top of page

Proper Wash Process

To maintain optimal cleanliness, it is advisable to wash your vehicle weekly or bi-weekly to prevent excessive soiling. It is recommended to utilize the 2-bucket method to wash your vehicle to minimize any chance of swirling or scratches. It is best to refrain from using automated car washes, hand car wash brushes, and detergents with high pH levels. Additionally, to minimize streaking and water spots, avoid washing your car in direct sunlight.

Recommended Products:

Magic Wheel Cleaner - Used to clean rims and remove Iron Particles.

All Purpose Cleaner - This is sprayed on the tires to loosen dirt.

Wheel Woolies - These get the hard to reach areas such as the wheel barrels and calipers.

Tire Brush - Agitate the tires to fully remove dirt.

Detailing Brush - Gets in crevices like the valve stems and lug nuts.

Step 1: Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires always come first!
 

Car detailers often wash the rims first because they tend to be the dirtiest and most contaminated part of the car. Rims are in constant contact with the road and are exposed to dirt, brake dust, and other contaminants that can accumulate over time. If the rims are not cleaned properly, the dirt and debris can splash onto the rest of the car during the washing process, making it more difficult to achieve an overall clean result. See below for the proper steps:

1.  Rinse the rims with water to remove loose dirt and debris.

2.  Apply a specialized rim cleaner to the rims and let it sit for a few minutes, following the manufacturer's instructions. It's essential to ensure that the rim has cooled down before using the product.

3.  While the cleaner is working on the rims, use an All-Purpose Cleaner (APC) or tire cleaner to clean the tires thoroughly.

4.  After the recommended wait time, agitate the rim cleaner with a wheel brush to remove any remaining dirt and grime. It's recommended to start cleaning from the inside of the rim and work your way out.

5.  Use a detail brush or a wash mitt to clean hard-to-reach areas, such as the lug nut holes and the back of the rim.

6.  Rinse the rims thoroughly with water to remove any remaining cleaner or debris.

Step 2: Pre-wash and Foam

Extremely important step to minimize marring/scratches

To eliminate loose dirt, use a pressure washer over the entire vehicle, making sure to get in the crevices as best as possible. Then apply a snow foam product on the car's surface using a foam cannon and allow it to dwell for 3-5 minutes. Once settled, rinse off the product entirely. This procedure aids in partially dislodging the dust and dirt from the paintwork, minimizing the potential for scratches during washing

Recommended Products:
Foam Cannon - Used alongside a car shampoo to create a thick layer of suds.

Spray Gun - Short nose/snubby spray gun to attach nozzles or a foam cannon to.

pH neutral car shampoo - Lifts dirt, debris, and other contaminants.

Step 3: Contact Wash

This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

04

Project Name

This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

bottom of page