You’re probably thinking about how much you’d love to detail your car. If you’ve been putting it off, now is the time to start. This guide will walk you through each step of getting that car looking like it just came off the lot. When ceramic coating Melbourne applies a ceramic on your vehicle expect that there will be a lot changes to it’s looks.
Open Your Car With the Right Tools
There are a few tools you will need to get started with detailing your car. Some of these tools may be obvious, but some may not be as clear-cut. The most important thing is that you have the right tools for the job; this will save time and money in the long run by avoiding unnecessary replacements or repairs due to incorrect usage of improper equipment.
- The right sponge is always necessary when cleaning any surface on your vehicle, especially chrome or glass surfaces. Using an old rag or paper towels can leave streaks and smudges on these surfaces which require more time spent on them than if they were cleaned correctly in the first place. A soft microfiber cloth like those sold at automotive stores are perfect for polishing away road grime while not scratching sensitive materials like rubber seals or glass lenses such as headlights and taillights (which require special care).
- Waxing sprays are useful for applying wax onto paintwork without having it drip off onto other parts of your car’s bodywork such as trim items around windowsills and door handles—these areas should only ever be touched by hand since wiping them down with solvent could cause damage over time due to abrasion from repeated contact between two different materials rubbing against each other regularly over time (the same reason why we recommend using gloves).
Remove the Floor Mats and Vacuum
- Remove the floor mats and vacuum them.
- Vacuum the interior of your car, including all crevices and hard-to-reach areas.
- Clean off any dirt that’s stuck to your floor mats, using a damp cloth with mild soap if necessary.
- Replace the floor mats on your car (if you have them).
Clean Leather Seats
Cleaning leather seats
Leather is a natural product, so it can be cleaned with a variety of products. Most people use a leather cleaner and conditioner together. The cleaner will remove dust, dirt, and other impurities from the seat while the conditioner will moisturize the leather to prevent cracking or drying out. Some cleaners are designed to leave behind a protective layer that keeps the seat looking new for longer periods of time without needing to reapply it regularly—but this layer may rub off when you sit down on the seat again over time!
If your car has plastic or fabric trim around its exterior windows and mirrors (called door panels), this area should also be cleaned as part of your detailing process.
Cleaning the Dashboard and Console Area
The first step in cleaning the interior of your car is using a microfiber cloth to wipe down all surfaces. This will remove any dust or dirt that may have accumulated over time.
The next step is to use special cleaners for different parts of the inside of your car. You should use one cleaner for the dashboard, one for the console and cup holders, another for vents, another for windshields and another for windows (if you have tinted windows).
Clean the Window Tracks
- Use a rag to gently clean the window tracks, including the rubber seals.
- Clean the tracks with some sort of cleaning solution that has been diluted in water.
- Spray the windows down with a spray bottle filled with water and baking soda, then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean out any grime or dirt that may be stuck in between the tracks.
Wipe the Doors, Door Handles, and Trim
• Wipe the doors, door handles, and trim. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the door handles. Clean inside and outside of each handle with a damp cloth. For any water spots left behind, use an alcohol-free glass cleaner to remove them.
• Clean the interior surfaces of your vehicle using a soft towel or microfiber cloth. If you have vinyl seats in your vehicle, use care when cleaning it as it can be easily scratched or scuffed if not treated properly. Some seats come with anti-scuff covers that protect against dirt accumulation and scratches.
Deep-Clean Carpets and Upholstery
- Use a steam cleaner or sponge and soap to deep-clean carpets and upholstery.
- Keep the sponge you use for this purpose separate from your other sponges, so it doesn’t get contaminated.
- Fill the tank of the steam cleaner with distilled water; tap water can leave behind minerals that can stain fabric over time.
Disinfect Common Touchpoints
You can use a disinfectant spray to clean the steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, handbrakes, door handles, door seals and pockets. You can also clean the door panels and pulls with a high-quality disinfectant spray.
Detailing your car is a perfect way to make it feel new again.
Detailing your car is a great way to make it feel like new again. You can easily wash your car yourself and do the job right, or you can pay someone else to do it for you. If you want the best results possible, deciding which option is best for you depends on your time and budget.
If you don’t have the time or resources to get your car professionally detailed, there are still plenty of things that you can do at home. The key is to start with a clean and fully charged battery, then go from there!