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

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

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

Detailing, Car Care, PlasmaCoat,

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

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

Touch-up Matte Paint, Matte Spray Cleaner

How To Maintain Matte Paint Between Washes

  We here at Behind the Detail and Dr. Beasley's get a lot of comments, questions, and concerns regarding taking care of Matte Paint between washes. There shouldn't be, but there still seems to be a lot of fear floating around regarding matte paint care. While we get a lot of questions regarding matte paint care, the main one is this: Is there Read More

Matte Black Mustang

Prepping a Matte Car for The SEMA Show

In this day in age matte paint isn't a secret. Chances are you've heard of it, or better yet seen it.  But getting a matte car ready for a show like SEMA? That's merely just knowing the steps and being prepared. You can do it yourself in just a few steps. Step 1: Before the Show  Before your car gets to SEMA, make sure that your car is clean, Read More

Beginner's Guide

Beginner’s Guide To An Afternoon Detail

It’s a Sunday morning and it’s 70 degrees outside. With coffee in hand and the newspaper read, what do you do with the rest of your day? How about we detail that pretty four wheeled work horse you have in your driveway? Before you go whip out your old bucket and dirty rags, here is what you need to know to get a quality car wash and detailing that Read More