Supercars, exotics, custom cars

A Sea of Exotic Supercars! Video Included

It's not everyday that we find ourselves engulfed in millions of dollars worth of cars in one space. Luckily we found ourselves in one of those situations last Saturday. An event called Supercar Saturdays is hosted once a month in various parts of Chicagoland in the spring and summer months. Hundreds of cars and even more enthusiasts gather to see Read More

matte paint clear coat reflection diagram

If You Buff Matte Paint, You will RUIN your Finish!

The average person isn't going to put a Rupes polisher to the hood of their matte Mercedes. However, we think it's important to show you what happens when you do buff matte paint. http://drbeasleys.wistia.com/medias/odvt3yw88b?embedType=seo&videoWidth=800 From time to time we get panicked calls because someone had a scratch or chips in Read More

Matte Paint, Manufacturers, OEM,

The Detail: The Matte Surge in the World Today

  Maybe it's because I work in the industry of cars and automotive paint, but I thought that matte finished vehicles were more popular than they are.  I've spent the past few weeks in conversations with lots of different groups of people and the question of, 'what do you do for work?' comes around quite often. On more than one occasion, Read More

3M, 1080, Wraps, Self Healing, Matte

Self Healing Vinyl Wraps to Remove Scratches and Imperfections

There are a number of self healing vinyl wraps on the market these days. Amongst this list is the 3M 1080 wraps. We got our hands on some and decided to play around with it to see just how effective it really is! We got our first glimpse of the self healing wraps in action while we were at SEMA in 2013. One of the attendees dug his nails into Read More

Icon, 4x4, Thriftmaster, Matte,

ICON 4X4 and Dr. Beasley’s Partner up to Clean and Protect Matte Finishes

  ICON 4x4 matte finishes, as of 2014, are being officially cleaned and protected by Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Prescription. This partnership formed after extensive testing by ICON to ensure that the best possible products are being used on the best vehicles on the road. It is nothing short of humbling to be able to say that the legendary Read More

Interior Cleaning, Detailing, Organic, Inorganic

How to Clean Interiors Properly: Spot Organic vs Inorganic Messes

This article has been a long time coming. Around 9 years ago at the detail shop we own and manage, we ran into an issue with a stain on the headliner of the car. It was a black mark that the detailer just couldn't get out. He noticed how caked on it looked and went straight for "purple" (our heavy degreaser product). No matter how much they sprayed Read More

Spring Detailing, Detailing After Winter, Tire, Wheels, Plastic

Spring Cleaning: Detailing the Details (Part 3)

Ok...now that we have the interior and exterior of our cars detailed to an extent, it's time to focus on a few details that really make that your car look awesome. Although these areas I'm about to mention aren't often overlooked, there are some tricks that can make a huge difference in your detailing. Tires, wheels, and plastic trim are on the Read More

Geneva Motor Show, Auto Show

Geneva Motor Show – Best of the Best

We've had the SEMA Show, LA Auto Show, NAIAS in Detroit, Chicago Auto Show and plenty of other automobile shows in recent months. However, arguably the most exciting show has been what's going on this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The Geneva Motor Show has been shelling out awesome cars left and right. Everything from new race cars to the classy, Read More

Spring Detailing

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Detailing (Part 2)

Now that your interior is nice and clean and protected, there are a few things to consider when getting ready to prep the paint. There's no doubt that the harshness of winter takes a toll on your paint. Luckily (hopefully), you were prepared before winter and had a durable, long lasting sealant for protection. But now that we are headed into Read More

Carbon Fiber, Detailing, Polishing, Hazing, Swirls

Carbon Fiber Detailing

Carbon fiber detailing is not extremely hard. It doesn't require a professional and you can actually get very good results...if you know what you're doing. Many times you'll see the trim, a hood, a spoiler, and sometimes even panels of the car decked out in carbon fiber. The carbon fiber, beyond adding a sense of "flash" to the car, serves as a Read More