Car Detailing Tips
It’s time to tidy up your car and make it look its worth! You’ve most likely made this decision because you are looking to sell your car or maybe just because you’ve had enough of the mess and want to drive in a tidy and organised vehicle from now on.
Whatever your reason for embarking on this mission, you don’t need to visit a professional to get this done. In fact, with the right detailing tips, you can successfully clean up the interior of your car and make it as spotless as possible on your own!
What you’re going to need:
- Under the assumption that you’re detailing the interior of your car, as opposed to going under the hood, you’re going to need the following items:
- A screwdriver
- LED flashlight
- Scrubbing brush
- Canned compressed air (to blow out dust from tight areas)
- A Sponge
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Microfibre cleaning cloths
- Razor blades for the delicate tasks
- Cotton swabs
- Carpet shampoo
- Polish for the dashboard
Car Detailing Step 1:
The first part of your whole strategy is naturally going to be to take on the bigger dirt. Get hold of a vacuum device and clean every area of the car. Make sure choose a device that is compact enough to reach every little corner and be as thorough as possible. Once you’re done with this part, you’ve already gotten rid of a major part of the dirt and dust lying within your car.
Car Detailing Step 2: It’s Time To Get Messy!
Now that you’re done with the vacuuming, it’s time to get started with the carpets. Take a high quality carpet shampoo and go to work on the interior, be sure to read the label on correct application. Make sure the shampoo soaks deeply within the carpet, be careful not to soak the shampoo in so much that it’s impossible to get it out. Once the carpets are washed and dried and the car has already been vacuumed, you’re 70% done.
Car Detailing Step 3: The Glass
It’s time to clean those windows! Make sure to use a microfibre cloth for this part and use back and forth strokes to clean out the glass. Let the glass dry in between the strokes and make sure you’re not just hasting through the process. As you get to the windshield, it might get slightly tricky, especially as you reach close on the dashboard. Windshields are prone to accumulating more dirt, and hence might require some extra effort.
Once you’re done with these three steps, in that order, you can take a deep breath and congratulate yourself on your accomplishment! Your car now looks fresh and tidy from the interior as well as the exterior. Take a nice little air freshener and use it all over your car. It now smells great too!