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Handy Car Detailing Hacks
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a lot of time to spend on car detailing. That’s why we’ve put together this list of handy hacks that will help you do a better job of keeping your pride and joy looking immaculate after your next detailing session. Don’t forget you can shop for car detailing spray online (along with all your other detailing essentials) and have everything delivered right to your door.
Use a Clay Bar to Remove any Embedded Dirt or Debris From the Surface of Your Car
A clay bar is a must-have for any serious detailer. This tool will remove embedded dirt and debris from your car’s surface, leaving it smooth and shiny. To use a clay bar, simply spray the surface of your car with a lubricant (you can use water or detailing spray), then rub the clay bar over the surface. Wash the area with soapy water and rinse it off when you’re finished. Keep in mind that a clay bar will remove wax from your car’s surface, so you’ll need to reapply it after using one.
Wash Your Car Using a Two-Bucket System
This might seem obvious enough, but many people create much more work for themselves by trying to use a single bucket to wash their car’s exterior. Instead, fill one bucket with soapy water and the other with clean water. Use the soapy water to wash your car, then rinse it off with the clean water.
Clean the Windows Inside and Out for a Streak-Free Finish
One of the easiest ways to make your car look clean and well-maintained is to have streak-free windows. To do this, first clean the inside of your car’s windows with a glass cleaner. Then, use a microfiber cloth to clean the outside of the windows. Be sure to rinse the cloth frequently in order to avoid streaks.
Use a Microfiber Cloth to Polish the Dashboard, Steering Wheel, and Other Surfaces
A microfiber cloth is a great tool for polishing the dashboard, steering wheel, and other surfaces in your car. Simply spray a small amount of polish onto the surface and use the cloth to buff it out. You’ll be amazed at how much brighter these surfaces will look after you’re finished.
Use a Conditioner for Your Car’s Interior Leather Seats
Leather seats are a great addition to any car, but they can be difficult to keep in good condition. To help keep your leather seats looking their best, use a conditioner on them after you clean them. This will help protect the leather from cracking and fading.
Shampoo the Carpets and Floor Mats After Vacuuming
Vacuuming your car’s carpets and floor mats is a great way to remove dirt and debris. However, if you want to really clean these surfaces, you’ll need to shampoo them as well. To do this, simply wet the surface with a solution of water and shampoo, then scrub it with a brush. Rinse the area well and allow it to dry completely before vacuuming.
Keep these helpful tips in mind the next time you’re detailing your car. With a little effort, you can have it looking amazing inside and out!