Red Corvette Stingray

Losing The Machine: Hand Polishing to Remove Scratches & Swirl-Marks

Don't be fooled. Just because your car has unsightly surface scratches and minor swirl-marks doesn't mean your car needs to be machine buffed. In fact, on a car such as this 1970 Corvette Stingray LT-1, it's a better idea to stay as far away from a machine as possible. Truth is, impurities like this can be taken care of easily and safely by Read More

Silver Porsche in Snow

Top 5: Things To Do & Not To Do In Winter

As Winter is among us, car care becomes a whole new game. Personally, it appears that most people decide to 'go rogue' once the temperature drops and will use anything accessible to rid their cars of snow, ice, and the rest of Winter's gifts. I kid you not, I've literally seen shovels taken to car doors to remove ice. My personal favorite was the Read More

Blue MG

Paintwork Correction or Paintwork Preservation?

A car’s paintwork is like its skin, its face, its essence. A car’s beauty often leans against the quality of its paint job and is often the first cause of criticism. Keeping the everyday car’s paint looking like new is a tough job, but there is certainly a way of going about correcting, preserving, and protecting a car’s paintwork. Knowing the Read More

Simon's Shine Shop

Automatic vs. Hand Wash. What & Why?

  Today, you're either going to the $7 Wash N' Go or you're dishing out $15 - $20 for a hand wash (if you're not doing it yourself). To many people, the choice of where and how to get your car cleaned lies upon three options: location, time, and affordability. In retrospect, rather than asking "How long is this gonna take?" or "How close is the Read More

End Product

A Paintwork Correction Outline

The process of refreshing and restoring the exterior paintwork of a car can be quite extensive. As an example, I’ll be briefly walking you through the process on a blue Corvette that we detailed at our sister company, Simon’s Shine Shop. Using only the highest quality products, an outline such as this is essential in learning to preserve and Read More