remove overspray from car windows

How To Remove Overspray (And Other Messes) From Glass

So, you've got overspray (ie. paint, cement, tar) on your windows? Obviously you want to remove it, but the question is how. Before answering that, you must first consider the substance or contaminant that you are removing. For example, you remove tar differently than you would remove cement, or paint for that matter. Take a look at each scenario Read More

Matte Wheel Care

Matte Wheel Care Basics

As far as wheels are concerned, there are dozens and dozens of surface options ranging from chrome to clear coat. Today I'll be talking about matte wheels, how to care for them, and why protection is really the key to keeping them in great condition. Most people don't realize it, but matte paint (whether on wheels or the entire car) isn't all that Read More

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Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Claying

To continue our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, today I'll be discussing the wonderful world of clay. If you haven't heard of claying (aka clay bar treatment), it's basically a process in which you remove embedded contaminants from your car's clear coat. It's one of the most widely used car care practices, and for a number of good reasons. This Read More

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Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Paintwork Protection

For the latest addition to our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, I'm going to dish out some information regarding paintwork protection. This series, as many of you know, is geared toward increasing the amateur detailer's detailing IQ - focusing on facts, tips, and proper procedure. I consider paintwork protection to be the single most important Read More

Automotive Orange Peel

What’s The Deal With Orange Peel?

Within the world of car care, most professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint - as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer... and if you Read More

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Beginner’s Guide to Detailing: A Proper Hand Car Wash

After last week's article on car wash preparation, you should be ready to wash your car. Nobody likes a filthy car, so get ready and get set to learn how to keep your ride clean. This next segment will show you the right way to wash and dry your car by hand, expel some popular car wash myths, and get you ready for next week when we talk about Read More

Detailing a Car after a Rain Storm, Rain Storm, Water Spotting

The Detail: A Rainstorm

When a rainstorm hits, something different happens to each and every one of our cars. Some may be garaged, others are out driving, and who knows, maybe your neighbor wasn't expecting rain and left his car's sunroof open. Point is, how you clean up after a rainstorm is going to be unique to your car. This guide is meant help you identify and take Read More

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How To Remove Scratches From Car Door Handles

For some of us, the scratches around, beneath, and behind our car's door handles are a major pet peeve. Not only to they detract from the cleanliness of your car, they're just flat ugly. After months of jiggling keys, and opening doors they are to be expected, but most drivers will just live with it. I'm here to end that. This article will show you Read More

car wash preparation

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Car Wash Preparation

Preparing for a car wash is almost as important as the wash itself. Problem is, proper pre-wash knowledge is poorly laid out for beginners (until now). You've got hundreds of car care products to chose from, relentless internet rants over proper/improper technique, and on top of that you've got mother nature to deal with so you're not washing Read More

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The Dos & Don’ts Of Drying Your Car

You're probably not thinking it while washing your car, but how you dry the finish is extremely important to its overall luster. A bad mistake and you could be left with minor scratches or waterspots. Even something as simple as the towel you use makes a huge difference, and unfortunately a lot of resources out there have misled car enthusiasts to Read More