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

2019-12-31T01:01:34+00:00October 10th, 2019|Cleaning the Interior, Products and Devices, Recommended Products, Tips for Detailers|

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 hose reels, [...]

24 Car Care Gift Ideas for Dad this Holiday Season

2019-10-03T16:27:23+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Products and Devices, Recommended Products|

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 [...]

Commercial Car Wash Vacuums 101: Buying and Owning One!

2019-09-24T04:43:59+00:00September 24th, 2019|Business Tips, Recommended Products|

As a car wash owner or convenience store owner, adding a couple of commercial car wash vacuums can be a great addition to your main car wash bay, adding a little extra income to your bottom line. These are much different than consumer grade models you can find on Amazon, and made with better quality materials and pumps built to last. As far as commercial vacuums go, there are a plethora of options that you must consider when getting into this venture. This article [...]

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

2019-08-10T03:31:06+00:00August 10th, 2019|Cleaning the Interior, Products and Devices, Recommended Products, Reviews|

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

2019-08-23T04:00:25+00:00August 5th, 2019|Products and Devices, Recommended Products, Tips 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 [...]

7 Best Cordless Handheld Car Vacuums + What to Know

2019-07-03T05:27:52+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Cleaning the Interior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Recommended Products|

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

2019-10-07T00:54:02+00:00June 28th, 2019|Business Tips, Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Recommended Products|

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

2019-11-27T05:17:58+00:00June 21st, 2019|Business Tips, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Recommended Products|

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

2019-06-28T01:00:15+00:00June 5th, 2019|Cleaning the Exterior, DIY Tips, Products and Devices, Recommended Products, Tips for Detailers|

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 [...]

Mobile Detailing Canopies 101 [Plus Recommendations]

2019-08-24T02:25:23+00:00April 16th, 2019|Business Tips, DIY Tips, Recommended Products, Tips for Detailers|

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 [...]