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


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

Microfiber Towels

4 Things Automatic Car Washes Won’t Tell You

If you take your car to an automatic car wash on a regular basis, I ask you to please consider another option. I understand the convenience and I certainly get the value advantage of a $3 car wash, but automatic washes are in no way "good" for your car. And if you've ever pulled in after work then you know they're not exactly the most inviting Read More

What to Wash Your Car With

Best Car Care Products for New Detailers

If you've never detailed your car before, just the thought of it might be a little intimidating. Fear not, with the right car care products and detailing resources you'll be on your way to becoming an expert detailer in no time. If you're reading this, you've already found the resources... so you're already a step ahead. But maybe you haven't found Read More

4 Outdated Detailing Techniques

4 Outdated Detailing Techniques Still Being Used

In the detailing world, tradition often clouds the innovative breakthroughs that our industry has made over the years. Products, techniques, you name it - it's all changed. We talk a lot about what you should do regarding car care, but not a lot about what people used to do. As for a little change of pace, here are 4 outdated detailing techniques Read More

Matte Motorcycle Care

New Arrival: Matte Motorcycle Prescription

Finally, the same quality care for matte cars is available in more economically sized bottles for matte motorcycles. As most of us know, the matte trend has been sparked and certainly influenced by the motorcycle industry. Many manufactures, BMW and Ducati for example, offer matte paint options on almost every bike they produce. The wait is Read More