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The Detail: Introduction

Today I'm pleased to announce a new series where Behind the Detail will actually be going behind the detail in various car care situations. Whether that means detailing for a road trip, to impress a client, or after a night on the town with your friends, our plan is to share the knowledge you need Read More

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How To Care For A Matte Car In Winter

No matter the finish, caring for a car in winter requires a solid understanding of car care. Winter typically means snow, sleet, salt and, of course, a dirtier car, so naturally there's some concern for matte car owners. How does the finish hold up? Will it be ruined? The list goes on, but I'm here Read More

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How You Shouldn’t Fix Clear Coat Issues

Every time I go to YouTube something seems to catch my eye. After trolling for a few minutes this morning, I found this - a home remedy for fixing a damaged clear coat. Let's be honest, this is not the way to go about restoring your car's clear coat. Here's why... Read More

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4 Things Automatic Car Washes Won’t Tell You

If you take your car to an automatic car wash on a regular basis, I ask you to please consider another option. I understand the convenience and I certainly get the value advantage of a $3 car wash, but automatic washes are in no way "good" for your car. And if you've ever pulled in after work then Read More

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More Matte (Super) Cars for 2013

There are people out there who think this whole matte thing is going to fizzle out. Unfortunately for them, these four cars will have people talking about matte paint (and matte paint care) for quite some time. 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe You may have seen the commercials, but if not, all you Read More

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Can You Clay Matte Paint?

For those of you who don't already know, matte paint is very similar to "normal" glossy paint except for the glaring fact that it doesn't shine. Caring for matte paint is similar as well, but in many ways matte paint is a lot easier to maintain than a glossy car. Along those same lines, a question Read More

Q-Tips for Cleaning

The Almighty Q-Tip

If you're not buying Q-tips once every 5 years from Costco, you should. What looks like a two inch stick with cotton balls on each end is actually a detailer's best friend. Most commonly known for their ability to remove waxy buildup from your ear canals, the Q-tip is a key component to any spotless Read More