About Me

Yep, the guy in the video and the thumbnail is me. My name is Jan-Lucas and I love auto detailing!

I grew up around cars as my father works as a self-employed mechanic with a focus on the old BMW E31 8 series. You can check out my father’s website and store by clicking this link, if you are interested.

To be honest, I always used my parents’ cars and never really thought about car detailing or washing a car properly. I had great cars available like some old BMW E38 750i or my mum’s E38 735i, but I never really cared about it.

A car was just something I could use to get from A to B. Nothing more, nothing less.

But all of that changed in 2020, when I bought my first car which was a beautiful BMW E91 330xd.
What a great car.
All-wheel drive, diesel-power, and lots of space!

Suddenly I reconsidered automatic car washes and everyday car washing practices. It just did not make a lot of sense to spend thousand of dollars on a car to have it scratched by unmaintained car wash brushes.

So I started learning about car detailing and fell in love with it. I started spending my saturdays at a car wash park, trying out new products and hacks I had learned.

I invested a lot of time in learning how to do it properly and getting the right equipment to make my car look as shiny as possible.

I started shinycarproject.com in 2020 to tell you about my experiences and to help answer all the questions I had myself in regards to car detailing.

I want to answer common questions, teach you about car detailing in general and show you the best possible products on the market!

If you want to get in contact, feel free to send me an e-mail to [email protected] and I will try to respond as soon as possible! 🙂

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I do!

P.S.: I sold my BMW in 2022 for many different reasons. So I am currently detailing friends’ cars. Just because I currently do not own one does not mean that my love for car detailing fades away.

What I Want To Do In 2023

My ultimate goal is to become one of the best online resources with this blog for everybody who is enthusiastic about car detailing. This not only involves this blog that you are currently reading, but also informational and entertaining Youtube videos.

Moreover, there are some things I totally want to try out regarding car detailing in 2023:

  • Make great Youtube videos for you to enjoy: What makes car detailing so great is that it is extremely satisfying. Seriously if you have never watched a video of a car getting detailed professionally, you have missed out on something. I swear you will enjoy it!
    Moreover, there are just so many detailing questions that need a proper answer, so it is my goal to provide you with them by continuing this blog and making awesome videos! You can find my channel here: Shinycarproject Youtube.
  • Get a new car (BIG MAYBE): I miss my BMW and the freedom a car gives you. So maaaaaybe I am going to get a new car this year. What would you recommendation be? Feel free to send me an e-mail at [email protected] with your ideas!

My Favorite Detailing Moment (So Far)

My best friend works at Porsche and managed to get a Porsche Taycan for free for a weekend. Not only was it incredible to drive one of the first electric sports cars on the market (at the time), but we were also allowed to detail this beauty!

So you can guess that I really enjoy to clean her properly. Seeing her at the Porsche center all shiny and clean made me so happy!

Here are some pictures of that detailing session:

Get In Touch With Me

I am always happy to interact with my readers, be it via e-mail or social media.
Check my social handles below and get in touch! 🙂

I am also happy to help you with any car detailing problems that might arise. Just send me an e-mail with pictures and I will do my best to help you. Here is an example of a reader that did exactly this.