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5 Things You Need to Know About IR Curing

We’ve recently received a number of inquiries via Instagram (@drbeasleys) from detailers across the U.S. regarding infrared curing for nano coatings. Even though infrared is generally a pretty boring topic if you're not a scientist, we're going to spice it up by addressing it within the context of car detailing. To begin, we kind of have to give Read More

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DIY Detailing With Home Products

If you're a DIY detailer, chances are you've heard about using some products from your home to detail your car. The Dr. Beasley's team is here to tell you which products are safe for your car, and which to avoid. We'll start by looking at some things that might appear to be logical for detailing, but when examined more closely, might be better to Read More

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Polishing Outside? Risks and Alternatives

Polishing a car outside in the elements doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. However, there are restrictions that limit people from adhering to best practices. So how do we make the best of the situation? What to do Before You Polish a Car The two main steps to prep a car to be polished are clean and decontaminate.  Cleaning is obvious, but Read More

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Cleaning/Protecting Kawasaki’s New Silver Mirror Paint

Kawasaki is on the brink of revealing two new motorcycles, the Ninja H2 and H2R. Fascinating new bikes. The H2 is designed for consumer street use while the H2R is strictly a track bike. The thing that makes these bikes unique to us is they have a new paint that no one has ever seen before. The Silver Mirror Paint is painted by hand for each and Read More

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Dr. Beasley’s and BMWBLOG Team Up to Detail 2012 BMW 1M

  A few weeks ago, we got together with BMWBLOG to provide a content rich article centralized around their 2011 BMW 1M. The 1M is a regularly driven vehicle with its fair share of light scratching and marring in the paint. The car also has a matte vinyl roof and a vinyl stripe down the middle of the car that needed tending to. Read More

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Waterless Car Wash Techniques – What to Look For?

There's been a severe lack of rainfall and water shortages going on in California and other parts of the west coast. It's become very apparent how much that's impacting our industry. People are getting fined for washing their cars in their driveways and are urged to not wash their cars at all, even in recycled wash bays. Obviously we don't want to Read More

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How to Take Care of Matte Vinyl Wraps

Taking care of matte wraps isn't all that different than taking care of a matte painted car. The surface needs to be cleaned and you don't want to add a shine. It's not difficult or meticulous, it's just a frequent car wash routine and a particular set of products. Let's Start With the Products... With any matte surface you're simply trying Read More

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How to Remove Smoke Smell from a Car

Getting the Smell of Cigarette Smoke Out of Your Vehicle Cigarette smoke is one of the most pervasive odors there is and one of the most difficult to remove from close quarters like your vehicle. I’ve seen smoke smell get behind door panels and discolor the white vapor barrier inside. Smoke build-up sometimes forms a yellow coating that sticks Read More

Water Spots, Acid Rain, Paint

Water Spots Etching Your Paint…Why?

What the Heck is Going on in the Rain? Rainwater is not pure. It is naturally acidic, the result of water collecting on dust and smoke particles in the clouds. Comprised of water vapor and any number of contaminants like pollen, mold, bacteria, dust, soil, pollutants, plant parts, algae, and insect parts, these tiny particles make up the Read More

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Breaking Down Consumer Report’s Car Wash Guide

Consumer Reports, a credible source for many of life's questions and concerns, recently published an article we found relevant. Their Do's and Don'ts of Washing Your Car compelled us to do a little fact checking to continue to educate people on the web. After having read the article and highlighted the points I agree with in yellow and the Read More