Friday, April 13, 2012

Car Washing Tips & Tricks

The warm weather is the perfect time to give your car a good cleaning inside and out.

1.  Use a sponge or mitt designed for automotive  use a lamb's wool mitt is ideal.

2.  Start at the top of the vehicle and move down; (the bottom accumulates the most dirt, and
     starting at the top will reduce the possibility of dragging dirt to the other parts of the car).

3.  To avoid scratching your paint, repeatedly clean your wash rag and refill the bucket water if
      it's very dirty.

4.  Use a different wash rag foryour car than your tires.

5.  In the same manner that you washed from the top to the bottom, spray off the soap
     starting at the top and move down the vehicle.

6.  Spray the wheel wells thoroughly as well as underneath the vehicle to remove dirt and debris.

7.  Avoid water spotting by drying the car immediately with a chamois or a 100% cotton terry
     cloth towel.

8.  For finishing touches, a microfiber cloth works nicely.

Try This:
- Wash your car in a cool, shady area to avoid streaking and to reduce water spotting.
-  Use car wash soap and not dish soap (some soaps can strip the wax and damage the finish).
-  Fill a large bucket with lots of water.  Dirt will settle to the bottom, cleaner water will
   stay at the top.
-  To remove stubborn stains such as insects, road tar, tree sap and bird droppings, try using
   undiluted car wash soap.  Using a sponge, apply the product full strength directly onto
   the spots, let penetrate for 3-5 minutes then wash off with water.

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