Red Corvette Being Waxed

Top 5 Threats to Your Wax’s Longevity

Wouldn't it be great if you could magically make that layer of wax last, oh, I don't know... three years? How amazing would it be to achieve the best durability and never lose that freshly applied shine? While it'd sure be awesome, the truth is there are other factors gunning for the downfall of your freshly bonded protection layer - some that are Read More

Yellow Lamborghini Close Up

The New ‘Wash & Wax’

In the past, washing and waxing your car by hand probably meant a good hour or so of time spent detailing. If you opted for a paint sealant, tack a few more hours on for bonding and cure time. While washing and waxing has pretty much been unchanged for as long as the industry has been around, I'm going to show you an innovative alternative that can Read More

The Two Bucket Method

The 2 Bucket Car Wash System

When washing your car, safety should always be a top priority. You can never be too cautious with your paint finish, as even an unnoticeable flake of debris could potentially damage the surface. While protecting your paint puts you at an added advantage, there is one clear way to improve your car wash: The 2 Bucket System. As you'll see, one bucket Read More

Matte Waxed

Why You Can’t Wax Matte Paint Finishes

Wax and matte paint are mortal enemies for one reason: wax gradually begins to reverse the 'flat' effect. Waxes are most commonly known as protection products that yield a shine, mostly because they're made of carnauba and filling ingredients. In basic speak, traditional waxes fill imperfections to create an even surface. Problem is, matte paint is Read More

2013 Yellow Corvette Stingray

Cleaner Waxes: Pros & Cons

Cleaner waxes have become quite popular in the car care world, but there's still much debate over whether or not it's the best option for your car. As is with most things in life, there are positives and negatives that should be considered before determining if a cleaner wax is the right choice. Products are formulated to do very specific things, Read More

4 Outdated Detailing Techniques

4 Outdated Detailing Techniques Still Being Used

In the detailing world, tradition often clouds the innovative breakthroughs that our industry has made over the years. Products, techniques, you name it - it's all changed. We talk a lot about what you should do regarding car care, but not a lot about what people used to do. As for a little change of pace, here are 4 outdated detailing techniques Read More

White Matte Wrap on BMW

Protecting Matte Wraps

As you know, much of the automotive community is going ga-ga for matte paint jobs. Increasingly so, we're starting to see manufacturers offer factory matte options, but that doesn't limit your car's ability to become matte. Matte wraps are all the rage, especially on exotic cars that aren't offered in factory matte finishes - GT3s, DB9s, etc. Read More

Layering Car Wax on Blue Aston Martin

Layering Waxes

Maybe you've heard of the practice, maybe you haven't. Either way, layering waxes is widely used throughout the cosmetic car care world, and for plenty of reasons. The main two? Shine and protection. That said, all layering is not created equal. You'll soon see that the product(s) you choose make all the difference, but at the end of the day there Read More

Matte White Ferrari

Matte Paint Care Myths: DEBUNKED!

There's nothing in this world quite like allowing fact to bust the cap off mere theories. Believe me, in the detailing community, all sorts of nonsense churning out on the interwebs. Troll some detailing forums, you're guaranteed to see them - a whole muck of unadvised claims without much evidence to back it up. Still don't believe me? Well believe Read More

Honda Civic Interior

3 Steps to Easily Keep Upholstery Clean

Yesterday I happened to come across what appears to be a new fad in older cars - sweatshirt seat covers. Upon further examination and creeping on this dude's car, I noticed his seats were simply filthy. Rather than getting them cleaned or taking care of them, he must've figured throwing some XXXL Old Navy hoodies over the front seats would take Read More