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.
With Spring just around the corner, it's time to dust off the five gallon bucket and wash your microfiber towels; detailing season is almost here. Better weather increases the desire for a great looking car, and before you can achieve this you must first make sure you're ready for action and prepare for detailing season...
Keeping your tires looking rich and dark may seem like a chore at times, but one way of making sure you're getting the most out of your efforts is to make sure you're buying the right product. As you can imagine, selecting the best possible tire conditioner really has to do with what's in the bottle and less about how you use it—though this does
Caked on bug guts are gross. Everyone knows that, but not everyone knows the right way to remove them once they've covered your grille, bumper, and side mirrors. Fortunately for you, it's not all that complicated. It's actually quite easy, but if you don't know how, you may find yourself aggressively scrubbing the surface for no reason. Before you
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
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
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
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
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
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