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The rear of a Mitsubishi Evo painted in Musou Black
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This Is What Painting Your Car in the Darkest Black Looks Like

The color black is defined as a color that is void of any other color or light. True black is not a shade. It is absent of shades. A paint shop may disagree because they see that every auto manufacturer has a black color choice that is different from other automakers. None-the-less, the color black, …
A digital image of a 2021 Dodge Challenger featuring the new Gold Rush paint color.

Shine With Gold Paint on Your 2021 Dodge Challenger

The 2021 Dodge Challenger is already one of the most flamboyant retro-inspired muscle cars available. To add to the overall drama, you can now option your Challenger with a new bright gold exterior color. According to FCA, the new Gold Rush color was originally introduced to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary. Thankfully, it’s made a …
A firefighter in wildfire gear and camera in tow with a raging forest fire in the background
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Yes, Wildfire Smoke and Ash is Harmful to Car Paint

Sadly, every year there are multiple large wildfires that spark up across the land. The smoke and ash from those fires can drift from state to state. Also, the smoke and ash do not discriminate on which car’s finish it will land on. They’ll happily cover paint on a Ferrari just as much as a …
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Is it Worth it to Buy Paint Protection Film for Your Car?

If you want to keep your car looking as new as possible, then you can wash it regularly and even get a ceramic coating done, but if you want to take it a step further, then you can get it wrapped with paint protection film. There’s a lot that goes into the procedure, not to …
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
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Off-Roading and the Good Ol’ Texas Pinstripe

If you grew up in Texas and you love off-roading, chances are you’ve heard of the legendary paint scratches called the “Texas pinstripe.” If someone says they off-road in their pristine black Jeep Wrangler SUV or Ford truck, yet the sides of the vehicle are devoid of any status stripes then they probably don’t really …
Honda Odyssey front bumper covered in dead bugs
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What’s the Best Way to Remove Bugs From Your Car?

Cleaning your car properly is a surprisingly important part of regular maintenance. It doesn’t just keep your vehicle looking good, though. Improper washing techniques can lead to rust because they damage your paint. There are actually quite a few things that can damage your car’s paint over time. UV rays, chemicals, even rainwater. And, as …
Gold Flames on a Pontiac hood
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Automotive Pioneer for True Fire Flames Mike Lavallee Passes Away

Over the weekend, the word made its way through the automotive community that Mike Lavallee had passed away. Mr. Lavallee’s name may not be a household name, but his work has been seen by millions of people. He has also inspired countless others in the custom paint and pinstripe world. Let us join with the automotive community as it takes a …