Waxing a Porsche

How To Wax Your Car Like A Pro

When it comes to waxing, the goal is a deep, brilliant, and lustrous shine that brings out your car’s natural beauty. What the back label of a simple wax product won’t tell you is that in order to achieve that high-depth shine, you’ve got to prepare the surface correctly. Proper preparation will help prevent swirls or minor scratching, while also Read More

Scratch Cross Section

Surface Science: Car Scratches

As any driver knows, surface scratches plague the visual aesthetics of a car's paint job. They make a paint finish look dull and neglected, and in some cases can cause the need for repainting. What most everyday drivers don't know is that there is a science behind scratches, and removing them isn't as easy as a simple wax or machine buff makes it Read More

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1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II: Post Detail

This one of a kind Rolls is a sight for sore eyes. What was once layered in a fine film of dust, covered in scratches and swirls, and by all means neglected, has turned out absolutely spectacular. You wouldn't think it, but a monster like this is a joy to detail; flat panels, intricate components, and all-in-all a beauty to stare at once you're Read More

Audi Rim

How To Clean Wheels Safely

Your car's wheels are the lifeblood of your car's appearance, and when neglected can greatly diminish the value of your investment. Some opinions stress the paintwork or the interior of your car, but it's your wheels that keep you on the road and really speak for how clean your car truly is. It's obvious from looking at a wheel covered in brake Read More

Taking Care of Matte Paint Finishes

Matte Car Care Products available now! So it seems our friend David Beckham has made a new purchase. Good for him. Recently he bought this brand new Chevy Camaro SS with a custom matte gray paint job. Sweet car, but he may not realize that he won't be able to take care of it like he would a regular car. See, matte paint can't be waxed Read More

Clean Car Detailing

A Clean Car = Better MPG

It may be overlooked, but the appearance of your car can actually effect it's miles per gallon. When it comes to aerodynamics, a waxed or clean car will allow air to move freely across the surface (less resistance). Unlike a clean surface, a dirty car limits the amount of airflow, causing increased friction and less MPG. Unfortunately, we didn't Read More

Dirty Car Contest Winner

Congratulations, Katie! Katie and her red VW, out of Chicago, have won our Dirty Car Contest! Katie will receive a plethora of prizes for entering, including: Concours Showroom Shine from Simon's Shine Shop Dr. Beasley's First Aid Kit Dr. Beasley's Formula 1201 Read More

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Dirty Car Contest Updates!

As you may know, Dr. Beasley's and Simon's Shine Shop are teaming up for our very own Dirty Car Contest! This contest will have 8 winners with prizes valued at over $2000. Remember you have until the 25th to submit. Here are just a few of the submissions we've received.. and if you think your car's got what it takes to beat these then sign up Read More

Spring Detailing Tips & Essentials

  Yes, it's about that time. Salt stains and swirl marks beware - spring is on its way. It's amazing what a cool 50 degree February day in Chicago will have you thinking, but a clean car is just one. In preparation for the warmer months, the time has come to bust the car out of the garage, scrub her down, and get her ready to shine. Spring Read More

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Beating the Blizzard

Soo...it snowed a little here in Chicago this week. Between 65+ mph wind gusts, 6 ft snow drifts, and a lack of snow plows, traveling around the city has been a little tough these past few days. (The hundreds of drivers who were stranded on Lake Shore Drive can probably attest)  Luckily, here at Dr. Beasley's we have a couple of old Toyota Land Read More