Articles by: Evan

Tech: Down & Dirty Metal Polishing Tips

Tech: Down & Dirty Metal Polishing Tips

Polishing metal is a challenging and rewarding job. How much of challenge depends on your starting point… but bringing a weary and neglected part back to life also reaps the biggest rewards. I recently ran through the metal polishing minefield and have some tips and tricks that may help you produce great results, save time by reducing trial and error, and have more fun in your garage.

by 07/16/2019 0 comments Garage Life, Tech
Video: Metal Polishes Explained

Video: Metal Polishes Explained

We offer two metal polishing products. This video outlines the similarities and differences between our Metal Polish and Heavy-Duty Metal Polish. It explains the formulation of each, outlines the types of metal each is best suited to beautify, and provides tips and tricks so you can achieve optimal results.

by 07/02/2019 0 comments Videos
Video: Driving Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T F1 Car

Video: Driving Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T F1 Car

This Ferrari 312T Formula 1 racer has appeared on our Handbook cover three times and played a starring role at numerous Caffeine & Gasoline events where it was fired up to the revelry of the crowd… and the chagrin of the neighborhood. But the footage in this video is the first time in a long time that it has carved apexes in anger.

by 06/24/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Racing, Videos
Video: Spray-And-Wipe Detailer Comparison

Video: Spray-And-Wipe Detailer Comparison

Speed Shine is a long-time customer favorite while Best of Show Detailer is relatively new to the game. Both these products excel at quick clean ups, dusting, and general paint maintenance between full-service washes but they each have their own personalities.

by 06/20/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: Detailing Swabs

Video: Detailing Swabs

  These detailing swabs have been a big hit… and why not they are so versatile and effective, what’s not to love about them. We’ve hijacked these high-tech swabs from the cleanrooms of the semiconductor industry.

by 06/18/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: Foaming Metal Detailer

Video: Foaming Metal Detailer

Looking for an awesome way to liven up your metal. Foaming Metal Detailer is a fast-acting, foam-and-wipe detailer that removes smudges and grime while enhancing the shine of any and all bare metal surfaces.

by 06/14/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Event Coverage: June Caffeine & Gasoline

Event Coverage: June Caffeine & Gasoline

Dr. Ferdinand would have been impressed with the number of Porsches that showed up for our June Caffeine & Gasoline event. We were impressed by both the number and quality of the Porsche vehicles in attendance.

by 06/06/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Event Coverage: Importfest – Fast, Furious, And Fun

Event Coverage: Importfest – Fast, Furious, And Fun

Our first-ever Importfest went down May 25 and the day served up a great mix of Japanese imports with a sprinkling of stanced-out European cars. Bright colors, hunkered stances, bold interiors, crazy custom stereos, and serious performance were the order of the day.

by 05/29/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Event Coverage: May Caffeine & Gasoline

Event Coverage: May Caffeine & Gasoline

The first-ever two-wheel invasion of the Griot’s Garage Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show was a resounding success. There were motorcycles… vintage, modern, and more… all over the place. While bikes were the theme of the May event, transportation of any kind was welcome to roll in and join the fun… and they did.

by 05/21/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Video: Foaming Tire Cleaner

Video: Foaming Tire Cleaner

Tires are tough cookies. They attract and hang onto all kinds of contaminants. Road grime, brake dust, mud, and blooming (the brown discoloration that appears on sidewalls) all conspire to make your tires look dull and dissatisfying. Foaming Tire Cleaner was developed to conquer these stubborn malcontents. This video illustrates how the sizzling power of foam cuts through the grunge and prepares your rolling stock for a beautifying coat of tire dressing. Enjoy.

by 05/02/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos