Detailing Do's and Don'ts
Below you'll find our entire "Detailing Do's and Don'ts" video series along with helpful links that include more information about each topic.
#1 - Don't Detail in the Sun / Do Detail in the Shade
#2 - Don't Remove Tar With a Brillo Pad / Do Use a Tar Specific Cleaner
#3 - Don't Go Through a Bristle Brush Car Wash / Do Wash by Hand With a Sheepskin Wash Mitt
#4 - Don't Let Salt Eat at Your Vehicle's Finish / Do Wash in the Winter with Optimum No Rinse
#5 - Don't Use Old Shirts or Cotton Towels / Do Use Quality Microfiber
Learn more on why you should be using quality microfiber when you're detailing your car by reading How To Determine YOUR Microfiber Needs on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.
#6 - Don't Wash Your Car with Dish Detergent / Do Wash With a Car Wash Shampoo
Learn how to wash your car the right way by reading How To Properly Wash and Dry a Car on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.
#7 - Don't Live With a Bad Smell Coming From Your AC / Do Treat Your AC Once a Year
Learn how to treat your car's air conditioning using Einszett Klima-Cleaner Professional AC Odor Remover by reading Smelly AC System? Einszett 1Z Klima Cleaner AC Odor Remover on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.
#8 - Don't Keep Guessing What Certain Detailing Terms Mean / Do Read our Detailing Dictionary
Learn detailing terms and definitions in the DI Detailing Dictionary.
#9 - Don't Wax Your Car Before Winter / Do Apply One of the New Coatings
Learn why you should use a car coating by reading The Benefits of a Paint Coating on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.
#10 - Don't Polish by Hand / Do Polish With Italy's Best Buffer!
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