Two Bucket Method
- An approach to traditionally washing a car which employs separate buckets for soaping and rinsing a wash mitt, sponge, or brush.
The Grit Guard was developed to separate the good water from the bad in wash and rinse buckets. Todd has taken this concept to a new level and introduces the Grit Guard 2x4 Wash Method.
Want to wash and dry without adding swirls and other imperfections to your paint? Learn from top pro detailer, Todd Cooperider, as he shows you step-by-step how to properly wash and dry your car, using a Ferrari Testarossa to demonstrate.
As many of you already know, Optimum No-Rinse (ONR) has many uses in the detailing world. Greg of Reflections Detailing explains in this article how ONR can be used as a quick detailer, interior detailer, glass cleaner, etc. That said its greatest advantage lies within its name: no-rinse washing. Washing the vehicle is undoubtedly the most important step in the paint maintenance process and we shouldnt let the lack of time or sub zero temperatures affect our washing routines (well maybe ju...
An in depth look on how to properly care for your vehicle no matter the make and model. Preparation and properly washing and drying your vehicle is covered in this section.
Trying to keep a driven car clean in the North is impossible. The good news is that by using the right products and techniques, you can periodically have a clean vehicle without stripping your wax or inducing swirls to your finish. First, let's examine the two most often used ways of having a clean vehicle in the Winter months. Drive-through "Soft Touch" car washes will leave your vehicle's finish swirled and dull. In addition, I'd recommend anyone to stay away from places that use questi...
Contaminated wheels, tires and wheel wells can be an eye sore to any detail job. Learn how to properly care for your wheels to keep them looking new day in and day out. Also get the most out of your tire dressing and keep your wheel wells looking jet black. Learn how and more in this great wheel care article by Todd.
Learn how to properly use one of the best leather care combos on the market, Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil and Leatherique Prestine Clean. These two products can restore hardened, faded and neglected leather. See how Todd uses Leatherique with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Follow the 24-hour restorative detail process on this Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with Todd Cooperider of Esoteric Auto Detail...complete with plenty of before and after images, as well as a HD video!
Zach McGovern of Attention To Detailing helps walk you through some great tips on how to maintain your paint coatings!
Eric Schuster of Envious Detailing (Orange County, CA) tackles this Lamborghini Gallardo major paint correction detail head-on, and over a 23-hour process reconditions it to a better than new condition. Follow the steps, products, thought process, and techniques involved when a true paint correction expert works his magic!
See how bad a dealer prep job can be in this full detail on a 2008 Chevy Corvette in Crystal Red Metallic
Ian Howard of GlossAngeles explains how to properly care for those pesky matte finishes.