Micro Scratches, Matte Paint, Matte Vinyl, Don't see micro scratches in Matte Paint

2 Reasons You Won’t See Micro Scratches in Matte Paint

Matte paint finishes have many similarities and many differences from glossy paint finishes.  One major difference between the two is the visibility of micro scratches. When referring to micro scratches people usually mean one of a few different things including swirl marks, holograms, spider webbing, and micro marring. Swirl Marks: Generally Read More

Replacing Carpet, Mold, Water Damage

The Detail: Water Leaks – A Case Study

The paradigm that resides in any old car is the eventual breaking down of parts. The turn of phrase comes to mind, "Once one thing goes, everything goes." You can only hope that when something goes wrong, it's not going to leave you on the side of the road stranded waiting for a tow truck. Unidentified smells and mold damage is a close second Read More

Touch-up Matte Paint, Matte Spray Cleaner

How To Maintain Matte Paint Between Washes

  We here at Behind the Detail and Dr. Beasley's get a lot of comments, questions, and concerns regarding taking care of Matte Paint between washes. There shouldn't be, but there still seems to be a lot of fear floating around regarding matte paint care. While we get a lot of questions regarding matte paint care, the main one is this: Is there Read More

Car Care Products, Detailing mistakes, swirl, claying, microfiber

Top 4 Detailing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Whether you've been detailing your car for months or years, or are justing getting ready to start with the new BMW you just bought; you'd do well to ensure you're not going to be making these same mistakes. Detailing isn't a job for just professionals, though there are aspects to detailing that do require special knowledge for use of specific Read More

Car Care Products, Autumn, Colder Weather

What to Expect as Autumn Arrives

  The summer months are fading away and as we loom closer and closer to winter, we have the pleasant change of autumn to hold on to. In autumn we get to enjoy the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and the holiday spirit in the air arriving.  Some of these changes can tarnish the look of your car. Being prepared and knowing what to Read More

Matte Black Mustang

Prepping a Matte Car for The SEMA Show

In this day in age matte paint isn't a secret. Chances are you've heard of it, or better yet seen it.  But getting a matte car ready for a show like SEMA? That's merely just knowing the steps and being prepared. You can do it yourself in just a few steps. Step 1: Before the Show  Before your car gets to SEMA, make sure that your car is clean, Read More

Beginner's Guide

Beginner’s Guide To An Afternoon Detail

It’s a Sunday morning and it’s 70 degrees outside. With coffee in hand and the newspaper read, what do you do with the rest of your day? How about we detail that pretty four wheeled work horse you have in your driveway? Before you go whip out your old bucket and dirty rags, here is what you need to know to get a quality car wash and detailing that Read More

Blue Ferrari

The Best Detailing Bang For Your Buck

People detail their cars in all sorts of ways. Many use local detail shops, some have mobile detailers, and then there's the folks who do it themselves (my personal favorite). Regardless of the method, one thing's for sure: detailing an entire car ain't cheap. Now we have a problem. You always want your car looking clean, but it may not make Read More

Microsuede, Alcantara, Dinamica, cleaning

Cleaning Microsuede: An Introduction

There are always fancy new materials being introduced into top of the line vehicles which end up being standard offerings in time. Lately, OEMs have been using microsuede on the interiors of their vehicles as a high-tech alternative to leather in luxury and performance vehicles. I fully expect the use of this material to spread similar to how we've Read More

Land Cruiser Tire Blooming

Why Are My Tires Brown?

You may not realize it, but tires are important when it comes to the overall look of your car. Over long periods of time, the rubber from your tires start to degrade, and can sometimes get a brown residue on the surface. This is known mostly as "Tire Browning" or "Tire Blooming". Now, let's take a look at why this happens and how you can clean and Read More