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05Aug/19

What Is The Lotus Effect and A Hydrophobic Surface?

The Lotus Effect and Hydrophobic Surfaces “The lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of Nelumbo or ‘lotus flower.’” (source) Why are we talking about the hydrophobicRead More…

31Jul/19

The Problem With Factory Clear Coats On Cars

The Problem With Factory Clear Coats On Cars If you’ve ever seen an unrestored old car from the 50’s, 60’s or 70s, you’ve probably noticed that the paint, despite being several decadesRead More…

22Jul/19

Prevent Your Car From Overheating In The Summer

Prevent Your Car From Overheating In The Summer In this scorching summer heat, how many times have you passed someone pulled over on the George Washington Memorial Parkway with steam bellowing outRead More…

15Jul/19

Scratch Resistant, Anti-Corrosive, UV Resistant, Self-Cleaning, Hydrophobic: Why Ceramic Pro Reigns Supreme

What Does It Mean to “Bond” With Paint?  Simply put, Ceramic Pro is a permanent nanoceramic protective coating, not a traditional wax or sealant. It protects against minor scratches, graffiti, dirt, aging, premature oxidation,Read More…

01Jul/19

Sun Damage and Staying Safe In The Heat

-Quick Reminder: Capitol Shine will be closed on July 4th- Why You Need Sunscreen For Your Car The summer heat was glaringly (pun intended) obvious this past week, reaching as high asRead More…

27May/19

Car Bras vs. Paint Protection Film

Car Bras vs. Paint Protection Film We’ve all seen a car with a thick, leather bra on the front like the one pictured above. Listen, we have NOTHING against protecting a car’sRead More…

20May/19

What’s That Smell? Removing Pet, Cigarette and Other Odors from Your Car

Remove Pet Odors, Cigarette Smoke and More At Capitol Shine, we receive a variety of vehicles with different stains, odors and more. One of the more common odors our customers experience is that of cigarette smoke or pets,Read More…

13May/19

Capitol Shine Is More Than A Car Wash…

What Other Services Does Capitol Shine Provide? As we’ve previously talked about, Capitol Shine has evolved over the years to offer more and more services beyond our popular hand wash and vacuuming.Read More…

06May/19

The Elements vs. Your Car’s Paint

Are Natural Elements Harmful To Your Paint? This past weekend was wet and soggy. Luckily, we can now experience some sunny weather before more expected rain this Thursday through next Monday. ItRead More…

30Apr/19

A Reminder: Avoid Automatic Car Washes For Cleaning Pollen

Why Should You Avoid An Automatic Car Wash With Brushes? Last week, we talked about pollen and how everyone’s cars suddenly had a yellow tint. It’s pollen season, but before you goRead More…