Understated Detailing is individually owned and operated. Our President, Mario Nudo, is a true car enthusiast with a passion for European cars, especially BMW and Porsche. Detailing has been a part of Mario's life since he was a young kid. It started with helping his dad wash and clean up the family cars in the garage at home. As time went on, and detailing technology advanced, mentors in the industry started to develop methods and ways to reduce and remove swirl marks in the clear coat of our cars. Mario has always had an appreciation for a beautiful, well-done, paint job with a swirl free finish, so he adopted these methods, and sought out the opportunity to use his skills and provide detailing services to other car enthusiasts who appreciate a clean and well maintained vehicle.

Understated Detailing was started out of Mario's home garage in 2014 and it quickly became a reputable well known brand in the Chicagoland area. By 2017 the business out grew the garage and it was time to move on to a much bigger and better location. In mid 2018 Understated Detailing relocated to a custom built, state of the art, brick and mortar auto body shop and detailing studio in Northbrook, IL. We now have a team that is highly skilled, with each team member having a drive and passion for perfection. We have years of experience in auto body repair and detailing cars professionally while handling both private and commercial clientele.


We strive to make your car as perfect as can be. Our goal is to perfect and enhance the design of your car and bring out the understated details that were engineered by the manufacturers design team. The object of adding a ceramic coating is to make your car shine and stand out from the rest, whilst remaining understated, and not too flashy.  We have an obsession with clean cars and perfect paint, so every vehicle we service is treated just as if it were our own. Whether it's new or used, out shine the rest!


  • All of our services are performed by appointment only.
  • Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating, and PPF services require a deposit of 20%.
  • You will lose your deposit if the appointment is cancelled less than 48 hours prior.
  • Price may vary upon inspection of the vehicle.
  • We only accept cash or credit card.
  • Please allow 2-5 days labor time if you choose our paint correction, ceramic coating, or PPF packages.