Waiver, Engine Cleaning, Services, Detailers

Engine Cleaning Waiver: Do You Think You’re Safe?

Covering your bases as a professional detailer is always good practice. The first place you probably start is getting insurance, right? Insurance can only help you so much, so that's why we recommend that every professional detailer implements a waiver when working under the hood of a car. The engine compartment has thousands of little pieces 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

Detailing Business, Improvement, Matte Vehicles

Improve your Detailing Business by Offering Matte Services

This isn't going to be a blog on how to operate a detailing business, but it will tell you how to step up your game and rise above your competition.  You got it, matte finishes is the trade to know to improve your detailing business. This is the part where you say, "Why? Hardly anyone has a matte vehicle." At this current point in time I 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

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

Mini Matte Metallic Paint 2014

New Mini Countryman Black Knight Edition (Matte Finish)

Continuing in the direction of the future of matte finishes, Mini Cooper has joined the select few who offer a matte finish out of the factory. Their release of the 2014 Cooper S Countryman series comes with a unique trim package that's sure to stand out. They're continuing in the line of manufacturer released matte finishes along with BMW Frozen Read More

Rare-Matte-Cars

How Rare are Matte Paint Cars?

If you’re on this site then you probably know at least a fair amount about cars. I’ll say that’s safe to assume.  However, this was an interesting article to write because I’m trying to decipher exactly how rare it is to own a matte car.  The article was intended to contain a lot of statistics and facts that have been researched out. Yet, there is Read More

Cars Parked at Night

My Petition To Make Detailing More Mainstream

A little about me: I really, really don't like dirty cars. So much so that when I step outside and see a dusty Mercedes, a little piece of me wants to bust out a bucket and wash it for whoever is neglecting it. I cannot blame the car owner, but rather the fact that the importance of detailing is not understood by the masses. Hopefully this simple Read More

Car Paint Sealant on Corvette

The Best Polish You’ll Ever Buy

...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 Read More

Wheel Woolie Cleaning BMW

Review: Wheel Woolies

What are Wheel Woolies? Wheel Woolies were designed to solve a problem in the car care world: often it can be hard to clean inside your wheels. Some use thin brushes with bristles attached to metal wires, and while these do work, they splatter and can easily scratch up your rims if you're not careful. The soft, dense, 100% polypropylene Read More