Bid Poop, Paint Etching,

Cleaning Bird Poop From Your Car: The Acidic Nightmare

It looks harmless enough, if not rather disgusting, driving along when a big splat of bird poop splatters all over the hood of your car. It looks terrible but you just drive through it not knowing how aggressive that powerful organic acid is when reacting chemically with your automotive paint. If you did, you would rush to the first available Read More

Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Towels: Picking, Using, Cleaning

It's hard to find any detailer worth his or her salt who's not using microfiber towels nowadays.  It's the detailing industry standard and so far the best tool around for cleaning/drying a car.  We'll discuss the reasons microfiber towels are so important and the best practices for using them in the detailing industry. It isn't new information Read More

Polish, Buffing, Chemicals, Perfect

12 Traits To Look For When Choosing A Polish

My idea of a great polish is one that cuts paint in order to remove defects that are embedded in a car's finish. But it needs to do this without being overly aggressive. While you do need some amount of cutting from a polish, one that is too aggressive will remove more clear coat than is necessary, which can greatly limit the durability and Read More

Waiver, Engine Cleaning, Services, Detailers

Engine Cleaning Waiver: Do You Think You’re Safe?

Covering your bases as a professional detailer is always good practice. The first place you probably start is getting insurance, right? Insurance can only help you so much, so that's why we recommend that every professional detailer implements a waiver when working under the hood of a car. The engine compartment has thousands of little pieces Read More

Polishing, Removing Swirls, Buffing, Correctly

12 Tips for Removing Swirls…The Correct Way

Last week we published an article, "12 Tips for Preventing Swirls". We enjoyed writing that article because it focused on many mistakes that companies make when not focused on the details or beginners who are still learning the ropes. Well, I wanted to write a follow up article that focused more on what you should be doing rather than what you Read More

Swirls, Swirl Marks,

12 Tips for Preventing Swirl Marks

Removing swirl marks is a little like cleaning up after yourself, or at least cleaning up after someone else's mess. Swirls may be the professional detailer's most despised surface flaw because they are almost exclusively caused by the detailer’s polishing technique. Because they are less visible in the shade but spectacularly obvious in sunlight, Read More

Supercars, exotics, custom cars

A Sea of Exotic Supercars! Video Included

It's not everyday that we find ourselves engulfed in millions of dollars worth of cars in one space. Luckily we found ourselves in one of those situations last Saturday. An event called Supercar Saturdays is hosted once a month in various parts of Chicagoland in the spring and summer months. Hundreds of cars and even more enthusiasts gather to see Read More

Auto, Car, Detailing, Tips, Tricks

9 Detailing Tips/Tricks You May Not Already Know

  Try as we might, we found it impossible to narrow the multitasking of a complete detailing down into a short list, but we were able to compile a list of Nine Detailing Tips that should help you work more efficiently! Learn new tips and tricks for everything from the interior to the exterior, and the windows to the engine bay. 1.  Save Read More

matte paint clear coat reflection diagram

If You Buff Matte Paint, You will RUIN your Finish!

The average person isn't going to put a Rupes polisher to the hood of their matte Mercedes. However, we think it's important to show you what happens when you do buff matte paint. http://drbeasleys.wistia.com/medias/odvt3yw88b?embedType=seo&videoWidth=800 From time to time we get panicked calls because someone had a scratch or chips in Read More

Matte Paint, Manufacturers, OEM,

The Detail: The Matte Surge in the World Today

  Maybe it's because I work in the industry of cars and automotive paint, but I thought that matte finished vehicles were more popular than they are.  I've spent the past few weeks in conversations with lots of different groups of people and the question of, 'what do you do for work?' comes around quite often. On more than one occasion, Read More