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Auto Detailing Basics

pressure wash wheel

Everyone loves a clean car inside and out. The basics start with a simple exterior wash and an interior clean – here’s a few simple tips to get in the ball game:

  1. A clean interior is a must, and a simple fix. Best to start with a thorough vacuum of the car. From there, get a micro fibre cloth and use a interior cleaning product. One we recommend is Liquid Ice, available for about 20 bucks a bottle.
  2. Get the car soaked first. Scrubbing hardened dirt not only makes the car more likely to scratch, but makes your soap/scrub go much further.
  3. Scrub the car down using a soft bristled scrub brush or a hand scrubber. Best not to use the same brush for wheels as you’re using on the painted portion of the car.
  4. Hose/powerwash the car down from bottom to top. Common sense really, but you’re trying to bring the filth from the top of the car down to the ground. Gravity is your friend.
  5. Shiny tires look great – tire dressing products are cheap and simple to apply. Spray on and rub with foam pad. New tire shine never gets old and goes a long way, even if your tires are old and ratty looking.

Liquid Ice

Every so often, it’s a good idea to get a professional auto detail to really make your car sparkle like new.  Call Pacific Detail at (250) 385-1355

 

Tire Detailing

New Tire Shine – Simple and effective – How to detail car tires

Tire Detailing

Unless you feel like buying a new set of tires every week, shining them up is going to be your next best option. A clean and shiny set of tires is one of the easiest and aesthetically pleasing elements of a well detailed car.

There are many products to choose from, most around the $10-$20 dollar range, and they usually go a long way. Simply spray on, and apply with a sponge. Keep it off the tire treads – just the side-walls. Also, unless you want marks all over your driveway, put down newspapers or something when you are spraying it on to keep any over-spray off the ground.

Check out this youtube link for a brief visual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBbsC1DALPo