern United States.


According to this chart the approximate PH of rain in this region is around 4.5-4.6 which is more acidic than typical precipitation.


Add to that the amount of pollution and environmental contamination your paint finish is subjected to on a daily basis from things like:

  • acid rain
  • tree sap
  • bird droppings
  • insects
  • industrial pollution

it becomes more and more important to understand and appreciate the importance of regular washing and decontamination of your paint finish. Check out the 2 pictures of a vehicle we recently decontaminated that was just covered in industrial pollution.


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These ferrous particles land on the paint and begin to rust and when combined with the acids left behind from acid rain create a corrosive compound that will eventually destroy your paint finish. The key to fixing this problem is a proper paint decontamination. This involves a multiple step wash that neutralizes the acid rain deposits, dissolves the ferrous particles and then returns the paint to neutral ph followed with treatment with a clay bar or towel to remove any bonded surface contaminates. Many mistakenly believe that a simple clay bar/towel treatment fixes this problem but it will not resolve the acid deposits and only picks the contamination off the surface of the paint and not the portion of the ferrous particles that become embedded in the paint. This is why the complete process is so important for a complete repair. After the paint is decontaminated it can be protected with a quality paint sealant of nano-coating. Weekly washing afterwards will help to mitigate the amount of acids and industrial fallout that accumulate in the future.