Microsuede, Alcantara, Dinamica, cleaning

Cleaning Microsuede: Choosing the Right Products and Techniques

  Several versatile new synthetic suedes have hit the automotive interiors market in the past five years. Soft, tough, and absorbent, Alcantara, Escaine, Dinamica, and Ultrasuede are rapidly replacing real leather interiors on high end vehicles. These are all different types of microsuede, a fabric that, in spite of being more durable and Read More

wet sanding, paint correction, car detailing

Wet Sanding – Who? What? Where? When? How?

  To Sand or Not to Sand…. That is the Question! Do-It-Yourselfers and novice detailers often ask, “When do I turn to wet-sanding as the best form of paint correction for my vehicle?” It is a question without a simple answer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few different answers, so let us start by putting the question into Read More

Interior Cleaning, Detailing, Organic, Inorganic

How to Clean Interiors Properly: Spot Organic vs Inorganic Messes

This article has been a long time coming. Around 9 years ago at the detail shop we own and manage, we ran into an issue with a stain on the headliner of the car. It was a black mark that the detailer just couldn't get out. He noticed how caked on it looked and went straight for "purple" (our heavy degreaser product). No matter how much they sprayed Read More

Spring Detailing, Detailing After Winter, Tire, Wheels, Plastic

Spring Cleaning: Detailing the Details (Part 3)

Ok...now that we have the interior and exterior of our cars detailed to an extent, it's time to focus on a few details that really make that your car look awesome. Although these areas I'm about to mention aren't often overlooked, there are some tricks that can make a huge difference in your detailing. Tires, wheels, and plastic trim are on the Read More

Geneva Motor Show, Auto Show

Geneva Motor Show – Best of the Best

We've had the SEMA Show, LA Auto Show, NAIAS in Detroit, Chicago Auto Show and plenty of other automobile shows in recent months. However, arguably the most exciting show has been what's going on this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The Geneva Motor Show has been shelling out awesome cars left and right. Everything from new race cars to the classy, Read More

Spring Detailing

Spring Cleaning: Exterior Detailing (Part 2)

Now that your interior is nice and clean and protected, there are a few things to consider when getting ready to prep the paint. There's no doubt that the harshness of winter takes a toll on your paint. Luckily (hopefully), you were prepared before winter and had a durable, long lasting sealant for protection. But now that we are headed into Read More

Carbon Fiber, Detailing, Polishing, Hazing, Swirls

Carbon Fiber Detailing

Carbon fiber detailing is not extremely hard. It doesn't require a professional and you can actually get very good results...if you know what you're doing. Many times you'll see the trim, a hood, a spoiler, and sometimes even panels of the car decked out in carbon fiber. The carbon fiber, beyond adding a sense of "flash" to the car, serves as a Read More

Spring, Detailing, Interior

Spring Cleaning: Interior Detailing (Part 1)

The light is at the end of the tunnel and hopefully the polar vortex is gone for the next two decades. So what do we have to look forward to? How about flowers, grass, leaves, sun, heat, and rain. It's really quite lovely; but what does this mean for our cars? It's time for Spring Cleaning. Spring is different from winter, but it doesn't mean Read More

Matte Wheels, Cleaners, Powder Coating, Protecting

The 3 Things to Consider with Matte Wheels

Matte black wheels on a pearl white Mercedes AMG with blacked out windows...ya that sounds pretty good. Now before you go out and buy one, let's make sure that you've thought it through. There are a few things to consider when it comes to matte wheels. Mind you, "consider" does not mean concerned about. Matte wheels are an awesome look and I want Read More

Detailing Business, Improvement, Matte Vehicles

Improve your Detailing Business by Offering Matte Services

This isn't going to be a blog on how to operate a detailing business, but it will tell you how to step up your game and rise above your competition.  You got it, matte finishes is the trade to know to improve your detailing business. This is the part where you say, "Why? Hardly anyone has a matte vehicle." At this current point in time I Read More