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Why Your Brand New Car Needs A Detail

When you buy a new car you expect it to have rolled right out of the factory in pristine condition, right? Unfortunately, this is not what actually happens. Chances are, unless you've custom ordered the car, its been quite some time since it was at the plant, and you had better believe that the car has swapped hands once or twice. Sure, it'll be Read More

What to Wash Your Car With

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Car Care Products

This is the first piece of our latest series where we will be outlining car care concepts for beginning detailers. The goal of Behind the Detail's "Beginner's Guide to Detailing" is to educate and enthuse car owners who are interested in learning the basic principles of car care so that they can begin to maintain their cars by hand. Today we'll be Read More

1999 Grey Ferrari 550 Maranello

Easily Remove Orange Rust From Rotors

Ever noticed that nasty looking orange dust that takes over your rotors after a while of no driving, periods of humidity, or a rain storm? Your brakes are fine, but they're rusting. In basic speak, rust is a form of corrosion (read more). Over time this rust can begin to etch and cause pitting in your rotors - not fun. Problem is you can't really Read More

Cleaning Leather Car Seats

The Detail: Pets

If you're tired of pet hair and dandruff taking over your car, this article is for you. While we all love our pets, we don't always like how they leave our cars after taking a trip to the park. Cleaning up the mess is usually where the headache sets in and you begin thinking about making your car off limits to Fido. Well I'm here to show you that a Read More

1960's Black Shelby Cobra

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

When most people hear the phrase "car care" they think one of two things: car wash or oil change. While auto manufacturers make it a point to tell you to swap out the oil every 3,000 - 5,000 miles, they don't really address the cosmetic health of your car. Naturally the question arises, "how often should I wash my car?" Unfortunately, most Read More

Red Corvette Close Up

3 Ways To Make Your Car Stand Out This Summer

With summer in full swing now is the time to make sure your car is looking good. It doesn't matter if you're checking out a car show, taking a road trip, or just cruising around town, the cleanliness of your car is something everyone notices. If you're falling behind, fear not. You have plenty of time to make a good impression. The best place to Read More

Matte White Maserati Car Wash

Top 5 Car Washing Tips

Everybody likes a clean car, right? Well what if I said I could make your clean car even cleaner? In an effort to help you bring out the best in your ride, we've put together these 5 tips to help you make your car wash even better. So read on, take it in, and when you're done I strongly suggest putting them to use and seeing how well they really Read More

2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Interior

The Detail: Impressing A Client

To kick off our latest blog series, The Detail, I'll be showing you how to impress a client with a clean car. One of the worst things you can do is tarnish your reputation because your car is a pigsty. Cleaner is always better, and luckily we're on your side. These tips are quick, easy improvements that don't require much heavy lifting. Continue Read More

Black Fiskar Karma Being Washes

The Limitations Of Washing A Car

Today I overheard a story about a customer at a local hand wash who was unhappy with her car wash. After the wash she pointed out a small area behind the rear wheel well - a spec or two of tar. Exclaiming that she could remove the tar with her fingernail, the Foreman replied, "We don't wash cars with our fingernails." While that may not be the most Read More

Matte Mercedes C63 AMG

Clear Bra On Matte?

Earlier today we had a blog comment asking about clear bra on matte paint. The big question - will a traditional glossy clear bra appear reflective? The short answer is yes, but take a look for yourself... As you can see, the area covered in clear bra is reflective - notice the reflection of the window that you wouldn't normally see in matte Read More