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4 Ways To Get Your Car Sparkling For Summer!

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! Read More

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Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Polishing (Part 1)

It seems as if we've been discussing polishing a lot on Behind the Detail, but I guess that's okay since the polishing process is the most widely misconstrued subject in car care. As a beginner, the first thing you need to know is that polishing "corrects" imperfections with abrasives and heat. What exactly does this mean? That's what the article's Read More

Automotive Orange Peel

What’s The Deal With Orange Peel?

Within the world of car care, most professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint - as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer... and if you Read More

Matte Black Can-Am

Can-Am Matte Paint Care

Today a customer and commenter (Thanks Samantha!) alerted us to the fact that there is another factory matte finish on the road: The Can-Am Spyder. Can-Am motorcycles, as you may know, specializes in recreational vehicles and has since 2006. Before that they manufactured terrain, motocross, and enduro bikes - mostly for competition, but during the Read More

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3 Ways To Make Your Car Stand Out This Summer

With summer in full swing now is the time to make sure your car is looking good. It doesn't matter if you're checking out a car show, taking a road trip, or just cruising around town, the cleanliness of your car is something everyone notices. If you're falling behind, fear not. You have plenty of time to make a good impression. The best place to Read More

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An Update On BMW Frozen Paint Care

A few months ago we did a response to BMW's first matte paint care video for their signature "Frozen" paint jobs. If you recall, we liked the video, but they did get a few things wrong regarding matte paint care. Most importantly they made matte paint seem tough to care for and extremely fragile, which, as we have expressed countless times, is not Read More

2007 Grey Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Pros and Cons of Clear Bra Paint Protection Film

Basically speaking, an automotive clear bra is basically a plastic wrap for potentially damageable regions of your car - lower fascia, side mirrors, rocker panels, and basically any surface facing directly toward the front/bottom of the car. The main use for a clear bra is, of course, to protect these areas from road debris that might kick up on Read More

Black Ferrari Being Buffed

Buffing Becoming a Problem

More and more cars being butchered by high-speed buffers Besides manufacturing the worlds finest car care products, our team also spends a good amount of time detailing, examining, and working with cars on a daily basis. Whether we're keeping track of trends or figuring out a better way to keep road salt off the cars, it's safe to say we are Read More

Land Cruiser Driving Through Snow

5 Tips For High-Mileage Paintwork

Just because your car's getting old, doesn't mean the paint has to look that way. We know Toyotas and Jeeps are built to last, and you can definitely find a few Hondas with over 150,000 miles puttering around your town if you look, but typically when you see these cars at such high mileage they look like garbage. You know as well as I that the Read More

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Mid-Storage Paint Care

As storage season has quickly swept across the united states, a lot of us have had to put away our babies until spring. For some of you that's a motorcycle, maybe a vintage Camaro, and perhaps there are even a few Ferrari owners out there getting ready to pack-it-in. As a resource for anyone storing a car, we've covered tips on how to prep your Read More