metal, chrome, polish, restore, rust

Metal Polishing: The Quick Guide

There is good news when it comes to polishing the metals on your vehicle. Most of it - like your tail pipe, wheels, exhaust manifold, outer panels, trim, and engine - is made of stainless steel. While stainless steel is rust and stain resistant, the chromium oxide and nickel finish on the metal is NOT. That's why metal polishing is so Read More

Clear Bra, Advantages,

Clear Bra: Advantages of Using Paint Protection Film

There are two types of people in the world when it comes to their vehicles, preventative people and reactive people. There are the people who even before they buy their car have already decided how and where to get it detailed. Although many people don't understand the importance of detailing a brand new car, there's one step further that some Read More

overspray, paint, matte, removing

Removing Overspray from a Matte Black Harley Davidson

Overspray from a construction site littered a matte black Harley Davidson the other day. Needless to say, that's no way to ride around the city and show off such an awesome bike.  Luckily we got our hands on the bike and were able to restore it back to it's original clean factory look. Contaminants like overspray, sap, road grime, and tar are Read More

Towels, Damp, Microfiber, Detailing, Drying

Use Damp Microfiber Towels to Improve Performance

All detailers should make it a habit to use a partially wet or damp microfiber towel when drying a wet car because it absorbs water better than one that is fully dry. Scientifically speaking, the skin of a water molecule is polarized (attracted to specific molecules), thereby acting like a magnet for other liquid or water molecules based on a Read More

Driving Gloves: For Style or Protection?

  We've all seen movies where a bad ass guy owns a little porsche. As he's walking up to the car, he pulls out his leather gloves and steps inside. But why? Sure some people think that when you drive fast you need better control of the steering wheel, while other more practical people think it's for the protection of the steering wheel. Read More

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