Professional car detailing and paint protection services


Welcome to the home of Auto Curators. If you are looking for professional automotive detailing and paint protection services, Auto Curators should be your first and only choice. Our founder, Paul Townsend, was known for many years as Shine On Auto Detailing, before embarking on the journey to offer something beyond detailing.

As Curators, we perfect what detailing started. By definition, Curators are care takers of fine things, of cherished collections, of valuable assets. We fit that definition perfectly, so let us look after your prized possessions.

Based at our Studio in the grounds of the prestigious Tylney Hall Hotel near Hook in Hampshire, we can also offer bespoke bookings via our mobile service.

We rely on an established reputation for outstanding quality and results. Our results are the product of hard work and expertise. As Shine On, Paul was featured on television as a recognised industry expert both in the UK and America, for Discovery Channel’s Fifth Gear, and BBC’s The One Show.

Associating ourselves with only the finest products, we are proud to be one of the longest standing Swissvax Authorised Detailers. Embracing the benefits of modern advanced nano-coatings, we also extensively use the GTechniq range of products. Whether you’re looking for Paint Protection for a new car, appearance Enhancement for a cherished vehicle, Paint Correction for the finest finish imaginable or help with a bigger restoration project, we have the knowledge and carefully chosen partners to offer you everything you need.

Latest Updates

Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle

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This is an article about a rather extraordinary car, little car the Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle. . Of course, there is nothing ordinary about the Auto Curators service, but given the rarity and interesting facts behind this car, we thought it would make an interesting feature on it’s own.

Concours winning 1954 Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’

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We were recently presented with the opportunity to work on this utterly stunning concours winning 1954 Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ (W198). Having benefitted from a complete restoration around 10 years ago, it is now considered one of the best examples in the UK. Our task was to make the best even better.