The first auto detailing tip you need to know is to make sure that you are not using a sponge. While sponges are the old standby for car detailing, they often leave small scratches on your car. Microfiber cloths are a better choice. Microfiber cloths are very soft and will clean your car without leaving any marks. Of course, not all microfiber cloths are the same, so you need to do some research to find a quality one.
Avoiding blunders in car detailing
There are many blunders to avoid when detailing a car. One of the most common is not reading the instructions on the cleaning agent package. While it’s easy to understand why a product is written this way, you’d be surprised how many people don’t follow it. You need to give the product time to work and to “dwell.”
If you’re about to hire a professional detailing company, you’ll need to prepare your car before you take it to them. Preparation is essential to the quality of detailing services you’ll receive. Before you leave your car with a car detailer, remove any loose items from the inside. This includes anything from personal items in the console to loose change or important papers. You’ll also need to remove the seat back pockets and door panels.
Clean the car thoroughly
Apply lubricant to the detailing clay and use it to scrub the surface of a 2′ x 2′ section of the car. This will help slide the clay bar over the surface of the car and prevent contaminants from being pushed deeper into the clear coat. If possible, dry the car by ringing out two microfiber cloths. Once the car is dry, rinse the car with a garden hose to remove water beads and soap residue from the surfaces.
Investing in a high-quality microfiber cloth is essential to car detailing. These super smooth and absorbent cloths will speed up the drying process, and prevent swirl scratches and minor scratches. You should also invest in two buckets for your car wash business. You can use one for clean rinsing water, while the other is for cleaning products. Some buckets come with screens to prevent dirt from sticking to the bottom and scratching the paint. Some also have trays attached to them for easier removal of debris.