Helpful Car Cleaning Help and Tips

Let’s face it, most of us whom own cars do actually desire them to be sparkling and clean – even if it doesn’t always work out that way! Here are some quick handy hints and tips for effective car cleaning.

*A hand wash is always the way to go. Hand washing gives you a chance to experience the tactile shape of the car body, to be in full control of the treatment, and is a great way to inspect and familiarize yourself with your car’s surfaces!

* Try using baby wipes on car dashboards, they clean like new and leave an anti-static layer!

* A good quality chamois or microfiber cloth is recommended for wiping a vehicles surface, other items such as old cloths or diapers will more often then not leave fine ‘hair line’ scratches. A proper chamois or cloth will pick up the bad stuff, not grind it into the paint finish. indvendig

* A handy way to get rid of windscreen film is to add a tablespoon of ammonia per 600 ml of water… this is much more effective than plain old soap and water.

* We notice a lot of people are using dishwashing detergent when washing the car… not good friends. It gets the car clean, but strips any protective wax coatings, exposing the vehicle to possible nicks, scratches, and stains. A carwash soap will do a much better job to preserve your car’s finish!

* As warmer months approach try not to wash your car when the body is hot, such as straight after driving or in direct sunlight. Heat speeds the drying of soap and water, making washing more difficult and increasing the chances that spots or deposits will form; Apologies to the black car enthusiast – this is particularly true for darker cars.

*When cleaning car windows be sure to use a car cleaning product, home based cleaners and products can damage car windows, particularly if they are tinted!

*An old Jesus fish or ‘back off’ car sticker clinging on to it’s last life? You can remove bumper stickers by saturating them with warm vinegar.

*Go top to bottom! When cleaning a car it’s always best to start at the top, as water travels down this will save precious re-wiping time… gravity is your friend!

* A quality windscreen additive in addition to water in your washer tank will help in removing external grime and dirt from your windscreen. Vision is always a good thing

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