DIY Tips

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

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 [...]

2019-09-18T01:48:39+00:00September 18th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-09-11T04:33:51+00:00September 11th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips|0 Comments

Unlimited Car Wash Membership Programs – Are They Worth It?

If you are the type of person that gets tired of paying $10 to wash your car every week, then you may want to look into a monthly unlimited program. I know some of you like to wash your own cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles which I always recommend over these types of unlimited programs. That being said, unlimited wash programs do serve a purpose if you are the type of person who values convenience, doesn't drive an exotic or luxury vehicle, or just [...]

2019-09-04T17:06:28+00:00September 4th, 2019|DIY Tips|0 Comments

Gone Mudding? How to Protect & Clean a Jeep Undercarriage

So you just got home from taking your Jeep mudding, and you’ve got mud caked just about everywhere. Depending on where you live, you may have thick red mud that also stains seats (like I’m used to) or just regular gooey brown mud. Whether the mud is still fresh (or even dry) in this post I’ll break down a few ways to remove mud from the undercarriage and wheel wells of your Jeep (or other vehicle). Method 1: The Sprinkler Trick If you’re just [...]

2019-08-25T23:12:01+00:00August 22nd, 2019|DIY Tips|0 Comments

7 Tips for Washing a Car at Your Condo or Apartment

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 [...]

7 Best Cordless Handheld Car Vacuums + What to Know

For busy working professionals, having a nice handheld vac just to keep your car a little cleaner is a great idea. For me personally, it's pretty easy to accumulate crumbs, bits of paper, and other small bits of debris on the carpet, console, and other areas. Don't get me wrong, there are Shop Vacs and other commercial car vacs that will offer better suction and reliability, but the it's really about convenience and maintenance. You just want to keep your vehicle as clean as [...]

5 Best Electric Pressure Washers for Detailing on a Budget

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 [...]

Water Hoses 101: Best Picks for Detailers or Car Enthusiasts

If you're a detailer (or just  a car guy) and wondering what type of water hose is right for you, this post is for you. There are a few things to keep in mind that may dictate what kind you should buy, but most of the time it comes down to what type of equipment you are using, whether or not you are a detailer, and how important convenience is to you. Hoses come with a variety of build materials and accessories (like reels),  [...]

15 Eco-Friendly Auto Detailing Products to Consider

The movement to waterless and eco-friendly products is ongoing, and remains a pretty controversial topic in the detailing community. EPA regulations that prohibit chemicals from entering storm drains is partly the reason, but many states like California have water restrictions which can make it difficult. If you are just looking for a few alternatives to make the transition, or are already advertising as eco-friendly, I wanted to share a few products to add to your detailing arsenal that don't contain the harsh chemicals found [...]

Foam Gun or Cannon? Advantages, Soaps, & Recommendations

You may have seen foam sprayed or applied to vehicles, but what are the advantages? And what's the difference between a foam gun vs foam cannon? These tools are a great investment for many people, but it really depends on your level of detail when washing your car. For example, are you trying desperately to avoid swirls in a professional setting, or just looking to clean the dirt off from time to time? In this blog, I'll break down the differences between foam guns [...]