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Are cheap ceramic coatings good?

Cheap DIY Ceramic Coatings: Why They Should Be Avoided:

More and more car guys are becoming interested in ceramic coatings without truly understanding them. Hiring a professional to apply a coating to your vehicle is expensive (and there’s a reason for that), so many have turned to these cheaper DIY ceramic coatings. Many cheap DIY ceramic coatings come from companies that shouldn’t be trusted….

How to remove snow without scratching paint

How To Remove Snow Without Scratching Your Paint

The vast majority of car owners don’t care about swirl marks in their paint and probably don’t even know what they are. What they don’t know won’t hurt them. But since Canadian Gearhead is dedicated to the small group of us that obsesses over the condition of our vehicles, knowing how to remove snow without…

How Often Should You Wash Your Car

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

I’ve been asked “how often should you wash your car” a few times lately and I think my answer might surprise some of you. Many people will stick to washing their car as often as possible because they like to keep it clean and well cared for. For 90% of car owners, that strategy will…

Canadian Gearhead Detailing Travel Kit

This Detailing Travel Kit Is A Road Trip Game Changer

This post is a spinoff of an article I wrote recently about winning car shows. In it, I mentioned the need to give your car a quick touch up at the actual event despite any detailing and prep work you might have done ahead of time. It got me thinking about what products you could…

Dealership Paint Protection

Is Dealership Paint Protection A Scam?

If you’ve been shopping for a new car recently, you more than likely have been offered some type of paint protection package from the dealership. These packages might be expensive, but who wouldn’t want to protect their new investment? The sales team makes this decision sound like a no-brainer. A quick search on the internet…

Toyota 4runner paint correction

14 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Professional Detailer

So you’ve decided to hire a professional detailer. Whether this is your first time hiring a professional detailer or a regular occurrence, there are a few things you’ll want to know. The info in this article can help you to separate the good ones from the not-so-good ones. Professional detailers are not really a “1…

Number 1 car wax

The Best Car Wax In 2020 – And Why It Doesn’t Actually Matter

What’s the best car wax on the market? That’s probably the most common question ever asked in the detailing industry. Everyone wants to know the secret product or the magic sauce that will instantly make their car look amazing. There’s nothing wrong with that because after all, we all want a slick, shiny looking vehicle….

Can you wash a car in the sun

You CAN Wash Your Car In Direct Sun – Tips The Pros Use

Washing your car in direct sun is something that has been frowned upon for decades. Everyone tells us that it can’t be done – from wise family members to the product manufacturers themselves.  Washing your car in direct sun is possible as long as you adjust your process. You’ll need to work quickly, choose the…

How To Dress Off Road Tires

How To Dress Off Road Tires Without Any Sling On Your Paint

Dressing aggressive off road tires properly is something I’ve always struggled with. I’ve tried lots of products and techniques, but none of them gave me the results I was looking for. I prefer to use thick, water-based tire gels on regular street tires, but treating all terrain and mud tires the same way just doesn’t…

11 Beginner Detailing Mistakes People Often Make

11 Mistakes Beginner Detailers Often Make

We’ve all been there. Those of us that take pride in detailing our vehicles all have something that we look back on and think “I can’t believe I did that!” None of us were born knowing how to clean a car or polish paint. We’ve all had to learn. And a lot of that learning…