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 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

Audi Paint Detailing

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

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

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