Top 5 best auto detailing tips

Top 5 best auto detailing tips

Top 5 best auto detailing tips

“Think of the surface of your car as you would your face,” says Mike Schultz, head of new products at Turtle Wax. “It needs to be properly taken care of in order to have a healthy glow.”
Here are some of the top 5 car detailing tips

1. Start with Compressed Air and Stiff Scrub Brushes on Your Carpets
Many of the cars works on wind up at local car shows—some are concours winners. The first step, he advises, is to fire up the air compressor and blow dirt from the nooks and crannies of your car’s floor onto the middle of the carpet, where you can easily vacuum it up. Stiff brushes also loosen dirt from the carpets and upholstery. If you’ve got leather seats, use a conditioner with aloe.

2. Duct Clean to Keep that New-Car Smell
Compressed air from a small, portable compressor is an easy way to blow dust and dirt out of heating and air-conditioning ductwork. The trick is to aim the high-pressure air at the walls of the ducts behind the vent grilles, where dust and dirt stick and cause musty smells. If your car has a cabin air filter you can change it, or remove it and blow the dust and dirt out.

3. Use Non-Acid-Based Tire Cleaners
Pros use specially mixed acid solutions to clean dirty tires and to strip residue from new tires, as well as to get stubborn brake dust off wheels. But Hagaman says that weekend DIYers should use a nonacid product. Acid-based cleaners can cause bare alloy wheels to oxidize and pit, and they can damage wheels painted with color or clear coatings.
Use a degreaser on wheels, but avoid detergents because they can damage paint if splashed. Again, our pro says, remember to go in the correct order: Wheels and tires should be cleaned before you clean and protect your car’s paint.

4. The Best Carwash is a Hand Wash
When water evaporates, it leaves minerals and dirt on the surface of your car. So when you’re done with the wash, dry the surface with a rubber-blade squeegee. One example is the California Water Blade, a large silicone squeegee that some of our photographers use to dry cars quickly during photo shoots.
5. Clean Paint is Bright and Shiny
There are two ways to clean contaminants, as well as stained and scratched old wax, off your paint: chemically or physically (though Pennington says it usually requires a combination of the two). Paint cleaners are liquids that remove wax, and also clean the top layer of the paint by removing unwanted environmental chemicals that have bonded to the paint. Cleaners can also remove small scratches called swirl marks from the paint.

 

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  1. John Ferrell says:

    I like that you said that we should clean the top layer of paint. If I was going to sell my car I would want to know that it looked clean and was nice to look at. It might be a good idea to ask a professional for car selling and detailing tips.

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