Polishing Decision Tree

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Polishing (Part 2)

So you know you need to polish and don't know where to start. You are not alone. When it comes to polishing, I can't stress enough how much that old idiom "better safe than sorry" comes in to play. Before we dive in, let me state that this article will demonstrate the right way to begin a polishing procedure and layout a clear plan of action for Read More

How To Remove The Smoke Smell From A Car

Whether you've kicked the habit or purchased a used car from a smoker, the smell of cigarette smoke can be tough to deal with. Fortunately, there are three steps you can take to remove the stench. Removing the smoke smell from your car isn't a light task, and may require professional assistance depending on how extreme the odor is. But if you have Read More

make wax application last longer

The Secret To Longer Lasting Wax Applications

Considering paste waxes are the most commonly used from of temporary paintwork protection, wouldn't it be great if the visible benefits of an application lasted longer than just a few weeks? Aside from swapping out your carnauba for a longer lasting paint sealant, there's one quick step you can take to extend the life of your wax layer. Keep Read More

Benefits of using a glass sealant.

Top 3 Benefits Of Using A Glass Sealant

As far as protecting automotive finishes goes, windows don't get all that much love. For whatever reason, many people leave their windshields and windows bare of protection, but this can lead to some serious problems. When all is said and done, sealing your windows provides a number of benefits not only for the vehicle, but for your driving Read More

Temporary Protection Keeps Your Car Looking Good

Why We “Temporarily” Protect Automotive Paint Finishes

Lately, we at Dr. Beasley's have been examining the vast concept that is paintwork protection, as we consider this a top priority when it comes to cosmetic car care. The main idea we're shouldering is that of temporary protection versus long-term protection—the former being paint sealants and waxes, while the latter refers to products promising 2+ Read More

3 Reasons To Shampoo Your Carpets

When your car's interior gets dirty, there's typically a lot of work to do. Everything from cleaning headrests to de-dusting consoles will help brighten your interior, but there is nothing as powerful as shampooing your carpets. A deep clean for your car's fabric flooring can really pay dividends and make your car feel younger and last longer, but Read More

Condition Leather Seats

How Often Should You Condition Leather Seats?

If you opted for leather, you must know it needs added attention. Often we're posed with the question "when should I condition my leather" and each time we tend to advise that it really depends on how much action it sees. What this means is that you'll be conditioning higher trafficked seats more than those less frequented. To give you a better Read More

Wheel Care Myths

4 Wheel Care Myths Worth Busting

While your wheels aren't always the first thing you jump to clean, they play a huge part in how good your car looks. Point is, a dirty set of wheels certainly isn't helping. If you notice that you're one of the many cars on the road with lusterless wheels, it's probably time for a detail. But before you bust out the sponge and soap, make sure Read More

How Weather & Climate Affect Car Care

Depending on where you are located in the world, weather and climate play a huge role in maintaining the appearance of your car. Some places, like Chicago, have four distinct seasons while others, like Arizona, really only have one or two. Internationally speaking it gets even wackier—there's sand to deal with in much of the Middle East, constant Read More

Beginner's Guide to Polishing

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Polishing (Part 1)

It seems as if we've been discussing polishing a lot on Behind the Detail, but I guess that's okay since the polishing process is the most widely misconstrued subject in car care. As a beginner, the first thing you need to know is that polishing "corrects" imperfections with abrasives and heat. What exactly does this mean? That's what the article's Read More