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The Matte Aesthetic

When asked why matte paint looks flat, I usually just forward people to the article we wrote detailing the science behind matte's unique ability to seemingly absorb light. Rather than beating a dead horse, I thought I'd take a stab at defining what it is we see when looking at a matte painted Read More

Before and After Tire

3 Steps To Better Looking Tires: A Case Study

The other day I was getting into one of the trucks we use here at the shop and when I looked down I noticed the tires were covered in reddish/brown blotches and tons of dirt and dust. It’s a big truck with big tires so it’s tough not to notice that sort of thing. Anyway, I was reminded of an article Read More

How Detailing A Car Is Different Than A Motorcycle

The goal of detailing, regardless of what you're driving (or riding), is to make your vehicle look better than it did before and keep it healthy. Tied to this is the idea that we want our hard work to pay off much longer than just a few days. This is true whether detailing motorcycles or cars, but Read More

The Dangers Of Dust

Cars in certain climates require special detailing regimens to stay looking good. In drier areas, that problem is largely dust. Places like San Jose, Fresno, San Diego, Austin, and Albuquerque (just to name a few) have a lot of filthy cars for this very reason. Dust poses massive issues regarding Read More

Waterspots on Ferrari

How To Avoid & Quickly Remove Waterspots

Spring brings rain and with it waterspots. So as not to fear the forecast, there are two ways you can protect yourself against the inevitable evaporation of rain on your (ideally) spotless car. Continue reading and see how two simple tips can keep you looking great even if the rain comes down. Read More

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4 Ways To Prepare For Detailing Season

With Spring just around the corner, it's time to dust off the five gallon bucket and wash your microfiber towels; detailing season is almost here. Better weather increases the desire for a great looking car, and before you can achieve this you must first make sure you're ready for action and prepare Read More

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is the process by which a thermoplastic or thermoset powder is (in most cases) electrostatically applied to a metal surface on items such as rims, bicycles, motorcycles, and cars. Unlike more conventional painting methods, powder coating uses a dry powder—eliminating the need for Read More

How To Achieve Perfect Looking Tires

Keeping your tires looking rich and dark may seem like a chore at times, but one way of making sure you're getting the most out of your efforts is to make sure you're buying the right product. As you can imagine, selecting the best possible tire conditioner really has to do with what's in the bottle Read More

Matte Silver CTS-V Special Edition

The current iteration of the Cadillac CTS is getting a bit long in the tooth, and they're planning on unveiling the new redesign at the New York Auto Show next month. Which means it's the perfect time to reveal the new matte silver CTS-V coupe they're coming out with. They’re calling it the “Silver Read More

2013 V-Twin Expo

2013 V-Twin Expo Recap

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2013 V-Twin Expo, and I must say, it was a hell of a show. For those of you who don’t know, the V-Twin Expo is an annual tradeshow held in Cincinnati and is attended by the biggest aftermarket manufacturers, dealers, and custom bike shops (as Read More