Detailing Corvette

The Secret To A Healthier Car

When it comes to detailing, it seems that everybody has their own opinion on proper technique, products, and usage. Competing ideas have unfortunately riddled the Internet with debate forums in which people argue over everything from the proper way to apply a wax, to how many microns thick their paintwork is. For enthusiasts everywhere, there's a Read More

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How To Correctly Wash & Dry Your Car

There are few things that rival a Sunday drive in a freshly washed car. We have a relationship with our cars that runs deeper than appearance, but it’s hard to deny the feeling of cruising along the lake with the sun gleaming off of your hood. In some ways, driving a clean car can give us the confidence to actually feel good while driving. Read More

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How To Wax Your Car Like A Pro

When it comes to waxing, the goal is a deep, brilliant, and lustrous shine that brings out your car’s natural beauty. What the back label of a simple wax product won’t tell you is that in order to achieve that high-depth shine, you’ve got to prepare the surface correctly. Proper preparation will help prevent swirls or minor scratching, while also Read More

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1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II: Post Detail

This one of a kind Rolls is a sight for sore eyes. What was once layered in a fine film of dust, covered in scratches and swirls, and by all means neglected, has turned out absolutely spectacular. You wouldn't think it, but a monster like this is a joy to detail; flat panels, intricate components, and all-in-all a beauty to stare at once you're Read More

Audi Rim

How To Clean Wheels Safely

Your car's wheels are the lifeblood of your car's appearance, and when neglected can greatly diminish the value of your investment. Some opinions stress the paintwork or the interior of your car, but it's your wheels that keep you on the road and really speak for how clean your car truly is. It's obvious from looking at a wheel covered in brake Read More

Dirty Car Contest Winner

Congratulations, Katie! Katie and her red VW, out of Chicago, have won our Dirty Car Contest! Katie will receive a plethora of prizes for entering, including: Concours Showroom Shine from Simon's Shine Shop Dr. Beasley's First Aid Kit Dr. Beasley's Formula 1201 Read More

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Dirty Car Contest Updates!

As you may know, Dr. Beasley's and Simon's Shine Shop are teaming up for our very own Dirty Car Contest! This contest will have 8 winners with prizes valued at over $2000. Remember you have until the 25th to submit. Here are just a few of the submissions we've received.. and if you think your car's got what it takes to beat these then sign up Read More

Spring Detailing Tips & Essentials

  Yes, it's about that time. Salt stains and swirl marks beware - spring is on its way. It's amazing what a cool 50 degree February day in Chicago will have you thinking, but a clean car is just one. In preparation for the warmer months, the time has come to bust the car out of the garage, scrub her down, and get her ready to shine. Spring Read More

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Removing Surface Scratches From Black Paint: Part III

Paintwork Protection (Wax/Sealant) So you've just spent a few hours polishing, polishing, and polishing some more to remove the surface scratches from your car's paint - now what? No matter how hard you've worked, you'd might as well drag a key across your hood if you forget to wax. Please don't actually drag a key across your hood, but just know Read More

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Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Part II

Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Cutting) If you've read Part I of our series (Polishing - Preservation) then you know why you'd use  cutting over preservation. To introduce cutting, let me just say - no, this in no way damages or harms your car. In fact, most professional detail shops will 'cut' paint in order to suit their customers' needs Read More