Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2013

Curacao’s illustrious automotive detailer opens island detailing business

EcoAutoSpa Promises the Most Sophisticated Detailing Techniques Available

DetailingWILLEMSTAD – Curacao’s most experienced automotive detailer, known for his place on the U.S.’ elite Air Force One Detailing Team, Gilberto Bakhuis has taken a long awaited step in opening his own mobile detailing and automotive rent business known as EcoAutoSpa. Beginning in May, Bakhuis will not only provide island residents and visitors with the highest level of eco-friendly interior and exterior automotive detailing available, but he is especially qualified in precision paint correction techniques. He can restore to a long-lasting, diamond-like shine, any automotive paint damaged by acid rain and saltwater spray; dull, cloudy, oxidized paint surfaces; and exteriors suffering from water splotching and swirls. They also offer headlight repair and the latest in anti-bacterial odor removal.

“This is the dream of a lifetime and I have been working towards owning my own business for the past two years,” Bakhuis says. “I spent more than a decade working as a professional detailer and automotive leasing manager. The experience has afforded me the opportunity to learn the car leasing business, while undergoing continual training in the perfection techniques and skills required for maintaining your automotive investment.”

Many locals will know Bakhuis as having worked as a manager at the island’s Star Lease for the past 11 years. He acquired his training and certification from detailing guru Renny Doyle’s Detailing Success in Big Bear, California — one of detailing’s most respected programs for learning high-level paint correction and automotive, aircraft, and yacht detailing techniques. After achieving that certification, Bakhuis was chosen for the 2011 Air Force One Detailing Team where he helped detail the original presidential jet plane, and an all-aluminum B29 bomber at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Detailing vintage airplanes requires a special skill that involves an almost fanatical eye for detail and perfection, a benefit Bakhuis’ customers will receive on a daily basis, from the everyday driver and beach-goer, to the business executive and exotic car collector.

EcoAutoSpa offers a free Concierge Pick-up & Delivery Service for your vehicle, so if you are headed to the airport for a trip or are just tied up in meetings all day, EcoAutoSpa will pick up your car at home, office or the airport, detail it while you are gone, and have it waiting for you — glistening in the sunlight — when you return!

EcoAutoSpa Grand Opening May specials include a free exterior carwash and paint Inspection; as well as fun and interactive promotions beginning with a call for entries into the Dirty Car Contest. Post a picture of your dirty car on EcoAutoSpa’s Facebook page with a write-up why you should win, and the most “Likes” by May 31 wins a complete interior and exterior Stage 1 detail for free – a $650 value.

For more information about the opening of EcoAutoSpa, contact Gilberto Bakhuis at 5999-523-6343 or visit our website at

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