Cleaning the Exterior

Liquid Wax vs Paste Wax [Pros, Cons, & Brands]

2020-01-08T06:13:26+00:00January 8th, 2020|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices|

When it comes to protecting your car, wax is by far the most talked about and quite effective. But which is better - paste wax or liquid wax? In this blog post, I'll break down the main differences between liquid vs paste waxes in solid form, and break down why you may want to use one over the other depending on your business or personal preferences. Deciding what wax to choose It really comes down to what you are looking to accomplish with the [...]

How to Clean, Polish, & Protect Dirty Exhaust Tips [4 Steps]

2019-12-25T05:48:49+00:00December 25th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips, Tips for Detailers|

If you have a sports car or truck like I do, you know how filthy your exhaust tips can be. Especially with any type of aftermarket exhaust, these tips get very hot, are exposed to flames, and can turn a cloudy gray to dark black color pretty quickly. The black soot (hydrocarbons) you may have noticed is substance that results from engine combustion and should be cleaned periodically. In this blog post, I'll break down how to clean, polish, and protect dirty exhaust tips [...]

How to Remove Dried Grass Clippings or Stains On Car Paint

2019-11-26T02:04:46+00:00November 26th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips, Tips for Detailers|

My first vehicle I negotiated for was a pretty trashed Corvette with dried grass clippings stuck to the side of the car, so this one hits close to home. If you’ve got a bit of dried grass on your vehicle’s clear coat, you do have safe options to remove it. If you left your car beside the highway or had a lawnmower blow grass clippings on your car, it can be very difficult to remove these tiny particles if the sun begins to bake [...]

How to Clean & Wash Microfiber, Foam, or Wool Pads [Guide]

2019-11-12T06:21:06+00:00November 12th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips, Tips for Detailers|

Doing any paint correction type of detailing work? You need clean pads. A clean pad gives you a more consistent finish, less money spent on replacements, and more efficiency with your DA or rotary tool. But I will say, it does help to have numerous pads you can swap in and out on the job when they get dirty. It takes time to clean these things properly, and time is money. Using water and soap is really the best way to get your pads [...]

How to Clean a Diamondplate Aluminum Truck Tool Box [Guide]

2019-09-18T01:48:39+00:00September 18th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips|

So your toolbox isn't quite shining in the sun like it was when you bought it? If you've got an aluminum diamondplate toolbox on the back of your truck like I do, you may have noticed that over time it doesn't look quite as good. Mine usually turns a milky white color, which I found out the result of oxidation over time. Stainless steel won't rust, but can dull over time which is important you take the time to clean (and polish it) from [...]

9 Winter Tips for Washing a Car in Cold or Freezing Weather

2019-09-11T04:33:51+00:00September 11th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips|

Tip 1: Dress in Layers When it's cold outside, washing your car is just not fun, especially if you aren't prepared. Whenever I wash my truck, I like to dress in layers, with as much waterproof material as possible. Since your hands and your feet are the two parts of your body that are most likely to come into contact with cold water, I recommend wearing insulated driving gloves that aren't too bulky, followed by a pair of waterproof gloves. Many people use latex [...]

3 Best Step Ladders & Platforms for Washing Cars, Trucks or SUV Roofs

2019-08-06T03:14:22+00:00July 25th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, Products and Devices, Tips for Detailers|

While it's probably not the first product that comes to mind when you think about detailing, a step ladder or platform is one of those purchases you will be glad you made as a detailer or car enthusiast. Attention to detail especially on roofs is something that is difficult to do, especially if you don't want to use a brush (which can lead to scratching). In this blog post, I'll break own 3 solid platforms and ladders to help you wash a variety of [...]

9 Essential RV Detailing Tips You Need to Know About

2019-07-15T23:14:46+00:00July 15th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, Tips for Detailers|

Whether you are a professional detailer looking to add RVs to your service menu, or just an RV owner needing some advice, there are a few things to keep in mind when washing an RV vs a car or truck. From the equipment to wash methods, to the actual surface of the RV, there are a few tips and tricks to know about that are slightly different than a car or truck. In this blog, I'll break down 9 of the most popular RV [...]

7 Tips for Washing a Car at Your Condo or Apartment

2019-07-09T23:22:20+00:00July 9th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips|

If you live in an apartment that doesn't have a wash station, it can be difficult to keep a clean ride. Speaking from experience, it was a lot more difficult keeping my car clean at my old apartment due to this, but there are a few things you can do with or without much water. In this blog, I'll break down 7 creative ways to wash your car when living at an apartment or condo. Tip 1: Ask Your Apartment Manager About Water Access [...]

5 Best Electric Pressure Washers for Detailing on a Budget

2019-10-07T00:54:02+00:00June 28th, 2019|Business Tips, Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Recommended Products|

If you're into detailing your own car, or getting started with detailing, electric pressure washers are a very affordable way to get started. In my opinion, if you are just a car enthusiast who just prefers to knock the dirt off on the weekend, an electric pressure washer is a very practical choice. And super affordable. Knocking off a lot of mud? You may want to spend a little more on a gas-powered unit. Keep in mind most professional detailers use gas pressure washers [...]