Auto Detailing Guide

Auto detailingIf you want to improve the overall look of your car, the best thing you can do is to take it to an auto detailing in Louisville. Most places charge a nominal fee for auto detailing services. If you find that you are in between paychecks and can’t afford to get to an auto detailing shop right away, you can do some light detain on your own until you are able to get to the shop.
* The first thing you need to do is to wash the outside of your car with water and soap. You can use a car wash liquid or you can use dish soap. Be sure to have another bucket available with just plain water. Take a hose and spray the car down to get rid of the dirt and grime. Wheel cleaner can be sprayed onto each wheel and let it sit for a few minutes. By letting it set, it will soften up the brake dust and will allow you to have an easier time to cleaning your wheels using soapy and sponge water, clean the vehicle one side at a time. It is commonly easier to start with the roof and work your way down.
* Clay bars are available at any automotive parts store. There are different grades available but medium or fine is best. What the bar does is it gets all the contaminants, dirt, grease and bugs off of your vehicle. Take an empty spray bottle and add water and soap. Spray each side of the car with the soap and water mixture and then take the clay bar and rub it over the parts of the car in order to remove all of the contaminants. Then take a hose and rinse off the entire vehicle.
* Polishing your car can be done by hand with a rag or by using an electric buffer. Many people tend to choose an orbital buffer because it helps to prevent them from running the paint. As a small amount of polish either straight onto the car or into the buffer pads. You also need to let it dry completely before the next step.
* The next step is to take a swirl remover and go over the entire vehicle which will help to get rid of scratches and swirl marks. Let the remover dry and take a clean cloth and wipe down the vehicle.
* Take the rubbing compound and clean the headlights, tailpipes and taillights. If you find that the headlights are starting to look faded, you may need to use some sand paper along with water and soap. Be sure not to use a lower number texture of sandpaper, since this will scratch plastic and you may not be able to fix it after that. You want the finest sandpaper but not the lowest number. You can clean the tailpipe with polish that is made to clean metal or aluminum.
Take a clean cloth and some liquid wax. You don’t need to use a lot of wax. Let the wax dry on your vehicle and take a clean rag and wipe the car down. The end result will be a shiny car.

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