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,
Saturday Afternoon was spent on the streets of Chicago in shorts and a shirt. Feeling completely underdressed next to these cars, I took my pictures and walked away. Here is what I saw at Bentley Gold Coast in Chicago, IL.
A little about me: I really, really don't like dirty cars. So much so that when I step outside and see a dusty Mercedes, a little piece of me wants to bust out a bucket and wash it for whoever is neglecting it. I cannot blame the car owner, but rather the fact that the importance of detailing is not understood by the masses. Hopefully this simple
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!
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.
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 well as associated media outlets). I had a chance to
2012 was a big year for us here at Dr. Beasley’s. We detailed a lot of cars, wrote a lot of articles, went to our first SEMA Show, and got the opportunity to talk to a lot of our loyal readers. Anyway, we've decided to share with you the most trafficked posts on Behind the Detail in 2012. I'll rank the top ten here in order so you can get an idea
Summer's right around the corner, and your car knows it. Even more so than winter months, summer presents a unique set of dangers for your vehicle. As drivers we may not be worried about what's happening to the appearance of our cars as much as we're concerned about how they run, but come summer every last flaw becomes more and more visible. Before
In the detailing world, tradition often clouds the innovative breakthroughs that our industry has made over the years. Products, techniques, you name it - it's all changed. We talk a lot about what you should do regarding car care, but not a lot about what people used to do. As for a little change of pace, here are 4 outdated detailing techniques
While the undercarriage is usually the dirtiest part of your car, it’s also probably the most overlooked when it comes to cleaning. After all, out of sight, out of mind. Many people even realize that they should clean their undercarriage but don’t, simply because it’s a pain. This was a problem at our detailing shop too, until we devised a clever