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

Storing your car, rats, mice, Dangers, Precautions

Storing Your Car? Beware!

There are many reasons to store a car for long periods of time, winter weather conditions, traveling, moving, no-use, finances; feel free to pick your reason. But if you are going to be returning to the car at some point, either to use it or sell it, you'll want to make sure that it's not being inhabited while it's supposed to be "vacant"! One of Read More

Detailing, Car Care, PlasmaCoat,

7 Step Process to Detailing an Audi A7

  The other day a gentleman came into the detailing shop we own in Chicago to get a "Complete Exterior". We took a look at this car and saw that it was in fair condition with a few deep scratches in key areas.  We decided to take it in and told him he could pick it up at the end of the day.  Do not misinterpret this, just because it doesn't Read More

Resist Scratches, Glass Serum, Glass Protectant, Gorilla Glass, SmartPhones

Glass Serum Just Released by Dr. Beasley’s

  Glass Serum is the latest in the line of Dr. Beasley's innovative products. Glass Serum is a spray on product that will make glass scratch resistant. This product is unique in many ways, for one, it's not limited to sole use on cars. Glass Serum is a specially formulated spray on product to utilize physics based knowledge to prevent Read More

Dr. Beasley's Instagram

Dr. Beasley’s InstaDiagnosis (Instagram’s new Direct Message Feature)

Instagram just updated their program for mobile devices. OK, got it. We've all seen it, so what? Well Behind the Detail with Dr. Beasley's is starting the InstaDiagnosis service for all of you with questions in regard to your car. Let me explain. Saturday afternoon you're driving your car after that rain downpour and you just noticed some Read More

Undercarriage, Show Car Cleaning, Undercarriage cleaning

Proper Maintenance of a Vehicle’s Undercarriage

In the realm of detailing and car maintenance, the undercarriage is often overlooked. A full car detail cannot be complete without paying attention to the bottom side of the car as well.  It's like spending time in the gym and only doing chest and arm exercises. Sure those areas look great, but you're neglecting the rest of your body.  So why do Read More

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