Matte Grey, Mercedes, SLS, AMG, Black Series

Detailing a 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

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 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 from 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

Temporary Protection Keeps Your Car Looking Good

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

Winter Car Care

Top 5 Ways To Ready Your Car For Winter

Much like you grab a heavier coat, a warm cup of coffee, or a wool hat... your car needs additional protection against the elements come winter. This doesn't just mean a layer of car wax before the weather takes a turn for the worst, but rather shielding all areas exposed to the dangers of lowering temperatures. Continue reading for the top 5 ways Read More

Polish Less, Protect More

The Best Polish You’ll Ever Buy

...is a paint sealant. No, really, it is. You see, the idea behind polishing is that, by use of abrasives, you can revive your car's beaten paint back to pristine condition. While this is true and achievable, there is a major cost here: your clear coat. As I've mentioned before, overpolishing has become a major problem in the detailing world. What Read More

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Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Paintwork Protection

For the latest addition to our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, I'm going to dish out some information regarding paintwork protection. This series, as many of you know, is geared toward increasing the amateur detailer's detailing IQ - focusing on facts, tips, and proper procedure. I consider paintwork protection to be the single most important Read More

car care product aisle

5 Tips For Selecting Paint Protection Products

There's no shortage of car waxes available to consumers, and picking one out is so confusing it might as well be a drinking game. You've got thousands of companies in a virtual bidding war for your attention, and, unfortunately, this leads to a whole bunch of misconceptions when it comes to selecting the best paintwork protection product for your Read More

over polishing problem

The Over Polishing Problem

Every industry has its own quirks, but car care and detailing is fairly unique in that we deal with probably the second most expensive possession someone will purchase aside from their house. Sure, for some this isn't an issue... but for the vast majority of us, it sure as hell is. We want our vehicles to last a long time and look good until we Read More