Preparing a vehicle for detailing and paint correction is not the same as giving it a regular car wash. A car wash is a service that removes brake dust, dirt, mud, and salt from the surface of your vehicle. Iron particles, tar, sap, and a variety of other contaminants can accumulate and embed themselves on the surface of your vehicle over time, and a standard wash will not remove them. This is why proper preparation is essential; you don’t want contaminants on your vehicle when you’re attempting to perform paint correction.
There are a few different ways to prep your vehicle for detailing, but the most important thing is to make sure that you’re using fresh, clean microfiber towels and wash mitts. You don’t want to use anything that could potentially scratch the surface of your vehicle. The next step is to completely rinse off your vehicle with water, making sure to remove any loose dirt and debris. Once your vehicle is rinsed, you’ll need to wash it with high-quality car soap. Be sure to avoid using dish soap, laundry detergent, or any other type of cleaning agent that isn’t specifically designed for automobiles. These can strip away the wax or sealant on your vehicle, leaving it unprotected.
After you’ve washed your vehicle, you’ll need to dry it off with a clean microfiber towel. Once your vehicle is dry, you can begin the process of claying. Claying will remove any remaining contaminants on the surface of your vehicle that washing didn’t remove. After you’ve clayed your vehicle, you’ll need to wash it again and dry it off. Once your vehicle is completely clean, you can begin the process of paint correction.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope that you found it helpful. If you have any questions about preparing your vehicle for detailing, please feel free to contact us.

Fresh Car Detailing – Mobile Car Wash Melbourne

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Hampton Park VIC 3976

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