Matte Red Ferrari FF

Flat vs. Satin Matte Paint

 One thing that makes matte painted cars so attractive is how unique they are. Not only are 99% of cars on the road glossy, but each matte finish is uniquely matte. There are satin matte finishes with a higher natural gloss, and what we consider flat matte finishes that scatter light so well you'd think the surface was covered in sand. Read More

Black Acura

The Detail: Back To School Edition

Fall's almost here and schools are in full swing... and I'm sure all of the parents out there know what that means. I'm talking, of course, about the endless war between children and the cleanliness of your car. I'm sure at one point or another, every one has experienced crumbs in seatbelt buckles, "art" filled windows, and a whole lot worse, but Read More

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Interior

Top 5 Leather Cleaning Tips

Tips are great because, for the most part, we all do things just a little bit differently. Whether that means washing indoors vs. outdoors, or using a paint sealant vs. a natural wax, detailing is pretty fluid in that you can achieve great results any number of ways. Cleaning leather is no exception. Rather than quick fixes, the following 5 tips Read More

Yellow Ferrari 348 TB

4 Tips For A Spotless Autumn

In just one short week we will welcome fall and all of its impending implications: colder weather, less sunlight, more debris, etc. While weather does, of course, depend on geographical location, there are still a few concepts that ring true for every car owner, no matter where they are in the world. These four tips will help you get ahead of the Read More

Matte White GT-R Rear View

Our Kind Of Labor Day

If you've checked out our facebook page recently, you know we had a pretty exciting Labor Day weekend. We went to Supercar Saturdays for a little fun, but we also went to Autowerks of Northbrook to get down to business. By business I, of course, mean detailing... and not just any old cars. Among the cars we were invited to detail was a Read More

Black McLaren at the Car Wash

4 Tips For Choosing The Best Car Wash Soap

If you're searching for your next car wash soap on the internet, I understand your frustration - thousands of brands, varying prices, and loads of confusion. While there's no way to filter the influx of car care products, I hope this article will provide aid to those looking to get the most out of their next car wash soap purchase. Believe me when Read More

GT Haus Black and White BMW M5

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Paintwork Protection

For the latest addition to our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, I'm going to dish out some information regarding paintwork protection. This series, as many of you know, is geared toward increasing the amateur detailer's detailing IQ - focusing on facts, tips, and proper procedure. I consider paintwork protection to be the single most important Read More

Automotive Orange Peel

What’s The Deal With Orange Peel?

Within the world of car care, most professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint - as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer... and if you Read More

Paint Protection Water Beading on White Car

5 Tips For Selecting Paint Protection Products

There's no shortage of car waxes available to consumers, and picking one out is so confusing it might as well be a drinking game. You've got thousands of companies in a virtual bidding war for your attention, and, unfortunately, this leads to a whole bunch of misconceptions when it comes to selecting the best paintwork protection product for your Read More

Polishing Red Chevy Impala

The Over Polishing Problem

Every industry has its own quirks, but car care and detailing is fairly unique in that we deal with probably the second most expensive possession someone will purchase aside from their house. Sure, for some this isn't an issue... but for the vast majority of us, it sure as hell is. We want our vehicles to last a long time and look good until we Read More