If the weather outside is pleasant and you have nothing else to do, why not do with some long overdue car washing? After all, your car accumulates so much dirt and spoils, even in case you only use your car for short drives around town. One of the best ways to improve your driving experience is to get the car you use to a perfectly clean state. This is possible, be it through booking mobile car valeting services, or handling the job on your own. If you have chosen the latter, here are some steps you should follow, if you wish to do it like a professional:
Do a pre-rinse – that is a process of vehicle cleaning, which is often times overlooked. However, ask any mobile car valeting pro and they will explain that doing a pre-wash is in fact a necessary phase of car cleaning. That is because you have to clear the collected dirt and dust so that solid particles don’t embed in your wash mitt or sponge or whatever cleaning tool you are using. If you are using a jet wash or a hose, work from top to bottom, rinsing every part with caution. Be very careful around panel gaps and any areas where dirt accumulates (roof rails for instance). Do not hurry through this step, as it will ease the rest of the process.
Pre-wash – following is another preparatory step. During this step you clear the minor contaminants, like road salts and impurities on the paintwork. If these aren’t lifted from your car, you can inflict swirl marks later on. It goes without saying, most of these impurities are located on the lower half of the vehicle, so concentrate your efforts there.
The 2-bucket-wash stage – you’ve reached the vital part now. During this step, you physically freshen the paintwork of the car with a wash mitt or sponge and a cleaning solution. A bucket must be filled with clean water to rinse the cleaning tool in, while the other should be a mix of cleaning product and water. Start from the top and work your way down with the sponge/mitt. Saturate the cleaning tool with enough solution from the second bucket and sweep the exterior of the vehicle. Squeeze, rinse in clean water and then do it again.
Rinse – you have two options here: you can either rinse a panel at a time (which is ideal on a hot day), or you can clean the entire vehicle when you’re finished. Rinse from top all the way to the bottom, letting water to sheet off of the paint.
Dry the vehicle – it is smart to use something different from a water blade, as any small amount of dirt can in fact damage the paint. It is best to use a specialised microfibre towel and gently clean the exterior without applying excessive pressure. It’s common to pat the surface, rather than wiping, so that marring does not occur.
Now that you know how to wash your vehicle like a pro, you should not hesitate to do it. Your vehicle will be that much more fun to drive when it’s clean!
For more information call this number: 020 3475 2703 or visit: http://www.fastcarvaleting.co.uk/car-wash-london/
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