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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 [...]

Is it Bad to Wash Your Car in the Rain? Before or After?

We all deal with driving in the rain at some point. It can be tricky for keeping your car clean in the summer, but there are a few things you can do to work around it. In this blog, I'll break down everything you need to know about how the rain affects clean vehicles and give a few suggestions on when you should wash or detail your car with rain in the forecast. Should You Wash your Car in the Rain or Not? In [...]

How to Dry Out your Car — Dehumidifiers, Absorbers, & Blowers

If you're like me, you've probably dealt with at least some degree of moisture inside your car. Whether you are dealing with a leaky sunroof or accidently left the top down during a rainstorm, there are numerous ways water can enter your vehicle eventually leading to mold and other problems. In this blog, I'll break down when you should use a simple moisture absorber or go all in with a dehumidifier. Slight Dampness or Funky Smells? Try a Moisture Absorber As long as you [...]

Mobile Detailing Canopies 101 [Plus Recommendations]

As a mobile detailer, sometimes the weather can be extremely hot and having a canopy on hand can make your job a lot easier and professional. These are ideal for jobs that will require a bit more time and attention to detail, so it depends on your business. If you detail from your home instead of going to your customer, the same principles apply. In this blog, I'll break down what to look for in a portable canopy, and give you a few recommendations [...]

17 Interior Detailing Tips the Pros Keep a Secret

Okay, so maybe they're not exactly guarded secrets, but there are several interior detailing techniques that many people just don't know exist. These tricks are really where great detailers can separate themselves from average detailers often times with just a few tools. In this blog, I'll break down 17 interior detailing tips used by the professionals to add to your skill set as a detailer or hobbyist. #1 - Interior Detailing Brushes Detailing brushes are awesome for cleaning those dusty and dingy radios, perfect [...]