Matte Grey, Mercedes, SLS, AMG, Black Series

Detailing a Matte 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

We deal with high end cars all the time. But sometimes a car comes in that we have to step back and admire because it is truly special. Such was the case a couple weeks ago when a customer of ours stopped by with his brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Now, I've never seen one of these before in person, because, really, there's only a Read More

Microsuede, Alcantara, Dinamica, cleaning

Cleaning Microsuede: An Introduction

There are always fancy new materials being introduced into top of the line vehicles which end up being standard offerings in time. Lately, OEMs have been using microsuede on the interiors of their vehicles as a high-tech alternative to leather in luxury and performance vehicles. I fully expect the use of this material to spread similar to how we've Read More

Before and After Tire

3 Steps To Better Looking Tires: A Case Study

The other day I was getting into one of the trucks we use here at the shop and when I looked down I noticed the tires were covered in reddish/brown blotches and tons of dirt and dust. It’s a big truck with big tires so it’s tough not to notice that sort of thing. Anyway, I was reminded of an article we posted a couple of months ago about taking Read More

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Matte Silver CTS-V Special Edition

The current iteration of the Cadillac CTS is getting a bit long in the tooth, and they're planning on unveiling the new redesign at the New York Auto Show next month. Which means it's the perfect time to reveal the new matte silver CTS-V coupe they're coming out with. They’re calling it the “Silver Frost Edition”, and it will be available next Read More

2013 V-Twin Expo

2013 V-Twin Expo Recap

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2013 V-Twin Expo, and I must say, it was a hell of a show. For those of you who don’t know, the V-Twin Expo is an annual tradeshow held in Cincinnati and is attended by the biggest aftermarket manufacturers, dealers, and custom bike shops (as well as associated media outlets). I had a chance to Read More

Undercarriage Cleaning System

How To Build Your Own Undercarriage Washer

While the undercarriage is usually the dirtiest part of your car, it’s also probably the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning. After all, out of sight, out of mind. Many people even realize that they should clean their undercarriage but don’t, simply because it’s a pain. This was a problem at our detailing shop too, until we devised a clever Read More

Chamois On BMW Hood

Why Chamois Are A Sham

Recently an acquaintance of mine, for no particular reason, gifted me a chamois (sort of a weird gift, but whatever). Now, I’m not a fan of chamois, and I don’t recommend them. So while it was a thoughtful gift, I won’t be using it. Below I’ll break down why, and how you could save yourself a few headaches by skipping the chamois as well. Read More

Applying Wax to Blue Car

The Best Car Wax, As Told By Consumer Reports…

Let me start off by saying that I like Consumer Reports. Most of the time they’re spot on and they obviously provide a ton of useful information. But if you’ve read their Car Wax Buying Guide you should know they missed the mark. That’s not to say that the product ratings aren’t worth checking out if you’re interested in one of the waxes they’ve Read More

Stickers on Car Window

How to Remove Bumper Stickers

Not long ago I was speaking to a customer of ours whose bumper sticker had….well let’s just say it had been vandalized. The point is she was mortified to be seen driving around with the (now obscene) sticker on the back of her car, but she had no idea how to get rid of it. Eventually she found the time to swing by and we removed it for her. But it Read More

2007 Grey Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

How To Treat Your Car After It’s Been Tricked

Cleaning Up After Halloween Mayhem Ok guys, Halloween is just around the corner. For some of you that might mean dressing up and going to parties, for others it means taking your kids trick or treating. For me it means keeping my car out of harm’s way. Every year, without fail, kids all over the country run around egging, and TPing, and Read More