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Summer Interior Care Series Pt. 1

At Dr. Beasley’s, we know there’s a lot of advice out there regarding Summer car care. Most of the available information deals with air conditioning, tire pressure, and other exterior-oriented suggestions. All of those topics are definitely important, but we’re here to offer a different angle on summer car care: interior care. We’ll break down Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know About IR Curing

We’ve recently received a number of inquiries via Instagram (@drbeasleys) from detailers across the U.S. regarding infrared curing for nano coatings. Even though infrared is generally a pretty boring topic if you're not a scientist, we're going to spice it up by addressing it within the context of car detailing. To begin, we kind of have to give Read More

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DIY Detailing With Home Products

If you're a DIY detailer, chances are you've heard about using some products from your home to detail your car. The Dr. Beasley's team is here to tell you which products are safe for your car, and which to avoid. We'll start by looking at some things that might appear to be logical for detailing, but when examined more closely, might be better to Read More

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Polishing Outside? Risks and Alternatives

Polishing a car outside in the elements doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. However, there are restrictions that limit people from adhering to best practices. So how do we make the best of the situation? What to do Before You Polish a Car The two main steps to prep a car to be polished are clean and decontaminate.  Cleaning is obvious, but Read More

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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

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What’s Wrong With Brake Dust?

Brake dust is one of the most aggressive corrosives in the automotive appearance industry. Even if the rest of the car is clean, dirty wheels equal a dirty car. So what is it about brake dust that is so harmful to your wheels and what’s the best way to clean and keep your wheels safe? What Do You Need to Look Out For? Brake dust is Read More

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The Basic Components to Detailing a Car

Detailing a car is quite a bit more extensive than just washing your car. Washing you car could be as simple as soap and water and a vacuum. However, if you're looking to really deep clean your car for either a sale or an event, follow this guide to learn how to detail a car. Let's Start with the Interior 1.  Carpets and Fabrics.  Remove Read More

Detail Shop, Expectations, Requirements

10 Things To Do in Your Detail Shop

So I run and operate a detail shop in Chicago, IL called Simon's Shine Shop where my reputation around the city (and wider) has grown based on the customer's experience. For me it's not about turnover and how many cars I can get in and out, it's about the quality that goes into the cars and how they're properly worked on. But furthermore, it's Read More

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Clear Bra: Advantages of Using Paint Protection Film

There are two types of people in the world when it comes to their vehicles, preventative people and reactive people. There are the people who even before they buy their car have already decided how and where to get it detailed. Although many people don't understand the importance of detailing a brand new car, there's one step further that some Read More

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12 Traits To Look For When Choosing A Polish

My idea of a great polish is one that cuts paint in order to remove defects that are embedded in a car's finish. But it needs to do this without being overly aggressive. While you do need some amount of cutting from a polish, one that is too aggressive will remove more clear coat than is necessary, which can greatly limit the durability and Read More