The other day a gentleman came into the detailing shop we own in Chicago to get a "Complete Exterior". We took a look at this car and saw that it was in fair condition with a few deep scratches in key areas. We decided to take it in and told him he could pick it up at the end of the day. Do not misinterpret this, just because it doesn't
...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
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
More and more cars being butchered by high-speed buffers Besides manufacturing the worlds finest car care products, our team also spends a good amount of time detailing, examining, and working with cars on a daily basis. Whether we're keeping track of trends or figuring out a better way to keep road salt off the cars, it's safe to say we are car
Paintwork Protection (Wax/Sealant) So you've just spent a few hours polishing, polishing, and polishing some more to remove the surface scratches from your car's paint - now what? No matter how hard you've worked, you'd might as well drag a key across your hood if you forget to wax. Please don't actually drag a key across your hood, but just know
Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Cutting) If you've read Part I of our series (Polishing - Preservation) then you know why you'd use cutting over preservation. To introduce cutting, let me just say - no, this in no way damages or harms your car. In fact, most professional detail shops will 'cut' paint in order to suit their customers' needs
Paintwork Correction (Polishing - Preservation) The whole idea behind paintwork correction is to fix your car's paintwork. There are two ways of going about paintwork correction by polishing, the first being cutting and the second being preservation. As you can probably assume, cutting will remove paint in order to get underneath the scratches or
From experience at Chicago's premier hand car wash & auto detailing center, we've learned that not only are black cars popular, but that they also require more delicate care. We've put together a 4 part series highlighting proper technique and proper care when dealing with a delicate black paint finish.