I know this has nothing to do with tech, but I am a car buff. I enjoy taking care of my cars, cleaning and waxing them. Going the whole nine yards with a car detail. Over the years I have tried just about every product out there. For detailing my car – these are my top 6 favorite products.
For washing my car, I have found there is no better car wash soap than: Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner . I always make sure my car is cool and parked in the shade. I like Meguiar’s Gold Class wash because it will not strip my wax and PH balances the water.
Make sure you pick something good to use to wash your car. I would stay away from plain sponges and get a good mit or a sponge that is wrapped in microfiber cloth. Again, another Meguiar’s product for me, but I really like the Meguiar’s Microfiber Wash Mitt .
I will always wash a panel or section at a time, rinse it, then move to another section. I also prefer to use a top down method, starting at the top of the car, then the hood, the trunk , and finally the sides.
After washing the car, it’s time to dry it. Drying allows you to get the water off before you get water spots. It’s during this time that I can go back and see if I missed any spots. Skip the bath towels and go with this synthetic towel: The The Absorber Synthetic Drying Chamois . I’ve had mine for over two years and it still works as good as it did the first day I used it.
I also prefer to clean my tires and rims, for this I like to use Eagle One All Wheel and Tire Cleaner . You want to make sure this is safe to use on your rims, check your owner’s manual. This helps to get off all of the brake dust and other grime.
When it’s time to wax my freshly cleaned car I like to use Meguiar’s Gold Class Clear Coat Liquid Wax . It goes on easy, comes off relatively easy, and gives a lasting shine.
I always like to finish off with Armor All Tire Foam on my tires. I usually will buy Armor All Tire Foam , or whatever is on sale. This is one product, which I really cannot tell a difference in.
For keeping leather seats clean and conditioned I like to use whatever I can find. I am sure some are better than others are, but I’ve never had a problem using the Turtle Wax or Meguiar’s brand.
For vinyl, I like to use something that is low shine. Again, for me they all seem to be about the same. Any of the big brands seem to offer protection.
There you have it, I am sure I tend to do more than some and less work than others. However, I get satisfaction from a freshly detailed car.
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