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[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),  [...]

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 [...]

Steam Cleaning your Car’s Exterior: What to Know

One method to clean the exterior of your car that you probably don't hear much about is steam cleaning. Steam cleaning is rather controversial in the detailing community depending on who you ask, but it's important to understand when and how to use steam if you choose this cleaning method. In this blog post, I'll break down why some detailers like to use steam on the exterior of a vehicle, a few precautions to understand, and what to know in general if you decide [...]

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 [...]