WASHING YOUR VEHICLE
TIP: Remember to wash and dry your vehicle in the shade and out of the Sun to prevent heat and water damage.
TWO BUCKET METHOD
Firstly, rinse your vehicle from all loose debris. Make sure that your buckets are both fitted with grit guards to prevent grime and grit from getting back onto your wash mitt/cloth and scratching up the surface coat.
One bucket is filled with water for rinsing your wash mitt and the other is filled with soapy water for washing. The principle is that you rinse your wash mitt in the rinse bucket releasing all contaminants your just removed off the vehicle, before your get more soapy water and continue washing your car. This ensures that you are continually using clean water to wash the car rather than putting the dirty water back onto the car.
*A third bucket for the wheels with a dedicated wash mitt is also recommended to keep any debris away from the paintwork.
TIP: Agitate your wash mitt/cloth against the grit guard at the base of your rinse bucket to help in releasing all the contaminants from your wash mitt/cloth.
ONE BUCKET METHOD
Another safe car washing method is to simply use multiple microfiber wash cloths/mitts.
After using a towel on a section of the vehicle, dispose of it into another bucket or bag and then grab another wash towel/mitt from your wash bucket. This ensures that all debris removed from the vehicle will not be reintroduced to the cars paint and cause micro scratches.
Remember, you want to minimise the possibility of reintroducing dirt and grime that you have removed off the vehicle back onto the car.
TIP: After use, wash you microfiber towels/wash mitts so they are clean for the next wash.
EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS
DRYING YOUR VEHICLE
The water contains minerals that do not fully evaporate from the surface. This will leave water spotting and streaks on the surface of your car, making the appearance look worse than before you washed it. These minerals can, overtime, degrade the cars paintwork and coating if not properly removed and if left to sit on the surface.
COMPRESSED AIR/AIR BLOWER
These are great products but they are designed for non-coated vehicles. Again, we don’t want to add any extra chemicals to an already coated car because that defeats the purpose of the quality coating.