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  • What is microfiber? Microfiber is a blend of two different materials; polyester and polyamide. The term microfiber derives from the literal size of the individual strands. Strands of microfiber are ultra-fine and measure out to 1/3 the diameter of cotton fibers, or 1/4 the diameter of wool fibers. This is what makes microfiber so soft.  What makes it so great for cleaning sensitive surfaces is that the structure of the microfiber allows for it to lift dirt from the surface, and trap it into the fiber. Where strands of cotton or wool simply don’t have those structural properties. They instead...

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  • A soap is a soap is a soap… right? Eh, that’s not always the case. Believe it or not, soaps can vary big-time. Take a second and think about how many soaps you have in your shower alone. You might have a shampoo, conditioner, body soap, face wash, or even a good ol’ fashioned bar of soap. That’s 5 different soaps before you even put your pants on in the morning!  Different soaps serve different purposes. Some help you scrub baked-on grease out of your pots & pans, others keep your whites looking their whitest. But you wouldn’t put laundry...

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  • In auto or car detailing, there is a process referred to as “claying”.  In the past, clay material was a soft resin compound most commonly made from synthetic materials and used to remove embedded paint contaminants. It has a similar pliability to modeling clay, and its natural gummy/sticky texture makes it perfect for grabbing on to and removing stuck-on paint contaminants. Recent developments in detailing technology have paved the way for more durable synthetic materials that mimic the natural “grabbing” action of the previous clay bars, but have a longer shelf life and aren’t as susceptible to being over-concentrated with...

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  • Introducing Evaporate The brand new drying aid from Jay's Garage!   What in the heck is a drying aid?! In recent years, a new product category has begun to emerge in the automotive detailing world. Products called “drying aids” are becoming more popular and are one of the most recent advancements in detailing technology.   What is a “drying aid”? By definition (in detailing) a drying aid is a product that is applied and assists with the manual towel-drying process of a vehicle. Where does a drying aid work best? We suggest using a drying aid immediately after washing your...

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  • Dirt, grime, water, salt, brake dust, grease and other road debris are just some of the nasty things you subject your wheels and tires to on a daily basis. And while they might be one of the dirtiest parts of your car, properly cared for wheels & tires complete the look of a well-detailed vehicle and add significantly to the overall appearance. In today’s article we’ll walk you through some of the tips and tricks you can use when cleaning your wheels to help you save time & effort. When working on a full-detail, we typically tackle the wheels &...

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  • A simple car wash is the easiest and most effective way to maintain your vehicle’s appearance. However, some of you might be washing your car wrong! Granted, there are a hundred ways you can wash your car these days, there are also a myriad of ways you can be doing it wrong. A few key steps can be taken when washing that will drastically reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to maintain your vehicle’s appearance. In this write-up we’ll discuss some tips and tricks that can help reduce unsightly swirls, scratches and spider-webbing that can be caused from...

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  • Tires, wheels and trim are often overlooked, yet play a very critical role in the overall appearance of a car. Considering that tires and exterior trim are in continuous contact with the harshest elements (dirt, grime, water, salt, brake dust, grease and road debris) it’s understandable that they require special care. Properly cared for tires and trim complete the look of a well-detailed vehicle and add significantly to the overall appearance. Different types of dressings will help achieve different looks and/or finishes. What is tire and trim dressing? Tire dressing goes by a lot of different names, and comes in...

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