How To Use a Clay Bar Effectively, Safely, and Correctly Clay bars might seem insignificant if you've never heard of it before, but to the car care enthusiast, clay is more than a 100 gram bar of art supply. It's been in the detailing field for a number of years and has become a necessity to any polishing procedure. The results don't lie; claying
There are few things that rival a Sunday drive in a freshly washed car. We have a relationship with our cars that runs deeper than appearance, but it’s hard to deny the feeling of cruising along the lake with the sun gleaming off of your hood. In some ways, driving a clean car can give us the confidence to actually feel good while driving.
When it comes to waxing, the goal is a deep, brilliant, and lustrous shine that brings out your car’s natural beauty. What the back label of a simple wax product won’t tell you is that in order to achieve that high-depth shine, you’ve got to prepare the surface correctly. Proper preparation will help prevent swirls or minor scratching, while also
Your car's wheels are the lifeblood of your car's appearance, and when neglected can greatly diminish the value of your investment. Some opinions stress the paintwork or the interior of your car, but it's your wheels that keep you on the road and really speak for how clean your car truly is. It's obvious from looking at a wheel covered in brake
Paintwork Protection (Wax/Sealant) So you've just spent a few hours polishing, polishing, and polishing some more to remove the surface scratches from your car's paint - now what? No matter how hard you've worked, you'd might as well drag a key across your hood if you forget to wax. Please don't actually drag a key across your hood, but just know
Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Cutting) If you've read Part I of our series (Polishing - Preservation) then you know why you'd use cutting over preservation. To introduce cutting, let me just say - no, this in no way damages or harms your car. In fact, most professional detail shops will 'cut' paint in order to suit their customers' needs of
Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Preservation) The whole idea behind paintwork correction is to fix your car's paintwork. There are two ways of going about paintwork correction by polishing, the first being cutting and the second being preservation. As you can probably assume, cutting will remove paint in order to get underneath the scratches or
From experience at Chicago's premier hand car wash & auto detailing center, we've learned that not only are black cars popular, but that they also require more delicate care. We've put together a 4 part series highlighting proper technique and proper care when dealing with a delicate black paint finish.