- Use a concentrated car cleaner and add about two capfuls to a bucket of water.
- Use a sponge or washing mitt to clean instead of old rags as those often leave hairline scratches in your vehicle’s finish.
- Start from the top and work your way down so that dirty water won’t run off onto the panels you just cleaned.
- Clean one panel at a time and rinse it off so that soap doesn’t dry onto your vehicle. Use just enough water pressure to get the suds off.
Wheels and Tires
- Once your wheels and tires are cool to the touch, thoroughly rinse them.
- Spray one tire and wheel with a good quality cleaner and work it into the crevices with a soft bristled brush. Only clean one at a time to avoid the cleaner drying and thoroughly rinse the wheel.
Bugs and Tar
- Bugs and tar tend to build up on the lower body sides, the leading edge and the windshield. Apply a little bug and tar cleaner to your sponge and rub it onto these areas to remove the debris.
- Use a damp chamois or soft terry cloth towel and remove excess water from your entire vehicle. Start at the roof and work down to the lower panels.
- Remove your vehicle from direct sunlight and wait for it to cool.
- Wet the wax applicator, apply the wax and proceed to wax one panel of your vehicle at a time.
- After a few minutes, the wax will dry to a dull haze and then you can use a clean terrycloth and wipe in one direction to remove the film of wax. Use a polishing cloth to buff in the opposite direction to a high shine.