Polishing Decision Tree

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Polishing (Part 2)

So you know you need to polish and don't know where to start. You are not alone. When it comes to polishing, I can't stress enough how much that old idiom "better safe than sorry" comes in to play. Before we dive in, let me state that this article will demonstrate the right way to begin a polishing procedure and layout a clear plan of action for Read More

Vaughn Gittin Jr., Drifting, Monster Energy,

How To Remove The Smoke Smell From A Car

Whether you've kicked the habit or purchased a used car from a smoker, the smell of cigarette smoke can be tough to deal with. Fortunately, there are three steps you can take to remove the stench. Removing the smoke smell from your car isn't a light task, and may require professional assistance depending on how extreme the odor is. But if you have Read More

Silver Porsche 356 Windshield

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

White Nissan GTR Wheel

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

Claying a Black Car

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

GT Haus Black and White BMW M5

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

Black Fisker Karma Emblem

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

Black Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

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

Scratches in Car Door Handle

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