Woodie Wagon at SEMA 2013

How to Get Your Woodie to Properly Shine

As detailers we are always being challenged to think in new ways. When a new job comes in, one course of action doesn't always work on every car. So we have to analyze and assess the proper steps for each individual vehicle. This was the case when our friends over at Shiner's Auto Detailing in California got their hands on a couple of 1950's Woodie Read More

The New Un-Cleanable Auto Interior…

Recently there have been rumors floating around about a new type of interior material that cannot be cleaned.  This happens occasionally in our industry - a new material surfaces and everyone freaks out calling it un-cleanable or detail-proof. But we don't like to think that way. So what does this mean for us as detailers? Research and Read More

Larry Kosilla Podcast

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 podcast Read More

Storing your car, rats, mice, Dangers, Precautions

Storing Your Car? Beware!

There are many reasons to store a car for long periods of time, winter weather conditions, traveling, moving, no-use, finances; feel free to pick your reason. But if you are going to be returning to the car at some point, either to use it or sell it, you'll want to make sure that it's not being inhabited while it's supposed to be "vacant"! One of Read More

Micro Scratches, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Don't see micro scratches in Matte Paint

2 Reasons You Won’t See Micro Scratches in Matte Paint

Matte paint finishes have many similarities and many differences from glossy paint finishes.  One major difference between the two is the visibility of micro scratches. When referring to micro scratches people usually mean one of a few different things including swirl marks, holograms, spider webbing, and micro marring. Swirl Marks: Generally Read More

Replacing Carpet, Mold, Water Damage

The Detail: Water Leaks – A Case Study

The paradigm that resides in any old car is the eventual breaking down of parts. The turn of phrase comes to mind, "Once one thing goes, everything goes." You can only hope that when something goes wrong, it's not going to leave you on the side of the road stranded waiting for a tow truck. Unidentified smells and mold damage is a close second Read More

VOC's, Volatile Organic Compounds, Dangers of VOC's

What are VOCs?

There's been a lot of talk recently in the automotive industry with regards to VOCs. We thought we'd shed some light on the debate for you. What are VOCs? VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound.  Basically, these are gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids. There are many types and variations of VOCs out there. They are not Read More

FuelFed, Chicago, Coffee and Classics

FuelFed 2013 Coffee and Classics

On a crisp mellow fall morning with coffee in hand, everybody's chattering about all the great cars at the show. FuelFed's last Coffee and Classics of the 2013 year turned out to be a low key, yet enjoyable event. With 35 or so classic cars in attendance,  all of them were detailed impeccably. Below is a sampling of the cars that showed up. Be sure 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

$10,000 Bugatti Detailing, Detailing a Bugatti, Bugatti, Maintaining a Bugatti, Cost of a Bugatti

A Contract That REQUIRES $10,000 Worth of Detailing EVERY Year

In the world of expenses, budgeting, and luxury items, we're all on different scales.  Everybody has expenses and everyone should be budgeting. However, luxury is relative. For me, a luxury purchase is a few pairs of Levi's every year. On the other hand, some choose to treat themselves to a Bugatti super car. We got wind of a rumor that among Read More