Why Your Brand New Car Needs A Detail

When you buy a new car you expect it to have rolled right out of the factory in pristine condition, right? Unfortunately, this is not what actually happens. Chances are, unless you've custom ordered the car, its been quite some time since it was at the plant, and you had better believe that the car has swapped hands once or twice. Sure, it'll be Read More

Clear Bra On Matte Paint

Clear Bra On Matte?

Earlier today we had a blog comment asking about clear bra on matte paint. The big question - will a traditional glossy clear bra appear reflective? The short answer is yes, but take a look for yourself... As you can see, the area covered in clear bra is reflective - notice the reflection of the window that you wouldn't normally see in matte Read More

How To Care For A Matte Car In Winter

No matter the finish, caring for a car in winter requires a solid understanding of car care. Winter typically means snow, sleet, salt and, of course, a dirtier car, so naturally there's some concern for matte car owners. How does the finish hold up? Will it be ruined? The list goes on, but I'm here to show you that caring for a matte car in winter Read More

Avoid Scratches

Top 4 Ways To Avoid Surface Scratches

Scratches, swirls, holograms - they're terrible. Surface imperfections can and will ruin the appearance of your car - especially if it's a dark color. But what if I told you that any surface blemish you get is completely preventable? Would you take advantage? I guess we'll find out as we cover four easy and effective ways to prevent your car from Read More

Top 5 Threats to Your Wax’s Longevity

Wouldn't it be great if you could magically make that layer of wax last, oh, I don't know... three years? How amazing would it be to achieve the best durability and never lose that freshly applied shine? While it'd sure be awesome, the truth is there are other factors gunning for the downfall of your freshly bonded protection layer - some that are Read More

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The New ‘Wash & Wax’

In the past, washing and waxing your car by hand probably meant a good hour or so of time spent detailing. If you opted for a paint sealant, tack a few more hours on for bonding and cure time. While washing and waxing has pretty much been unchanged for as long as the industry has been around, I'm going to show you an innovative alternative that can Read More

gloss clear coat reflection diagram

Why You Can’t Wax Matte Paint Finishes

Wax and matte paint are mortal enemies for one reason: wax gradually begins to reverse the 'flat' effect. Waxes are most commonly known as protection products that yield a shine, mostly because they're made of carnauba and filling ingredients. In basic speak, traditional waxes fill imperfections to create an even surface. Problem is, matte paint is Read More

Cleaner Wax Tips

Cleaner Waxes: Pros & Cons

Cleaner waxes have become quite popular in the car care world, but there's still much debate over whether or not it's the best option for your car. As is with most things in life, there are positives and negatives that should be considered before determining if a cleaner wax is the right choice. Products are formulated to do very specific things, Read More

Myths of matte paint

Matte Paint Care Myths: DEBUNKED!

There's nothing in this world quite like allowing fact to bust the cap off mere theories. Believe me, in the detailing community, all sorts of nonsense churning out on the interwebs. Troll some detailing forums, you're guaranteed to see them - a whole muck of unadvised claims without much evidence to back it up. Still don't believe me? Well believe Read More