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

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

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

A Quick Look At The Dr. Beasley’s Authorized Detailer Program

If you follow Dr. Beasley's on social media, you've probably read a thing or two about the Authorized Detailer Program we've been rolling out this past month. So what is this program, and why should professional detailers apply?  Basically, it's our way of approving professional detailers that want to advertise their services as 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

Lexus RC F in Nebula Grey

Lexus Announces Matte Finish That Can Survive An Automatic Car Wash

When Lexus announced the 2019 GS F and RC F 10th anniversary special editions yesterday, the real bit of news was buried in the fourth paragraph of the press release: these cars will not only feature Lexus' first factory matte finish since the LFA supercar, but said matte finish will be "durable enough for the rigors of everyday use, Read More

Dr. Beasley’s Coating Kits: What They Are, What They Do

Dr. Beasley's car care philosophy has always been this: If it's part of your car, it's worth protecting. That's why we've developed ceramic car coating systems for not just your paint, but for every surface on your car imaginable. We've got kits for your glass, headlights, plastic trim, you name it. Of course, with all these Read More

paint protection film

Why You Should Coat Your Paint Protection Film

If you know anything about caring for your car's paint, you know that no matter what you do, driving your car around is going to inevitably result in some minuscule rock getting kicked up and scratching your paint. What can you do? Coatings are a worthy option, but some want a little more peace of mind. So, they spring for Read More