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 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 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

Matte Surfaces, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Matte PPF, Plasti Dip, Patina, Rhino Liner

Differences Between the 3 Types of Matte Surfaces

When matte paint finishes first became popular there were two ways to do it. You could rattle can the heck out of your car for $30 and live with the results of your craftiness, or spend a fortune for a specialized professional.  However, now there are quite a few different ways to get that same matte look for a range of different prices. These Read More

Micro Scratches, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Don't see micro scratches in Matte Paint

2 Reasons You Won’t See Micro Scratches in Matte Paint

Matte paint finishes have many similarities and many differences from glossy paint finishes.  One major difference between the two is the visibility of micro scratches. When referring to micro scratches people usually mean one of a few different things including swirl marks, holograms, spider webbing, and micro marring. Swirl Marks: Generally Read More

Mini Matte Metallic Paint 2014

New Mini Countryman Black Knight Edition (Matte Finish)

Continuing in the direction of the future of matte finishes, Mini Cooper has joined the select few who offer a matte finish out of the factory. Their release of the 2014 Cooper S Countryman series comes with a unique trim package that's sure to stand out. They're continuing in the line of manufacturer released matte finishes along with BMW Frozen Read More

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