Washing and drying your vehicle is the single most important step to a great detail. A lot of the swirls that we see in the paint of our vehicles are added from the washing and drying steps of the detailing process. The proper tools, products, and techniques will help reduce if not diminish the imperfections added to your paint from the washing and drying process. Below are some great articles and product recommendations to get you started on washing and drying your vehicle like a professional. And remember to always stay away from automatic carwashes!
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Great Washing & Drying Articles
Beautifully prepared cars project confidence, professionalism, and just makes us feel good when driving (or admiring) them! And the act of car washing can be therapeutic and relaxing as well…Although most car owners have spent countless hours over the years washing their vehicles, chances are it is being done incorrectly and/or with the improper materials which in the long run results in paint that is full of swirls. Not only do they make the paint look bad, but they also reduce the overall value of the car as well.
– Todd Cooperider
It is often overlooked that properly washing and drying your vehicle is the single most important step in any detailing process. This is due to the fact that most imperfections (swirls, scratches, water spots, etc.) are added to your paint during the washing and drying phase…
– James Melfi
This machine can be devastating in more ways than one…
– Rodney Tatum
…#2. Don’t Fill your Bucket all the Way Up
– Ian Martinez
What is car soap created for and what is dish wash detergent created for? Comparing car cleaning and dish cleaning; think about what we are trying to clean and even more importantly the surface area that is being washed…
Waterless, or Rinseless, washing is not a relatively new technology however, it is still unfamiliar territory for many. You may ask yourself; What is it? When do I use it? How do I use it? Why should I use it? Let’s clear all of that confusion up and shed some light on the situation…
– Ian Martinez
Recommended Starter Washing & Drying Products
- The Rag Company Cyclone Premium Wash Mitt Blue
- P&S Pearl Auto Shampoo
- DI Accessories 5 Gallon Bucket
- Grit Guard Grit Guard Insert
- The Rag Company The Gauntlet Microfiber Drying Towel
- Gilmour Foamaster II Foam Gun
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