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

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

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

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

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

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

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