Spreading The Love: A Blog About Detailing

  • By Saul Davidson
  • 17 Apr, 2017

A new blog to help teach the proper ways to maintain a showcar finish

Car show season is upon us and at A&G we want to share our passion and knowledge with all of you! We love seeing owners get their hands wet trying keep their cars looking the best they possibly can! It shows they are passionate about the same things we are. The cars. Throughout the rest of the year this blog is going to become a place for us to share our knowledge with all of you. We want to answer questions that you might not have ever thought of and give you tips and tricks that will help you maintain that show car finish at home.

Along with the detailing themed posts we plan on showcasing our experience at local events (C&C and other local shows) through photos and live videos so keep yours eyes open for our pictures and videos.

And always remember at A&G,

We Love To Love Your Car! 


By Saul Davidson 25 Jul, 2017
  • 2 Tall Buckets & Grit Guards (labeled rinse & clean)
  • 1 Optimum Big Red Sponge (or other soft wash media)
  • 1 bottle of Opti-Coat No Rinse (or other rinse less wash)
  • 2 Ultra Plush Opti-Coat Microfiber Drying Towels (no synthetic chamois)
  • 1 Bottle of Opti-Coat Hyper Seal (Other Spray Wax/Sealant)
* All of the products mentioned in this article can be purchase online from Optimum Polymer Technologies, or from your local Opti-Coat coating Installer
By Saul Davidson 14 Jul, 2017
The drive-through car wash is a staple of many busy American’s lives. Whether they use the gas stations tunnels, or the “professional” car washes on the corner, most people run their vehicles though an automatic wash at least once a month. In principle, washing a car once a month is fine, its the method used that can either destroy or prolong a like-new finish.

With the rise of the “unlimited” wash plans at a lot of local car washes, now is the time to learn how detrimental these “Car Washes” can be for a vehicles paint system.

Swirl Factories:
These swirl inducing monsters are slowly becoming extinct but until they are completely gone all cars are at risk of having their paint destroyed by these outdated machines. They claim to have the “cleanest” brushes and “softest” towels, but you must be look past these claims and see what these machines actually do to your paint.

Imagine every bristle and towel as a tiny piece of sandpaper. They slap against your car and take off the dirt and grime, while leaving behind millions of tiny scratches. The car comes clean, but at the what cost? Every time a car leaves these types of tunnel washes, they leaved more damaged than the last. Every $3 car wash and complimentary car wash from your dealership leaves your car looking more swirled than ever. In the long run, these washes will will cause your paint system to degrade until the vehicle will need to be re-painted or restored by a very good detail shop.

High Pressure Acid Baths:
You’re probably thinking, “But I only use touch-less washes!” Unfortunately, this type of tunnel wash can be just as harmful to your vehicle as the swirl factories of old. Most “touchless" washes rely on using extremely high pressure nozzles paired with extremely harsh chemicals to remove the dirt and grime from your car. These harsh chemicals can strip the best waxes in seconds and leave your car unprotected from the elements. If you don't apply a new coat of wax on a regular basis the chemicals can seriously damage your paint. It’s almost like going out on a 110 degree day without any sun protection and expecting to not get sunburn. You would not do that to your skin, so why would you do it to your cars paint?

Protecting Your Paint:
By washing your car at home you can save money, water, and your vehicles. All you need is 15 - 20 minutes a week, some high quality microfiber towels, and a good rinse-less wash product (we recommend Optimum No Rinse).

If you can't find the time, get it touch with your local detailer and set up a regular maintenance plan so you can ensure your vehicles are getting the love and care they deserve.
By Saul Davidson 17 Apr, 2017
Car show season is upon us and at A&G we want to share our passion and knowledge with all of you! We love seeing owners get their hands wet trying keep their cars looking the best they possibly can! It shows they are passionate about the same things we are. The cars. Throughout the rest of the year this blog is going to become a place for us to share our knowledge with all of you. We want to answer questions that you might not have ever thought of and give you tips and tricks that will help you maintain that show car finish at home.

Along with the detailing themed posts we plan on showcasing our experience at local events (C&C and other local shows) through photos and live videos so keep yours eyes open for our pictures and videos.

And always remember at A&G,

We Love To Love Your Car! 


By Saul Davidson 17 Apr, 2017
The time has come for the rest of the world to see how awesome the local car community is in St. Louis! Noah Alexander has been building neck breaking custom cars that showcase old class style with a modern twist. With cars showcased at SEMA and other national shows Classic Car Studio is more ready than ever to show their process to the world. 
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