How to SUPER CLEAN Your Car (Best Clean Possible)

, And this super clean process works on any car or truck, and what we’re gonna be doing. Is we’re gonna be taking this paint and we’re gonna be stripping it clean of any contaminants like dirt or oils, or even that old, wax that you might have on the paint.

? And then we’ll, add our own protective layer of sealant., Which will not only protect the paint surface but will give it a long, lasting, deep mirror. Shine.. Now I used the super clean process on all my cars, but I’m, particularly proud of the paintwork on my 1996 Corvette.

. This is completely original paint and check this out. This paint looks amazing. Not only does it have an amazing shine, but this paintwork is sealed and protected, so the shine will last a for long time.

. I’ve. Even won trophies at car shows for best paint using this method.. Now I don’t need to super clean the Corvette, since I already did it, and now I just maintain it.. So instead I’ll, be cleaning the very dirty DriftStang.

. You can see the water marks dripping down onto the paint and that’s, not just on this panel, that’s on all the panels., And it gives the paint a dull finish.. Not only that, if we take a look at the hood, you can see from the auction there’s footprints on the hood and if we look at the front bumper well it’s, a mess.

, The reflection, isn’t That great and I mean just look at it. – This thing needs to get cleaned up.. So this car is the perfect candidate to get super cleaned.. In this video. I’m gonna be focusing on cleaning the paintwork.

. I’m, not gonna really talk about cleaning the wheels or cleaning the glass.. I have videos that cover that already and you can find the links to those videos in the description. And just to give you an idea of how well this process actually works, check out these before-and-after shots.

. I wan na show you this now. So you know this is the real deal and after watching this video, these are the results you can get by super cleaning, your car., So let’s get started The steps to super clean.

Your paint are really simple.. First, we do a touchless wash. Then we do a touch wash, then we clay bar the car, then we dry the car and then, if we need to, we do some paint correction and then we seal the car.

And for each step I’ll, go into detail as we do. It. – And here are all the products I’ll, be using in this video. The good thing about these products. Is they work great, but they’re, also really easy to find.

And to make it even easier for you to find. I’ll link’em all in the description below. And in this video I’ll, be using a power washer, but you don’t have to use a power washer. You can use just a regular hose.

, But there are benefits to using a power washer and I’ll. Show you what they are.. Now before we begin. You wan na make sure that you don’t, have any watches on or any jewelry like rings, that could scratch your car’s.

Paint. Also make sure you’re wearing soft clothing. That doesn’t have any zippers or buttons or anything or even a belt buckle, so that, if you rub up against the car, you’re, not gonna scratch. The paintwork.

, If possible, park the car in the shade and make sure that it’s cool to the touch. And the reason. Why is because, when you get water and chemicals on your paint, if it’s hot, it’s, gonna evaporate and leave water, marks.

And finally never use a brush paper towels or an old t-shirt to clean your car. Those products. Don’t provide good scratch. Protection.! What you’re gonna wan na use is a microfiber towel, which’ll, pull dirt away from the surface of your paint, and if you’re using a microfiber towel, be sure to always rip off the tag before You begin because tags could scratch the paintwork.

[ gong hit sound ], Okay, so let’s begin with the first step, The touchless wash.. Now the dirtier the car, the more likely you are to scratch it. When you’re cleaning, your car with the towel and doing a touch wash all this dirt acts like grit.

, So we wan na start off with removing as much dirt without actually physically touching the car., And to do that, I’m Gon na use the power washer. And with the power washer you wan na, make sure the spray pattern is wide and not a narrow pattern.

, Because that could damage your paint. And even though the spray pattern on the power washer is set to wide make sure you Stay at least a foot away from the paint to prevent damage.. Now, if you don’t have a power washer, you can still use a regular hose and nozzle just like this, and you won ‘

T have to worry about narrow. The pattern is because hose pressure won’t damage the paint. All right. Now we can rinse the car off.. The idea is to get all the dirt off that we can without touching the car.

So start from the top and work your way downwards, because with gravity dirt is gonna run, downwards. Focus on the dirty areas, but don’t put the nozzle Too close to the paint. Any dirt we can’t get now.

We’ll, get in the next step, so don’t worry. And after hosing off as much dirt as possible. Now, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna remove our nozzle and grab our foam cannon.? Now, in our foam cannon, we’re using some water and dish soap.

. Now you’re, probably asking yourself & quot. I thought you said you shouldn’t, use dish, soap & quot in previous videos. And yeah. You shouldn’t., But what we’re doing. Is we’re degreasing this whole vehicle.

? We’re, trying to remove as much dirt wax anything that’s on this car we want removed. So we’re at the bare paint. And when you’re, normally cleaning your car, you don’t wan na use dish. Soap, you wan na use a car soap, something that is a high foam formula and also on the back.

It says it won’t strip, wax that’s very important., But we wan na strip the wax in this case. So dish. Soap is perfect.: Now let’s hook up our foam cannon and you guys are gonna love this. If you clean your own car.

, Just pull the trigger and the foam cannon sprays, a thick layer of foam onto the car. Make sure you cover the entire car and think of this step as like washing dirty dishes.. We want the car to soak in the soap.

And, as that soap drips downwards, it’s, gonna loosen up all that dirt and grease, and it’s. Gon na pull it down off the car.. So after the car soaks rinse it off and you can see, the paint is starting to look better and we haven’t even touched the car with the towel.

. Now that was using a foam cannon which connects to the power washer.. But I went out and I bought a foam gun that connects to a hose, so I could show you the difference. Just in case you, don’t, have a power washer.

. So, although it doesn’t work nearly as well, it’s, still a good way to get some soap onto the car. If you don’t have a power. Washer. [ gong hit sound ]. Now we’re onto the next step, which is doing our touch wash.

For the touch wash. We want to use two buckets. And the top tip is always clean out your buckets and remove the dust and grit that might’ve settled in the buckets while they were being stored in the garage.

. Another tip is to use a grit guard which slides into the bottom of the bucket and traps dirt at the bottom, where your towel can’t get to.. Now we’re using two buckets, because the left bucket with the grit guard in it is our rinse bucket and the right bucket with the soap in it is our clean bucket.

. Now both buckets filled up. We move on to our next topic and that is towels. Any time you touch your car. You wan na use something that won’t scratch the paint and I highly recommend a microfiber washing mitt.

. These washing mitts have tons of little fibers that pull the dirt away from the paint and trap it deep into the fibers. So it’s, less likely to rub against the paint and scratch it especially compared to regular towels.

. So that’s, exactly what I’ll be using. And you can never use too much soap, which both washes and lubricates.. So I’m gonna cover the car and let’s. Do our touch wash.? Always start cleaning the top of the car and move downwards and clean in a straight back and forth.

Motion. You don’t wan na make circular motions, because if you do scratch, the car by mistake circular scratches can be seen at different angles and they’re, a lot harder to remove than straight scratches.

After cleaning a panel on a Dirty car, your wash mitt’s, probably dirty., So rinse off your wash mitt in a rinse bucket. Agitating. The wash mitt against the grit guard to try to rub off any dirt., Then dump the wash mitt in the soap and start making your way around.

The car. I like to split the car in half cleaning the top part. First, where there’s. Usually less dirt. Clean the doors and the side of the car then move to the hood. Again. Keep the paint lubricated with soap and clean in straight lines.

And don’t forget to rinse your wash mitt as it gets dirty. Next move to the rear. Bumper. Don’t forget to get into the tight areas like in between the spoiler and the trunk.. Another place people tend to forget about is behind the gas cap door.

And it’s, typically real dirty in there. So don’t forget about that either.. With the top half cleaned. Now we can move to the bottom half. I can’t. Tell you how many times I see a clean car only to open the door to get inside and the door jams are dirty.

. If you’re, putting all this effort into cleaning your car, you should clean it completely.. So don’t. Forget the door jams. And, as you start, cleaning the bottom of the car, one of the biggest tips is be careful of your towel.

Touching the ground. You don’t want it to touch the ground because then it ‘ Ll pick up. All types of dirt rocks and debris and then, when you bring your towel back up for you to clean the paint you’re gonna be pushing that stuff into the paint causing scratches.

And that’s. Definitely not what you want. After touch, washing the entire car from top to bottom rinse off all the soap and then we can move onto the next step. [ gong hit sound ]. So the car’s, the pretty clean, but it’s, not perfect yet.

. We want to remove the contaminants from the top layer of the paint, so we’re gonna use this clay bar. And it’s really easy to use.. Now, before you begin clay, barring the car, how do you know if your car needs to be clay bar’d or not? One of the most common ways is to rub your hand against the paint and if it feels gritty and not smooth, you have contaminants embedded in your paint.

, So you should clay bar.. If it feels smooth, then I’d check, another body panel to make sure – and in that case, if everything’s smooth you don’t need to clay bar your car, But in this case the paint is rough.

So I’m gonna show you how to clay bar. With clay bar. You need something to lubricate the surface that you’re rubbing against., So I’m gonna be using soapy water.. Typically, clay bar kits come with a detailing spray, but those sprays are usually oily and we just did so much work decontaminating our paint and removing the oils that we don’t wan na use a detailing spray.

All right. So let me show you: how to clay bar. First pick a panel that you’re gonna work on then spray down the panel with your soapy water lubricant, grab your clay and spread it out. So it’s wider and flatten.

It out against the body panel., Just like everything we’ve done so far. Don’t go in circles; instead, glide the clay back and forth. In straight lines., You wan na press down with medium to light pressure, and you’re gonna be working by feel.

. As you work your way around the panel you’re gonna feel the areas that are rough and there’ll, be more resistance. Clay, those areas until it feels nice and smooth., And even though we just cleaned the car check out.

All the embedded contaminants we just removed. And when your clay gets visibly dirty just like this knead it and fold it over to bury the contaminants and uncover a clean surface. And that’s. All there is to it As you clay the car remember to rinse down the paint to keep it wet, so the paint doesn’t dry and leave water marks.

. So if we take a closer look at a random part on this bumper, you can see there’s, black specks embedded into the paint here and over here. And overall it just looks dull due to the contamination in the paint.

. So here’s, a magnified view of what happens when you clay bar the paint., With a little rubbing back and forth just a few times, watch the clay, remove the contaminants. And check out this before-and-after.

And what a difference. Now this was on. One small zoomed in section of the paint. So just wait and see how good this paint’s gonna look when I clay the whole car. After claying the whole car, I suggest giving it a quick soapy wipe down to remove any contaminants that We might have loosened up and then rinse all the soap off.

Now before we move on to the next step. Since we’re done with the rinse and soap buckets, I wan na show you guys why I use a grit guard. With the water removed. Take a look inside the bucket. Check out all that dirt that the grit guard trapped.

. That’s. Definitely not what you wan na get on your towel and rub into your paint. All right. We’re almost there. That was the clay bar step and check out this paint work.. The shine is coming back. That red is getting real, deep’cause.

We pulled out all those contaminants from the paint. And what I mean & quot pulled out all those contaminants & quot check this out. This clay bar is shot. Just to give you an idea here’s. The clay bar that we used here’s, a brand new clay bar.

, This clay bar. If you’re wondering, is toast.. I wouldn’t, use it anymore, just throw it out. You don’t wan na be rubbing this into your paint’cause. You’re, just gonna cause scratches.. So let’s. Move on to the next step.

[ gong hit sound ], So the next step is to dry the car. And drying the car is in preparation for our paint. Correction.’Cause you wan na be able where there’s any scratches on the car and it’s easier to see scratches on a dry car than a wet car.

. I’m gonna be using a microfiber towel, and this is a specific drying microfiber towel with deep fibers, which will trap dirt, but also absorb a lot of water.. Now I don’t suggest using a drying shammy or a silicone squeegee to dry your car.

. If there’s any dirt left over on the car surface, both products are gonna push the dirt into the paint and cause scratches. So drying. Your car is straight forward, Start from the top and work your way down drying in straight back and forth, motions with no circles and don’t press too hard on the towel.

Let the towel do all the work for you. And those are some quick and easy tips to use while drying your car and with this car completely dried. We can move on to our next step. [ gong hit sound ]. So, with paint correction, we’re gonna fix any damage to the clear coat.

. What you wan na do is you wan na grab your bottle of soapy water and start inspecting the paint. And what you’re looking for are any light scratches. And to figure out if these scratches are fixable grab some of that soapy water spray.

It down and then wipe it. If those scratches disappear. That means they’re, clear coat scratches and we can easily fix them. And after you inspect the car and know where all the clear coat damage is. You can start your paint correction.

. I’m gonna show you this right. Here. First get the surface wet with soapy water., Then wet sand. The scratch, with 3000 grit sand paper to knock down the deep scratches. Then wet sand with 5000 grit to smooth the scratches out.

. Then you gonna follow with some polish and buff that polish into the paint which is gonna permanently, remove the very fine scratches. And then clean out the area with some soapy water to remove any oils that might have been in the polish.

And check that Out That scratch is permanently gone and if you want more information on how to do this, I have a video dedicated specifically for scratch. Removal and I’ll link that in the description.

. So now we’re gonna apply. This paint correction process to fix any clear coat scratches around the car., But let’s just say you have swirl marks or really fine, scratches or discolored paint or something.

. What you wan na do is you wan na use a polish.? What polish is it &? # 39 s, a scratch remover.? It is a very, very fine grit. It’s like sand paper, except even finer., And what it does is. It removes the top layer of clear coat, an extremely thin layer of clear coat, but it still removes it and uncovers that fresh new layer of clear coat.

. Now, whenever you apply polish, I like to use a white applicator., And I’m using white, because if you polish too much and go too deep into the clear coat, then you’ll, be going to the base coat and you’ll know because you’ll, see red on your white applicator.

, So put some of the polish on your foam applicator and you wan na lightly, just massage it into the paint.. Now you notice I’m going in circular motions.. Polish is the one time you wan na go in a circular motion’cause.

You need to attack the scratches and faded paint in all different directions, not just one direction. Also notice. I’m focusing over here, because this is where I wan na do the paint correction, but I’m, also gonna feather it out past my work area so that we don’t have a harsh contrast between the Old and freshly polished paint.

Now that we massaged all the polish into the paint you wan na, get your foam applicator and you’re gonna press moderately hard, and you’re gonna do tiny little circles and just buff that Paint good. After it’s.

All buffed then come in with your microfiber towel in straight lines back and forth.. Another thing I should mention any areas that you do the paint correction on and use the polish polish sometimes has oils in it.

So you wan na just wipe down the area with some soapy water to remove those oils., Because we’ve, been working so hard to remove any grease from the surface of this paint.. So our sealant could stick on our last step.

Beautiful now check that out.. That looks awesome, And not only does it look good right here, but if we check back here where we kinda feathered it, you can’t see a transition between the older paint and the paint we polished.

And that’s. How you properly polish your paint.? It’s really simple, but I wan na be clear about something that a lot of people have misconceptions. About. You don’t wan na polish, your paint as part of a routine.

. This isn’t like cleaning your car or waxing your car. Polishing. Your paint removes that clear coat, so you only wan na polish, your paint when you’re, doing paint correction when there’s, a problem with your paint.

. So hopefully that clears some stuff up about polish.. If you have any question, feel free to comment. Below. [ gong hit sound ] All right. We’re on our last step and this paint is really gonna pop after this step.

. So we cleaned the car, we degreased the paint we clay bar’d, the paint to remove any contaminants. We fixed all the little scratches and dull spots on this paintwork. Now we wan na seal this paint., I like to buff off the wax or sealant with a black towel, because black shows the white sealant very easily.

, And then you’ll know when you need to flip over your towel and start using a new Side. And then finally grab a nice soft buffing towel, which we’re gonna use to make sure you remove any residual wax.

. So now you wan na pick a place to start.. In this case, I’m gonna start at this front quarter panel and you’re gonna do two panels at a time.. So let me show how to apply the sealant to the panel.. You wan na get your sealant on the applicator pad and you wan na add a thin layer of sealant in a back and forth motion.

. Basically, you want it thick enough so that the paint dulls and you can’t see a reflection anymore. Just like that. Now, every wax or sealant is different, so you wan na check the back for the instructions and see if it says how long it should take to dry and when you should buff it off.

. In this case, it’s about five to ten minutes for that sealant to absorb into the paint, and then we can remove it.. Now, as this sealant dries, I’m gonna go work on the next body panel.. When you’re, applying your wax or sealant to an area where there’s.

Black trim, you wan na make sure that you don’t, get the wax or sealant on the back trim, because that’ll turn white. And also dries onto here. So it makes it really difficult to get off.. So after you pass an area where there’s trim I like to get my microfiber towel and just buff it off, so that I know for sure I don’t, get any white residue on the trim.

And I always work up To the body lines, so I know where I need to stop. And once I finished this panel, it’s been about five minutes, so I can start buffing off the front panel. And once I finish buffing it off with my black microfiber towel.

I’m gonna go with my finishing towel and the idea here is you just go over once to remove any residual wax or sealant. And now check that out. Look at that shine. So I just finished this front panel. That gives me about the right amount of time to now start buffing.

The second panel. – And you just make your way around the car until the whole car is completely sealed. And once you finish, buffing the whole side of the car. You just wan na quickly inspect and look for anything that you might have missed because as that wax dries or as that sealant dries, it will show up a lot more than when you first started buffing it off.

After you wipe off your wax or sealant. Sometimes around the badges you can get a buildup of wax in the crevices of the badges., That’s, where one of these detailing brushes comes in handy. And lightly brush away any of that dried up wax.

, And that’s. All it takes to make those badges look nice. And one last example, or any body parts like this vent right here we go to remove the wax, but it’s hard to get into this really tight space with the microfiber towel.

. So that’s, where you just get your brush and you brush it out and check that out. I cannot believe how great this car came. Out. You remember the paintwork over by the GT badge Well check it out now.

Look at this reflection.. It’s, a deep cherry red.. It’s glossy.. Now this is something you can be proud to drive around.. I cannot wait to go for a ride. Look at this car Once the paint has been super cleaned like this.

You won ‘ T have to do this again, unless, if you don’t maintain the paint. And to maintain the paint. All you have to do is clean the car using soaps that don’t strip wax and make sure you clean the car so dirt doesn’t build up.

. Not only does it look amazing, but it protects the paint and it just transforms the look of the car.. So hopefully this video was helpful. If it was give it a thumbs up.. Also, if you’re, not subscribed, consider subscribing.

For more videos, just like this., Remember In the description. I linked everything I used.. So if you want results like this, you can easily get to the products and easily use them yourself and easily get results.

Like this, after, following this video, hey guys, chrisfix here and today, I’m, going to show you how to super clean, your car or truck this video is going to be jam-packed with car cleaning tips and tricks, and it’s.

Going to be the ultimate guide to cleaning your car and this super clean process works on any car or truck, and what we’re going to be doing. Is we’re, going to be taking this paint and we’re, going to be stripping it clean of any contaminants like dirt or oils, or even that old, wax that you might have on the paint? And then we’ll, add our own protective layer of sealant, which will not only protect the paint surface, but it’ll, give it a long-lasting, deep mirror shine.

Now I use the super clean process on all my cars, but I’m, particularly proud of the paint work on my 1996 Corvette. This is completely original paint and check this out. This paint looks amazing. Not only does it have an amazing shine, but this paint work is sealed and protected, so the shine will last for a long time I’ve.

Even won trophies at car shows for best paint using this method. Now I don’t need to super clean the Corvette, since I already did it, and now I just maintain it so. Instead, I’ll, be cleaning the very dirty drifts ting, you can see the water marks dripping down onto the paint and that’s, not just on this panel.

That’s on all the panels and it gives the paint a dull finish. Not only that, if we take a look at the hood, you can see from the auction there’s footprints on the hood and if we look at the front bumper well it’s.

A mess. The reflection isn’t that great, and I mean just look at it. This thing needs to get cleaned up, so this car is the perfect candidate to get super cleaned. In this video I’m, going to be focusing on cleaning the paintwork.

I’m, not going to really talk about cleaning the wheels or cleaning the glass. I have videos that cover that already and you can find the links to those videos in the description and just to give you an idea of how well this process actually works check out these before and after shots.

I want to show you this now, so you know this is the real deal and after watching this video, these are the results you could get by super cleaning, your car. So let’s get started the steps. The super cleaner paint are really simple.

First, we do a touchless wash, then we do a touch wash. Then we clay bar the car, then we dry the car and then, if we need to, we do some paint correction and then we seal the car and for each step I’ll.

Go into detail as we do it and here are all the products I’ll, be using in this video. The good thing about these product is they work great, but they’re, also really easy to find and to make it even easier for you to find.

I’ll link them all in the description below and in this video I’ll, be using a power washer, but you don’t have to use a power washer. You could use just a regular hose, but there are benefits to using a power washer and I’ll, show you what they are now before we begin.

You want to make sure that you, don’t, have any watches on or any jewelry like rings, that could scratch your car’s paint also make sure you’re wearing soft clothing. That doesn’t have any zippers or buttons or anything or even a belt buckle, so that, if you rub up against the car, you’re, not going to scratch the paintwork, if possible, park the car in the shade and make sure That it’s cool to the touch and the reason.

Why is because, when you get water and chemicals on your paint, if it’s hot, it’s, going to evaporate and leave water marks and finally never use a brush paper towels or an old t-shirt to clean your car, those products Don’t provide good scratch protection.

What you’re, going to want to use is a microfiber towel which will pull dirt away from the surface of your paint. And if you’re using a microfiber towel be sure to always rip off the tag before you begin because tags could scratch the paintwork okay.

So let’s begin with the first step, the touchless wash now the dirtier the car. The more likely you are to scratch it when you’re cleaning, your car with the towel and doing a touch wash all this dirt acts like great.

So we want to start off with removing as much dirt without actually physically touching the car, and to do that, I’m, going to use a power washer and with the power washer. You want to make sure that the spray pattern is wide and not a narrow pattern, because that could damage your paint and even though the spray pattern on the power washer is set too wide.

Make sure you stay at least a foot away from the paint to prevent damage? Now, if you don’t have a power washer, you can still use a regular hose and nozzle just like this, and you won ‘ T have to worry about how narrow the pattern is, because hose pressure won’t damage the paint all right.

Now we could rinse the car off. The idea is to get all the dirt off that we can without touching the car, so start from the top and work your way down. Words because with gravity dirt is going to run downwards, focus on the dirty areas, but don’t, put the nozzle too close to the paint any dirt we can’t get now.

We’ll get in the next step. So don’t worry and after hosing off as much dirt as possible. Now what we’re going to do. Is we’re, going to remove our nozzle and grab our foam cannon? Now, in our foam cannon, we’re using some water and dish soap.

Now you probably asking yourself, I thought you said you shouldn’t, use dish, soap in previous videos and yeah you shouldn’t, but what we’re doing. Is we’re degreasing? This whole vehicle? We’re, trying to remove as much dirt wax anything that’s on this car.

We want remove so we’re at the bare paint and when you’re, normally cleaning your car, you don’t want to use dish soap, you want to use a car soap, something that is a high foam formula And also on the back, it says it won’t strip wax that’s very important, but we want to strip the wax in this case.

So dish soap is perfect. Now let’s, hook up our foam cannon and you guys are going to love this. If you clean your own car, just pull the trigger and the foam cannon sprays, a thick layer of foam onto the car make sure you cover the entire car and think of this step as like, washing dirty dishes.

We want the car to soak in the soap and, as that soap drips downwards, it’s, going to loosen up all the dirt and grease and it’s, going to pull it down off the car. So after the car soaks rinse it off and you can see, the paint is starting to look better and we haven’t even touched the car with the towel.

Now that was using a foam cannon which connects to the power washer. But I went out and I bought a foam gun that connects to a hose, so I could show you the difference. Just in case you, don’t, have a power washer.

So, although it doesn’t work nearly as well, it’s, still a good way to get some soap onto the car. If you don’t have a power washer. Now we’re on to the next step, which is doing our touch wash for the touch wash.

We want to use two buckets and a top tip is always clean out your buckets and remove the dust and grit that might have settled in the buckets while they’re being stored in the garage. Another tip is to use a grit guard which slides into the bottom of the bucket and traps dirt at the bottom, where your towel can’t get to now.

We’re using two buckets, because the left bucket with the grit guard in it is our rinse bucket and the right bucket with the soap in it is our clean bucket. Now, with both buckets filled up. We move on to our next topic and that is towels any time you touch your car.

You want to use something that won’t scratch the paint and I highly recommend a microfiber wash mitt. These wash mitts have tons of little fibers that pull the dirt away from the paint and trap it deep into the fibers.

So it’s, less likely to rub against the paint and scratch it especially compared to regular towels. So that’s, exactly what I’ll be using and you can never use too much soap, which both washes and lubricates.

So I’m going to cover the car and let’s. Do our touch wash always start cleaning the top of the car and move downwards and clean in a straight back and forth motion you don’t want to make circular motions, because if you do scratch, the car by mistake circular scratches could be seen At different angles, and they’re a lot harder to remove than straight scratches after cleaning a panel on a dirty car.

Your wash mitt is probably dirty so rinse off your wash mitt in the rinse bucket agitating, the wash mitt against the grit garden to try to rub off any dirt, then dunk the wash mitt in the soap and start making your way around the car I like To split the car in half cleaning the top part first, where there’s, usually less dirt clean the doors and the side of the car, then move to the hood again.

Keep the paint lubricated with soap and clean and straight lines, and don’t forget to rinse your wash mitt as it gets dirty next move to the rear. Bumper don’t forget to get into the tight areas like in between the spoiler and the trunk.

Another place people tend to forget about is behind the gas cap door and it’s, typically real dirty in there. So don’t forget about that either with the top half clean. Now we can move to the bottom half I can’t.

Tell you how many times I see a clean car only to open the door to get inside and the door jams are dirty. If you’re, putting all this effort into cleaning your car, you should clean it completely. So don’t.

Forget the door jambs and, as you start, cleaning the bottom of the car, one of the biggest tips is be careful of your towel. Touching the ground you don’t want to touch the ground because it ‘ Ll pick up all types of dirt rocks and debris, and then, when you bring your towel back up here to clean the paint you’re, going to be pushing that stuff into the paint causing scratches and that’s.

Definitely not what you want after touch washing the entire car from top to bottom rinse off all the soap and then we can move on to the next step. So the car is pretty clean, but it’s, not perfect. Yet we want to remove the contaminants from the top layer of the paint, so we’re going to use this clay bar it’s, really easy to use.

Now, before you begin clay, barring the car, how do you know if your car needs to be clay barred or not? One of the most common ways is to rub your hand against the paint and if it feels gritty and not smooth, you have contaminants embedded in your paint.

So you should clay bar. If it feels smooth, then I would check another body panel to make sure, and in that case, if everything’s, smooth you don’t need a clay bar your car, but in this case the paint is rough.

So I’m, going to show you how to clay bar with clay bar. You need something to lubricate the surface that you’re rubbing against, so I’m, going to be using soapy water. Typically, clay bar kits come with a detailing spray, but those sprays are usually oily and we just did so much work decontaminating.

Our paint and removing the oils that we don’t want to use a detailing spray all right. So let me show you: how to clay bar first pick a panel that you’re, going to work on then spray down the panel with your soapy water lubricant, grab your clay and spread it out.

So it’s wider and flatten. It out against the body panel, just like everything we’ve done so far. Don’t go in circles; instead, glide the clay back and forth. In straight lines. You want to press down with medium to light pressure and you’re, going to be working by feel.

As you work your way around the panel you’re, going to feel the areas that are rough and there’ll. Be more resistance, clay, those areas until it feels nice and smooth, and even though we just cleaned the car check out all the embedded, contaminants we just removed and when your clay gets visibly dirty.

Just like this knead it and fold it over to bury the contaminates and uncover a clean surface, and that’s. All there is to it as you clay the car remember to rinse down the paint to keep it wet, so the paint doesn’t dry and leave water marks.

So if we take a closer look at a random part on this bumper, you can see there’s, black specks embedded into the paint here and over here and overall it just looks dull due to the contamination in the paint.

So here’s, a magnified view of what happens when you clay bar the paint with a little rubbing back and forth just a few times, watch the clay, remove the ten minutes and check out this before-and-after and what a difference now this was on.

One small zoomed in section of the paint so just wait and see how good this paints gonna look when I clay the whole car after cleaning the whole car, I said just give it a quick soapy wipe down to remove any contaminants that we might have Loosened up and then rinse all the soap off now before we move on to the next step.

Since we’re done with the rinse and soap buckets, I want to show you guys why I use a grit guard with the water removed. Take a look inside the bucket check out all that dirt that the grit guard trapped, that’s.

Definitely not what you want to get on your towel and rub into your paint all right. We’re almost there. That was the clay bar step and check out this paint work. The shine is coming back. That red is getting real deep, because we pulled out all those contaminants from the paint and when I mean pulled out all those contaminants check this out.

This clay bar is shot just to give you an idea here’s. The clay bar that we used here’s. A brand new clay bar this clay bar. If you’re wondering, is toast. I wouldn’t, use it anymore, just throw it out you don’t want to be rubbing this into your pain because you’re just going to cause scratches.

So let’s. Move on to the next step, so the next step is to dry the car and drying the cars in preparation for our paint correction. Because you want to be able to see where there’s any scratches on the car and it’s easier to see scratches on a dry car than a wet car.

I’m, going to be using a microfiber towel and this is a specific drying microfiber towel with deep fibers, which will trap dirt, but also absorb a lot of water. Now I don’t suggest using a drying, chamois or silicone squeegee to dry your car.

If there’s any dirt left over on the car surface, both products are going to push the dirt into the paint and cause scratches so drying. Your car is straightforward, start from the top and work your way down, drawing straight back and forth motions with no circles and don’t press too hard on the towel.

Let the towel do all the work for you and those are some quick and easy tips to use while drying your car and with this car completely dry. We can move on to our next step. So, with paint correction, we’re, going to fix any damage to the clear coat.

What you want to do is you want to grab your bottle of soapy water and start inspecting the paint and what you’re looking for are any light scratches and to figure out if these scratches are fixable grab some of that soapy water spray.

It down and then wipe it if those scratches disappear. That means they’re, clear coat scratches and we could easily fix them and, after you inspect the car and know where all the clear coat damages you could start your paint correction.

I’m, going to show you this right here. First get the surface wet with soapy water, then wet sand. The scratch, with 3000 grit sandpaper to knock down the deep scratches. Then what sand with 5,000 grit to smooth the scratches out, then you’re, going to follow it.

Some polish and buff that polish into the paint which is going to permanently remove the very fine scratches and then clean out the area with some soapy water to remove any oils that might have been in the Polish and check that out that scratch is permanently gone.

And if you want more information on how to do this, I have a video dedicated specifically for scratch. Removal and I’ll link that in the description so now we can apply this paint correction process to fix any clear coat scratches around the car.

But let’s just say you have swirl marks or really fine, scratches or discolored paint or something what you want to do. Is you want to use a polish? What polish is it &? # 39 s, a scratch remover? It is a very, very fine grit, it’s like sandpaper, except even finer, and what it does is.

It removes the top layer of clear coat, an extremely thin layer of clear coat, but it still removes it and uncovers that fresh new layer of clear coat. Now, whenever you apply polish, I like to use a white applicator, and I’m using white, because if you polish too much and go too deep into the clear coat, then you’ll, be going into the base coat and you’ll know because you’ll, see red on your white applicator, so put some of the polish on your foam applicator and you want to lightly just massage it into the paint.

Now you notice, I’m, going in circular motions. Polish is the one time you want to go in a circular motion, because you need to attack these scratches and faded paint in all different directions, not just one direction, also notice.

I’m focusing over here, because this is where I want to do. The paint correction, but I’m, also going to feather it out past my work area so that we don’t have a harsh contrast between the old and freshly polished paint.

Now that we massaged all the Polish into the paint you want to get your foam applicator and you’re, going to press moderately hard and you’re, going to do tiny little circles and just buff that paint good after it’s, all buffed then come in with your microfiber towel and straight lines back and forth.

Another thing that you mention any areas that you do the paint correction on and use the Polish polish sometimes has oils in it. So you want to just wipe down the area with some soapy water to remove those oils, because we’ve, been working so hard to remove any grease from the surface of this paint.

So our sealant could stick on our last step. Beautiful now check that out that looks awesome, and not only does it look good right here, but if we check back here where we kind of feathered it, you can’t see a transition between the older paint and the paint we polished and that’s, how you properly polish your paint! It’s, really simple, but I want to be clear about something that a lot of people have misconceptions about you.

Don’t want to polish your paint as part of a routine. This isn’t like cleaning your car or waxing your car polishing. Your paint removes that clear coat, so you only want to polish your paint when you’re, doing paint correction when there’s, a problem with your paint.

So hopefully that clears some stuff up about polish. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below all right. We are on our last step and this paint is really going to pop after this step. So we clean the car, we decrease the paint we clay barred the paint to remove any contaminants.

We fixed all the little scratches and dull spots on this paint work. Now we want to seal this paint I like to buff off the wax our sealant with a black towel, because black shows the white sealant very easily, and then you’ll know when you need to flip over your towel and start using a new Side and then finally grab a nice soft buffing towel.

What you’re, going to use to make sure you remove any residual wax. So now you want to pick a place to start. In this case, I’m, going to start at this front quarter panel and you’re, going to do two panels at a time.

So let me show you how to apply the sealant to the panel. You want to get your sealant on the applicator pad and you want to add a thin layer of sealant in a back and forth motion. Basically, you want it thick enough so that the paint dulls and you can’t see a reflection anymore.

Just like that now every wax or sealant is different. So you want to check the back for the instructions and see if it says how long it should take to dry and when you should buff at all. In this case, it’s about five to ten minutes for that sealant to absorb into the paint, and then we could remove it now, as this sealant dries, I’m going to go work on the next body panel when you’re, applying your wax to an area where there’s black trim.

You want to make sure that you, don’t, get the wax or sealant on the black trim, because that will turn white. It also dries on to here. So it makes it really difficult to get off. So after you pass an area where there’s trim I like to get my microfiber towel and just buff it off, so that I know for sure I don’t, get any white residue on the trim and I always work up To the body lines, so I know where I need to stop, and once I finish this panel, it’s been about five minutes, so I can start buffing off the front panel and once I finish buffing it off with my black microfiber towel.

I’m, going to go with my finishing towel and the idea here is you just go over it once to remove any residual wax or sealant, and now check that out. Look at that shine. So I just finished this front panel.

That gives me about the right amount of time to now start buffing, the second panel, and you just make your way around the car until the whole car is completely sealed and once you finish, buffing the whole side of the car, you just want to quickly inspect And look for anything that you might have missed because, as that wax dries or as that sealant dries, it will show up a lot more than when you first start buffing it off after you wipe off your wax or sealant, sometimes around the badges.

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