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Remove Scratches from Black Paint: Introduction

From experience at Chicago's premier hand car wash & auto detailing center, we've learned that not only are black cars popular, but that they also require more delicate care. We've put together a 4 part series highlighting proper technique and proper care when dealing with a delicate black paint Read More

Ford GTX1

8 Car Cleaning Myths Debunked

Car cleaning may seem like a whole different world to you, but have no fear. We're here to educate, assist, and help you through getting and keeping your car as close to new as possible. We've provided 8 of the most common myths that car wash & detail shop customers believe to be true and have Read More

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WCA Wrap-Up

Article by: Prentice St. Clair The Western Car Wash Association (WCA) held its annual Convention and Trade Show October 11-13, 2010 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The International Detailing Association (IDA) participated in the event in its ongoing effort to connect Read More

Bugatti Veyron

Showdown: Bugatti Veyron vs. ’95-’96 Chicago Bulls

Drawing comparisons between the Bugatti Veyron and the '95-'96 Bulls may seem a little odd, but let's look at some facts. The Bugatti sports a top speed of over 260 mph, unheard of for the most part. On the way to the '95-'96 Championship, the Bulls routed the entire NBA for a record 72 wins out of Read More

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Top 8 Detail Fixes of 2010

With the help of Simon's Shine Shop, Chicago's premier hand car wash and auto detailing shop, we've compiled a list of our Top Auto Detail Fixes of 2010. All stories listed are actual experiences from customers at Simon's. If you have similar stories or want to share your detail experiences, feel Read More

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Losing The Machine: Hand Polishing to Remove Scratches & Swirl-Marks

Don't be fooled. Just because your car has unsightly surface scratches and minor swirl-marks doesn't mean your car needs to be machine buffed. In fact, on a car such as this 1970 Corvette Stingray LT-1, it's a better idea to stay as far away from a machine as possible. Truth is, impurities like Read More

Ask Dr. Beasley’s Mailbag: December Edition

Proper car care begins and ends with knowledge. Understanding what a given product or procedure is going to do for you car can help you make proper decisions on extending the life of your vehicle's surfaces, such as paintwork and leather. Today I open the Ask Dr. Beasley's Mailbag to answer customer Read More

Silver Porsche in Snow

Top 5: Things To Do & Not To Do In Winter

As Winter is among us, car care becomes a whole new game. Personally, it appears that most people decide to 'go rogue' once the temperature drops and will use anything accessible to rid their cars of snow, ice, and the rest of Winter's gifts. I kid you not, I've literally seen shovels taken to car Read More

Dr. Beasley's & '66 Porsche 912

Snow Shots With a Porsche: Finding the Perfect Shot

Black & White by John Barone Walking to work on this particular Sunday afternoon in early December, I find myself fighting my way through a Chicago blizzard that could go toe-to-toe with the best of them; relentless snow blowing laterally across the landscape due to the 25mph+ winds, and of Read More

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Ford Mustang Hand Polishing Time-Lapse

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