Matte, Satin, Detailing, Protecting

20 Photos Showing a Matte Grey Mercedes Being Detailed

A customer of ours is an enthusiast when it comes to cars, especially matte grey Mercedes. This Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series was shipped over seas and it was exposed to plenty of contaminants.  Not a problem because it was brought straight to us to do all the unveiling, cleaning, and protecting.   View the process here and if you have Read More

Matte, Wraps. Vinyl, Cleaning, How-To

How to Take Care of Matte Vinyl Wraps

Taking care of matte wraps isn't all that different than taking care of a matte painted car. The surface needs to be cleaned and you don't want to add a shine. It's not difficult or meticulous, it's just a frequent car wash routine and a particular set of products. Let's Start With the Products... With any matte surface you're simply trying Read More

matte mercedes sls amg black series

How to Detail a Matte Car using the Matte Paint Prescription

Many of our customers buy our Matte Paint Prescription so that they have everything they need to take care of their matte vehicle. But once it arrives on their doorstep the question usually arises - "Now what?" While we tend to think that detailing a matte finished vehicle is easier than a glossy one, it's still useful to have a step by step guide Read More

overspray, paint, matte, removing

Removing Overspray from a Matte Black Harley Davidson

Overspray from a construction site littered a matte black Harley Davidson the other day. Needless to say, that's no way to ride around the city and show off such an awesome bike.  Luckily we got our hands on the bike and were able to restore it back to it's original clean factory look. Contaminants like overspray, sap, road grime, and tar are Read More

Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Towels: Picking, Using, Cleaning

It's hard to find any detailer worth his or her salt who's not using microfiber towels nowadays.  It's the detailing industry standard and so far the best tool around for cleaning/drying a car.  We'll discuss the reasons microfiber towels are so important and the best practices for using them in the detailing industry. It isn't new information Read More

3M, 1080, Wraps, Self Healing, Matte

Self Healing Vinyl Wraps to Remove Scratches and Imperfections

There are a number of self healing vinyl wraps on the market these days. Amongst this list is the 3M 1080 wraps. We got our hands on some and decided to play around with it to see just how effective it really is! We got our first glimpse of the self healing wraps in action while we were at SEMA in 2013. One of the attendees dug his nails into Read More

Icon, 4x4, Thriftmaster, Matte,

ICON 4X4 and Dr. Beasley’s Partner up to Clean and Protect Matte Finishes

  ICON 4x4 matte finishes, as of 2014, are being officially cleaned and protected by Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Prescription. This partnership formed after extensive testing by ICON to ensure that the best possible products are being used on the best vehicles on the road. It is nothing short of humbling to be able to say that the legendary Read More

Matte Grey, Mercedes, SLS, AMG, Black Series

Detailing a Matte 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

We deal with high end cars all the time. But sometimes a car comes in that we have to step back and admire because it is truly special. Such was the case a couple weeks ago when a customer of ours stopped by with his brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Now, I've never seen one of these before in person, because, really, there's only a Read More

Matte Paint, Matte Paint Protection, Matte Sealant

Are YOU Doing it Wrong? Proper Matte Paint Protection

Here at Behind the Detail, we like to help people with their matte paint questions. There are some things you DEFINITELY should do, and some things that aren't a good idea.  When it comes to things you definitely should do, protecting it is number 1. Protection is an easy thing to do when all it takes is applying a product to the surface once a 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