Products and Devices

5 Simple Lighting Setups for Detailing Your Car

If you’re into advanced detailing or paint correction, you know lighting is everything when it comes to making swirl marks or scratches disappear. But if you’re just a car enthusiast, having a proper lighting setup can really make a difference when it comes to polishing, working on the interior, and many other areas of your vehicle. On a 90 degree summer day, those swirl marks are much more apparent, but with adequate lighting, you can remove those scratches that may go unnoticed outside in [...]

Hose Reels 101 for Detailers or Car Guys [Commercial & Consumer]

If you recently read my last post on Water Hoses 101 for Detailers, a follow up product to that is quality hose reel. In this post, I'll break down why it's a good idea to invest in a nice hose reel if you are going to be a full time detailer, and break down a few types, from retractable to hand crank models. If you are just a car enthusiast, I'll list a few budget options as well that should do the trick. With [...]

24 Car Care Gift Ideas for Dad this Holiday Season

It's the holiday season, and you have no idea what to get dad. Instead of another gift card or golf accessory, I thought it would be awesome to list a handful of products to add to your cart that you may not have thought of for your car-loving dad. Whether it's Christmas, Father's day any other holiday I tried to make this list super-practical. Here are 24 of the best holiday gift ideas I've handpicked that I know my dad would love for his [...]

[Review] Meguiar’s vs ArmourAll Leather Wipes vs Lexol Conditioner

So today I thought I would compare and test 4 leather cleaning products that fall in two different categories: leather wipes vs leather cleaner/conditioners. So I stopped by my local Walmart and picked up a few of these products (you can also find on Amazon) to see which one really did the best job. I tested the following: Auto Drive Leather Wipes - 27 Count ($1.88 USD) Meguiar's Gold Class Leather Wipes - 25 Count  ($4.97) ArmourAll Leather Wipes - 30 Count ($5.84) Lexol [...]

Water Containment Mats: DIY Options & Recommendations for Detailers

If you are new to detailing or have been in the game for very long at all, water containment mats are one of those products that are nice to have as a professional detailer. In this post, I'll explain why you may want to think about investing in one, and provide a few recommendations. Why Use a Water Containment Mat? If you are new to detailing or have been in the game for very long at all, you may have heard something about water [...]

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

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 [...]

Water Tanks for Mobile Detailing [Setup and Size Guide]

Even with many detailers using less water than they used to, a water tank is something that you really should think about as a mobile detailer. These come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and there are a few things to consider before purchasing one for detailing. Unless you plan to purchase a water tank from a detailing store (that usually includes a tank, pump, skid, etc.) it's really quite easy to replicate one of these setups and save you a ton of [...]

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),  [...]