Top 10 of the year

Top 10 Detailing Posts Of 2012

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 Read More

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The Secret To Longer Lasting Wax Applications

Considering paste waxes are the most commonly used form 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

Silver Corvette Stingray

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

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Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Paintwork Protection

For the latest addition to our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, I'm going to dish out some information regarding paintwork protection. This series, as many of you know, is geared toward increasing the amateur detailer's detailing IQ - focusing on facts, tips, and proper procedure. I consider paintwork protection to be the single most important Read More

Paint Protection Water Beading on White Car

5 Tips For Selecting Paint Protection Products

There's no shortage of car waxes available to consumers, and picking one out is so confusing it might as well be a drinking game. You've got thousands of companies in a virtual bidding war for your attention, and, unfortunately, this leads to a whole bunch of misconceptions when it comes to selecting the best paintwork protection product for your Read More

Red Corvette Being Waxed

Top 5 Threats to Your Wax’s Longevity

Wouldn't it be great if you could magically make that layer of wax last, oh, I don't know... three years? How amazing would it be to achieve the best durability and never lose that freshly applied shine? While it'd sure be awesome, the truth is there are other factors gunning for the downfall of your freshly bonded protection layer - some that are Read More

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The New ‘Wash & Wax’

In the past, washing and waxing your car by hand probably meant a good hour or so of time spent detailing. If you opted for a paint sealant, tack a few more hours on for bonding and cure time. While washing and waxing has pretty much been unchanged for as long as the industry has been around, I'm going to show you an innovative alternative that can Read More

2013 Yellow Corvette Stingray

Cleaner Waxes: Pros & Cons

Cleaner waxes have become quite popular in the car care world, but there's still much debate over whether or not it's the best option for your car. As is with most things in life, there are positives and negatives that should be considered before determining if a cleaner wax is the right choice. Products are formulated to do very specific things, Read More

Layering Car Wax on Blue Aston Martin

Layering Waxes

Maybe you've heard of the practice, maybe you haven't. Either way, layering waxes is widely used throughout the cosmetic car care world, and for plenty of reasons. The main two? Shine and protection. That said, all layering is not created equal. You'll soon see that the product(s) you choose make all the difference, but at the end of the day there Read More

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The Best Car Wax, As Told By Consumer Reports…

Let me start off by saying that I like Consumer Reports. Most of the time they’re spot on and they obviously provide a ton of useful information. But if you’ve read their Car Wax Buying Guide you should know they missed the mark. That’s not to say that the product ratings aren’t worth checking out if you’re interested in one of the waxes they’ve Read More