Beading, Sheeting, Water Spots

Beading vs Sheeting: Pros and Cons

Having good beads on a car after a rain storm may look great, but what about it’s equally talented and misunderstood younger brother? Sheeting. Beading and sheeting both have their merits and downsides. However, what’s best for your car and what do you prefer? Let’s outline a few of the pros and cons of each: Beading: Pros: When you see Read More

BMW, BMWBLOG, 2011 1M, Detailing, Matte Vinyl

Dr. Beasley’s and BMWBLOG Team Up to Detail 2012 BMW 1M

  A few weeks ago, we got together with BMWBLOG to provide a content rich article centralized around their 2011 BMW 1M. The 1M is a regularly driven vehicle with its fair share of light scratching and marring in the paint. The car also has a matte vinyl roof and a vinyl stripe down the middle of the car that needed tending to. Read More

Car Wash, Waterless, How to

Waterless Car Wash Techniques – What to Look For?

There's been a severe lack of rainfall and water shortages going on in California and other parts of the west coast. It's become very apparent how much that's impacting our industry. People are getting fined for washing their cars in their driveways and are urged to not wash their cars at all, even in recycled wash bays. Obviously we don't want to Read More

Skunk, goop, paint, removing

The Mystery Behind the Skunk That Ruined a New Car

Once in a blue moon we get an inquiry that completely throws us for a loop! In collaboration with many International Detailing Association (IDA) members, a detailing issue appeared to have been solved over a lengthy e-mail chain that included some of the best minds in the industry. The situation was fixed, then it came back, and ultimately never Read More

Detailing,

7 Things We Need to Stop Doing to Our Cars

For some car owners a water drop is akin to a drop of acid on the skin. These kinds of people seriously consider a new paint job when a paint chip occurs on the hood of their car. However, for many of us we treat our cars as basic entity of daily living: a mode of transportation, a toy, a coffee table, or even a luggage rack. I can think of 8 Read More

overspray, paint, matte, removing

Removing Overspray from a Matte Black Harley Davidson

Overspray from a construction site littered a matte black Harley Davidson the other day. Needless to say, that's no way to ride around the city and show off such an awesome bike.  Luckily we got our hands on the bike and were able to restore it back to it's original clean factory look. Contaminants like overspray, sap, road grime, and tar are Read More

Bid Poop, Paint Etching,

Cleaning Bird Poop From Your Car: The Acidic Nightmare

It looks harmless enough, if not rather disgusting, driving along when a big splat of bird poop splatters all over the hood of your car. It looks terrible but you just drive through it not knowing how aggressive that powerful organic acid is when reacting chemically with your automotive paint. If you did, you would rush to the first available Read More

matte paint clear coat reflection diagram

If You Buff Matte Paint, You will RUIN your Finish!

The average person isn't going to put a Rupes polisher to the hood of their matte Mercedes. However, we think it's important to show you what happens when you do buff matte paint. http://drbeasleys.wistia.com/medias/odvt3yw88b?embedType=seo&videoWidth=800 From time to time we get panicked calls because someone had a scratch or chips in Read More

Matte Paint, Manufacturers, OEM,

The Detail: The Matte Surge in the World Today

  Maybe it's because I work in the industry of cars and automotive paint, but I thought that matte finished vehicles were more popular than they are.  I've spent the past few weeks in conversations with lots of different groups of people and the question of, 'what do you do for work?' comes around quite often. On more than one occasion, Read More

Dog Proof, Cleaning, Protection, Car, Vehicle, Pets

How To Dog Proof Your Car

A couple of years ago, a fellow detailer and myself were discussing the dirtiest interiors we had ever had to clean.  He told me about a Honda whose back windshield was covered in an unidentifiable substance that appeared to have been smeared across the entire glass, completely blurring visibility. Whatever it was came off relatively easily but he Read More