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 important to have a ceramic coating that will either 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 every wash method, distilling the good and bad to 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

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

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

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

Masking tape for cars

How To Mask A Car When Detailing

Half of what makes a skilled detailer is being prepared for the task at hand, and part of that preparation means knowing how to mask a car with tape.  Skip this step and you could end up wasting your time, or worse, damaging the vehicle. So in this blog, we'll go over why you should tape off sensitive Read More

Water beading on a ceramic coating

Why You Need To Maintain Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic coatings are the greatest thing to happen to car care since the dawn of carnauba wax - they last for years, give you great gloss, protect against micro-marring, and repel liquids for easy cleaning. The problem is, many people have it in their heads that a ceramic coating is something you can just apply and forget about, and that's not Read More

Detailing Safety Tips From Dr. Beasley’s

Safety tips? What is this, high school chemistry? Wrong. It's Detailing 101! While detailing may not seem like an inherently dangerous activity, it does present a set of safety concerns that should be addressed by newcomers and veterans alike. In our detailing safety tips, we'll take a look at what protection you should have, what you should know Read More

Carbon fiber

Wet vs. Dry Carbon Fiber, Revisited

Just a little over three and half years ago we ran a blog post on the differences between dry and wet carbon fiber. Thanks to one intrepid commenter, however, we discovered that while we got most things right, there were some aspects of the analysis that weren't entirely accurate. Let's take another look!  If you're a car fanatic, Read More