Keeping a car clean and washing it on a regular basis is important, but to keep a car looking show case nice, you need to wax and polish it every few months. Sure everyone can have a clean car, but what really makes it stand out will be the shine it will have after a good touch up and giving it that new-car look back to it. There is a saying that goes like this “a car is only as clean as the owner”, so why not make a good first impression pulling up to a scene and showing off that hard earned money invested into a luxury ride.
First of all, the car should be clean and dry before there’s any sort detailing going on. The car should be washed in a clean environment to avoid any dirt particles getting it on it after its wet. Soap and water will do just fine, no need to get fancy unless otherwise preferred. Immediately after the car is done washing, a microfiber towel or any sort of drying towel is recommended to dry off the vehicle as soon as it’s done washing. If left on too long, the water will begin to dry in small bubbles and leave behind oxidation due to the dirt stuck in them. Another wash would most likely be needed if that’s the case. The wash will get all the unnecessary dirt off making it a lot easier to detail it later.
Everyone seems to forget that doorjambs collect dirt too, so it would be wise to clean them off also. Using a quick detail product on them should do the trick. If the car has been kept in good condition, a few products will be needed if not then there will extra things to get the tough things out. The main products include microfiber towels, black-trim treatment, spray-on detailer, one-step wax/polish bottles, and wax/polish applicators. If the vehicle has mild scratches on it, a clay bar is recommended to get them out easier. Lets start off with the black trim. The main things that are usually made of rubber are unpainted trim and the weather seals around the door. Black plastic will eventually brittle if left untreated. These things can get stained and oxidized over time if left untreated and no one wants that. Using the black-trim treatment on all the black trim will bring its shine back.
After that, clay should be used next to get the tough scratches and dirt particles off. Clay is used to remove deep ground-in dirt and stains without damaging the car's fresh coat. To keep newer cars with clear-coat paint, it’s vital for clay to be used on them. Clay works wonders on models with the new style of paint. Claying can be time consuming but the vehicle will appreciate it in the long run. One way to start is by spraying the areas with spray on detailer then sliding the clay back and forth to make the clay grabs everything it needs. The clay mainly pulls of the dirt and unnecessary particles that the car has on the coat. There's one major issue: Don't drop the clay! Not dropping the clay will keep off any dirt that will the scratch the car if used. If...