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About Me

THE BUFFING MOOSE DETAILING is a car detailing service, based out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Since its inception, my commitment to provide honest and quality detailing has defined my business as a local benchmark for professional car care and paint correction, carnauba wax and paint protection. Also, I am (proudly) an authorized installer of Opti-Coat ceramic protection.

My commitment to excellence has been the driving factor in the success of my business. The focus on delivering a service that is a total convenience, offers luxury, and provides automotive detailing to residential clients is at the core of my initiative. My history is composed of achievements, challenges, ideas, and much feedback.



Ceramic Coatings




Starting at $1299…

Opti-Coat Pro+ delivers even more gloss and slickness, while still maintaining the same chemical structure that has made it renowned as the ultimate protective ceramic paint coating.



Starting at $899…

Opti-Coat Pro is a hard wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts.



My Services


Opti-Guard Leather

Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl is a leather and acrylic vinyl resin providing superior car leather care. Its hydrophobic coating, mixed with concentrated UV absorbers, promises car leather protection throughout your vehicle interior. Upon application, a strong yet flexible coating is created on the surface of your auto leather. Because of this, Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl protects leather car seats and dashboards from early aging and cracking. Also, it prevents other damage such as color transfer and staining. This provides protection for both leather and vinyl surfaces in your vehicle.

Opti-Guard Fabric

Opti-Guard Fabric is a protectant that creates a hydrophobic coating to protect fabric seats, floor-mats, carpets, fabric convertible tops and other textile surfaces for the ultimate car interior protection. When liquids come in contact with Opti-Guard Fabric that has been applied to closed loop textiles, these surfaces repel the substance and liquids roll off without penetrating or staining the material. Additionally, for materials with an open structure such as plush carpets where liquids are able to penetrate the surface, the coating prevents any penetration of the fibers themselves and resists permanent staining of the material. Opti-Guard Fabric provides a hydrophobic barrier between the outside world and the interior of your car.

Optimum Paint Guard

Optimum Paint Guard is a ceramic paint coating designed to protect the paint surface from bird droppings, acid etching and other corrosive substances that can damage car paint. Optimum Paint Guard will produce a harder than factory finish that is noticeably easier to maintain and easier to clean.

Optimum Paint Guard comes with a Three Year Warranty and is only available through Authorized Opti-Coat Pro Installers including myself.

Paint Correction

Recommended for automotive enthusiasts, paint correction removes severe defects while leaving behind a high-gloss finish. This aggressive polishing process is capable of removing scratches on paint, without scouring the finish or creating a haze. In many situations, paint correction has been known for its ability to leave behind a wax-ready surface in one step on soft paint systems. For best results, a fine polishing compound is used after to produce a stunning appearance and to create a smooth surface which reflects maximum light.

Swissvax Shield Carnauba Wax

Hand made in Switzerland, this is a modern and innovative system for the ultimate protection of all types of paintwork - also under the harshest conditions. It also is a special Carnauba wax which was enriched with non-stick PTFE in order to create an ingenious protection shield for your paintwork. Thanks to the proverbial "Teflon-pan-effect" dirt and insects barely can't adhere at all to the as smooth as glass paintwork surface. Strongly recommended for daily driven vehicles, winter vehicles, and all vehicles that aren't parked in a garage.


Optimum Opti-Seal creates unmatched slickness and gloss while leaving no residue on your vehicle’s trim. It is a true paint sealant that will seal and protect your paint under a crystal clear barrier of cross-linked polymers. Dirt, moisture, oil, and UV radiation are all sealed out of the paint to maintain optimum gloss. It also provides real, durable protection for paint, plastic trim, wheels, glass, and all exterior surfaces (except rubber).

Interior Cleaning

Interior cleaning is a highly effective process that removes soil from a wide variety of automotive surfaces using a combination of steam and a multi-purpose degreaser. A powerful, yet safe method enough for even the most delicate Italian leathers. Interior cleaning is highly recommended for daily drivers and automotive enthusiasts.

Dan Tran delivers his promise, and at top notch. I was looking for a detailer who I can trust to do an excellent job and thankfully I don’t have to look any further! Thank you, Dan, for working on my car and doing nothing short of a ‘brilliant’ job!
— Laura




Starting at $599…

Opti-Guard Leather

Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl creates a hydrophobic barrier to chemicals and water on your car leather upholstery and vinyl. The resin contains special matting agents to ensure the manufacturer’s original appearance of your car leather. So, when spills happen, the liquid won’t absorb into the leather. When heat attempts to transfer color stains, it won’t absorb into the leather. When heat tries to age the leather, the UV rays won’t destroy the leather. This is because a high resistance to liquid, UV rays, dirt and pollutants has been created. So, no matter the types of leather in your vehicle, Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl creates superior car leather protection for your car interior.

Starting at $599…

Opti-Guard Fabric

Opti-Guard Fabric forms a strong bond with the fibers to prevent removal during cleaning. This means that Opti-Guard remains intact to ensure ultimate car interior protection. This bond between the substrate and the coating creates a surface that produces a very high contact angle when in contact with liquids. Due to this extremely high contact angle, liquids are unable to attach or penetrate the fibers and are repelled in droplets. This means, that the hydrophobic application provides a rebound-like or slide-like effect for liquids that come into contact with these surfaces and will protect the interior of your car. Acting much like water on a lotus leaf, Opti-Guard Fabric ensures high-quality car interior protection; it creates a microcosmic slippery surface on these closed-loop fabrics.



Starting at $399…

Optimum Paint Guard

Unlike other ceramic coatings it provides a durable, long-term protective coating for your car’s paint. Not only does dirt and debris negatively affect automotive paint, but so do the harsh chemicals used to clean your investment. So, Optimum Paint Guard ensures robust automotive paint protection to safeguard your vehicle against these chemicals as well as other pollutants. Further, it creates another layer of protection against everyday wear and tear from road debris and environmental driving hazards.

Starting at $599…

Paint Correction

Choosing paint correction for your favorite car means you need serious paint defects removed properly. Paint correction is performed using the right combination of pads, compounds, polishes, and tools. This is the number one choice for automotive enthusiasts around the Seacoast thanks to the perfect balance of refinement and the ultimate finish. While paint sealants is the service that put detailing professionals on the map, paint correction has become the most popular choice for car collectors.



Starting at $199…

Swissvax Shield Carnauba Wax

Before the first application of a high performance wax, the paint must be pre-treated without fail with a cleaner fluid or polished so that the wax can successfully adhere to the paintwork. It is also recommended that you have your vehicle waxed every 3 to 6 months which means you can your automobile investment maintained for more than two years in a condition which usually is reserved to award-winning classics.

Starting at $99…


The science behind Opti-Seal is incredible. The hyper concentrated polymer sealant begins cross-linking as soon as it hits the paint. It is a state-of-the-art, stand-alone sealant application that provides real, durable protection for paint, plastic trim, and wheels. Opti-Seal contains no fillers or cleaners. This will truly seal your paint. If your vehicle has imperfections imperfections, please consider Paint Correction first.



Starting at $199…

Interior Cleaning

Perfectly suitable for the daily driver or an automotive enthusiast, your interior carpet & fabric, leather, and glass will be amazingly cleaned without using any harsh chemicals that are harmful to your vehicle’s interior and your family. Old dash dressings and tough residues from interior panels will be removed safely. Spills and spots from leather seats will also be wiped away. Simply put, there is nothing basic about my interior cleanings!



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36 Maplewood Ave,
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone Number:
(603) 548-3440

Business Hours:
Monday – Saturday 7:00am – 7:00pm

All services by appointment only