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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

Learn more about water spots and why you don't want to detail in the sun by reading Removing Water Spots from the Paint and Hard Water Spot Removal Techniques on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.

#2 - Don't Remove Tar With a Brillo Pad / Do Use a Tar Specific Cleaner

Learn why you should use a tar specific cleaners like CarPro's TarX and Stoner's Tarminator by reading Got Tar? Tar X and Tarminator on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.

#3 - Don't Go Through a Bristle Brush Car Wash / Do Wash by Hand With a Sheepskin Wash Mitt

Learn more about washing your car properly with a Sheepskin Wash Mitt by reading How To Properly Wash and Dry a Car on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.

#4 - Don't Let Salt Eat at Your Vehicle's Finish / Do Wash in the Winter with Optimum No Rinse

Learn more about winter washing using Optimum No Rinse by reading Winter Washing with Optimum No Rinse (ONR) on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.

#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!

Learn why you should polish using a Rupes buffer by reading Game Changer: RUPES Polishers! on our Ask a Professional Detailer Blog.

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