Cleaning begins with washing, waxing, conditioning and cleaning your vehicles
exterior. Start your vehicle’s spring cleaning with the right tools:
- Location--Wash your car in the shade. Your
car should be warm or cool to the touch when you are working on it. If
possible, park on a slight incline, such as a driveway, so that rinse water
will run off the trim, moldings and recessed area.
- Hand Tools—Diamond Pro products, wash mitts (sheepskin/
microfiber/cotton chenille), microfiber towels and a bucket. Wash mitts to hold more soap and absorb
fine particles that may be lingering on the paint's surface. MF towels have non-abrasive wedge shaped microfibers that
scoop, lift and trap dirt, dust, grime and moisture without scratching. Fibers
are lint free. Utilize. And
don't forget your bucket.
Tips for that pro look:
Wash, rinse and wax your car in sections - dividing by panels
is a good way to go. Begin at the top of the car - roof, then hood and trunk,
then doors, etc. Do the lower areas last - the rocker panels, wheels, tires and
lower bumpers. They are generally the dirtiest and you don't want to fill your
wash bucket with dirty water at the start of the process.
Washing- for a deep cleaning, Use Diamond Professional Autowash. Autowash will strip your car of debris; removing wax, polish and even dressing. For maintenance washes and keeping your car looki8ng good between waxes, use Diamond Professional Wash N Wax. It is mild enough that it will not remove wax protections for the paint, it rinses off easily and promotes sheeting or easier drying. Wash N Wax lifts and carries dirt away from the car’s surface using lubricants to prevent scratching and surface conditioners to maintain shine. For late model vehicles, Wash N Shine removes stubborn contaminants and leaves a high gloss surface protectant. Wash N Shine will provide short-term surface and glass protection.
Waxing-use a clean 100% cotton towel, foam application
pad, or microfiber towel as they will remove excess wax without scratching the
surface. First apply Diamond Professional Radiant Fast Wax or Diamond Professional Cleaner Wax in a side to side or circular motion,
moving up the section you are working on
Conditioning-tire dressings protect against UV rays to leave
rubber tires conditioned and clean.
Diamond S Dressing is a low VOC, silicone dressing that's great
for that ultimate shine on rubber, vinyl and plastic panels.
Cleaning-windows should be cleaned last. Diamond
Professional Glass Cleaner needs to be diluted 4 to 1. When applying
glass cleaner, spray with detail sprayer or apply to towel. Use dry, absorbent,
lint free micro fiber detail cloth.
Check out our how to’s and videos for more tips.