Car Detailing

By: dennis james

In simple terms auto detailing is the way your vehicle is cleaned, waxed, and polished on the interior and exterior. In doing this, the details of your car are brought out and become more noticeable. This process can be done simply for the owner of the car to make it look better or it can be to the extent of getting the vehicle ready for competition. More specific detailing terns include claying, waxing, and polishing.

Inside the car, the detailer will begin by vacuuming the car completely and thoroughly. They will then use cleaning products designed for your interior to clean the dirt and marks off the car. Brushes will be used to remove dirt and dust in smaller areas and also to brush out the carpet and seats. Outside the car, the engine will be cleaned with a degreaser and cleaner to remove the oil and grime from driving.

In the past, auto detailing was not a popular practice for the general public. It cost a large amount and did not have special tools for completing it. In today's society, it has grown in popularity and the price has dropped to allow the average car owner to enjoy this luxury treatment. The supplies available for those who auto detail have expanded to microfiber cloths for extra during ability, power buffers to give the wax a high gloss shine, special brushes and parts for the vacuum to reach those odd shaped and hard to reach places. You can choose different types of scents and shampoos that meet with your personal preference.

Each person or company details a car in different ways. The way they choose is fine and no specific procedure needs to be followed as long as you come out with a great looking vehicle. A few auto detailers will go the extra distance and offer you professional services for protection, sealing, and repair of your paint. There may even be a service to help you restore bad spots in your exterior. Be prepared to pay extra depending on the amount of damage your car has.

The best tool for detailing is the clay bar. A clay bar is mixed with clay and abrasion materials. This is great for taking off the regular occurring erosion caused by natural elements like rain and sun. The bar will also rid the car of tar, rusting, sap from trees, and road dirt. There are different colors of clay bars. The color of the bar will tell you how much abrasive it contains. None of the clear coat will be taken off by this technique. Lube is used along with the clay and a few strokes are completed to make sure it is correct. A clay bar need only be used every six months.

Polishing and waxing gives the paint a fresh look and takes out all the contaminants, scratches, and round marks. Unlike the depth of the clay bar, the polish will reach down into the paint and pull out the bad things in it. The different types of polish are also determined by how abrasive the mixture is to the vehicle. Once the clay bar and polish is finished, the waxing process begins. This gives a larger amount of protection to the vehicle. This is the same as what is used in a common household candle. You might ask about a sealer being put on the paint before the wax to protect better. For those who live in warmer climates, waxing may need to be done more. For those in colder climates, normal waxing is suggested.

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