UV Damage and How to Prevent it

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UV damage can show in various ways on your vehicle. From fading the paint color to causing the clear coat to crack and peel off. Overtime UV rays weaken the clear coat causing damage that can only be repaired by re-coating or re-painting the vehicle. If your paint fades you might be able to restore it with a full detail. …

Protecting Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray

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Chevy has finally announced its long-anticipated new mid-engine Corvette. And whether you get it in Long Beach Red or Rapid Blue you will want to keep it looking fresh off the showroom for years to come. First Editions Will Become Collectors Cars The first generation mid-engine C8 will become one vehicle that you will want to hold onto for a …

Repainted Vehicles and Paint Protection Film

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How long after painting should you wait before installing paint protection film? Typically you should wait 30 days after a vehicle has been repainted before having paint protection film reinstalled. Whether or not the panel is baked, you should still give the paint time to “air out”. You want to give the paint time to release the solvents from the …

Bulk Installations

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What is a bulk installation? A bulk installation is a clear bra install done by using a large sheet of material instead of a pre-cut kit piece. Bulk installations take much longer to install as everything must be hand trimmed. Most installation companies will only do bulk installations when there is no kit available or by customer request. Bulk installations …

Keep Your New Car Looking Like New- Routine Maintenance Guide

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 Having your car washed and waxed at regular intervals saves you from having to spend money on extensive detailing at a later time. But let’s be honest, no one wants to wash their car weekly. Black cars and red cars specifically should be waxed often because over time they can easily oxidize and take on dull grey and pink colors respectively. Usually …

Protecting and Maintaining Your Car’s Interior

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Why Regular Interior Details Are Important Regular cleaning of the interior surfaces of your vehicle help to keep dirt or dried liquids from causing staining or damage. Dirt and dust particles can cause scratches to the interior surfaces. Everything from dirt and makeup, to coffee or soda can damage the vinyl, leather or cloth surfaces of your vehicle. Detailing also …

Paint Sealant vs Ceramic Coatings

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What is paint sealant? Paint sealant can mean several things, depending on who you ask – but at the most basic level, it is a synthetic product designed to protect a car’s surface while providing a mirror-like shine. Because a sealant is chemically engineered to bond to the surface, it will last much longer than a traditional wax while providing …

Clear Bra: Advantages of Using Paint Protection Film

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There are two types of people in the world when it comes to their vehicles, preventative people and reactive people. You would expect a brand new car to be flawless when you take it off the lot. However, that’s just not the case. Most cars sit on dealership lots for days, weeks, months, possibly years before being sold and get …

All About Water Spots

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Etching isn’t caused by water spots alone—insect remains, bird droppings and acid rain can all etch your finish as well. So how exactly does an etch occur? We’re going to get into the science of it here, using the water spot as an example. From mineral deposit to stain When a water spot first dries on your finish, it leaves …

6 Things to Check When Choosing a Detailer

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Choosing someone to professionally detail your vehicle is a important decision. It’s important to protect your investment and keep it looking its best. Poor detailing can do more harm than good, meaning more money and time to correct a bad detailing. 1.Location Everyone has to start somewhere, but be wary of a detailier without a professional location. A detailier’s shop …