Silver Porsche 356 Windshield

How To Remove Overspray (And Other Messes) From Glass

So, you've got overspray (ie. paint, cement, tar) on your windows? Obviously you want to remove it, but the question is how. Before answering that, you must first consider the substance or contaminant that you are removing. For example, you remove tar differently than you would remove cement, or paint for that matter. Take a look at each scenario Read More

Matte White Lamborghini Aventador

Tips For Matte Car Care At SEMA

If you've attended or read up on the SEMA Show in the past, you know matte cars have become a very popular feature. Just about all the big booths (Ford, Mopar, Hyundai, etc.) have a matte car or two, and you'll find dozens, if not more, scattered throughout the entire venue. They've become a fan favorite and are easily some of the cooler cars at Read More

Simon's Shine Shop

How Much Does Detailing Cost?

Depending on the condition of your car and the procedure it needs, detailing can cost anywhere from $50 to an arm and a leg. As you'll soon see, the biggest contributor to how much your car's detail will cost is whether or not you decide to do it yourself or take the car to the professionals. Regardless of who is doing the work, you should know Read More

Red Hyundai Genesis at SEMA

Tips For Maintaining A Booth Car At SEMA

Exhibiting at SEMA? Then you know that every year hundreds of custom-built cars pour into the Las Vegas convention center for the show to demo detailing products, display aftermarket parts and accessories, show off a fresh new paint job, or just to draw attention to an OEM's booth. They've become a popular attraction for both attendees and the Read More

Detailing Products

6 Detailing Products You Should Be Using (& Probably Aren’t)

While increasing your detailing IQ will gradually help you become a better detailer, using the right products can immediately improve your skills. And whether you're an early adopter of the following products or you've never touched them before, one thing's for sure: you should be using them. These car care products were chosen because they make Read More

Blue Clay Bar in Tin

What Grade of Clay Bar Should I Use?

When shopping for a clay bar, nothing matters more than what grade you select. Each grade is equally useful, just in different ways. Depending on the contaminants in or on your paint (overspray, debris, sap, environmental fallout), you may need a more agressive grade of clay, but, as you'll soon read, most car owners will be okay with a fine or Read More

Machine Polisher on Black Paint

Top 5 Reasons For Polishing Your Car

If you've ever asked yourself (or Google) why you should polish your car and aren't too sure, this article is for you. The following five examples are in no way absolute "should polish" situations, but are the most popular reasons that we detailers polish cars. Every car owner will have their own opinion on when they like to polish or how often Read More

Orange International Scout II

Pro Edition: 4 Ways To Make Your Detailing Business Stand Out

When you're in the professional detailing business being different is important, mostly because there's more and more competition on a daily basis. If you live in a big city you're competing with dozens of car washes and detailing shops, and if you're more isolated, you're competing with low volume and maybe a few mobile detailers (if you aren't Read More

White Nissan GTR Wheel

Matte Wheel Care Basics

As far as wheels are concerned, there are dozens and dozens of surface options ranging from chrome to clear coat. Today I'll be talking about matte wheels, how to care for them, and why protection is really the key to keeping them in great condition. Most people don't realize it, but matte paint (whether on wheels or the entire car) isn't all that Read More

Claying a Black Car

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Claying

To continue our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, today I'll be discussing the wonderful world of clay. If you haven't heard of claying (aka clay bar treatment), it's basically a process in which you remove embedded contaminants from your car's clear coat. It's one of the most widely used car care practices, and for a number of good reasons. This Read More