Vehicle Clear Coat: What You Need to Know

Have you noticed that the paint on new cars has improved over the years? Auto manufacturers now use a 2 stage painting system. The first layer is the basecoat, which provides the visual properties like color. The second layer is the vehicle clear coat which is meant to deepen the color of the paint and give it a nice glossy finish. Let’s dive deeper into what the clear coat is and what it does and doesn’t do for your vehicle. … Read More

The Value of Ceramic Paint Coatings

You’ve heard how great ceramic paint coatings are, but you’re not sure if they are worth the investment. A comparison of wax and ceramic coatings will help. Ceramic paint coatings are the latest advancement in paint protection. Ceramic coatings are better than waxes and sealants in almost every way. They are harder, more durable, heat tolerant, and last much longer. Wax vs. Ceramic Paint Coating Price is the one objection many people have to professional-grade coatings, which can cost between $500 – $2000 for prep and installation. With a price point much higher than a traditional wax or sealant, many people find it … Read More

How to Correctly Care for Satin Finish Car Paint

Just about every car you see on the road today has a smooth, glossy finish. There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, but if you want your car to really stand out from the crowd, you need something unique. Satin finish paint is gaining in popularity among auto enthusiasts, giving a flat but striking look to your car. One thing to keep in mind is that you can’t care for satin finish car paint the same way you do gloss paints. Below … Read More

What Car Wax Does And Does Not Do To Protect Your Car

Wax technology has undergone many advancements over the years. The best car waxes can offer a brilliant, deep shine while protecting your car‘s paint from minor environmental hazards. In this blog post, we will look at some of the benefits and limitations of car wax. Today, car waxes are typically made of Carnauba, a yellowish wax produced by the leaves of the carnauba palm found in northeastern Brazil. It is this wax that gives the leaves of the palm their water-beading and repelling properties. A good paste or spray wax can protect your paint for 1 … Read More

What Your New 3M PPF Will do to Protect Your Car

Do you often worry about the appearance of your car? We don’t blame you, it’s a big investment and at the end of the day everyone wants to have the nicest looking car on the block. It seems like there are a million miracle products out there that promise permanent and complete protection for your car, but they can’t all be that great, can they? Since you’re here reading this you’re clearly the type to do your homework and in … Read More

3M Paint Protection Film

Paint protection films are a great way to protect the finish on your new car. They offer durability and toughness without altering the appearance of your vehicle at all, and they can even protect your car in ways that a ceramic coating can’t. There have been many advancements in the PPF world in recent years from manufacturers like SunTek, XPEL and more recently – 3M, who just introduced their latest Pro Series 4.0 Paint Protection Film. Enter 3M Paint Protection … Read More

Plastics Off-Gassing of Your Car’s Interior Surfaces

We’ve all had to deal with fogged up car windows at some point and it can be frustrating, not to mention dangerous. There are many things that can cause your windows to fog up, from recirculating A/C to changes in the weather. One cause that you may not have heard of is called off-gassing. So what exactly causes plastics off-gassing and what can you do to stop it? What Is Off-Gassing? Essentially off-gassing is exactly what it sounds like. There … Read More

Tesla Announces Vegan Leather Seats – Here’s How to Protect Them

Tesla has always been at the forefront of the eco-friendly car movement, and with their recent removal of leather seating options, they take another key step towards a more sustainable automobile industry. Cutting back on waste has always been Tesla’s primary concern and it has helped them connect with customers who share the same values. Tesla’s vegan leather seats deliver the luxurious experience you would expect from a high-end car while staying true to their mission to reduce their impact … Read More

Top Reasons Your Mercedes Benz Needs a Ceramic Coating

When it comes to cars, nothing can outclass a Mercedes Benz. Mercedes cars are easily distinguishable by their luxurious interiors and striking designs that reimagine classic car aesthetics. They also, as you know, don’t come cheap. You want to maintain that luxurious appearance and retain the value of your car, so how do you go about protecting your new Mercedes? One way is to apply a ceramic coating. So what exactly is so great about a ceramic coating? Why Does … Read More

Tips for Cleaning and Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces

Alcantara is a product similar to suede that is most commonly found on interior trimming, seats, and steering wheels. Much like suede it is delicate and must be handled with care but don’t let that scare you off, armed with the right knowledge cleaning and protecting Alcantara is no problem at all. Tips for Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces Don’t use Harsh Cleaning Products As with anything else, your Alcantara surfaces need to be cleaned. Not doing so can cause … Read More