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 every wash method, distilling the good and bad to Read More

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 general matte paint care guide. In the spirit of spreading car care knowledge, we’ve reproduced the guide 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 sheeting really mean, and is it better than beading? 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 on paint protection. It can come and go without 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 look for hydrophobicity in a coating because it means 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 obscures the real point of beads—to get water off your Read More

Water beading on car

Beads Are Bad: Why water beads might be harming your finish

Beads are bad? What?  We know what you're thinking: Water beading on hydrophobic (a.k.a. water repellent) coatings is amazing! It shows your paint is protected, makes it easier to dry, and it promotes self-cleaning. And above all else, it looks COOL.  Look, we get it. We've definitely sung beading's praises before. We Read More

Dr. Beasley's applicators

Are You Using The Right Applicator?

Using the right applicator is essential when it comes to applying coatings. Think about it this way: A doctor wouldn't use a stethoscope to find a broken bone, and a detailer wouldn't use a tire applicator to apply a ceramic coating. But it's not just about using the most effective tool, it's also about the Read More

Dr. Beasley's 2018 Gift Guide

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Dr. Beasley's product line runs deep. So when it comes to gift giving, there truly IS something for everyone. But what might that something be? Take a look below—we've rounded up some choice selections from the Doctor's offerings, organized by price.  $50 and under   Glass IQ - $14.99 How many glass cleaners also repel Read More

2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition In The Winter

How To Winterize a Matte Car

If you want to make sure your matte-finished vehicle is protected from all the snow, sleet and salt on the roads this winter, you need to know how to winterize a matte car. Thankfully, it's a lot easier than it sounds. Whether you've got a brand new Challenger with a matte hood or a Benz with Magno paint, winterizing is simple as Read More