Detailing,

7 Things We Need to Stop Doing to Our Cars

For some car owners a water drop is akin to a drop of acid on the skin. These kinds of people seriously consider a new paint job when a paint chip occurs on the hood of their car. However, for many of us we treat our cars as basic entity of daily living: a mode of transportation, a toy, a coffee table, or even a luggage rack. I can think of 8 Read More

Raggtopp, Convertible Car Care,

The Convertible Care King – Interview with Rick Goldstein of RAGGTOPP

Interview with Rick Goldstein of Wolfstein’s, Inc. By Jim Lafeber, CD Rick Goldstein is the President of Wolfstein’s, Inc., a company that specializes in Automotive and Marine cleaning and protection products for exterior and interior fabric and vinyl. He also is the past President of the International Detailing Association (2010) and in 2013 Read More

Icon 4x4, Tesla,

ICON 4×4 Looks to Partner with Tesla for New Project

We are not the ones making the ground breaking story here. We have Jalopnik to thank for the article. However, this is extremely exciting for the industry that I definitely wanted to share it. Jonathan Ward is the founder of ICON 4x4 and is no stranger to making amazingly awesome vehicles. For his next project, he hopes to partner with Elon Musk Read More

car, detailing, mistakes,

Top 5 Misconceptions About Detailing

Oftentimes we hear rumors or get questions about detailing techniques that seem to make sense, but can actually end up being detrimental to your vehicle. Although many of these misconceptions are about matte paint care, I thought it was important address the popular misconceptions about detailing in general. 1. "There's no such thing as 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

Wheel Sealant, Brake Dust, Cleaning

What’s Wrong With Brake Dust?

Brake dust is one of the most aggressive corrosives in the automotive appearance industry. Even if the rest of the car is clean, dirty wheels equal a dirty car. So what is it about brake dust that is so harmful to your wheels and what’s the best way to clean and keep your wheels safe? What Do You Need to Look Out For? Brake dust is Read More

Smoke, Smell, Remove

How to Remove Smoke Smell from a Car

Getting the Smell of Cigarette Smoke Out of Your Vehicle Cigarette smoke is one of the most pervasive odors there is and one of the most difficult to remove from close quarters like your vehicle. I’ve seen smoke smell get behind door panels and discolor the white vapor barrier inside. Smoke build-up sometimes forms a yellow coating that sticks Read More

Polish, Buff, How To

How to Avoid Polishing a Car

The title of this article may throw you for a loop. I understand. When you see a car that has some issues, your first instinct may be to grab a tool and go fix it. The only issue with that is that you're being extremely aggressive with your car's paint when you do that. As a result of using your machine buffer, something going to give, and it's Read More

Nano Coating, Sealants, Wax

The Breakdown on Nano Coatings

The perfect shine is the Holy Grail of the automotive appearance industry. For over a century, professionals have sought a magical solution ― a bullish, long-lasting shine product that is quick and easy to apply and will repel dirt, environmental contaminants, and rain so the vehicle has the best protection on the market. Some even looked for a Read More

Water Spots, Acid Rain, Paint

Water Spots Etching Your Paint…Why?

What the Heck is Going on in the Rain? Rainwater is not pure. It is naturally acidic, the result of water collecting on dust and smoke particles in the clouds. Comprised of water vapor and any number of contaminants like pollen, mold, bacteria, dust, soil, pollutants, plant parts, algae, and insect parts, these tiny particles make up the Read More