Skunk, goop, paint, removing

The Mystery Behind the Skunk That Ruined a New Car

Once in a blue moon we get an inquiry that completely throws us for a loop! In collaboration with many International Detailing Association (IDA) members, a detailing issue appeared to have been solved over a lengthy e-mail chain that included some of the best minds in the industry. The situation was fixed, then it came back, and ultimately never Read More

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Braun Brush – An Interview With The CEO of a 140 Year Old Company, Lance Cheney

Current Braun Brush CEO and successful sculptor, Lance Cheney, says his company has thrived for 140 years because every generation has brought their own spin to the company. His great-grandfather brought the art of brush making from Germany to America. His grandfather brought an entrepreneurial spirit that built the business during the vulnerable Read More

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

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