Gloss Auto Wash & Cafe roared into Boulder's cultural consciousness in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, with some top notch car wash services, world class coffee, interesting design and a quaint notion that getting your car washed could be the best part of your week.
Gloss is a step bigger than a brand: it’s a culture and a way of life. To us, 'gloss' is trying to add that little bit of extra shine to everything in our life. Gloss is the passion and enthusiasm we put into doing our jobs. Gloss is that feeling we get from taking care of our community, our team and the environment.
Gloss didn't set out to just wash cars, but to celebrate the feeling you get from taking care of something you love. To us, car's are not just transportation, they are part of our lives. They tell a story about us, where we have been, where we are going. At Gloss, we love cars. We are obsessed with them in fact. Our own cars are always shiny and that makes us feel good. We want to share that feeling with you.
Our car wash & cafe is a gathering spot where all welcome and there’s simply respect for the honesty and enjoyment of the machine, good coffee and taking care of our community. Inclusiveness, authenticity, enthusiasm. That's our formula for maximum Gloss.
Stop by, enjoy some fair trade and organic coffee and shine your shell. We promise the feeling of Gloss you get will make your day just a little bit better.
Anthony & Peter
Our car obsession extends far beyond just washing your car. We are experts at all facets of car detailing - from simple interior and exterior services to ceramic coatings and full vehicle wraps, we offer the best car care services in Boulder at the Gloss Detail Studio. Located around back from the wash by the red garage doors.
Yes. In fact, I first went to Puddle in 1999 and have been trying to acquire it ever since. My desire for sipping a top notch latte while my car gets cleaned knows no bounds. I love cars and I love them more when they are clean.
You bet. We are experts at bringing your car back to showroom condition. Swing by today and let our team help restore some Gloss to your whip.
Yup, no touching here. So if you own a Tesla and read your owners manual, you will be pleased to find out that Gloss is the type of wash recommended by Tesla. Is touch-less better than a wash with brushes? Depends on who you ask and how it is setup, but the nice thing about touchless is that your car is washed with water and soap, no brushes against your paint. And for those who say 'It's impossible to clean a car without brushes', please take a picture of the brushes in your dishwasher and send them to me. We'll wait.
Of course. Turns out a Gloss Wash is WAY more efficient than washing it at home. In fact, we use less than 19 gallons of water to wash your car versus around 50 at home. Plus, we run all our water through settling tanks, then a maze of filters so it can be recycled back into the wash. This helps us reclaim and re-use a tremendous amount of water. So if you care about saving water, and if you live in Boulder, you should throw away your bucket and sponge and commit to only washing at Gloss, forever.
Yes, perhaps you, like us, dreamed of the day when you could get amazing coffee while getting your car washed. Well, your dream has come true. Gloss serves fair trade and organic coffee roasted by our friends at Ampersand right here in Boulder Colorado. Our Gloss's RPM Blend is the result of tinkering with blends from different countries to create a smooth, everyday roast with a chocolate finish. Try some, you won't be disappointed. We sell it by the pound and can grind for you as well.
Because they love what they do. And we pay them well. We take the 'service' part of full service pretty seriously. If you love cars, coffee, making people smile and making good money, hit us up, we are always looking for people to join our team.
We will! We have a state of the art dog washing booth on order. We, like you, need a place to bathe our dog after a weekend mud fest in the mountains.
Wait, who told you our grand plan? It's true, one of goals with Gloss is to have a full mobile washing service, with membership plans, so you can keep your car clean just by leaving it in your driveway. Stay tuned.
Working on that. Have some other upgrades that have to take place first.
Yes. This is a real deal local business. Sending your business to Gloss creates jobs and economy right here in BoCo. Get a clean car and feel good about supporting your community.
Working on that too, so yes, we will. Patience please!
You bet! We are a new Boulder, Colorado based business trying to succeed as a local car wash performing local detail services including washing, waxing, polishing, vacuuming, cleaning, and other automotive services. We also are the best coffee shop in Boulder, serving high quality espresso beverages along with a curated retail selection of greeting cards, automotive supplies, snacks, sundries and fun gifts. We are an eco-friendly touchless car wash. Gloss Wash is the best car wash around and we highly suggest you stop by to clean your ride!