Let me ask you first that how often you wash your vehicle? Answer will be you wash as often as you wish Right??? But usually once a week is sufficient and remembers once a week is minimum requirement you should have to wash once a week. It is must. Pay attention to Dirt and contaminants. They should be removed before they permanently attach themselves to your paint. Car paint protection treatments from dealerships are poor value for money, and typically substandard quality.
Before you wash your car choose a best car wash for your car. People use what they like the best for washing car. People use household products for washing car even dish wash detergents. But these products are designed to remove animal or vegetable fat from fired ceramic
If you wax your car every week than only you can use dish wash detergent but you also know that you wax your car once a year may be. So don’t use dish wash detergent. If you are looking to save some bucks in car wash so let me tell you that cheap products will eventually damage your cars paint and wax. And as time passes you have to spend money on car’s paint and waxing it. So in manner to save some bucks you will have to spend more bucks in cars paint
Now you will be thinking how your wax last longer? Well by using products which are specially designed by experts for automotive use. Quality car washes or car wash shampoos are pH controlled. So they do not damage cars paint or wax or coating. Instead they enhance gloss of car paint. Car wash breaks the electrostatic bond which is also knows as iconic bond between dirt and car’s paint
Add car wash in the bucket filled with cold or warm water. Avoid hot water, as it will damage the wax. Read the direction given on the car wash product before you use any products. Don’t forget that wash car once a week not more than that not less than that. The more you wash your car, the more wax you remove. Try to avoid powder car washes as mitt under sponge scratch the paint surface.
Whatever tool you use for car wash, use the least aggressive tool. You may use a wash mitt, wash pad, sponge or brush to wash your car. I prefer a wash mitt or wash pad because soft fibers and not scratch the paint. When you dip the mitt or wash pad into the wash bucket, give it a swirl to release the grit
Wash pads are of two types, 100% cotton chenille and microfiber. Each has an advantage and the choice is a matter of personal preference. Cotton chenille is a long “mop” looking type of pile that is also machine washable. Microfiber may be washed in the washing machine with Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent.
I suggest don not use sponges, as the flat surface of a sponge may catch dirt and act like sandpaper. And not even brush as they scratch the paint. Check the roughness or softness of particular before you use anything. If you have a vehicle that is very dirty and you are not worried about scratching, then a brush may be the proper tool
Before you wash your car make sure that your car is in the shade and the paint surface is relatively cool.. If your wheels are dirty and you are going to use a wheel cleaner, then clean the wheels before you wash the rest of the car or else wash the wheels last
Most wheel cleaners work best on a dry wheel. Spray a small amount of the wheel cleaner on dry wheel wait for 4-5 minutes and then clean all areas of the wheel with a soft cloth, soft sponge, microfiber wheel pad or wash mitt. Some areas of a dirty wheel may require gentle brushing with a soft wheel brush to remove the dirt. If required re-spray with wheel cleaner and gently brush
When you wash the car body, sprays the car with a gentle spray to wet the entire surface. Start at the top of the car and work down. Wet the top, gently wash the top and then rinse. Move onto another section, such as the trunk or hood. Continue this process on down the car, complete only one section at a time. By these, the car wash does not dry on the paint and there will not be any water spots
The wheels are the last part to be washed, wash the wheels with car wash even if cleaned them with wheel cleaner to insure that all traces of the wheel cleaner are removed
Once you have finished washing all parts of your car you are ready to dry. You should dry the car as soon as possible. You can use 100% cotton towels, are a great drying medium
Check any towels carefully before you purchase them, as most towels contain stiff polyester fibers that scratch like needles. Do not trust the 100% cotton label on the towel. A towel may contain up to 20% stiff polyester fibers and still be labeled 100% cotton. So ensure before you purchase
You can also use a high quality microfiber drying towel. They are enough to dry an entire car without wringing. Microfiber will not scratch paint, but some edge binding May, so take care if you choose microfiber drying tool
Once you have finished drying your car, you will usually have a few or a lot of water spots left on the paint. The best way to remove these is to use a quick detailer spray.