Car Wash, Waterless, How to

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

Matte, Wraps. Vinyl, Cleaning, How-To

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

Smoke, Smell, Remove

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

car care products

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

matte mercedes sls amg black series

How to Detail a Matte Car using the Matte Paint Prescription

Many of our customers buy our Matte Paint Prescription so that they have everything they need to take care of their matte vehicle. But once it arrives on their doorstep the question usually arises - "Now what?" While we tend to think that detailing a matte finished vehicle is easier than a glossy one, it's still useful to have a step by step guide Read More

metal, chrome, polish, restore, rust

Metal Polishing: The Quick Guide

There is good news when it comes to polishing the metals on your vehicle. Most of it - like your tail pipe, wheels, exhaust manifold, outer panels, trim, and engine - is made of stainless steel. While stainless steel is rust and stain resistant, the chromium oxide and nickel finish on the metal is NOT. That's why metal polishing is so Read More

Towels, Damp, Microfiber, Detailing, Drying

Use Damp Microfiber Towels to Improve Performance

All detailers should make it a habit to use a partially wet or damp microfiber towel when drying a wet car because it absorbs water better than one that is fully dry. Scientifically speaking, the skin of a water molecule is polarized (attracted to specific molecules), thereby acting like a magnet for other liquid or water molecules based on a Read More

Bid Poop, Paint Etching,

Cleaning Bird Poop From Your Car: The Acidic Nightmare

It looks harmless enough, if not rather disgusting, driving along when a big splat of bird poop splatters all over the hood of your car. It looks terrible but you just drive through it not knowing how aggressive that powerful organic acid is when reacting chemically with your automotive paint. If you did, you would rush to the first available Read More

Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Towels: Picking, Using, Cleaning

It's hard to find any detailer worth his or her salt who's not using microfiber towels nowadays.  It's the detailing industry standard and so far the best tool around for cleaning/drying a car.  We'll discuss the reasons microfiber towels are so important and the best practices for using them in the detailing industry. It isn't new information Read More