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Should You Use Car Wax in Today’s High Tech World

Should You Use Car Wax in Today’s High Tech World

So we get a lot of questions around here from customers, and the one we get asked on an extremely frequent basis is: "with all the high products out there on the market, why would I still use wax on my car?" This statement (or was it a question) always leaves us scratching our heads. Not because it is a bad question by any means but because it is a great one that makes us also wonder.... In these cases, we usually start by looking at why something started in the first place, how it evolved, and if these reasons...

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Are Oils Bad for Leather? Let's look into it!

Are Oils Bad for Leather? Let's look into it!

 We read and hear a lot stating, “oils are the arch-enemy of leather, and they should be avoided.” This is both true and false. How can that be, you ask? Why Can Body Oils Be Bad for Leather? Well, we will tell you. Body oils usually contain natural bacteria that is bad for leather and need to be cleaned, as these bacteria will break down surfaces over time. Oils also attract dirt, which is then ground into the leather’s surface or (if the leather is treated) they act abrasively on the surface. Neither is optimal for long life. However, there...

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How to Clean & Condition Leather Car Seats & Interior

How to Clean & Condition Leather Car Seats & Interior

The main thing here is: once again make certain the surface is clean and free of dirt and oils. Remember, you are basically working with skin, Just like your own skin, if you clean it but do not moisturize it, it will get dry and start to crack. And it would be a bit gross to think about rubbing lotion a dirty arm or leg. It is the same with leather. Do not just clean it without putting on a moisturizer afterward or condition without cleaning. It is true that most modern leather surfaces have a light plastic (urethane )...

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How to Get a Next Level Shine

How to Get a Next Level Shine

    Over the years, we’ve gotten to know a lot of people who show their cars. We’ve known folks who own or take care of great collections, and they’ve shared some excellent tips with us over a few pints. One of these fellas used to take care of a leading car manufacturer’s museum collection, and this was a tip he gave us. It really works well and produces some next level shine. His comments started like this: “A car’s shine is all about refracting light, and the flatter the surface, the more light it reflects, and the more it...

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