Interior Cleaning, Detailing, Organic, Inorganic

How to Clean Interiors Properly: Spot Organic vs Inorganic Messes

This article has been a long time coming. Around 9 years ago at the detail shop we own and manage, we ran into an issue with a stain on the headliner of the car. It was a black mark that the detailer just couldn't get out. He noticed how caked on it looked and went straight for "purple" (our heavy degreaser product). No matter how much they sprayed Read More

Spring Detailing, Detailing After Winter, Tire, Wheels, Plastic

Spring Cleaning: Detailing the Details (Part 3)

Ok...now that we have the interior and exterior of our cars detailed to an extent, it's time to focus on a few details that really make that your car look awesome. Although these areas I'm about to mention aren't often overlooked, there are some tricks that can make a huge difference in your detailing. Tires, wheels, and plastic trim are on the Read More

Spring Detailing

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Detailing (Part 2)

Now that your interior is nice and clean and protected, there are a few things to consider when getting ready to prep the paint. There's no doubt that the harshness of winter takes a toll on your paint. Luckily (hopefully), you were prepared before winter and had a durable, long lasting sealant for protection. But now that we are headed into Read More

Carbon Fiber, Detailing, Polishing, Hazing, Swirls

Carbon Fiber Detailing

Carbon fiber detailing is not extremely hard. It doesn't require a professional and you can actually get very good results...if you know what you're doing. Many times you'll see the trim, a hood, a spoiler, and sometimes even panels of the car decked out in carbon fiber. The carbon fiber, beyond adding a sense of "flash" to the car, serves as a Read More

Spring, Detailing, Interior

Spring Cleaning: Interior Detailing (Part 1)

The light is at the end of the tunnel and hopefully the polar vortex is gone for the next two decades. So what do we have to look forward to? How about flowers, grass, leaves, sun, heat, and rain. It's really quite lovely; but what does this mean for our cars? It's time for Spring Cleaning. Spring is different from winter, but it doesn't mean Read More

Matte Wheels, Cleaners, Powder Coating, Protecting

The 3 Things to Consider with Matte Wheels

Matte black wheels on a pearl white Mercedes AMG with blacked out windows...ya that sounds pretty good. Now before you go out and buy one, let's make sure that you've thought it through. There are a few things to consider when it comes to matte wheels. Mind you, "consider" does not mean concerned about. Matte wheels are an awesome look and I want Read More

Tire Dressings, Tire Conditioner, Revitalize Tires, Tire Browning

3 Things Tire Dressings Need to Have

Products have been used for ages to make tires shine, revitalize, and/or protect. But what are the essentials that we need to be looking for when considering a tire treatment product? Some people call them tire dressings while others call them tire conditioners. These terms can mean something different to each person. We believe that a tire 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

Matte Paint, Matte Paint Protection, Matte Sealant

Are YOU Doing it Wrong? Proper Matte Paint Protection

Here at Behind the Detail, we like to help people with their matte paint questions. There are some things you DEFINITELY should do, and some things that aren't a good idea.  When it comes to things you definitely should do, protecting it is number 1. Protection is an easy thing to do when all it takes is applying a product to the surface once a Read More