Car Detailing Myths Debunked

As professional auto detailers, we’ve heard all the common car detailing myths and seen firsthand what the friendly detailing tip your neighbor gives you really does to your car (hint: it’s not pretty). Let’s explore what car detailers do and debunk a few of the most common car detailing myths. What Do Car Detailers Do? Car detailers are professionals who clean, restore, and protect the appearance of a vehicle. Detailers work in dedicated detailing shops that may be standalone businesses … Read More

How to Prevent Water Spots on Car Windows

Water spots are a frequent problem for car owners. There’s something particularly infuriating about getting your car freshly cleaned, only to have the spots reappear within days. It’s nearly impossible to prevent water spots on your car windows. However, you can take steps to avoid the source of water spots and try to minimize the residue that water leaves behind. Understanding Water Spots Before treating pesky water spots, first, you need to understand their nature. The source of the problem is not actually … Read More

Removing Tough Contaminants With a Clay Bar

It’s not always possible to remove every type of contaminant from the surface of a car using only water and soap. After washing and drying your car, put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and touch the surface of the car. If the paint feels rough, it’s because there are contaminants fused to its surface that water alone cannot remove. To remove the more difficult class of contaminants from car surfaces, clay bars are often used. A clay bar is an engineered resin compound that … Read More

A Comparison of Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coatings

With the different options available in automobile paint protection, it may be difficult to determine which type of protection is best for your car. You may be considering paint protection film or a ceramic coating. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps the best way to decide is to carefully compare the two and think about your typical driving conditions and the potential damage that you want to prevent. As you’ll see, you may even want to combine the two … Read More

Tesla Owners: A Ceramic Coating is Your Best Choice for Eco-Friendly Paint Protection

These days, “cool” isn’t synonymous with “fast” or “impractical.” Your new Tesla is gorgeous and eco-friendly, with a good amount of power to boot. A Tesla doesn’t come cheap, though, and the best way to protect your investment and ensure you’ve spent your money well is with a ceramic coating. So, what is a ceramic coating, and why is it the right choice for your Tesla? The Basics of Ceramic Coatings Ceramic coatings form a permanent chemical bond with your car’s paint. In recent years, this technology has been developed and … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coating Part 2: Durability

Welcome to part 2 of our 3-part series comparing paint protection film (PPF) to ceramic coating. Last time, we discussed the subject of chemical resistance. Today, we’re talking about durability– how well it stands up to the elements, how easy it is to repair damage, and how long it will last. What is Paint Protection Film? Regarding durability, paint protection films are a strong contender. Paint protection films often have self-healing properties, so while they aren’t entirely resistant to damage, … Read More

Top 10 DIY Auto Detailing Tips

While professional detailing is always the best option, there are times when you need to do a quick DIY between visits to your detailer. Auto detailing doesn’t have to take forever and cost a fortune. With some elbow grease and these ten auto detailing tips, you can keep your car clean and well-maintained, inside and out. Top 10 DIY Auto Detailing Tips #1 Car polish isn’t car wax Many people think car polish and car wax are the same, but they are different products. If the … Read More

How to Remove Tree Sap From Your Car Effectively

If you live in an area with a lot of trees, you’ve probably dealt with tree sap on your car. Tree sap is quite acidic and can do permanent damage to your paint, so you need to deal with it quickly. Improperly removed sap spots is an issue we see frequently in our detailing business so we have a few tips that may help you. Here are a few things you should, and shouldn’t, do to remove tree sap from your … Read More

The Best Way to Repair Car Paint Chips

My car’s paint is chipped. What’s the best way to repair it? One of the most common questions we get is from car owners who notice that their car’s paint is chipped. They want to know the best way to repair car paint chips. They often wonder if they can do it themselves or if they should have the chipped paint repaired professionally. Car paint was never designed to last forever. On a daily basis, it is assaulted by environmental pollutants, chemicals, and rocks. All of this results in the paint getting chipped and peeling … Read More

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