Heat Gun on Hood

How Hot Is Too Hot?

Carnauba Wax, It's Melting Point, and Your Car's Protection With the recent heat wave sweeping through most of the United States, our ice cubes aren't the only thing melting. If you've waxed your car with a typical carnauba wax, the heat is beating it up. Dr. Beasley's Staff in Chicago took a series of hood temperature tests on Read More

Bugs on Saturn

Remove Bugs From Your Car

Kiss Bug Splats Goodbye If you have driven a car, chances are you know what happens to the front of a car after driving a long distance. For some reason, no matter where we drive, bugs seem to magnetize to the front of our cars as if they were covered in fly paper. People everywhere understand that bug guts make your car look like a science Read More

Product Preview: Exfoliating Wax

Formulating A Cleaner Wax   The car care industry is saturated with wax companies claiming they've got the "next big thing" when it comes to liquid paste waxes, but as it turns out, it's all clever marketing. Recently, the push has been toward paint-cleaning waxes that actually clean the paint while protecting it. We have been Read More

Cyclo Polisher

Cyclo Model 5 Polisher Review

The Most Effective Orbital in Detailing For over 50 years, the Cyclo name has been trusted to product quality, durable, and effective polishing machines. The company began with the motivation to produce polishing machines for airplanes in the military. What makes this polisher different is its rotating heads. Unlike a normal rotary machine that Read More

Detailing Clay Bar

One Big Clay Bar Guide

How To Use a Clay Bar Effectively, Safely, and Correctly Clay bars might seem insignificant if you've never heard of it before, but to the car care enthusiast, clay is more than a 100 gram bar of art supply. It's been in the detailing field for a number of years and has become a necessity to any polishing procedure. The results don't lie; claying Read More

Cracked Car Paint

Why Is My Car’s Paint Cracking?

The Facts Behind Spider Webbing and Dry Paintwork If you've owned a car for a long time, chances are you've noticed some aging, especially in relation to your paint. This happens over time, but it's important to understand why this happens and how to prevent it. Small cracks, light spider webbing, and hairline fractures make paint unappealing and Read More

Watch While Washing

What Not To Wear While Detailing Your Car

Detailing attire is a topic that has been virtually untouched. The average person isn't going to care much about what they're wearing while cleaning their car, but they should. Simple accessories and dress choices can wind up costing you hundreds in repair costs or thousands if you need to repaint because of a scratch you accidentally left on the Read More

1963 Porche 356b

3 Easy Tips To Get Your Car Ready For The Car Show

For car fanatics, the summer months mean long cruises, countless hours in the garage, and frequent car shows. Whether you're entering a car in the show or just checking out the local flavors, there's a certain atmosphere at these events that unites people of all ages around these beautiful machines. You might find a hidden gem, like a 1963 Porsche Read More

Matte Car Care Is Here

We at Dr. Beasley's are pleased to announce the launch of our matte car care product line. We've spent countless hours testing new formulas on matte paint and have come up with a matte car wash soap, matte paint sealant, matte paint cleanser, and matte detail spray. These products have been a breakthrough and mark the first premium matte care Read More

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A Day in the Life of a Professional Detailer: May 31, 2011

For most of us, the day after Memorial Day means a food-coma and a long day at work. For a professional detailer it means new surprises, new projects, and dirty cars. This Tuesday, May 31, wasn't much different. What started off as a beautiful day in Chicagoland swiftly turned into a car wash frenzy. 8AM and the garage of Simon's Shine Shop was Read More