A car is one of the most expensive and luxury possessions you will come to purchase in your lifetime. With so much money you invest in your car, you definitely need to take adequate care and protective measures when it comes to the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Car detailing is one of the few important car-care activities you can do yourself or hire a professional todo.
The major aim of car detailing is to restore your vehicle’s paintwork and interior to as close to its original form and have it look and feel like new. Car detailing involves going over every part of your vehicle to remove any dirt, dust, grease, and stains that can damage the interior or paint of your car. There are other measures only done by Certified professionals like a Ceramic coating like Ceramic Pro which I am certified to install. I will explain more in detail on my blog page or you can go to my Ceramic Pro page for more information.
What is Auto Detailing?
Car detailing or auto detailing is a very common term among vehicle owners. Generally, the meaning of car detailing is the process of cleaning and conditioning the interior, polishing of the paint and protecting all parts of a car from top to bottom with either a sealant or ceramic coating, via the use of special tools and products. Car detailing is a very critical process that can be done by yourself in your own garage with enough practice and patience or you can go to a professional shop in your local area.
The processes of car detailing
1.The wheels and wheel wells
2.Soaking and RinsingThe first step of the car exterior detailing process is usually to completely foam the vehicle and allow it to soak if you don’t have a foam cannon you can rinse the vehicle off really well! This will eventually soften and dissolve any dirt and lift off oily substances prior to rinsing. During this period, soft-bristled detailing brush can be used to softly agitate some delicate areas like the window rubbers, grills, plastic, and badges. After some time, the foam, together with the loosened particles are then thoroughly rinsed off. After those steps foam the car one more time and go over it with a new microfiber mitt to make sure you got all the dirt and grime off the surface of the paint.
3.Claying and lubricationAfter the car wheels and paint have been thoroughly washed, the next stage is to clay the paint using specialized automotive clay bar and lubricant. This lubricant helps to remove any bonded surface dirt that ordinary washing could not remove. This is a very important stage of car detailing as these contaminants, if not removed, can hinder the entire polishing process and prevent a top-quality cleaning from being achieved.
5.Protection and Ceramic coatingsThe next stage is to protect your investment. There are several products that can be used for protection. Some detailers prefer carnauba wax products while others make use of ceramic coatings. The major aim of the Ceramic coatings is to provide years if not lifetime of tough, long-lasting protection to the paintwork. More so, these Ceramic coatings are modified to provide a high level of gloss and rain sheeting features to the vehicle’s paint. Further details on the Ceramic PRO coatings are discussed later on the blog’s website or go to my Ceramic PRO page for more info!
The bottom line is to keep your car clean and protected there are a lot of time and steps involved. Keeping your car clean and protected has its advantages though, Higher resale value, better looks from your neighbours and you are not driving around in garbage even an old car can look new with a good detail! If you are not up for the work or are looking for a Ceramic coating I can not suggest enough to head to a local auto detailer in your area. Their prices are usually reasonable with maintenance packages to keep your vehicle in the best shape it can look all the time!
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