Dr. Beasley’s Authorized Detailer: Mark Cox of Birmingham Auto Detailing & Wet Sanding Studio

The professionals we accept into the Dr. Beasley's Authorized Detailer Program are some of the most talented and hardest-working automotive appearance experts around. We're proud to have them represent us and our ceramic coating systems, so we want to take the time to highlight each Authorized Detailer, sharing their story and Read More

Mike Phillips shows Bruno Massel and the class how to polish a test spot

I Took A 2 Day Detailing Intensive With Mike Phillips. Here’s What I Learned.

When I learned there were two spots available for Dr. Beasley's staff at Mike Phillip's 2 Day Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Class at our headquarters in Chicago, I immediately wanted in. I'd read Mike's work before, and even met him briefly at Autogeek's Detail Fest in March. He's the best detailing instructor around, so I felt I Read More

Recapping Mike Phillips’ 2-Day Autogeek Detailing Class

Last weekend Mike Phillips brought his 2-Day Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Class to Dr. Beasley's HQ in Chicago, IL. Here's a quick recap of the weekend: THURSDAY Mike landed in Chicago around 9AM and made a beeline to Dr. Beasley's so he could unpack his vast array of equipment. We were amazed at just how much he had flown in from Palm Read More

Why 100% Solids Ceramic Coatings Are The Best

Ever heard the phrase "100% solids"? It's common in the painting industry, but not something you hear often when talking about ceramic coatings. But as automotive ceramic coating technology has evolved these past couple years, it's coming up more and more. So what does it mean, and what makes it such an advantage? We'll break it all down for Read More

#WeirdCarWednesday

#WeirdCarWednesday

During the month of September, we posted some of the strangest cars to ever enter our detail shop to Instagram in a little something we like to call #WeirdCarWednesday. We've rounded up the four cars we featured below, along with a little history on each one. Enjoy!  1960 BMW 600 (AKA Isetta 600) In Europe's depressed Read More

Cleaning a Glass Serum Pro coating to restore hydrophobicity

Ceramic Coating Not Beading? You May Just Need To Clean It

A ceramic coating not beading is frustrating, to say the least. But it doesn't always mean you need a re-application.  Years ago we put Dr. Beasley's Glass Serum Pro on a beater Land Cruiser's windshield, and the coating was never properly maintained after. Unsurprisingly, we saw zero hydrophobicity when we blasted it with Read More

Elastomers compress rather than breaking when lightly abraded

Your Ceramic Coating Should Be Flexible, Not Hard

9H, 10H - these numbers are thrown around constantly in the ceramic coating world. You might assume they're numbers on the Mohs hardness scale. Actually, they correspond to ratings on the Pencil Hardness scale. So if a ceramic coating advertises a 9H hardness, it would (supposedly) resist scratching Read More

Simon's Second Ales & Details: Recap!

Simon’s Second Ales & Details: Recap!

Last Friday Simon's Shine Shop hosted their second Ales & Details workshop and beer tasting with Dr. Beasley's and Haymarket Brewery. If you haven't heard of the event quite yet, check out these past blogs. So, as mentioned in the above blogs, the workshop portion of the event is conducted by Dr. Beasley's (a.k.a. the folks who run Read More

Jim Lafeber At Ales And Details

Recapping Ales & Details

Last Friday, Dr. Beasley's and Simon's Shine Shop (in partnership with Midwest Performance Cars and Haymarket Brewery) hosted their first ever "Ales & Details" workshop. What's Ales & Details? It's detailing and craft beers, together at last! If you need more explanation beyond that, read our preview from last week. And if Read More

Ales and Details

Ales & Details Workshop and Beer Tasting

At Dr. Beasley's we're always looking for ways to support the car enthusiast community here in Chicago. So when John Neurauter of Haymarket Brewery brought his new car into Simon's Shine Shop, we instantly saw an opportunity to bring together the worlds of beer and car care. No, we're not packaging our car Read More