Car Care

Don’t Battle Your Wax: Proper Best of Show Application

Don’t Battle Your Wax: Proper Best of Show Application

There’s no questioning the remarkable finish Best of Show Wax gives, but occasionally we receive feedback from customers having difficulty removing the excess. For example… “Best of Show is a great product. The only down side is it takes a lot of elbow grease to get it buffed out perfectly.” Fear not, the remedy is simple!

by 01/27/2010 27 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” – Mr. Miyagi, in The Karate Kid (1984) Old Miyagi knew crane kicks and bonsai trees, but his car care techniques leave something to be desired.

by 09/23/2009 2 comments Car Care, Car Quotable, Columns, Tech
Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Our previous Car Care Myth article cleared up the misconceptions about waterless car washes. Now, while we are on the subject of car washing, let’s talk about dish soap as car wash. Let me begin by saying, hearing about this rarely gives me any joy, so I hope after this article there will be a new dawn of car wash understanding.

by 08/20/2009 10 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: Waterless car wash will damage my paint!

Car Care Myth: Waterless car wash will damage my paint!

It’s drought season, and with water restrictions becoming more common, I’m sure you’ve seen a flood (forgive the pun) of waterless car washes hitting the market. As you may be, I was very skeptical. Washing my car without water? Are you nuts?!?!! However, now that I understand and have used them, let me say… I am a believer!

by 08/07/2009 8 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

In the last installment of our Car Care Myths series, I cleared up the differences between polish and wax. Are you ready for some more myth busting? Okay… save the bath towels for your morning shower, step away from the old t-shirt, and for the love of all that is sacred in car care, leave the diapers on your babies. It’s time to dispel the myth that all cotton towels are created equal.

by 07/28/2009 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Introducing: The New Griot’s Garage Random Orbital

Introducing: The New Griot’s Garage Random Orbital

The original Griot’s Garage Random Orbital (left) was an instant classic. It represented Richard Griot’s life’s work, and gave thousands of customers an easy and safe way to polish their paint to perfection. So with the recent launch of an all-new machine, you might be wondering, “What makes this latest version so much better?” Well, I’ll tell you!

by 07/22/2009 3 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: Wax is Polish is Wax

Car Care Myth: Wax is Polish is Wax

In my first Car Care Myth article, I shed some light on what’s in your carnauba wax. Now, let’s look at one of the more baffling terminology distinctions in the world of car care… polish vs. wax. These two words have been confused and misused longer than Audi and Mercedes have been trying to build a car better than the M3.

by 06/29/2009 2 comments Car Care, Tech
Car Care Myth: My Wax is 100% Carnauba!

Car Care Myth: My Wax is 100% Carnauba!

Exaggerated marketing and plain old misinformation have created a confusing bunch of car care assumptions. I’m here to bust some of the most common myths, and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about caring for your prized possessions. First stop on the truth train: Carnauba wax content!

by 06/03/2009 4 comments Car Care, Tech
Tire Care Secrets Part 2: Dressing

Tire Care Secrets Part 2: Dressing

You’ve all cleaned your tires after yesterday’s Tire Cleaning article, so let’s get to the fun stuff… tire dressings! The importance of dressings is two-fold; 1) protect the tires, and 2) make them look great. The definition of protection is pretty consistent, but we all have our own ideas of what finish looks good on a tire.

by 05/27/2009 7 comments Car Care, Tech
Tire Care Secrets Part 1: Cleaning

Tire Care Secrets Part 1: Cleaning

“I spent hours detailing my car. Everything looks great except the tires, which are still brown and grungy. What can I do to make them look as good as the rest of the car?” Great question (and one I hear often). The answer breaks down into two parts, which I’ll cover in detail today and tomorrow… Part 1, Tire Cleaning!

by 05/26/2009 8 comments Car Care, Tech