09Sep/19

This $293,200 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Received Paint Protection Film, And So Can You

Capitol Shine’s Paint Protection Films Advancements in paint protection have led to not only ceramic coatings (like Ceramic Pro), but also things like Paint Protection Film. What kind of vehicles use paintRead 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…

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…

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…

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…

22Apr/19

Protection Against Pollen

Pollen Everywhere! But Does It Damage Your Paint? Over the past week or two, many of us have noticed a difference when walking to our cars – a yellowish tint overlaying theRead More…

09Apr/19

How To Protect Your Wheels and Calipers | Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro

Wheels At Capitol Shine/Ceramic Pro DC,  we talk a lot about protection for your paint, but what about protection for your wheels? In cities like Arlington, D.C. and Bethesda, parallel parking can takeRead More…

01Apr/19

Capitol Shine April Promo: $10 Off Interior Shampoo

Save $10 Off Our Complete Interior Shampoo Package “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” It’s a popular saying, however we bet the poets of the 1600’s, where this phrase originated from, didn’t have toRead More…

18Mar/19

Capitol Shine Detailing and Maintenance Packages

Detailing vs. Maintenance Packages Why do we encourage all first-time Capitol Shine visits to receive our Full Detail prior to our maintenance packages? “What does detailing mean anyways? Isn’t is just a carRead More…