Do you want to be a professional auto detailer? Be an instant expert by reading these simple tips on auto detailing. We’ll be talking about scratch repair, debris removal and the art of cleaning. And if we say cleaning, it will be both inside and outside of the car. No one likes a car that is clean outside but messy inside! The following are easy tips on auto detailing and that will hopefully serve as a good guide for everyone.
Start cleaning inside.
The first thing to do is to clean the interior of the car. Grab that vacuum, and if you don’t have a good enough one, you can always use the ones at gas stations for around a dollar. If you have an air compressor you can get more detail in the cleaning by getting the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. A good advice is to clump the collected dust onto the middle of the carpet so it will be easy to vacuum it up. Use brushes; stiff brushes are a good choice to loosen dirt from the upholstery and carpets. If your seats are leather made, use a conditioner with aloe vera.
New car smell.
In order for the car to have a new smell; use compressed air from a portable compressor to remove dust and dirt out of air-conditioning and heating ductwork. It works by blowing high pressure air at the walls of ducts to remove accumulated dust that causes bad musty smell. If the car has cabin air filter, the best thing to do is to change the filter.
Wash your car.
The best analogy to debris removal is to think that the car’s surface is like a human face. By considering that, we will be able to keep in mind the things we should consider in washing the car’s surface. Remember, hand washing is proven best for your cars healthy glow! Wash it section by section, with the top being your starting point. Use fresh, preferably cloth towels to dry your vehicle.
The idea of using detergents and dish washing liquids on washing cars is a bad idea because it will remove the car’s protective wax coatings, leaving it to the threat of stains, scratches and nicks. Carwash solutions are the best choice for cleaning the car’s surface while preserving its wax coatings.
Polishing and waxing.
It takes more than just awash to make your paint shine. Pollutants that are man-made and bird droppings that stick on the paint will penetrate through coatings and wax. Simply run your hand across the car’s paint to know if it needs cleaning. Liquids that remove wax such as paint cleaners are best in removing unwanted chemicals. It can also remove small swirl marks from paint.
The next thing to do is to polish the surface of the car’s paint to make it look newer. After polishing, protect it by applying wax. Use ammonia free cleaners to remove dirt from glass. Lastly, use acid free cleaners to clean dirty tires.
When your car has scratches, don’t fret, you can fix them! Depending on the size of the scratch you can either use a surface scratch repair kit, where only the clear coat is damaged. For deeper scratches you will need to get touch-up paint that matches your car, remove the excess paint once placed and level the surface. You will usually need some sort of sponge or eraser to even out the area.
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