Auto Detailing & Car Care Articles

OCDCarCare Detailing Articles by Christopher Brown cover a wide array of topics including: Technology, Techniques, Tools, and Project & Event Reviews such as SEMA, Auto Detailing Training, or The Pebble Beach Concours.

This is OCDCarCare, so articles run longer to adequately provide actionable & relevant information. Enjoy 🙂

Christopher Brown Talks Auto Detailing Lighting on Ammo NYC Podcast – Ammo NYC D+P Podcast Ep. #38: Larry Kosilla, Kevin Brown, & Christopher Brown discuss Lighting for Auto Detailing Paint Polishing.

Why Ceramic Coatings CAN’T Prevent Vehicle Hard Water Spots – Learn why automotive ceramic coatings can only help in the fight against hard water spots– NOT PREVENT THEM.

Ceramic Coating Marketing Lies: BS Hardness Values 9H 10H – Learn about the dangers of marketing ceramic coatings with misleading absolute hardness values for both auto detailers and consumers.

Non Diminishing Compounds & Polishes: King of Auto Detailing Paint Correction – How Non Diminishing Abrasives & Short Cycling Technique offer the highest quality and most profitable results for auto detailing paint polishing.

DIY How To: Safest Waterless Car Wash Method w/ Video – Learn the Safest Waterless Car Wash Technique for vehicle cleaning. This Auto Detailing method is the SAFEST, cheapest, fastest, & most efficient solution to date.

DIY: How Do I Wash and Maintain My Ceramic Coated Vehicle? – Discover How Ceramic Nano Coatings differ from traditional surface protection. How to Best Wash and Maintain Automotive Ceramic Nano Coatings for Optimal Longevity, Performance, and Appearance.

Phantom Water Spots Appear After Ceramic Coating Application: An Explanation & Removal Procedure – Understanding How Water Spots Appear After Automotive Paint Coating Application and How to Defeat them.

How Ceramic Coatings Work: The Science of Hydrophobic Properties in Auto Detailing – Practical and scientific info explaining the function and performance characteristics of coatings and wax. A critical auto detailing concept with a vital role in the protection, performance, & maintenance of ceramic (glass) nano coatings & waxes.

DIY How To: The Best & Safest Traditional Car Wash Method with Video! – Learn how to most effectively wash your car while preserving the finish? Understand surface cleaning procedures in order to ensure your vehicle gets a deep, yet gentle cleansing.

Detailing 101: Regular Car Washing – How Often Should I Wash my Car? Ever wonder how to tell when it is time to wash your car? Learn the 5 Dirty Car Factors which can help you determine if its car wash time or not.

NXT Detailing Training Overview: Automotive Sanding & Polishing Techniques – A glimpse into the training style, philosophy, and instructors of Kevin Brown & Meguiar’s NXT Detailing Training. Learn why it’s the respected global course for fundamental & advanced automotive paint correction techniques.

DIY How To: Best Auto Detailing Microfiber Towel Wash Method– An examination of why Washing Microfiber Towels is essential to a detailers aresenal and workflow. In-depth instructions on how to effectively wash and maintain microfiber for all detailing needs.

Common Auto Detailing Paint Defects: A List to Assist Paint Correction – Learn about Common Automotive Paint Defect Types. How they are caused, their type (topical or below surface), and most probable way to fix.

Detailing Industry Spotlight: Kevin Brown of– Industry Profile, highlighting the contributions Kevin Brown, of, has made imparting knowledge, skill training, and wisdom to individual enthusiast and professional detaliers alike, which will be his legacy to the detailing industry as a whole.

OCDCarcare at The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance – Collaborating with Scott Nichols of Distinct Detail, a former racing 1956 Maserati 150S was thoroughly prepared to wow the crowd on the lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance.

Witchcraft: Last WWII B-24J Bomber Gets Love & Respect From Auto Detailers – A group of 17 local southern California detailers donate their time to help detail and preserve a storied war plane’s place in history.

Wet Sanding Master Class – Instruction from Jason Killmer – The Phantom Polisher – The Master of Show Car Sanding Provides Instruction in a Review of his  Processes. 

Lighting for Auto Detailing Paint Correction Explained: Essential Concepts – An examination of lighting for paint correction; examining how the characteristics of light greatly influence paint correction results.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 7 – Paint Aptitude – The last installment in the series discusses how PAINT APTITUDE. ties everything together by understanding the many technologies and processes behind the steps of paint correction can lead the educated detailer to work more effectively & efficiently.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 6 – Working Section Size – Part 6/7 examines how the size of a WORKING SECTION during paint polishing can affect the entire paint correction process.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 5 – Arm Speed – Part 5/7 delves into how ARM SPEED can play a major factor in the rate of defect removal.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 4 – Machine Speed – Installment 4/7 investigates how MACHINE SPEED settings play an intricate role in contributing toward correcting paint defects.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 3 – Pad Cleanliness – Part 3/7 examines a CRITICAL [yet often overlooked] ELEMENT of Polishing– PAD CLEANLINESS. Discover how a clean pad may be THE MOST VITAL aspect in creating quality results during compounding and polishing.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 2 – Pad Pressure – Part 2/7 part series examines the contribution which PAD PRESSURE plays during the auto detailing paint correction process.

The Fundamental Variables of Paint Polishing: Pt 1 – Intro + Pad Angle – This 7 part series discusses the critical variables which directly impact the results of machine polishing automotive paint. Part One: Series Introduction and examination of PAD ANGLE on the paint correction process during auto detailing.

OCDCarCare on the Meguiar’s/Ford Car Care Team at SEMA 2013 – Follows OCDCarCare’s experience working on the prestigious Meguiar’s Car Care Team in the Ford booth at SEMA. Chronicles the experience of working alongside some of the world’s best and most knowledgeable detailing minds. Imagine preparing and maintaining 50+ vehicles for a week during the biggest trade show in the automotive world!

Quick Detailer & Waterless Wash Explained: Uses in Car Care & Auto Detailing – Examines the important role of quick detailer and waterless washes in a detailer’s arsenal.

Understanding Detailing Microfiber Towel Types & Uses – Microfiber is vital modern detailing. Learn the composition, construction, and various uses for the common types of MICROFIBER TOWELS in detailing and car care.

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