Tag Archives: washington dc

03Sep/19

Think Beyond “Car Wash” – Auto Detailing Is What Your Car Craves

What Exactly Does Auto Detailing Mean? The confusion of “washing” vs. the professional “detailing” of a car is not uncommon. After all, aren’t we really just cleaning the car? The answer isRead More…

20Aug/19

Removing Odors From Cigarettes, Pets and More 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…

15Aug/19

Back to School 2019: 10% OFF INTERIOR SHAMPOOS!

Back to School 2019: 10% OFF INTERIOR SHAMPOOS! It’s time for school, and Capitol Shine wants to help you get off on the right foot. So before your van, SUV, car orRead More…

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…

08Jul/19

The Frustration Of Parking In A Metro Area (And How To Fix Scratches)

Car Doors, Grocery Carts, Keys & Brushes: How Do They Relate to One Another?….Paint Scratches No matter where you go in the metro area – Washington, D.C. – Arlington – Alexandria –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…