Spring, Detailing, Interior

Spring Cleaning: Interior Detailing (Part 1)

The light is at the end of the tunnel and hopefully the polar vortex is gone for the next two decades. So what do we have to look forward to? How about flowers, grass, leaves, sun, heat, and rain. It's really quite lovely; but what does this mean for our cars? It's time for Spring Cleaning. Spring is different from winter, but it doesn't mean Read More

Matte Wheels, Cleaners, Powder Coating, Protecting

The 3 Things to Consider with Matte Wheels

Matte black wheels on a pearl white Mercedes AMG with blacked out windows...ya that sounds pretty good. Now before you go out and buy one, let's make sure that you've thought it through. There are a few things to consider when it comes to matte wheels. Mind you, "consider" does not mean concerned about. Matte wheels are an awesome look and I want Read More

Detailing Business, Improvement, Matte Vehicles

Improve your Detailing Business by Offering Matte Services

This isn't going to be a blog on how to operate a detailing business, but it will tell you how to step up your game and rise above your competition.  You got it, matte finishes is the trade to know to improve your detailing business. This is the part where you say, "Why? Hardly anyone has a matte vehicle." At this current point in time I Read More

Tire Dressings, Tire Conditioner, Revitalize Tires, Tire Browning

3 Things Tire Dressings Need to Have

Products have been used for ages to make tires shine, revitalize, and/or protect. But what are the essentials that we need to be looking for when considering a tire treatment product? Some people call them tire dressings while others call them tire conditioners. These terms can mean something different to each person. We believe that a tire Read More

Leather care, leather sealant, Protection, Protect Leather

Dr. Beasley’s Releases Leather Lock: A Leather Protectant Product

Leather used to be one of the features of a car that defined luxury. It screamed class and sophistication while it provided a whole new type of comfort. That is until the leather starts to crack and fade. Fortunately there have already been products developed to keep leather from cracking and fading called leather conditioners. They moisturize the Read More

Woodie Wagon at SEMA 2013

How to Get Your Woodie to Properly Shine

As detailers we are always being challenged to think in new ways. When a new job comes in, one course of action doesn't always work on every car. So we have to analyze and assess the proper steps for each individual vehicle. This was the case when our friends over at Shiner's Auto Detailing in California got their hands on a couple of 1950's Woodie Read More

The New Un-Cleanable Auto Interior…

Recently there have been rumors floating around about a new type of interior material that cannot be cleaned.  This happens occasionally in our industry - a new material surfaces and everyone freaks out calling it un-cleanable or detail-proof. But we don't like to think that way. So what does this mean for us as detailers? Research and Read More

Larry Kosilla Podcast

AMMO NYC – Larry Kosilla Podcast from the Mobile Tech Expo 2014

Many of the best professional detailers around joined together in Orlando, FL  for the Mobile Tech Expo (MTE). While everyone did their part to manage the IDA (International Detailing Association) booth, the rest of the time was spent at events where these detailers could all get together and talk shop. One of these events included a podcast Read More

Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Race Car

2014 North American International Auto Show – Detroit Michigan – Summary

In the cluster of issues that Detroit is currently facing, at least there's the NAIAS to pick up their spirits! Every year the North American International Auto Show comes to Detroit for a spectacular showing of newly released and concept cars from some of the world's top companies.  With all the buzz being about what cars are going to be unveiled Read More

Matte Paint, Matte Paint Protection, Matte Sealant

Are YOU Doing it Wrong? Proper Matte Paint Protection

Here at Behind the Detail, we like to help people with their matte paint questions. There are some things you DEFINITELY should do, and some things that aren't a good idea.  When it comes to things you definitely should do, protecting it is number 1. Protection is an easy thing to do when all it takes is applying a product to the surface once a Read More