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,
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
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
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
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
In a market bloated with "quick shines" and "5 minute details" it's easy to pick up bad detailing habits that ultimately lead to improper car care. If you haven't by now, you should definitely read our detailing guide to proper car care. It will help set the table for this article where I'll walk you through four simple ways to break any bad
There's nothing better than driving around in your convertible with the top down! However, those tops can be a good place for debris and bugs to hide. A good convertible top cleaner and protectant will not only help to keep it clean, but it will also help with the actual function of your convertible top. Whether it’s a fabric or vinyl convertible
Whether you take your car to a car wash or bust out the hose and bucket in your driveway, you must be aware that it is possible to over-wash your car. We've covered how often you should be washing, but there are warning signs you can look for that will tell you to dial back on the washes. Take a look...
Now that winter is finally over, summer is here! That means more time to spend outside cruising, and of course, caring for your car. Here's some tips to get that perfect shine, clean seats, and radiant rims!
Now that there's an answer for matte paint care, expect to see some manufacturers expand their paint options to include the flat finish. Factory matte options are only available from a select few manufacturers, and outside of Mercedes, BMW, and Lamborghini Most OEM's don't really give you much choice of color. When manufacturers have released matte