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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
A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

If you’ve ever restored or customized a car, you know there’s a tipping point where the project just takes off. Plans have been refined and committed to memory, the vision is clear, and the tedious groundwork has been laid. It’s a satisfying time. Every night when you turn out the garage lights, you’ve made real, tangible progress.

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Anyone who’s had a project car in the garage knows that it takes a certain “vision” to imagine what is possible. In our case, Richard Griot is the man with the vision… and the project is our garage! In the last update we gave you the history of our new digs. Since then, Richard has put his ideas into motion and the work has begun!

Caption It! “Project Car” Edition

Caption It! “Project Car” Edition

The release of our new Professional 3″ Random Orbital has left a few of the first generation models lying around. Extra product like this can only mean one thing… it’s time for a contest! Caption this photo in the comments, then we’ll choose a winner next Wednesday (Dec 23) to win a FREE first-gen 3″ Orbital. Enter as many times as you like!

by 12/16/2009 69 comments Caption It!, Columns, 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
Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

You know you’ve thought about it. You and a bunch of friends are lapping the Nürburgring in a Ford GT on the latest rendition of Gran Turismo or Forza and you think, “This would be so much cooler if I was sitting in a racing seat with a steering wheel, shifter, and pedals in front of me.” For my friends and I, this dream has become a reality.

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