Handy Car Detailing Tips

If you’ve got a freshly painted or repainted car, inquire with the guy who did the paint job about the lifespan of the wax applied on the car. Newly applied coats must be cured initially to allow for the dissipation of solvents, which is part of the detailing process. Accidentally applying wax when the paint isn’t “cured” yet will cause the wax to interfere with the whole dissipation process. New cars don’t have this issue to deal with since car owners can opt not to wait for the waxing to be performed because the paint on newly purchased cars is cured within the car manufacturer’s factory ovens.

When cleaning the car’s interior or exterior glass, use vertical motions to wipe the outside and horizontal ones for the inside. Using such motions makes cleaning more effective. In this way, it’s easier to determine which side is streaked or has signs of it.

For inspecting the car finish, consider using a photographer’s loupe. They’re capable of magnifying setups of glass so they are at the distance provided on the surface or top. This affords a deeper insight into the paint job that was done, allowing you to note more closely what isn’t ordinarily seen.

Upon seeing bird droppings, deal with them immediately. Their contents are harmful to car paint. This also explains the importance of waxing the car as it protects the car from such damage. Remember: car detailing is always priority number one.

What about washing windshield wipers? Use the sponge’s mitt part that’s reserved for applying stuff that’s harsh on surfaces. If you applied dressing treatments to the windshields, they would last a bit longer. It’s good to wipe off excess treatment residue to avoid it drying on the surface. Take care of windshield wipers upon detailing. After all, they’re a huge help during the snow and rain so it’s good to maintain them in tiptop order.

For the antenna’s mast, stick with graphite oil. A graphite coating makes elevating and lowering more efficient, minus any blockages. This, in turn, improves the reliability of the electric unit. Do this so the car antenna is easy to manipulate.

Application of spray products should be done on a piece of cloth instead of on the surface undergoing treatment. Smudges from useless spray parts are prevented by doing this. You also avoid spraying adjacent areas that could become an added concern and contribute to your workload. See to it that the cloth used is soft and gentle enough that scratches remain unnoticeable.

With well-detailed cars, license plate frames, bumper stickers, decals and other distracting items are discouraged. Such things only take away from the vehicle’s overall features. Do they give the appearance of a car that doesn’t have good detailing work – and who wants that? The bottom line: take care of your car and it will deliver performance that will stay great for years.

Cal Vance