Taking good care of your car is worth it. Regular washing and detailing not only makes it nicer to spend time in, it can boost the car’s resale value by thousands of dollars down the road. But doing it right isn’t always so straightforward. Even if you’re just washing it, you can do more harm than good if you use the wrong stuff or don’t know what to look out for.
A quick inspection and evaluation of your car’s surface is going to let you know what level of cleansing is required. If you’re someone who regularly washes his or her car and keeps it garaged, than chances are your car’s paint is already smooth, silky and free of contaminants. If this is the case, all that is required before waxing is a basic 30-minute wash. If your car is used on a daily basis and regularly exposed to the elements, you may find it in a less than optimal condition. The average outdoor car can often be covered with tar, oil, bug stains, bird droppings and water spots. All of these impurities can cause a rough, bumpy and unattractive exterior. A car in this condition will require a bit more time and elbow grease in its initial cleansing. Special pre-wax cleaners or paint-cleaning clays are often used by professional detailers to help remove surface contamination.Tags: clean, detail, wash, wax