What causes water spots on car

What Causes Water Spots On Cars?

If you've ever owned a car, you've seen a water spot. Small, white-ish stains on your otherwise immaculate finish, they leave many asking just what causes water spots on cars. Simply put, they come from beads of water resting on your paint, which dry and leave behind a residue. That's why it's so Read More

Which Kind Of Car Wash Is Best For Your Finish?

Just like there's more than one way to cook an egg, there's many types of car washes. But don't take that to mean all washing methods are equal—far from it. Each one comes with its own set of upsides and downsides. Those pros and cons, however, aren't always clear. That's why we're here run down Read More

The Beginner’s Guide To Matte Paint Care: Do’s and Don’ts

Wondering how you go about taking care of matte paint? You’re in luck. We're partnering with a major OEM to include a Dr. Beasley's Matte Paint Prescription with every one of their new factory matte painted vehicles, part of which includes a beginner's guide to matte paint care. In the spirit of Read More

Beading or sheeting—which is better?

Which Is Better For Your Finish, Beading or Sheeting?

When talking about how water interacts with protected paintwork, most detailers use one of two terms: beading or sheeting. Beading is pretty simple to grasp—orbs of water forming instead of wetting the paint. Sheeting, on the other hand, doesn't have an agreed upon definition. So what does Read More

Water Beads Can’t Tell You If Your Paint Is Protected

It's probably the most common myth in automotive paint protection: If water's beading on your paint, your coating/sealant/wax is still protecting the finish from scratching, etching, staining, UV damage, etc. But this couldn't be farther from the truth. In reality, water beading isn't dependent Read More

One Thing To Know When Choosing A Ceramic Coating

There are a lot of different features and benefits thrown around when it comes to nano coatings, but there's one important thing that tells you what to know before ceramic coating a vehicle. It all has to do with hydrophobicity and something called a "sliding angle".  People Read More

Why are beads good?

What Makes People So Obsessed With Beads?

People love beads. There's no getting around it. But why is it such an obsession? Why is water beading good? The rationale ranges from how gorgeous they look to the misconception that they prove a wax, sealant or coating is still protecting a surface. Either way, this obsession Read More