Frequently Asked Questions

Cold Weather Detailing?

People ask if we detail in cold weather?

  • Well sort of, between 32 to 40 degrees its very marginal for the performance of most of the products we use. Bellow 40 we are limited to only the interior.
  • 40 to 50 degrees seems to let most products work, but not always at their best. Smearing, streaking, long dry times are the most common problems.
  • 50 degrees seems to be the turning point. Everything seems to work fairly good and the streaking, smearing, long dry times are greatly reduced. 
  • 60 degrees is when it gets back to normal. Products work like they are supposed to and I’m comfortable.
  • In case you haven’t guessed, If it’s 43 degrees and blowing 30 miles an hour, I don’t have much interest in going anywhere. 
  • I do heat some of my chemicals up that helps them work better and because my hands are in the bucks of the chemicals I don’t freeze.
  • It also gets dark quicker and I bring lights out to light up the area that I am working in too.


Leather cleaning & Conditioning

We clean all the leather in your car and apply Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner on it.

Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner nourishes and restores leather pieces with a like-new look and feel. Unlike cheaper leather care products, Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner is free of any petroleum bases and caustic chemicals that dry leather out, cause fading and discoloring, and leave a shiny finish with greasy feel. The refined water-based formula is blended with Vitamin E and Aloe extracts to moisturize leather pieces to restore a soft, supple feel. Leather is skin, and if neglected, it can crack, burn, fade, and discolor. Normal wear and tear from getting in and out of the car can cause cracking and breaking of leather pieces on bolsters and seats, and dried out leather speeds up this process. Work Leather Conditioner into the leather hide just like lotion into skin to moisturize and nourish leather upholstery inside any automobile. Treat leather seats, dashboards, door panels, center consoles, armrests, and even headliners found in any automobile. Leather Conditioner contains no caustic ingredients, and is safe to use on any natural leather, durable sealed leather, and synthetic vinyl leather upholstery. Experienced detailers even take Leather Conditioner into the home or office to restore furniture, apparel, and accessories with the soft silky touch of fresh new leather. Regular treatments with Leather Conditioner help prevent a dried out look and feel that leads to cracking on older leather pieces. Restore and protect leather car parts before they require expensive refurbishment with Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner.


Versatile Formula

Conditioning your leather is the key to maintaining the original appearance and natural feel. Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner is specifically formulated to restore and maintain all types of leather goods and surfaces. Nourish and protect leather seats, dashboards, and door panels with Leather Conditioner to help prevent cracking and fading caused by normal wear and tear. The refined water-based formula works across all types of natural leather, sealed leather, and synthetic leather upholstery for ultimate versatility in, and around any automobile. Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner helps nourish and protect leather in your car to prevent the need for expensive refurbishments down the line. The gentle formula conditions any color leather without damaging the dyes or texture. Works great on black, tan, cream, blue, brown, and white leather surfaces for perfect results in minutes. The versatile formula works on virtually any leather surface, including upholstery, hand bags, shoes, purses, accessories, sofas, and furniture. Whether you’re working inside the car, home, or office, choose Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner for your next leather detail.


Protection Against The Elements And More

Every bottle of Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner comes blended with specialty additives to protect leather surfaces against excess wear and tear. Unique stain guard technology helps repel dirt and stains so leather surfaces stay cleaner for longer. Use Leather Conditioner when detailing steering wheels, shift knobs, and handbrake levers to help maintain a rich leather appearance all year round. Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner nourishes and moisturizes leather to keep the fibers of the hide supple, flexible, and strong. Harmful UV rays can promote cracking, fading, and discoloration of leather parts. Leather Conditioner nourishes leather with natural Vitamin E and Aloe extracts that help prolong the life of leather parts in and around any vehicle. Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner is the perfect choice to condition and maintain your leather’s soft, fresh, and satiny factory-fresh look, feel, and smell.

Prevent Pain With Good Maintenance Along The Way

Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner is perfect for conditioning leather of any age, old or new. Achieve the natural look and feel of soft, fantastic leather with Leather Conditioner. Start by cleaning leather surfaces with Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner to remove excess dirt and grease. Once the surface is clean, spread Leather Conditioner with a premium microfiber applicator pad and work it into the surface like lotion into your skin. Buff off any excess with a microfiber towel, then enjoy the newly-restored soft feel and natural look of fresh leather. Maintain the like-new appearance of leather upholstery with a coat of Leather Conditioner at every detail to keep your car looking and feeling like new for years to come.

Other Sizes Available

Leather Conditioner is available in 4 ounce16 ounce, and 1 gallon sizes.


What do you mean Vacuum?

We don’t just grab a shop vac and vacuum out the car. Any body can do just that and is what most detailer will say is cleaning the carpet. If you get at least a Mini Detail from us, we do not stop with just the shop vac. Its good for picking up large stuff but does not do well at picking up dirt in corners or deep down in the carpet. We pull the seat forward. This gives us access to the carpet and any thing under the seat from the back. We can remove that pen that you lost between the console and the seat. Next we use our shop vac to vacuum up all the big stuff we can get to under there.

Then we use a air gun to blow out any thing the vacuum can not get. We use this blow gun to blow all the dirt out at all the crevices between the car and the carpet. For most detailers this is a good stopping point and would be considered vacuumed. We don’t stop here. We just got started!



After doing all this to the carpet you would think the carpet is clean but,  If your could pull this carpet out of your car and beat it with a stick. You would be surprised how dirty the carpet still is.  However, we can not just pull the carpet out and beat it wit a stick. This old method seams to be the best way to get the carpet clean. We have a tool that does just that with out removing the carpet and putting dust in the air. This tool hits the carpet with air from an air compressor. This lift the dirt up in to the air where a vacuum can pick it up. 

This pneumatic tool will usually will make the carpet look like we just shampooed the carpet with out shampooing the carpet. This is all done with just having us vacuum your carpet. We also remove all the floor mats and vacuum with this tool under them.

Witch wax do you use?

We have 2 different waxs on hand, Jescar/Menzerna Color Lock and Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax. During the summer I like to use Menzerna. It cures quick and last several months in the Texas heat. During cooler weather I use Butter Wet Wax as it cures quick in the cold and last a long time during the cooler weather. However I try to get everyone to get there cars waxed before the cooler weather that way I can use Menzerna that way there car will make it thru the winter and most of the summer with this wax. I do use Butter Wet Wax on cars that have a lot of swirl marks or dead paint as it works well as a all in one paint correction. So it just depends on the car and the conditions on witch wax we use.