Whether your coating creates harmful, static beads is a big part of how to choose a ceramic coating.

How Water Beads Can Kill Your Coating

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Beads Are Bad. Static water beads, that is. We know, they look cool, and they help you know how to choose a ceramic coating. But if beads aren't rolling off your car, your coating will end up looking pretty terrible, which means you'll need to have it buffed off and replaced—not cheap. But what is it Read More

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

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 spreading car care knowledge, we’ve reproduced 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

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

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

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