Hand washing your car or truck really isn’t that hard. You’ll need the appropriate products and guidelines but when you’ve done it one or two occasions, you’ll be detailing your car just like the pros. Let’s go over the fundamental methods.
You can get any of these materials at the hardware store or car parts shop. You can ask the staff at the shops questions about their auto wash products.
There are a few auto detailing tools and chemicals which will be essential for you to properly hand wash your vehicle.
A pair of Three gallon buckets
A couple of wash mitts
Bug and tar pre-spray
Carwash cleaning soap
Rim cleaning brushes
Rim cleaning solution
It is encouraged for you to begin with your rims. Simply follow the instructions on the rim cleaner’s container using the proper brushes and you should have extremely clean rims. Be sure to clean your tires while you’re getting your wheels cleaned.
Typically speaking, insect and tar residue remover needs to sit for a little while to be able to loosen the insects and tar. Once you have allowed the cleaner to break down the insects and tar, your car should clean all the way up when you wash it with soap and a wash pad.
Now it’s time for you to wash the whole car. The actual reason why you needed to purchase a couple of buckets is mainly because you’ll use one for the clean soap water and the other one to wash your mitt off after each and every area. Simply place a wash mitt in the soapy water, thoroughly clean each and every section by using left to right and up to down movements, squeeze out the wash mitt in the rinse off bucket, soak the same wash mitt back inside the cleaning soap bucket and repeat. You’ll want to start at the top of your vehicle and work your way down.
It is likely that you don’t have completely purified water. Which is completely okay. You will have to dry the car off with a good high-quality microfiber before the water dries out or you will get water spots on your washed vehicle. Always work from the top to the bottom because you don’t want to risk having any left over dirt or grime from the bottom half of your car getting on your drying towel and then marring the paint on the top half.
With the vehicle all cleaned and dried, you may want to go over your car’s glass. Use a few window towels with the proper glass cleaning solution. Make sure that you just use right to left movements because going in a circular motion won’t get the glass cleaned.
If you wish to get the vehicle looking just like it just rolled out of the local auto detail shop, go on and put some tire shine and wax on the car. Dressing the tires is very easy. Just use an applicator to apply the dressing and follow the instructions for the wax.
You now are able to get your vehicle cleaned up as nicely as just about any auto detail shop could. Have a good time and enjoy keeping your vehicle detailed.