Green Land Rover With Dogs

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

WhiteInternational Truck

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 detailing Read More

Grey Land Cruiser in Snow

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 Read More

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Removing Surface Scratches From Black Paint: Part III

Paintwork Protection (Wax/Sealant) So you've just spent a few hours polishing, polishing, and polishing some more to remove the surface scratches from your car's paint - now what? No matter how hard you've worked, you'd might as well drag a key across your hood if you forget to wax. Please don't actually drag a key across your hood, but just know Read More

Polishing Black Paint

Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Part II

Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Cutting) If you've read Part I of our series (Polishing - Preservation) then you know why you'd use  cutting over preservation. To introduce cutting, let me just say - no, this in no way damages or harms your car. In fact, most professional detail shops will 'cut' paint in order to suit their customers' needs of Read More

Convertible in the Shade

Why You Should Be Doing It In The Shade

"Always wax your car in the shade, out of direct sunlight" If you've ever waxed a car then I'm sure you've heard this before. Every different wax product I've ever used has had something similar to this on the label. In fact, you could hear a dozen different tips for waxing a car from a dozen different sources, but every one of them worth their Read More

Polishing a Black Acura

Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Part I

Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Preservation) The whole idea behind paintwork correction is to fix your car's paintwork. There are two ways of going about paintwork correction by polishing, the first being cutting and the second being preservation. As you can probably assume, cutting will remove paint in order to get underneath the scratches or Read More

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Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Introduction

From experience at Chicago's premier hand car wash & auto detailing center, we've learned that not only are black cars popular, but that they also require more delicate care. We've put together a 4 part series highlighting proper technique and proper care when dealing with a delicate black paint finish. Read More

Ford GTX1

8 Car Cleaning Myths Debunked

Car cleaning may seem like a whole different world to you, but have no fear. We're here to educate, assist, and help you through getting and keeping your car as close to new as possible. We've provided 8 of the most common myths that car wash & detail shop customers believe to be true and have debunked them for your entertainment. Read on to Read More

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WCA Wrap-Up

Article by: Prentice St. Clair The Western Car Wash Association (WCA) held its annual Convention and Trade Show October 11-13, 2010 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The International Detailing Association (IDA) participated in the event in its ongoing effort to connect with professional detailers, car wash operators, Read More