Touch-up Paint, Car, Scratches,

Touch-up Paint: What? When? Where? Why?

From the moment you drive a new car off the showroom floor, the attacks begin. Ravenous paint-eating contaminants like bird-do and acid rain hunger for your clear coat and paint. Filth billows up from the asphalt to do a dance on the lower portion of your front fascia, bumpers, and body side moldings, while thoughtless drivers terrorize your shiny Read More

3M, 1080, Wraps, Self Healing, Matte

Self Healing Vinyl Wraps to Remove Scratches and Imperfections

There are a number of self healing vinyl wraps on the market these days. Amongst this list is the 3M 1080 wraps. We got our hands on some and decided to play around with it to see just how effective it really is! We got our first glimpse of the self healing wraps in action while we were at SEMA in 2013. One of the attendees dug his nails into Read More

wet sanding, paint correction, car detailing

Wet Sanding – Who? What? Where? When? How?

  To Sand or Not to Sand…. That is the Question! Do-It-Yourselfers and novice detailers often ask, “When do I turn to wet-sanding as the best form of paint correction for my vehicle?” It is a question without a simple answer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few different answers, so let us start by putting the question into Read More

Interior Cleaning, Detailing, Organic, Inorganic

How to Clean Interiors Properly: Spot Organic vs Inorganic Messes

This article has been a long time coming. Around 9 years ago at the detail shop we own and manage, we ran into an issue with a stain on the headliner of the car. It was a black mark that the detailer just couldn't get out. He noticed how caked on it looked and went straight for "purple" (our heavy degreaser product). No matter how much they sprayed Read More

Spring Detailing

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Detailing (Part 2)

Now that your interior is nice and clean and protected, there are a few things to consider when getting ready to prep the paint. There's no doubt that the harshness of winter takes a toll on your paint. Luckily (hopefully), you were prepared before winter and had a durable, long lasting sealant for protection. But now that we are headed into Read More

Ammo NYC, Larry Kosilla, Podcast, Mobile Tech Expo

AMMO NYC – Larry Kosilla Podcast from the Mobile Tech Expo 2014

  Many of the best professional detailers around joined together in Orlando, FL  for the Mobile Tech Expo (MTE). While everyone did their part to manage the IDA (International Detailing Association) booth, the rest of the time was spent at events where these detailers could all get together and talk shop. One of these events included a Read More

Matte Paint, Matte Paint Protection, Matte Sealant

Are YOU Doing it Wrong? Proper Matte Paint Protection

  Here at Behind the Detail, we like to help people with their matte paint questions. There are some things you DEFINITELY should do, and some things that aren't a good idea.  When it comes to things you definitely should do, protecting it is number 1. Protection is an easy thing to do when all it takes is applying a product to the Read More

Undercarriage, Show Car Cleaning, Undercarriage cleaning

Proper Maintenance of a Vehicle’s Undercarriage

In the realm of detailing and car maintenance, the undercarriage is often overlooked. A full car detail cannot be complete without paying attention to the bottom side of the car as well.  It's like spending time in the gym and only doing chest and arm exercises. Sure those areas look great, but you're neglecting the rest of your body.  So why do Read More

PlasmaCoat, SEMA Show 2013

Dr. Beasley’s Debuting the FIRST Ever 100% VOC Free Paint Protectant at SEMA 2013

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article here announcing our return to the 2013 SEMA Show. We, along with everyone else going to SEMA, have been working long, hard hours getting ready. Along with the travel plans, booth set-up, coordinating personnel, and nailing down sponsorships, we have been in the lab perfecting a product that we are ready to Read More

Car Care Products, Monthly boxes, gift boxes, Waxybox, DetailBox

A Monthly Fruit Basket…For Your Car

  With a simple monthly fee you can get a box of just about anything from fruit and wine, to car care products. But if you're really considering paying monthly to get a box of samples, you'll want to know just what you're getting into. The What, The Why, The How: Recently taking off over the past year has been the idea of paying to get Read More