Quick Tips

Drying a Car with Paper Towels? Do This Instead & Avoid Scratches

2020-01-16T01:34:36+00:00January 16th, 2020|Quick Tips|

If you’re thinking about using paper towels to dry your car, you might want to think again. Unless your vehicle is already filled with scratches or swirl marks, paper towels are a sure fire way to create swirl marks or even scratches on a vehicle's paint or clearcoat in many cases. In this blog post, I'll explain the dangers of using a roll of paper towels to dry your vehicle, why this is, and offer some alternatives to safely dry your vehicle. Why paper [...]

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 [...]

Is it Bad to Never Wash Your Car? The Simple Truth

2019-11-20T12:28:21+00:00November 20th, 2019|Quick Tips|

For the average person, washing your car is one of those tasks you may not care to do all that often, but what happens if you never wash your car? Is it really worth the hassle of finding a car wash from time to time, or buying soap and car wash gear? While you may not mind driving around with a dirty vehicle, it can eventually cost you quite a bit of money if you ignore or neglect your vehicle. The truth is, not [...]

4 Reasons Using a Gas Station Squeegee is a Bad Idea

2019-11-19T05:06:19+00:00November 13th, 2019|DIY Tips, Quick Tips|

Of all the no-no’s in the car wash universe the gas station squeegee with attached water blade is one of those seemingly harmless devices I admit I have been guilty of using in my younger days.  We’ve all seen them and if I had to guess many of us have used them...but should you? In this post, I'll break down 4 good reasons why you should avoid gas station squeegees, and what to do as an alternative. 1. They Lead to Scratching If Used [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-11-04T17:43:03+00:00April 20th, 2019|Cleaning the Interior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Quick Tips|

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 [...]

17 Interior Detailing Tips the Pros Keep a Secret

2019-10-05T06:55:59+00:00April 11th, 2019|Business Tips, Cleaning the Interior, DIY Tips, Quick Tips|

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 skillset as a detailer or hobbyist. #1 - Interior Detailing Brushes Detailing brushes are awesome for cleaning those dusty and dingy radios, perfect for [...]