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 Read More

Storing your car, rats, mice, Dangers, Precautions

Storing Your Car? Beware!

There are many reasons to store a car for long periods of time, winter weather conditions, traveling, moving, no-use, finances; feel free to pick your reason. But if you are going to be returning to the car at some point, either to use it or sell it, you'll want to make sure that it's not being inhabited while it's supposed to be "vacant"! One of Read More

Audi Paint Detailing

7 Step Process to Detailing an Audi A7

  The other day a gentleman came into the detailing shop we own in Chicago to get a "Complete Exterior". We took a look at this car and saw that it was in fair condition with a few deep scratches in key areas.  We decided to take it in and told him he could pick it up at the end of the day.  Do not misinterpret this, just because it doesn't Read More

Matte Paint Concerns, Matte Paint Care, Matte Mercedes

Top 9 Concerns Regarding Matte Paint Vehicles

Rumors are far too common in the automobile world in regards to matte paint. People love it. People hate it. But like we've been saying all along, matte paint is not as difficult as you may have heard! Our office frequently gets calls, e-mails, tweets, and comments in regards to matte paint. We enjoy talking to people and answering questions but Read More

Dr. Beasley's Instagram

Dr. Beasley’s InstaDiagnosis (Instagram’s new Direct Message Feature)

Instagram just updated their program for mobile devices. OK, got it. We've all seen it, so what? Well Behind the Detail with Dr. Beasley's is starting the InstaDiagnosis service for all of you with questions in regard to your car. Let me explain. Saturday afternoon you're driving your car after that rain downpour and you just noticed some Read More

Undercarriage, Show Car Cleaning, Undercarriage cleaning

Proper Maintenance of a Vehicle’s Undercarriage

In the realm of detailing and car maintenance, the undercarriage is often overlooked. A full car detail cannot be complete without paying attention to the bottom side of the car as well.  It's like spending time in the gym and only doing chest and arm exercises. Sure those areas look great, but you're neglecting the rest of your body.  So why do Read More

Red 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford Releases Design for 2015 Ford Mustang

Late last night Ford unveiled the new 2015 Ford Mustang to be released next year. A much anticipated release as they have been alluding to a complete design overhaul.  And yes, this did live up to this statement. There are a few major mechanical improvements in this car.  One of these lies with that fact that Ford finally introduced independent Read More

Matte Surfaces, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Matte PPF, Plasti Dip, Patina, Rhino Liner

Differences Between the 3 Types of Matte Surfaces

When matte paint finishes first became popular there were two ways to do it. You could rattle can the heck out of your car for $30 and live with the results of your craftiness, or spend a fortune for a specialized professional.  However, now there are quite a few different ways to get that same matte look for a range of different prices. These Read More

Micro Scratches, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Don't see micro scratches in Matte Paint

2 Reasons You Won’t See Micro Scratches in Matte Paint

Matte paint finishes have many similarities and many differences from glossy paint finishes.  One major difference between the two is the visibility of micro scratches. When referring to micro scratches people usually mean one of a few different things including swirl marks, holograms, spider webbing, and micro marring. Swirl Marks: Generally Read More