The Bearded Detailer

The Bearded Detailer An Army veteran owned automotive detailing business that feels that every vehicle deserves to look like a show car.

Welcome to The Bearded Detailer. I am a very detail oriented automotive enthusiast that feels that every vehicle should be treated as if it were a show car. From just a basic wash and vacuum to a full detail, I am here in Center Valley, Pa, for all of your automotive detailing needs. I am licensed and insured so you don't need to worry about your vehicle while it is in my possession. All hours are by appointment only so please contact me via email, website, or Facebook messenger for pricing and availability.

Anthony had his Canyon coated with Opti-Coat Pro just over a year ago and recently someone decided that sideswiping the ...
06/04/2019

Anthony had his Canyon coated with Opti-Coat Pro just over a year ago and recently someone decided that sideswiping the bed was a good idea. He had it repainted and since the wait period was over, he brought it to me for coating the refinished area on the bed.

The new paint was not in the greatest shape compared to the rest of the truck so after some love, it got coated to match the rest of the truck. Love this color!

Owning a automotive detailing business isn’t all about the glamour of 50/50 shots of perfect paint and ceramic coating...
06/04/2019

Owning a automotive detailing business isn’t all about the glamour of 50/50 shots of perfect paint and ceramic coatings. Sometimes, you need to do just a Basic Wash on a car that is far from perfect.

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05/29/2019

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Matt purchased a gift card for his mother for Christmas and tis the season to cash in! This 2017 BMW X3 got a Wash & Wax...
05/28/2019

Matt purchased a gift card for his mother for Christmas and tis the season to cash in! This 2017 BMW X3 got a Wash & Wax just in time for three days of thunderstorms. That’s ok though. Optimum Car Wax is a hydrophobic Wax with UV blockers that lasts for about five months, helping this car look great beyond the storm.

Acceptable reasons for not having a coating on your vehicle:- budget- vehicle is missing paint- you don’t care about t...
05/28/2019

Acceptable reasons for not having a coating on your vehicle:

- budget
- vehicle is missing paint
- you don’t care about the vehicle’s condition

That’s about it! It doesn’t matter if it’s a show car, an exotic car, a work truck, a family car, or a track car. Vehicles aren’t cheap and neither is paint so why wouldn’t you want it protected?

Frank now fully appreciates Opti-Coat Pro that is on his Porsche Cayman, which he autocrosses and tracks almost weekly. These are texts and messages I love receiving!

Second First Wash of the day has come and gone. Katie’s A4 is back to looking deep and glossy with a simple Power Clea...
05/24/2019

Second First Wash of the day has come and gone. Katie’s A4 is back to looking deep and glossy with a simple Power Clean soak, Optimum No Rinse wash, and Opti-Coat Hyper Seal. She also picked up her Opti-Coat Maintenance wash kit that is included with every coating that I do. Thanks Katie!

No more dirt and pollen! It’s important to let Opti-Coat cure for 7 to 14 days after application before washing it and...
05/24/2019

No more dirt and pollen! It’s important to let Opti-Coat cure for 7 to 14 days after application before washing it and every coating I do, I have the car come back after 14 days for the first wash. This allows me to inspect the car to make sure everything is as it should be and it allows me to demonstrate how to use the provided wash kit. Hopefully the weather stays nice for Adam to enjoy the shine of his Golf R. Thanks again Adam!

When Charles visited two weeks ago, I corrected and coated his Challenger R/T Scat Pack with Opti-Coat Paint Guard. He l...
05/17/2019

When Charles visited two weeks ago, I corrected and coated his Challenger R/T Scat Pack with Opti-Coat Paint Guard. He left when it was dark and I wasn’t able to get a nice photo. He actually took it the next day to a car show and took home first place! Today’s visit was its first wash to make sure everything cured properly and to show him how to use his new wash kit. Car looks great in the day light and he has another show tonight!

I don’t think anyone is going to be upset if I post another photo of the Cayman from yesterday, especially since today...
05/16/2019

I don’t think anyone is going to be upset if I post another photo of the Cayman from yesterday, especially since today is #thirstythursday.

Even track cars need to look great! Opti-Coat Pro will help keep the track crap off the car and easier to clean if it do...
05/15/2019

Even track cars need to look great! Opti-Coat Pro will help keep the track crap off the car and easier to clean if it does get on. I also replaced the factory installed rock guard film with Opti-Coat’s PPF (see my stories for a before and after). Now this makes me want a Cayman really bad!

The rain is finally gone but Opti-Coat Pro+ is here to stay! 😍
05/15/2019

The rain is finally gone but Opti-Coat Pro+ is here to stay! 😍

So much rain! Hopefully today is the last of it for a while so I guess I’ll enjoy the beads on Kevin’s coated wheels...
05/14/2019

So much rain! Hopefully today is the last of it for a while so I guess I’ll enjoy the beads on Kevin’s coated wheels while I can. Opti-Metal Coat and Opti-Coat Pro are going to help keep these wheels clean for a long time!

It took me a while to find a belt and holster combination that is comfortable, affordable, concealed, and durable. Final...
05/10/2019

It took me a while to find a belt and holster combination that is comfortable, affordable, concealed, and durable. Finally...finally I have all of those things with Bravo Concealment’s Cinturon belt and Torsion Kydex holster (using one clip for appendix carry). Thank you so much for quality products!

Ty brought his CX5 here for a Full Interior detail since a child felt it necessary to expel stomach contents onto the pa...
05/09/2019

Ty brought his CX5 here for a Full Interior detail since a child felt it necessary to expel stomach contents onto the passenger seat. Ty did his best to clean it up and even used baking soda but just wanted it back to like new.

Easy job for Optimum Car Care products like Power Clean, No Rinse, and Carpet & Fabric Cleaner & Protectant. No greasy products, no nasty or cheap smells, and a great finished product. Thanks Ty!

05/07/2019

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05/05/2019

You can add Pitch Black Challenger paint to that list now for me. 😂 Frustrating but the payoff is so worth it.

What a day! The owner of this Scat Pack Challenger drove an hour and a half to have the exterior brought back to life an...
05/04/2019

What a day! The owner of this Scat Pack Challenger drove an hour and a half to have the exterior brought back to life and it didn’t take long for us to agree that the car needed to be coated.

This paint is on par with both Porsche and Tesla black in my opinion and it kicked my ass but ultimately I won.

He plans on keeping the car for about three years so Opti-Coat Paint Guard was a great choice to not only keep the paint looking shiny, but also add a small amount of protection from marring.

When it comes back for its first wash I’ll have better daylight photos but for now, this will do. Time for bed.

Big thanks to Adam for bringing his Golf R over for Opti-Coat Pro and 30% ceramic tint. I do not do the tint but can arr...
05/03/2019

Big thanks to Adam for bringing his Golf R over for Opti-Coat Pro and 30% ceramic tint. I do not do the tint but can arrange for it to be done here while your car is being detailed.

Nice to see Mark back with his Model 3 for a Basic Wash and inspection of Opti-Glass Pro today. Keep an eye on my videos...
05/02/2019

Nice to see Mark back with his Model 3 for a Basic Wash and inspection of Opti-Glass Pro today. Keep an eye on my videos for one (possibly tonight) regarding maintenance of coatings: it’s a good one.

My favorite Golf R came in today for a thorough decontamination wash, since it sits outside a lot, and thankfully it has...
04/30/2019

My favorite Golf R came in today for a thorough decontamination wash, since it sits outside a lot, and thankfully it has Opti-Coat Pro+ to protect the paint from any damage that can be caused from the elements. Still cleans up and shines like day one.

Some days require an extra boost than others, which is one reason why I add Strike Force Energy to any beverage. Want an...
04/30/2019

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You know what makes me happy? Other than Chipotle and marzipan, getting a text from Katie as soon as she picked up her n...
04/28/2019

You know what makes me happy? Other than Chipotle and marzipan, getting a text from Katie as soon as she picked up her new ride saying that she wanted to make sure the exterior of it was secure. This is the right attitude to have! On top of all of the warranties she got with her car, she now has a five year warranty on a lifetime coating (Opti-Coat Pro). Thanks Katie!

04/25/2019

It would start to rain as soon as I pull Maddie’s 4Runner out of the garage from a Basic Wash and interior. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Oh well. At least it looks good!

I’ll start off this post with a disclaimer: I’m not posting this for any pats on the back or ego points.Shawn’s en...
04/25/2019

I’ll start off this post with a disclaimer: I’m not posting this for any pats on the back or ego points.

Shawn’s engine in his R32 had an issue at Wookies In The Woods that resulted in him having to tow it home from the event. I felt terrible that I wasn’t able to stay longer on that day in order to help him get his non-running car onto the U-Haul trailer. I felt bad not being able to help him. Last week he purchased a “new” motor from One Love Auto Group LLC (please check them out and support) and I offered to pick it up and bring it to him, six hours away.

Why did I do this? Again, not for money or pats on the back or ego boosts. I did it because I hope that one day when I’m in a pinch or trouble that there will be a person who will help. Some of you may remember last year when I needed to fix a steering issue while at Wookies and I had a “team” of friends at my side helping even though I never asked. People ask why I drive 2,000 miles for a car event and this is why.

Some of the best people I have met throughout my life have been because of Wookies in the Woods and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep this positivity going.

Also, Shawn said he’d buy me dinner. 😎

Repost from Exit 9 Performance. This is a fantastic piece and if you’re interested in supporting him and possibly owni...
04/23/2019

Repost from Exit 9 Performance. This is a fantastic piece and if you’re interested in supporting him and possibly owning it, follow the steps! #e9giveaway19

E9 GIVEAWAY AND RAFFLE TIME! This is my first time doing this and hoping it's fun! I have only TWO remaining WITW wall art pieces left. I'M GIVING ONE AWAY FOR FREE and the other will be raffled off. The rules are simple and MUST BE FOLLOWED 100% TO BE A VALID ENTRY! You ARE eligible to enter BOTH CONTESTS! Winners to cover shipping and yes, I will ship worldwide. Portion of the proceeds will go to a charity of my choice.

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To enter the FREE GIVEAWAY you must do ALL of the following by 5/4/19 @ 11:59pm:

1.) Must be following me on Instagram or Facebook
2.) Like this post
3.) Comment below with 'e9giveaway19',
4.) REPOST this on your Instagram or SHARE this on your Facebook, TAG me and one friend, and USE the hashtag #e9giveaway19

I'll live stream the GIVEAWAY drawing 5/5/19 @ 8:00pm on Instagram using an online random generating tool. You DO NOT have to be present to win, but YOU MUST HAVE FOLLOWED THE RULES 100% TO HAVE VALID ENTRIES. I WILL CHECK AND PICK THE NEXT ENTRY IF YOU AREN'T VALID!

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To enter the RAFFLE you must do all of the following:

1.) $10 per entry sent as a GIFT via paypal to [email protected] by 5/11/19 @ 11:59pm
2.) Include , , and 'e9 Wall Art Giveaway' in the comments

I'll live stream the RAFFLE drawing 5/12/19 @ 8:00pm on Instagram using an online random generating tool. You DO NOT have to be present to win, but YOU MUST HAVE FOLLOWED THE RULES 100% TO HAVE VALID ENTRIES.

Let's make this fun and exciting! #e9giveaway19 #witw #isitaprilyet #drivemore #witwprep20

Three years strong!
04/22/2019

Three years strong!

Exactly two years ago I was fired...I mean “worked myself out of a job”...from a good paying job. Shortly after, I started The Bearded Detailer and I can say, without a doubt, that I am the happiest with my life right now than ever before.

I get to be home for my kids when they get on and off the bus for school, when one is sick, or if there’s a snow day.

I get to determine my income based on my work, not some manager that hasn’t done my job in ten or more years (or ever).

I get to learn the ins and outs of running a business and the knowledge I am acquiring is more valuable than punching a time clock every day.

This isn’t for everyone but it just happens to be for me. I’ll never be a millionaire and I’m ok with that. I have peace of mind and the lowest amount of stress in my life.

Thank you to ALL of you that have supported me in my business. Some of you I owe a lot of gratitude for kickstarting my success.

Opti-Coat Pro and Optimum Tire Protection & Coating help keep this BBS/Nitto combination looking good and staying clean ...
04/19/2019

Opti-Coat Pro and Optimum Tire Protection & Coating help keep this BBS/Nitto combination looking good and staying clean even through extreme conditions.

04/18/2019

❤️❤️❤️

04/16/2019

I am finally caught up on emails and phone calls from the last week. Thank you all for your patience.

I’m back from the trip but have a lot of work to do today. I wanted to share this post from the Blount County Rescue S...
04/16/2019

I’m back from the trip but have a lot of work to do today. I wanted to share this post from the Blount County Rescue Squad that really warms my heart and shows one of the reasons why I love attending Wookies In The Woods.

We are forever grateful to the Wookies in the Woods for another AMAZING donation to the Blount County Rescue Squad! A few stopped by headquarters this morning to drop off an incredible $13,000 to support our efforts to save lives on The Dragon! We couldn’t do it without their support and we’re blown away every year by the generosity of this amazing group of people. THANK YOU from all of us here at BCRS!! We’ll see you in April!

Looking forward to a much needed break. Emails and messages will be checked occasionally but please don’t expect a rep...
04/08/2019

Looking forward to a much needed break. Emails and messages will be checked occasionally but please don’t expect a reply until the 16th. Thank you for your patience and support. 🤙🏼

I wasn’t going to talk about this but I feel that I should as a way of managing expectations.Ceramic coatings are not ...
04/05/2019

I wasn’t going to talk about this but I feel that I should as a way of managing expectations.

Ceramic coatings are not bulletproof, and Opti-Coat is no exception. It will scratch...just a fact. The first car I coated was the #awdtaxi and while I did a pretty good job, it’s definitely not up to my current standards. The car is daily driven with two kids getting in and out and sadly even closing the hatch with hands on the paint. I know there have been a few washes that have been less than ideal and all of that added up to the photo you are seeing.

In reality, the condition was not terrible for how the car gets used. The good news? The scratching is not in the clear coat; it’s in the coating. Yesterday I polished the car (wet sanded a few trouble spots as well) and even through all of that, Opti-Coat Pro+ was still there but the scratches were not!

The point of this post is purely to manage the expectations of a ceramic coating and make no mistake, not all coatings are created equal. Opti-Coat Pro and Pro+ are the only SiC (Silicon Carbide) coatings on the market today (also made in the USA) that cross link with the factory clear coat to create a lifetime bond.

That’s all I have to say. Thank you for reading to this point and if you have any further coating questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Last night I washed the #awdtaxi to make things easy on me today. I also changed out the clear Lamin-x for yellow on the...
04/04/2019

Last night I washed the #awdtaxi to make things easy on me today. I also changed out the clear Lamin-x for yellow on the fog lamps. The temps are finally where they need to be for the Summer wheels/tires to be on so only one thing left on my #witwprep list before Tuesday.

Did a first wash today on Alex’s Golf TDI, applied a new OEM TDI badge, put on new Lamin-x fog film, installed new Hel...
04/03/2019

Did a first wash today on Alex’s Golf TDI, applied a new OEM TDI badge, put on new Lamin-x fog film, installed new Hella fog bulbs, and coated the new windshield with Opti-Coat Glass Pro. Busy morning but now his car is set to look great for a long time!

We leave in exactly seven days for our seventh trip to #wookiesinthewoods, which we are in desperate need of. If you see...
04/02/2019

We leave in exactly seven days for our seventh trip to #wookiesinthewoods, which we are in desperate need of. If you see me with pants on this year, please be sure to say something. #seesomethingsaysomething

What a cool car to have done a Basic Detail on today! Big thanks Charles for bringing over his newly acquired 1972 350 S...
04/01/2019

What a cool car to have done a Basic Detail on today! Big thanks Charles for bringing over his newly acquired 1972 350 SL for a one step polish, wax, vacuum, window cleaning, and tire dressing! Not looking for perfection but if you see my stories, you’ll see there’s a big difference.

New Summer rubber is all mounted, balanced, and coated. Optimum Tire Protection & Coating is a six month rubber coating ...
03/27/2019

New Summer rubber is all mounted, balanced, and coated. Optimum Tire Protection & Coating is a six month rubber coating that is water based.

It does last! The hype is real; the Alltrack’s tires still had it after 4,500 miles. The average person does about 1,100 miles a month and for me 4,500 miles was two and half months.

Story time! (just like the photo and move on if you don’t like to read about awesome people)If you’ve been following...
03/26/2019

Story time! (just like the photo and move on if you don’t like to read about awesome people)

If you’ve been following me for about six months, you’ll know Kate’s Mini and you’ll remember that it had a dent that was removed before I coated it with Opti-Coat Pro. She has done a great job maintaining the car as well as coming back for a visit and wash during the cold months.

Recently, I received an email asking for information of the owner of the black Mini on my website/Google. Obviously I don’t hand out client information but I forwarded the email to Kate. It turns out that this person’s car door had whipped open and hit the Mini, leaving a scuff and dent. The person didn’t have anything to leave a note but she took notice of the decal on the Mini’s rear window.

What was that decal? The Bearded Detailer. She Googled the name and sure enough found photos of the Mini. The person offered to pay for the repair, which restored Kate’s (and my) faith in humanity.

Today I picked up the car from Kate’s work and washed it before Dent Tech came by to remove the dent (check out my stories to see more). I removed as much of the scuff/scratches that I could before coating the area to match the rest of the car.

Moral of the story? Be a better human! I’m very happy this worked out for Kate and her Mini. That’s all. Go on with your day if you read all of this!

Wouldn’t know it based on the temperature I woke up to but let’s start booking jobs for the nice weather. Now the wi...
03/20/2019

Wouldn’t know it based on the temperature I woke up to but let’s start booking jobs for the nice weather. Now the winter wheels and tires will be coming off for many and now is a good time to recover from gloomy winter.

Tales of Honor Podcast
03/17/2019

Tales of Honor Podcast

All new website is live! A much simpler and cleaner site that now includes a written version of each episode with the audio.

Let me know what you think: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com

I’ve had these Fünversation cards for almost ten years and I like that Chloe likes to read them while waiting for the...
03/15/2019

I’ve had these Fünversation cards for almost ten years and I like that Chloe likes to read them while waiting for the bus. Anyone else remember these cards?

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6224 Hall Court
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Tuesday 08:15 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:15 - 17:00
Thursday 08:15 - 16:00
Friday 08:15 - 17:00

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