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Auto detailing is the performance of thorough cleaning, restoration and finishing of a car, both inside and out, to produce a show-like quality level of detail. Auto detailing is generally broken down into two categories: exterior and interior, or cabin.
Exterior auto detailing includes cleaning and restoring or exceeding the original condition of the surface of the car's finish, windows, chrome trim, wheels, tires, and other visible parts on the exterior of the vehicle. A wide array of car detailing supplies and techniques are used to do this based on surface type, surface condition, or the detailer's preference. Car detailing supplies include, but are not limited to: detergents and acid free degreasers, detail clay, waxes and polishes, as well as a variety of applicators, brushes and drying towels.
Interior auto detailing involves a deep cleaning of the whole interior cabin. Vehicle interiors of the last 50 years have an array of materials used inside the cabin such as vinyl, leather, synthetic carpet upholstery, various natural fibers, plastics, carbon fiber composites, and others. Auto detailers use different methods and products to address cleaning these materials. Auto vacuuming is standard, upgraded steam cleaning, liquid and foam chemicals, as well as brushes may be used to remove stubborn stains on upholstery. Some nonporous surfaces may also be polished.
Tips: Detailing a Car
Tip 1: Treat the surface of your car as you would your face. The surface of your car needs to be properly or professional taken care of. Some great auto detailing products to consider using regularly when you detail your car: blocks of paint-cleaning clay, microfiber cloths, aloe leather healer, and chemical paint cleaners. If you are planning to do some DIY car detailing, do it with caution. It takes a lot of practice and experience to use equipment like rotating buffers, wool or charcoal-coated foam pads. Using these equipment without proper guidance can cause damage to the surface of your vehicle. Have a scratch that goes down to the metal? Visit your local Car Toys, our auto detailing team may be able to help you fix it by sanding and filling the scratch with paint using a tiny pinstriping brush. Our experts can blend this type of fix with surrounding paint. Stop by to see us, we can suggest some options to you on how to fix it.
Tip 2: Start with compressed air and stiff scrub brushes on the carpets. Use the air compressor and blow dirt from the nooks and crannies of your car's floor onto the middle of the carpet, where can you easily vacuum it up. Stiff brushes are also used to loosen dirt from the carpets and upholstery. Got leather seats? Use a conditioner with aloe.
Tip 3: Looking to keep that new-car smell? Duct clean! Compressed air from a small, portable compressor is an easy way to blow dirt and dust out of A/C and heating ductwork. Extra tip: aim the high-pressure air at the walls of the ducts behind the vent grilles, where dust and dirt stick and cause musty smells.
Tip 4: Professional car detailers use specially mixed acid solutions to clean dirty tires and to remove residue from new tires, as well as to get stubborn brake dust off wheels. Extra tip: use non-acid based tire cleaners and clean your car in the correct order (wheels and tires should be cleaned prior to you clenaing and protecting your car's paint).
Tip 5: Hand wash! Avoid using dishwashing detergent when detailing your car. 60% of the population uses dishwashing detergent or something similar. Doing so may strip any protective wax coatings, expose your vehicle to possible nicks, scratches, and stains.
Tip 6: Dry your car! When water evaporates, it leaves behind minerals and dirt on the surface. Dry your vehicle's surface with a rubber-blade squeegee.
Tip 7: Protect your paint with wax! New cars come with a clear coat when it leaves the factory. Over time the coating wears off and leaves the paint to fend for itself against the elements. We suggest to give your car a new coat of wax every season. You will find paste and liquid wax in the market, both are equally good and will do the job well.