A lot of people have misconceptions on what the proper techniques are to wash a car. It can get very complicated, but it can also be very simple. So I’ll show you what I think are the easiest steps to protect your investment, and to help your ride looking mean and clean! Let me show you just how much of a car nut I am! Let’s make this dramatic! Now I love detailing cars, right, I told you that.
Let's see just how bad I love washing cars… So this here is my cupboard where I keep all my detailing products! Now look at all of this! So I got my microfiber towels, different kinds, microfiber wash mitts, some gloves, detailing products.
This is all for detailing cars! A bunch of shampoos. This is for the paint, some wax, some sealants. Some different brushes. Yeah! So the basic tools you're going to need to wash your car are: microfiber chenille wash mitts.
These are soft and plush. If I can make a focus. See these? Why two of them? You'll need one to wash the paint, and one separate one for the wheels. There's a lot of dust and metal particles on the wheels and you don't want to contaminate your paint by washing with the same mitt.
The other thing you're going to need is a microfiber drying towel. So this one here is a waffle weave. I don't know if you can tell, but you can see all the little squares in there. This helps to dry the paint without marring or scratching the paint.
Another super important item is a proper car soap. Please, do not, DO NOT use dishwashing liquid! A real car soap is pH neutral and will not damage your car’s finish. Don’t worry, I’ll link all the products down below so you guys can have a reference and purchase them if you need to.
You'll need a wash bucket. Ideally, one with a grit guard. So this goes in the bottom of the wash bucket and it will trap any dirt particles. The particles will stay in the bottom and you won't have any dirt or debris in your wash water.
If I can give you guys another pro tip, now don't say this to anybody, but the trick is you have to wash your car towards the end of the day! Ideally in a shaded area, or in a garage. You don't want to wash your car in mid-day when the sun is at its brightest because all the soap that you're going to put on your car is going to dry up.
You'll have water spots and you'll have streaks on the finish. Alright, so let's get the wash started! Today we're going to wash my brand new BMW 435i xDrive Gran Coupé M Performance.
Wow, that's a mouthful! Alright so first thing we need to do is to add some soap into our bucket. Follow the instructions, usually they're on the label. This one here suggests to add one ounce of soap to 4 to 5 gallons of water.
Don't be cheap guys! Let's fill the bucket up with water. Alright, now that the bucket's full of nice soapy water, we're going to dunk our wash mitt for the paint into the bucket, let is soak there, and let's rinse the paint.
Alright, so now it's time to actually wash the car. Now pro tip number 3… Or is that pro tip number 4? Damn! Anyways, I'm dishing them out like candies out there so you guys just take them. We'll wash the car from top to bottom.
Now you want to start with the roof and mid-section of the car and keep the lower part and the rocker panels for the end. Because when you think of it, the majority of the dust, the grime and all the road debris go from the wheels and they splash onto your body.
So the lower half is usually the dirtiest part of the vehicle. So let's go ahead and start washing the car. Now ideally, you want to use what we call the "straight line technique". Don't put any pressure, and don't use circular motion! Because that will put swirl marks into your paint.
The swirl marks are those kinds of spider web swirlies that you'll see into the car's finish, especially on darker cars. That's because the people have the tendency to wash in a circular motion.
Now use straight lines and be gentle. Let the weight of the mitt work for you! Now that we're done cleaning the paint, we're going to go ahead and rinse all that soap off. Alright, so, let's use our second microfiber wash mitt to go ahead and wash the wheels.
So, now we can rinse off the wheels. Alright guys, now the car has been properly rinsed, washed, and rinsed again. So, we're going to go to the drying stage now. So as stated before, you'll need a microfiber drying towel.
If you have a squeegee for the windows, that alright, if not, you can dry the windows with the microfiber as well. Alright guys, now that the car’s dry, another pro tip that I can give you to give it that final detailed touch is to use some sort of tire gel.
What it's going to do for your tires is give them that ultimate black shine as well as protect them from the harshness of the sun's UV rays. So you put them on a foam applicator pad and you just go ahead and add some to the sidewall of your tires.
So as you can tell, now the tires are protected. They are nice and shiny and it gives them that showroom look! Alright and that's the final result. Let's go have a closer look. Alright guys, if you liked the video, don't forget to go nuts on that like button, leave your comments down below, follow me on social media, and in the meantime, remember to keep it tight, keep it clean, and I'll see you on the next one!!!
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