Shine On – Getting Your Ride Ready for Show Season

Spring is here, and with it comes another car show season. Whether you are planning to attend a local show, cruise night, or the Concours d'Elegance you want your car to look the best. Here are some tips that we’ve used over the years to make sure we have a shine above the rest.

Step 1: Clean the engine compartment. We use a small air tool called the Tornador ( to spray on a mixture of engine degreaser, waterless car wash, and water to clean it up real nice. After I’m done, I spray on some Stoner More Shine Less Time to get the shine back on the hoses and other non-metal pieces. A little chrome cleaner on the rest and it looks like new. We always do this step first so any splatter can be washed away.

Step 2: Wash and rinse the car. We’ve had excellent results with Pearl Nano waterless car wash. Its very easy to use, even in direct sunlight, and a little goes a long way. This will remove all the grease and grime from the car and leave the finish with a nice clean coating and ready to wax. If you have any water spot