Washing a car is not a new thing for most of the vehicle owners. So most of us wash our car at home. So in this article, I will explain to you the best way to wash a car without scratching.
There has a lot of things most of the vehicle owner doesn’t know about washing their cars. There have the essential things you should consider to make the job done.
You Must Have Basic Knowledge About Paint Of Vehicle
Usually, There have few layers of paints. Those are,
- Clear Coat
- Electrically Applied Coat (E-Coat)
- Pretreatment Substrate
Clear-Coat is the most crucial part of vehicle paint. It gives shine to the vehicle and protects other layers from external damages. Most of the time this Clear Coat will damage
- When washing your car
- Someone scratch using the coin
- Hit some metal part with the car
- Hit on some hard place like wall
You have to re-paint that area, If the paint damages deeply under the Clear Coat. If it only damaged Clear Coat, You have to cut and remove the clear coat until that damage size. So after that, the Clear Coat protection will not as before.
We can’t control most of the damage. But we can avoid the damage that happens when we wash our vehicle. So I will show you all the steps you have to get to protect the paint of your car.
Chose Correct Wash Cloths to Wash Your Car
Most people wash their cars using regular cloths or sponge. But it can scratch the paint. So you have to use microfiber cleaning cloths when you wash the vehicle. Easily you can buy this type of material.
Manage Water Pressure
You have to try water pressure to remove dust and sand before use cleaning cloth. Because there can make some scratch when you use clothes to remove the dirt. Even you use some car wash.
You can use a pressure washer to do it. That is the best way. You have to manage distance when you use a pressure washer. If you use high volume pressure by close to your vehicle, it will damage the paint and other parts of the car.
So always manage the distance and the pressure.
Choose Only Car Wash Liquid
Car wash liquid is the main thing that you need to consider when you get a chemical to wash your car. Do not use soap, hair shampoo, or any other kind of liquid. Only use car wash liquid.
Car wash liquid has some good cleaning power. But it will not design to remove grease, oil, or something that hardly touches with the vehicle. You need to use a degreaser, iron remover, tire cleaner, and other stuff to remove those kinds of things.
Car Wash Method to Best Way to Wash a Car Without Scratching
There have few ways to wash the vehicle. Those are two bucket method Three bucket method and many more. But those methods will not 100% prevent scratch your car. So use this method to wash your car.
First of all, you have to get two buckets and mix car wash cleaner with one bucket. And fill water to the second bucket. Then use that bucket to clean car washcloths.
So when you clean your car with a clean cloth, it will get dust and dirty. So put it on a water bucket and clean. After that, you can put it on the car wash liquid bucket and use it to clean your car.
Change the water bucket after you remove dirty stuff from the cloth.
This way, you will not mix dust and other stuff with cleaning liquid bucket or vehicle. It will reduce the scratch of the car, and it will be faster.
You have to clean your car in two parts. So in your mind, you have to break down your vehicle into two parts (In your Mind :D). That is the upper part and lower part. First, you have to clean the top part completely. That is a low dust part.
Don’t use one cleaning cloth to wash both lower and upper parts.
The Correct Way to Clean
Always move cleaning cloth straight line to wash the car. Also, do it as an overlap. Don’t do it as a cycle when you move cleaning cloth on the vehicle surface. Because it will scratch the car. Also, you will miss some parts of the surface.
Do not push hard when moving the cloth. It will damage the paint. You always have to do it smoothly. You can use other chemicals to remove oil or hardly attached dust.
Also don’t allow dry cleaning liquid on the paint. Completely wash that part if it looks like drying.
Clean the Rims
You can use a brush to clean the rim. The toothbrush will perfect to do this. But use microfiber cloth if your vehicle has gloss paint.
Use this method to clean your vehicle without scratching.
How to Dry the Car?
You will do this within no time if you have a high-pressure air gun. Always keep away the air gun house from your vehicle.
You have to use quick detail spray. You don’t need to wax if you use quick detail spray. If you use microfiber cloths to dry the vehicle, It will make some small scratches of the paint if you only use the cloth.
Those steps are the Best Way to Wash a Car Without Scratching. I hope you get valuable information on this post. Thank you for reading. I will see you in the next post. Feel free to check my other blog post.