Exterior (Wash & Wax)
The best way to maintain today’s clear coat-paint finishes is to keep them clean and free of dirt, bird droppings, insect residue and leaves. Regular washing is critical to paint finish maintenance. You can’t keep a paint finish too clean.
To wash your vehicle, use either the low automatic conveyerized “soft-cloth” carwash or do it by hand. The safest automatic carwash is a professional conveyerized “soft-cloth” wash. Washes that use sufficient car wash shampoo and water on the cloth are actually safer for the finish than hand washing, because the constant flow of water and the professional shampoos provide a barrier between the washing cloth and the paint. Don’t use automatic carwashes in self-service carwash locations or the small automatic ones in gas stations. These are usually not well maintained and often only use a little shampoo or none at all. Also don’t use “touchless carwashes.”
If properly applied, waxing can provide protection for paint, even clear-coat paint. However, it is often applied incorrectly.
Applications that are too heavy end up causing buildup on the clear-coat surface. Unknowingly, others have applied wax in the sun, which should never be done. Using a good polish that is specifically designed for the correct paint surface will always give the best results. Most scratches can be removed with a polishing compound and a soft cloth. Short-term protection and a great shine are very easy to attain for the average user. If you wish to use an electric buffing wheel, make sure to use an orbital wheel. A non-orbital wheel is very difficult to use properly without damaging the clear-coat and should be left to professionals.
Interior (Carpet & Leather Cleaner)
The inside of the vehicle is the most important part of the vehicle because that is where the client will spend most of their time. If you have several vehicles, a good steam-cleaning machine will save you a lot of grief when cleaning carpet. For $200, you can get a decent system that will work well. Also, the product Febreze helps cover up smells in the carpet once they have been cleaned well. A good leather cleaner will do wonders keeping the interior in perfect shape. Crevices can be cleaned well with cleaner and a rag.
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