It’s all in the details at Insane Paint Auto Detailing
By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer
PELHAM—Eighteen months ago, Chase Tubbs took a risk. He left his more than 15-year-long career and six-figure income to follow his dream and open Insane Paint Auto Detailing.
“It definitely goes back to when I was a kid, my dad was a mechanic,” Tubbs said. “Just being in the driveway with my dad, washing and waxing cars… I fell in love with polishing and buffing and making things perfect.”
Tubbs started as a one-man operation out of his own garage. He partnered with Vince Davis and now Insane Paint Auto Detailing is a two-man business with a shop at 1141 Morgan Park Drive in Pelham.
Insane Paint Auto Detailing offers more than the average car wash, buff and cleaning. Tubbs uses his extensive knowledge of different cars and paints, along with his own method and process, to perform paint correction and restoration. The finished product makes the car look as though it is “dripping wet with shine,” Tubbs said.
“What we do is not easy, but most importantly, most people don’t know how to do it to the level that we do,” Tubbs said. “When we get done with a car, it’s so glossy and so perfect, it looks like there’s water sitting on it.”
Although Davis said there is no “one-size-fits-all” process, Tubbs estimated he and Davis work about 12 hours to complete an “average” detail job.
But Insane Paint Auto Detailing is more than just drop-off and pick-up shop. Tubbs said he and Davis pride themselves on building customer relationships.
“It doesn’t just end when someone leaves, we really pride ourselves in service after the sale, we’re there for people,” Tubbs said, noting the shop is also a place for car-lovers to hang out. “(We wanted) to create a place where people can hang out, guys can come after a long day of work and just chill.”
On Sept. 27, Insane Paint Auto Detailing will host it’s first ever car show, complete with food, drinks, goodie bags, a DJ and, of course, cars.
“We knew when we got a shop, we wanted a righteous, well done car show,” Tubbs said. “We’ve got categories for everything… We really wanted to encompass everybody.”
The show will open at noon for those entering cars and at 3 p.m. for the general public. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. For more information about Insane Paint Auto Detailing visit Insanepaintdetailing.com.