Wax Myths -

(Water Beeding)


The most reliable way to tell if any wax was still on your cars surface was by careful observation of the water beads after a rain. If the beads were high and small, the wax coating was either fresh or most of it was still there. Large flatter beads meant the wax coating was wearing off and no beading meant the wax was gone.

Most people are under the false impression that if they see any water beading on their car, their wax is still creating the same gloss it did when first applied. Actually, shine diminishes each time a car is washed, driven, or exposed to rain, snow or ice. Simply drying the paint with a cloth after washing can reduce gloss.

If you want to keep your car really glossy with that just waxed look, you should reapply whatever product you use when gloss diminishes. Never depend on water beading to indicate the condition of the shine.

Here’s a simple way to determine the condition of gloss on your vehicle. Just wash and dry the hood. Apply wax to one small section of the hood. Now compare gloss in the waxed and the unwaxed areas by looking at your faces reflection. If you can see your face more clearly in the waxed section and it looks better overall, then only waxing the entire car will restore maximum gloss.

The telltale sign of a good wax is when the color of your car appears so vivid and deep that the paint actually looks wet. Such is the look many car-show aficionados aim for with their own vehicles.



Why Choose a Polymer or Sealant over Carnauba ?


Read your wax bottle

Carnauba If you see " Apply in a cool shady area " that wax will contain carnauba. Carnauba is rock hard in its natural form. Car Wax makers have to blend the wax with oils, petroleum distillates, or a solvent called napthta (commonly used to thin wood varnishes and paints) in order to make the wax workable. The very best carnauba-based car wax is only about 1/3 natural carnauba. When a product advertises “pure carnauba car wax” or “100% carnauba car wax”, they are referring to the purity of the carnauba that is in the product, not the product as a whole

Polymers A paint sealant is made of polymers, which are composed of tens of thousands of synthetic particles that are linked together. When a sealant bonds to your vehicle’s paint or clear coat it forms a rigid shell. Paint sealants sit on top of the paint like a transparent chair armor metal suit. It leaves a glass like finish with total protection.


Carnauba Under the best of conditions, a carnauba wax will only have retained about 50 percent of its shine after 30 days, and will be effectively gone in 60 days. A carnauba car wax finish will wear off in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. It depends heavily on the climate in which you live and whether or not your vehicle is garaged.

Polymers waxes will last as long as six months, give you the wet look you desire. Paint sealants have gotten progressively more popular as time goes on. Some people really love the hard-as-glass look. In an industry that is driven by technology, it seems appropriate that an engineered paint protector is the new favorite among many detailers. However, the real selling point of a paint sealant is the durability. A premium paint sealant can last 4 to 6 months, sometimes longer. Water will continue to bead and the paint will remain protected from UV rays and contamination. Paint sealants are extremely easy to apply. They are always in liquid form and they spread easily by hand or with a polisher. This time-saving feature makes paint sealants an attractive choice for a deep wet look shine with no effort and great protection.


Carnauba wax will begin to melt and cloud over at around 180 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perilously close to the surface temperature of a dark car in the sun.

Polymer or Synthetic waxes have a much higher melting temperature, and will never cloud over. It can be applied in direct sunlight with ease and instant results and longer protection.



Microfiber towels


Microfiber towels should be washed after EVERY use. Since microfiber towels can trap small particles of dirt when used , those same particles will be trapped in the towel on your second use. If you should drop your towel on the ground, I would recommend not using the towel until you wash it. You never know what the towel might have picked up and you don't want to transfer that to your car. If the towel was used for light cleaning , a rinse in the sink with water and mild detergent will be fine. For a towel that was used several time or heavy cleaning machine wash.

Cleaning Microfiber Towels

Keep your dirty microfiber towels separate from your other kitchen laundry to make it easy to wash these towels. The microfiber towels tend to attract lint and when you wash them with other types of fabric, their fibers will attract the lint, making them less effective for your next cleaning job.

Add the right amount of detergent to your washer, then add the microfiber towels. Let the cycle run its course.

Give the wet microfiber towels a shake once the cycle is done and either line dry them, or put them somewhere in your home where they will air dry. Microfiber towels should not be put in the dryer because the heat breaks down their delicate microfibers.




To Clay or Not to Clay that is the Question



Clay bars remove containments from your paint but clay bars are hard to work with and if you drop then on the floor it's done! The new cleaning cloth is easier to work with and can be reused over 50 times. Use the cleaning cloth the same as clay bars with our dash-iT detail spray as a lubricant . Spray Dash-iT on a section of your car and rub the cleaning cloth across the finish until you feel a smooth surface. Then rinse the cloth in clean water and continue. Its that easy. If you should drop the cloth on the floor rinse and wring out then continue. Unlike clay bars where you flip and need the clay and after some time you might be using old contaminants back to your cars paint. The cleaning cloth rinses out after every application so there are no left over contaminants in the towel. Forget clay bars there is a better solution!




 One Better's Wax & Sealant

When using a brand new wax applicator pad, slightly moisten the pad with either our Dash-iT detail spray or first application place a quarter size amount of One Better wax in to pad (terry cloth over sponge applicator gives you the softness of terry cloth while the sponge holds more product) Apply in a circular motion to break up so called oxidized or "dead paint" or a straight side to side pass for new or well maintained paint. Be sure to cover the entire area. One Better Wax can be applied in direct sun light to a section or the whole car before removing with the same easy. Use a terry cloth towel or microfiber to remove wax periodically flipping the towel. The more you buff the more the shine!

Simple - Easy - Truly One Step  




In-Tire dressing

Is a water soluble dressing with brings out a natural shimmer to Interior and Tires. Unlike heavy gels and oils In-Tire will not have that harsh glare on your dashboard or "sling" off your tires as you drive. In-Tire for your entire interior- dashboards, panels, seats as well as all rubber seals and tires. In-Tire will not leave a wet greasy feel to attract dust.

You will also enjoy the fresh scent.  




 Detail Spray


Dash-iT detail spray

With one pump. mist an area of your car in a dashing motion and wipe with cotton terry or micro fiber towel. That's it! No streaks!!! Dash-iT can be used on a wet or dry car. After washing your car remove most of the water then use Dash-iT on the damp car to dry and add a just waxed look while adding depth and shine . Dash-iT used betweens regular waxing will increase the longevity of your wax.. Also many other household uses, tablet and smart phone screens, mirrors, granit counter tops and so on.


Big Shot Spray wax

Big Shot Spray wax

Made from the same formula as our Wax & Sealant in a easy spray. Big Shot is an easy on / easy off spray application that will bring out the luster and depth of any painted surface with water sheeting action. get the Shine in Half the Time.


Rise & Shine

Wash& Wax

Rise & Shine Wash& Wax

Our concentrated formula releases foaming action to cut through the toughest road grime while adding a layer of wax for shine and protection.


all metal polish with wax

When that Thing lost it's Bling!

Bling-iT all metal polish for billet, chrome, silver, brass ect.

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