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Dublin Detailer Selected for Air Force One Detailing Team


Perry Barentine of Leprechaun Carwash joins a handpicked team of thirty detailers who will travel to Seattle to restore two historic paragons in U.S. aviation history. The first presidential jet plane (Air Force One) known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970 was a flying Oval Office for four U.S. Presidents including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. The Boeing 707-120 also entertained many international VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.

The team will also refurbish a rare WWII B29 Bomber known as T-Square 54, both of which are on exhibit in Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Renny Doyle, owner of Attention to Details, a master-level detailing training facility located in Big Bear Lake, California, organized the pro bono event, selecting the best thirty detailers out of over two hundred fifty of his graduates worldwide. Doyle, who specializes in detailing high-end automobiles and private/corporate jets, restored the deteriorating exterior of Air Force One in 2003. “It made my career due to the level of workmanship I delivered,” Doyle says. “I wanted to offer that opportunity to the many small business owners we train, with hopes they receive the same level of success and recognition for excellence I did.

The detailing industry is often thought of as very blue collar, but those chosen for this project are the best of the best in terms of workmanship and professionalism.”

Having trained under Doyle in 2008 and working with Arcadia detailer Jose Fernandez of Superior Shine Mobile Detailing in 2009 to restore a B17 at the Lyon Air Museum in Orange County, CA, Barentine says he is honored to have been chosen for the 2011 Air Force One detailing team.

“Detailing has always been a passion of mine and to have been chosen as a member of this elite team of the best detailers in the country for a second time, is very exciting for me,” Barentine says.

For 34 years, the Barentine family has operated Leprechaun Carwash, offering a broad menu of automotive services including several levels of professional detailing, hand carwashes, and Mobil1 oil change and lubrication services.

The skill involved in detailing and restoring a museum piece, let alone the fact it is Air Force One, requires a level of craftsmanship far exceeding a soapy sponge and a bucket of water. “I am thrilled to be a part of an elite detailing team who will literally, polish history,” Barentine says.

For more information about Barentine’s participation in the 2011 Air Force One project, contact him at 478-609-1753.

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