Let's start with the rules of the game. There are a few absolute no-no's that you should know in order to keep your car cleaner for longer. We do love doing a full paint correction on our cars once in a while, but the longer we can prolong our visit to the detailer, the more money we save.
Here's our general car cleaning rules:
1. Wash in shade where possible
You don't want soap, water, waxes or sealants to be frying on your hot car panels. This can leave unwanted streaks and makes it even more work to get your car clean. Try your best to find shade or work during the morning or toward sunset when the sun isn't as harsh if you cannot find shade.
2. Toss your old gear
Old, dried up, dirty towels, wash mitts or chamois can contain used chemicals along with not being super soft on your paint. Do yourself a favour and keep your cloths, mitts, chamois and towels all clean or replace them. You don't want that rubbing up against your expensive paintwork.
3. Ensure the car is cool to touch
It's best to avoid washing your car straight after a drive. The engine is hot so therefore your bonnet will be hot and your wheels and brakes will be radiating heat too. Applying wheel cleaners or Snow Foam on these areas is similar to washing the car in the sun.
4. If you drop it, avoid it.
Dropping any of your equipment that is to be used on your paint and quickly brushing it off to use again is extremely tempting but can cause more damage than good. Take your time and grab a new cloth or wash mitt or thoroughly clean it. The amount of dirt on the ground on these cloths can include dirt, rocks, sand and these will lead to endless swirl marks.
5. Separate Your Towels
Avoid using the same towel to dry your car that you would use to dry your wheels and in the same way, avoid using the same microfibre cloth for the exterior that you would use on the interior. We don't want the wrong chemicals going onto surfaces they aren't intended to go on. It's common sense, but the laziness in us will simply fold it and go. Again, take your time and do it right.
There's plenty more rules that we live by but starting with these 5 already get's you ahead of the game. Let's get started learning about the Snow Foam Lance, Snow Foam Gun, Short Trigger Guns and our range of Car Care Chemicals.