D&D Auto Detailing, LLC
Specializing in fine auto detailing and long term 
protective coatings for paint, leather, fabric, plastic, and glass

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Opti-Coat PRO Plus+

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 4:05 PM

There's Opti-Coat PRO and then there's PRO Plus+. What is PRO Plus+ you ask? PRO Plus+ was originally released in other parts of the world to combat the hard water conditions and help prevent water spotting. Optimum has recently released PRO Plus+ in the states due to the excellent results and overwhelming requests from Opti-Coat PRO installers across the country. PRO Plu...

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Paint Polishing Behind The Scenes With Kevin Brown and Larry Kosilla

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:55 PM

A short sneak peak of some of the paint polishing methods we practice here at D&D Auto Detailing. A special thanks goes out to Kevin Brown for sharing his expertise and Ammo NYC for producing an excellent episode.

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Optimum Opti-Glass Pro

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Optimum Opti-Glass Pro is another new and exciting product from Optimum Polymer Technologies. Like the other "Pro" coatings from Optimum, it is only available to approved professional detailing operations.

Intro to Opti-Glass
Most products available today simply create a hydrophobic surface so water rolls off instead of "sticki...

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"Leather" Care

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I recently recieved an email in response to my blog post reguarding leather and leatherette (vinyl) seating surfaces. The reader asked how to care for the seats in her Infiniti. The specifications on Infiniti's website list the G37 as having "leather appointed seating." This typically means part of the seat is leather, while the rest is vinyl or leatherette. One thing I didn't menti...

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Leather vs. Synthetic Leather (Vinyl)

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM
Is your detailer charging you extra to apply leather conditioner to your seats? If so, be sure your upholstery is genuine leather and not pleather or leatherette (vinyl). A synthetic form of leather is offered by nearly all vehicle manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes Benz, VW, Audi, etc. Although you may have real leather seating, there's a good chance that its part leather and part leatherette.

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BASF iGloss Clear Coat

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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Wax vs. Paint Sealant

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba wax has been used to protect automotive finishes since the 1900's. It is derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree, Copernicia Cerifera, found in northeastern Brazil. Naturally, carnauba wax is a brownish yellow color, relatively hard, and has a melting point of about 180* F. Under direct sunlight, dark colored paint can easily reach temperatures of 190+*F. At these temperatures, carnauba wax will begin to break down leaving your vehicle ...

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OEM Paint Thickness

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 3:50 PM

OEM clear coat is approximately 1.5- 2 mils (35- 50 microns) thick. For comparison, a sheet of printer paper is approximtely 2.7 mils (70 microns) thick. That means the clear coat on your car is about as thick as printer paper, if not thinner. Total paint thickness of OEM clear coated paintwork typically reads between 4- 7 mils (100- 180 microns). The following are the maximum allowable clear...

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Water Spots and Clear Coat Etching

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Water spots form once water dries on the surface and leaves behind minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The higher the mineral content, the harder the water is and the more sever the water spotting will be. Once these minerals have deposited themselves onto the paint, they will begin to etch the clear coat over time. These minerals etch deeper and deeper into the...

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A Note on Tire Dressing/ Tire Shine

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

YES that is old tire dressing sludge!!!

Everyone loves the look of freshly dressed tires, it really completes the look of the entire detail. However, not all tire dressings are created equal. Most people who use tire dressings are aware of the dreaded sling some of them produce, but the issues don’t stop there. This sling off can a...

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