About CityRestore

The Art and Mechanics of Paint, Plastic and Metal Restoration

Since 1991, the staff at CityRestore has been focused on the art and mechanics of Paint, Plastic and Metal Restoration. During this time we have perfected a 4-step chemical process that easily cleans, rejuvenates, and restores most non-porous surfaces. Our most recent efforts have created products that not only surpass client CityRestoreexpectations, but also provide a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to keep surfaces looking new.

What is our mission and why we are different?

The mission of CityRestore is simple. We provide products that clean and protect surfaces restoring them to their original luster without using paints or pigments. Our restoration products are clear and work on most non-porous surfaces. What sets CityRestore apart is that we not only have the knowledge and field experience to clean and protect, but also have a dedicated staff to create better products based on our field experience. In other words, whether you have a CityRestore trained professional apply our products or do it yourself, we have done the field research and testing for you to achieve the same results either way.

How did we get here?

Our entry into restoration began in 1991 with an auto-detailing business that quickly blossomed into other industries including powerwashing, concrete sealing, commercial equipment painting and commercial truck detailing.

In 1999 we began looking for a way to speed up the commercial equipment detailing process and make it less labor-intensive. In early 2002 we enlisted the help of a chemist to create what we were looking for. Working directly with the chemist, we gave him a list of product requirements that would not only make our lives easier, but also make the commercial equipment customer extremely happy. After 3 years of testing, we had our Commercial V1 Shine - our first paint rejuvenation sealer with Quick-Dry.

In 2006, a friend was being warned by his Homeowners Association that his garage door had to be painted or replaced. The obvious choice at the time was painting, but the Homeowner’s Association warned that the color had to be exactly what was painted by the original home builder. Because the exact paint code was unavailable, we tried our paint rejuvenation product and appeased the Association. Our second product, DOORestore™ was born.

Recent Product Updates

In 2010 we phased out V1 Shine due to increasingly stringent California VOC regulations and introduced V2 Shine. Not only did V2 Shine prove to be a fantastic restoration product, but it also surpassed California VOC standards making it legal in ALL states. Recently we reformulated V2 Shine with the same UV Block Properties as DooRestore™ allowing residential customers to restore more than just doors.

In 2011 we introduced our latest Commercial product, V3 Shine. V3 Shine is formulated to be used quickly and easily in quantity through commercial sprayers allowing the restoration professional maximum return. V3 Shine also meets California VOC regulations and is legal in All states.

In 2016, we began a transition to A simpler, more modern name and look for our products. What was once FN Clean, FN Bright, and V3 Shine are now known as CLEAN, PREP, and SHINE. With new and improved labels we’ve worked to give you, our valued customers, a new take on our products while still providing the same professional, and long-lasting results for your equipment.

In 2018, we introduced SUPER CONCRETE REMOVER, a solution for removing concrete, cement, grout, mortar and stucco from your equipment and tools.  You can get the Super Concrete Remover Kit which has everything you need for build up removal.

In 2020, we launched ZZZAP! ASPHALT AND SPECIAL ADHESIVE REMOVER that is fact acting and effective but gentle on most surfaces.  Removes any asphalt or other adhesive build up from your heavy equipment.