Sunday Wash

Met up with some friends for a day of washing cars and mountain driving. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday. What’s the point of having a clean car if you don’t go out and drive it? -Ryan

Fixing Buffer Haze & Headlight Restoration

Well, I caved. I bought a Miata. After spending so much time with Dan’s I couldn’t help but fall in love with them, especially after being behind the wheel of one. When I met with the previous owner to purchase the car I noticed that it was in great condition besides, of course, the paint. He told me that he had…

Clear Coat Failure & Re-Spray

Often I’ll get emails or see posts on reddit, or a detailing forum from someone asking if their paint can be repaired. Attached will be a picture of chipped, or extremely worn clear coat, and then someone has to give the poor guy the bad news. Sorry, that’s clear coat failure, you’ll need to re-spray. Ouch. Getting your car re-painted…

Civic Paint Correction

A while back we had the pleasure of working on our client’s 2013 Honda Civic. With the car being a recent purchase, he wanted to make sure the paint would be in good condition; and be well protected for the future. This particular car would prove to be a challenge for us, and it reminded us why doing a test panel…

Yaris Paint Correction

A friend of mine bought a brand new Toyota Yaris last year as a comfortable and reliable daily driver. In that time frame this paint went from brand new, to destroyed. It all started when I got a phone call from him telling me that his car had been egged, and he wanted us to get rid of the egg…

Paint Correction on a Miata

I fell in love with Dan‘s Miata as soon as he brought it home, and after I drove it, I immediately wanted a Miata for myself. His car has been extremely reliable, has low miles, and it’s one of the cleanest NA’s I’ve seen. It’s hard to find an NA Miata that hasn’t been butchered in some way. Although there…

Formula D Long Beach / Offset Kings

Last weekend was the first Formula Drift event of 2014 in Long Beach. I’ve been going to the Long Beach drift event for about 5 years now and every year it gets bigger and better. There’s something about the venue that has always made me enjoy it than the other stops. I think it’s all the excitement of being the…

Desert Shenanigans

This past weekend myself and some friends went out to the desert for a camping trip. One of them brought his 94′ Miata along and the following hooliganism occurred. This car is extremely fun to drive, especially on dirt. A little bit of throttle and the tail kicks right out.   After a while we decided to park the car…

Illest OC Grand Opening

Yesterday was the Illest OC Grand Opening, the newest addition to the ever expanding brand. Illest has become synonymous with car culture and motorsports, especially it’s sister brands, Fatlace, and Hellaflush. Mark Arcenal and his team have created a lifestyle brand that  truly encompases everything motorsports. And their newest store is surely proof of that. When I first arrived at…