Car Cleaning Tips Explained

Sometimes, car-cleaning tips can be basic common sense, and on other occasions, you need to be a little more resourceful. We all want a clean car, at least most of us do. There are some, however, who believe that a car is a repository of garbage, old newspapers, old candy wrappers, or a host of other things not yet described.

Now, some of these tips to help you keep your car clean maybe just some plain old common knowledge but it seems that these ones are the most ignored. You don’t have to find exotic car cleaning products because a lot of the time just plain old elbow grease will do the job. On the other hand, if you need a few tips to pass on to a teenager who is allowed to use the family car if he or she cleans it first, and this chore is passed to them on a weekly basis, here are some car cleaning tips that are some of the most basic. indvendig

Use two buckets instead of one. The first bucket is for the soapy stuff. Depending on whether you are cleaning a muddy car dirty up to the top of the car windows, you will need to change the soapy water as soon as it turns a muddy colour. If you are washing a car that has light dust, you can probably get away with just one bucket of soapy water.

You never start washing a car from the bottom up. Instead, start at the roof and do it first. Then, rinse the soap off. Next wash the hood, then rinse, then the trunk lid, then rinse. The last parts of the car to be washed are from the top of the windows down to just above the rocker panels, and rinse each side before you continue on. After you have finished both sides, the last part to wash is the rocker panels. This is the last part because they are usually the dirtiest, or most likely to be covered with dust, mud, or road debris including tar.

If you are washing the car outside, ensure that you are in the shade. And, no, this isn’t to stop you from getting too much sun although that’s a good idea too. The simple reason is that you do not want the sun to dry the car off and leave spots before you’ve had a chance to use your chamois on it.

One trick I learned was to clean the roof and down to and including the windows, and then dry the roof. At least in this way, I was able to prevent the roof from looking spotty before I could get to it.

Use a dust mop head for a soapy cleaning utensil. Make sure you wash the mop head first in your wash machine to soften it before you start.

Try using a small tablespoon of cornstarch on your wiping cloth when you start to buff it and it will help to remove any excess polish.

Use the old stand by often forgotten today for cleaning and shining window glass. Before all these modern spray bottles of glass cleaner, you would have used vinegar diluted in water and dried the glass with newspaper. That’s right, newspaper. Try it. You’ll be surprised at the results

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