Polish, Buff, How To

How to Avoid Polishing a Car

The title of this article may throw you for a loop. I understand. When you see a car that has some issues, your first instinct may be to grab a tool and go fix it. The only issue with that is that you're being extremely aggressive with your car's paint when you do that. As a result of using your machine buffer, something going to give, and it's Read More

Nano Coating, Sealants, Wax

The Breakdown on Nano Coatings

The perfect shine is the Holy Grail of the automotive appearance industry. For over a century, professionals have sought a magical solution ― a bullish, long-lasting shine product that is quick and easy to apply and will repel dirt, environmental contaminants, and rain so the vehicle has the best protection on the market. Some even looked for a Read More

Water Spots, Acid Rain, Paint

Water Spots Etching Your Paint…Why?

What the Heck is Going on in the Rain? Rainwater is not pure. It is naturally acidic, the result of water collecting on dust and smoke particles in the clouds. Comprised of water vapor and any number of contaminants like pollen, mold, bacteria, dust, soil, pollutants, plant parts, algae, and insect parts, these tiny particles make up the 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

Matte Grey, Mercedes, SLS, AMG, Black Series

Detailing a Matte 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

We deal with high end cars all the time. But sometimes a car comes in that we have to step back and admire because it is truly special. Such was the case a couple weeks ago when a customer of ours stopped by with his brand new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Now, I've never seen one of these before in person, because, really, there's only a Read More

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Matte Silver CTS-V Special Edition

The current iteration of the Cadillac CTS is getting a bit long in the tooth, and they're planning on unveiling the new redesign at the New York Auto Show next month. Which means it's the perfect time to reveal the new matte silver CTS-V coupe they're coming out with. They’re calling it the “Silver Frost Edition”, and it will be available next Read More

Top 10 of the year

Top 10 Detailing Posts Of 2012

2012 was a big year for us here at Dr. Beasley’s. We detailed a lot of cars, wrote a lot of articles, went to our first SEMA Show, and got the opportunity to talk to a lot of our loyal readers. Anyway, we've decided to share with you the most trafficked posts on Behind the Detail in 2012. I'll rank the top ten here in order so you can get an idea Read More

make wax application last longer

The Secret To Longer Lasting Wax Applications

Considering paste waxes are the most commonly used form of temporary paintwork protection, wouldn't it be great if the visible benefits of an application lasted longer than just a few weeks? Aside from swapping out your carnauba for a longer lasting paint sealant, there's one quick step you can take to extend the life of your wax layer. Keep Read More

Silver Corvette Stingray

Why We “Temporarily” Protect Automotive Paint Finishes

Lately, we at Dr. Beasley's have been examining the vast concept that is paintwork protection, as we consider this a top priority when it comes to cosmetic car care. The main idea we're shouldering is that of temporary protection versus long-term protection—the former being paint sealants and waxes, while the latter refers to products promising 2+ Read More

Silver Porsche Rear View in Winter

Top 5 Ways To Ready Your Car For Winter

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