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…

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…

25Jun/19

Tips For Buying A New Car (And Also Our New Car Prep Package)

Are You Considering Buying A New Car? Last week, we talked about how to inspect the paint on a new car before the purchase is made (read it HERE). In continuing ourRead More…

17Jun/19

Helpful Info: Inspecting The Paint Before Purchasing A New Car – Paint Defects

How To Inspect The Paint On a New Car, Before the Purchase Is Made When choosing a new car, many people assume that just because a car is on a dealership lotRead More…

10Jun/19

What Do Capitol Shine Customers Have To Say On Yelp and Google?

What Do Capitol Shine Customers Have To Say On Yelp and Google? We Love Our Customers, and We’re Always Excited to Hear of a Great Experience! Reviews allow local small businesses to hearRead More…

03Jun/19

Film, Clear Bras, Ceramic Coatings, Wax, Sealants – What’s The Difference?

The Battle For Paint Protection We talk all of the time about our different ceramic coating options, which include Ceramic Pro and Opti-Coat. However, what may not always be clear is what theRead More…