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

Microsuede, Alcantara, Dinamica, cleaning

Cleaning Microsuede: An Introduction

There are always fancy new materials being introduced into top of the line vehicles which end up being standard offerings in time. Lately, OEMs have been using microsuede on the interiors of their vehicles as a high-tech alternative to leather in luxury and performance vehicles. I fully expect the use of this material to spread similar to how we've Read More

Land Cruiser Tire Blooming

Why Are My Tires Brown?

You may not realize it, but tires are important when it comes to the overall look of your car. Over long periods of time, the rubber from your tires start to degrade, and can sometimes get a brown residue on the surface. This is known mostly as "Tire Browning" or "Tire Blooming". Now, let's take a look at why this happens and how you can clean and Read More

How to clean a convertible top, convertible

Convertible Top Care

There's nothing better than driving around in your convertible with the top down! However, those tops can be a good place for debris and bugs to hide. A good convertible top cleaner and protectant will not only help to keep it clean, but it will also help with the actual function of your convertible top. Whether it’s a fabric or vinyl convertible Read More

Removing Love Bugs From a Car

How To Protect Your Car From Lovebugs

That's right, it's around that time for the season of the lovebugs! These guys come in flights, and can number in the hundreds of thousands. Two major flight seasons occur each year. The first is in the late spring, and the second is in the late summer. For those of you in the southern states, you may be able to pin-point exactly when the lovebugs Read More

Orange McLaren Doors Open

How To Detail A Hypercar

It's no coincidence that all the hype in the car enthusiast community these days is centered around the hypercar. I mean, it's in the name. You'll hear bloggers rant about how idiotic the name of a new Porsche is, or see Top Gear taking a McLaren to an off-road course only to test how much water can fit inside, but what you don't find is anyone Read More

Before and After Tire

3 Steps To Better Looking Tires: A Case Study

The other day I was getting into one of the trucks we use here at the shop and when I looked down I noticed the tires were covered in reddish/brown blotches and tons of dirt and dust. It’s a big truck with big tires so it’s tough not to notice that sort of thing. Anyway, I was reminded of an article we posted a couple of months ago about taking Read More

Waterspots on Ferrari

How To Avoid & Quickly Remove Waterspots

Spring brings rain and with it waterspots. So as not to fear the forecast, there are two ways you can protect yourself against the inevitable evaporation of rain on your (ideally) spotless car. Continue reading and see how two simple tips can keep you looking great even if the rain comes down. Read More