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Exterior Car Care


How to Paint and Clear Coat your Car - May 31, 2008 - 3:34:00 PM
Thinking about painting your car? Here are some how to's for you to read over before you start.


Body Shops Go Mobile - May 28, 2008 - 5:42:00 PM
Now your body shop can come to you. A new company, Collision on Wheels, has a mobile body shop that comes to your home to repair a dent in your car.


Custom Car Rims - May 13, 2008 - 4:30:00 PM
Whatever your automotive pleasure, there's a set of custom rims on the market to add pizzazz to your ride.


Should You Use Professional Car Care Products? - Mar 18, 2008 - 10:56:00 PM
When talking with most car owners, whether their ride is a daily-driver or a show-car, most have an opinion on the type of car care products to use. It used to end with, "You get what you pay for." But today, the differences between car care products is blurry, mostly


Detailing Your Car - Jun 27, 2007 - 1:38:00 AM
There are many definitions as to what car detailing really is. To some, it is just wash and wax jobs, while to others, it involves not only the exterior but also the interior and engine as well.


Car Wash With Care - Jun 3, 2007 - 12:04:00 PM
Running the car through a service station car wash can add a lot more money to your gasoline bill every week - and it's a cost that seems totally unnecessary in summer. In fact, many car buffs have far more fun doing it themselves, insisting on a clean-and shine-regimen of


Washing & Waxing Your Car - Apr 11, 2007 - 7:11:00 PM
We’ve all been told that a good wax job on your vehicle will protect the finish. Regular waxing will protect your automotive investment over time. Many car owners equate this regular waxing process to spending hours in the garage sweating over the car applying every ounce of elbow grease available.


Watch For Windshield Splats on Your Next Road Trip - Apr 6, 2007 - 12:25:00 AM
You've probably never paid that much attention to the bugs that splat on your windshield and front bumper every time you take a road trip. But, maybe you should.


Keeping it Simple: Straight Talk about Dressings for Rubber, Plastic and Vinyl - Mar 29, 2007 - 9:32:00 PM
Don’t let all the choices and hype about dressings confuse you. Use Solvent Based dressings for the outside, Water Based Dressings for treating and protecting the inside and consider Specialty Dressings for cleaning and conditioning delicate surfaces such as leather.


Not All Quick Detailers Are Created Equal - Mar 29, 2007 - 9:14:00 PM
Well finally it is the best time of year, at least as far as car enthusiasts are concerned it is, and if you are anything like me when that first warm spring day came along you quickly peeled the cover off your car then cleaned and waxed it and drove


The Facts About Using Clay Bar - Mar 22, 2007 - 11:22:00 PM
People think that using a clay bar is some sort of guarded detailer secret or trick and it is not supposed to be. Even though we at Jax Wax talk about it at shows and our many demonstrations at our shop many people still don't understand how it works or


Customize Your Wheels Now You Can Take Personalization to the Max - Mar 20, 2007 - 12:02:00 PM
The last time you purchased a vehicle, why did you buy a truck instead of a car? The draw was likely its functionality. Trucks handle better on long hauls, can tow pretty much anything, and offer enough space to transport lumber, garden supplies, furniture -- pretty much anything you may


Paint and Finish Maintenance - If It is Too Good To Be True, It IS - Mar 18, 2007 - 10:54:00 PM
As many of you may already know the National Car Care Council some time ago named the month of April as “Car Care Awareness Month”. As many of you also know I am one of the owners of Signorello Distribution, Authorized Distributors of Jax Wax Products, and car care and


How To Wax A Car - Dec 3, 2006 - 5:11:00 PM
Today many people take their cars to professional detailers for a good cleaning inside and out. But some people do not want to spend the money for a relatively easy job like cleaning and waxing a car. Or maybe your car just needs a little exterior TLC, not an entire


Removing Bumper Stickers, Pinstripes, and Window Tint - Oct 5, 2006 - 9:26:00 PM
One of two things just happened here. Either you found an amazing deal on a used car that happens to be covered in a combination of bumper stickers, pinstripes, and/or window tinting or you’re trying to cover up your former glory days that involved lots of concerts and rebelling against


Car Washing 101 - May 31, 2006 - 1:14:00 AM
Cleaning a car is a piece of cake, right? It is if you follow the procedures suggested by the Car Care Council. While it's the most basic procedure in car care, it does require some thought. Research shows that 52 percent of American car owners wash their cars less than


Detailing Your Car? Don’t Forget the Tires - May 22, 2006 - 10:44:00 PM
We can all learn from car enthusiasts who show their vehicles competitively. They know that the final finishing details can make all the difference, in appearance as well as prizes. And that’s why they always take a few minutes to ensure the glass is streak free, there’s no surface dust


Sparkling, Streak-Free Windows for Your Car and Your Home - May 22, 2006 - 10:40:00 PM
Want to clean your windows like the pros? While it’s not rocket science, there is a glass cleaning technique that can make the job quick and professional-looking. It is also critical to have the right products. And where will you find the perfect product for cleaning windows?


A Simple Car Cleaning and Detailing Guide - Sep 27, 2005 - 11:51:00 PM
It looks like new! I can’t believe that car’s seven years old! Would you like to hear that from your friends? I’m sure all of us do, but keeping our car looking like the latest models is tough, even with today’s longer-lasting finishes. However, if we adopt simple techniques such


How To Choose A Body Shop To Repair Your Car - Sep 17, 2005 - 11:31:00 PM
Having been involved in an accident when my truck was only three months old, and then having re-painting done while restoring a ten year old vehicle, I've had some experience with body repair shops. There are different types of body shops out there as we're all not looking for the


A Great Idea that Will Protect Your Loved One's Car -- No Ifs, Ands, or Bumps! - Aug 23, 2005 - 8:33:00 PM
Know anybody who has trouble parking their car in the garage, not knowing how far to pull up before bashing the bumper against the back wall? Or anybody who leaves his/her car too far out and has the garage door grind down on its back end? Park-Zone is an inexpensive


New Technology Protects Your Car’s Finish from the Heat of the Summer Sun - Jun 28, 2005 - 8:09:00 PM
Now that summer is here, you wouldn’t dream of sending your kids out the door for a day of fun in the sun without sunscreen; yet millions of people send their other “baby” out into the elements without protection every day. It seems they’ve forgotten that summer is one of


Protect Your Cargo and Your Truck - May 14, 2005 - 12:06:00 AM
Looking to get more use out of your pickup’s truck bed? Are you leery of leaving cargo, tools or other supplies in your truck unattended? A tonneau cover can solve all these problems, as well as protect your truck bed. A cover also enhances the look of your truck. Lund


How To Keep Your Car Gleaming New... All The Time! - May 8, 2005 - 12:24:00 PM
Buying a new car is a great feeling. The smell of fresh leather as you The fresh smell of leather as you enter the car. The paintwork is gleaming and waxy smooth. You might even catch yourself stealing a glance at the reflection of your pride and joy as you


Know Your Automotive Waxes - May 2, 2005 - 10:06:00 PM
Most plants have a thin protective coating of wax.. Most fruit trees and vegetables plants have wax on the fruit and vegetables they produce that we eat. Waxes are also produced by animals, even man makes wax for his ears. Other wax components are found in minerals and petroleum. And


Helping Your Car Dress For Success - Apr 29, 2005 - 12:02:00 AM
Just as people can change their clothes to match weather conditions, car owners now have the option of matching different materials and designs for car covers to the environment when protecting a car against the weather. Here are some options.


Painting Pointers - Apr 18, 2005 - 11:39:00 PM
With the proper type of paint and some practice, an automotive enthusiast can achieve professional looking results with a spray can. The first step is the surface preparation. The area to be painted should be rust-free, smooth to the touch and finished with an autobody primer. You may need a


Tonneau Covers Add Security, Efficiency - Feb 18, 2005 - 7:58:00 PM
Trucks are great for hauling big loads, with plenty of room in the bed for everything from furniture to lumber to tools. However, an open truck bed can leave your cargo susceptible to the elements as well as an invitation to thieves – and it can rob you of fuel


Really Bad News for People Who Enjoy Waxing Their Car - Feb 18, 2005 - 7:19:00 PM
Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off. In the 1984 film, “The Karate Kid,” the main character, Daniel, learned some of the hand motions he needed to excel at karate by regularly waxing his mentor’s car. On film, he only worked at it for a couple of minutes, but


How To Keep Your Car Looking Like New - Feb 15, 2005 - 11:49:00 PM
A little TLC and the right tools can maintain your car's youthful appearance for years. Here are some easy, do-it-yourself tips to help steer you in the right direction:


INGENIOUS IDEAS Scratching The Surface - Feb 14, 2005 - 9:33:00 PM
For car owners, a scratch in the paint can be a two-fold problem: If nothing is done, the exposed area can start to rust.


There's Value In Vehicle Protection - Feb 14, 2005 - 9:25:00 PM
It's probably your second most valuable possession, yet it's exposed to some of the most adverse conditions. It's vulnerable to acid rain, dirt, dust, road grime and brake dust build-up. And if you're like millions of others, you plan on keeping your vehicle for a while.


Photo Finish - Feb 14, 2005 - 9:22:00 PM
When you get a new car, it's important that you protect your investment.


Proper Washing And Waxing Add Value To Vehicle - Feb 14, 2005 - 9:21:00 PM
More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives. And almost half of motorists don't ever wax their vehicles.


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