Planning to work on detailing your car? Avoiding these three basic car detailing mistakes goes a long way toward ensuring the best results.
1. Washing Your Car Under Direct Sunlight
While warm days may feel like an invitation to wash your car, you should avoid doing it under direct sunlight.
The reason is that intense heat will cause the water to dry too fast. If the water where you live has a lot of minerals, this may leave water spots on the surface of your car. This process may also cause the cleaning products you use to dry and cake onto the surface of the vehicle before you can wash them off.
2. Incorrect Wax Application
Wax creates a welcome extra layer of protection for your car’s paint. However, in order for it to be effective, you have to apply it correctly.
Always clean your car thoroughly before waxing it. Don’t use old rags to apply the wax—you will end up transferring some of the pollutants found on the fabric to your vehicle’s surface. Use the applicator that comes with the product or the applicator recommended by the manufacturer.
3. Not Following Product Directions
We get it. Reading labels and following instructions can feel like the definition of “boring.”
Chances are good that you have to follow instructions at work, so who wants to do that in their leisure time?
While we understand the sentiment, the truth is that sometimes you just have to follow instructions.
Car detailing is one of those times. Before you detail your car, read the labels of the products you intend to use. If there are any warnings or recommendations, follow them—your car’s appearance, and maybe even your own safety, may be at stake.
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