Welcome back to the Proje’ blog. Now, a lot of you will probably be thinking that when it comes to getting rid of visible dirt in your car, a brush is a brush, right? Wrong! At Proje’, we’ve been working with car detailing products and car wash chemicals for years and we know that your standard household brush isn’t going to cut it when it comes to the intricate crevices, shapes and contours of your car. That’s why we’ve come up with a range of auto detailing supplies geared towards brushing different parts of your car. Let’s take a look at a run-down of what we’ve got in store for you – why you need it, and how to use it.
Barrel Brush - $19.99
When you’re down on your knees sorting out your wheels, you’ll notice that this the dirtiest area of your car. Of course it is – it’s the part that comes into contact with the ground and where all the debris and dirt is kicked up. The inner barrels are the deepest parts of your wheels that you will need to reach for cleaning purposes. This isn’t purely about depth though; a thin but long brush will get inside the barrel with no problem, but then won’t cover the surface area you need to get a really thorough clean. You need a brush that’s large, long and wide, and our barrel brush is all of those in one! Its bristles are flexible and soft enough that you can push them between your spokes without any danger of scratching, but sturdy enough that they dislodge all the build-up of oil, dirt and brake dust that sits deep within your barrels.
The Barrel Brush is a big plush brush with one main use in mind: to clean the inner barrel of your rim. With is synthetic fibers and long handle it makes cleaning the hard to reach parts of your rim not only easy, but enjoyable again. Simply slide the barrel brush between the spokes of your rim to clean the barrels of any rim; painted, chrome, aluminum etc. Our barrel brush also has a plug handle, which is designed to protect your hand and knuckles when you’re digging deep. Hold the brush near the protective guard and you’ll be assured safety as you work the brush in and out of the barrel.
For the best results with the barrel brush, give your wheels a once-over at the same time as you clean them – check out our redline wheel cleaner for a great Proje’ product pairing!
Carpet & Upholstery Brush - $7.99
When dirt sets in your carpets, it sets deep and just continues to sink through every day use. The same happens to stains, so you need a brush that agitates and dislodges all this compacted dirt. When you’re really going at your carpets especially, you need something sturdy with a firm, easy-to-hold handle. Our carpet & upholstery brush is a sturdy, deep-reaching brush makes cleaning floor mats, carpeting and cloth seats simple and effective, saving you time and energy. Its streamlined grip makes it easy to hold so that you can really get in to your fabric and remove every last bit of dirt. It will make light work of any interior, but the brush strands are soft enough to make it perfectly safe for use on all cloth and carpeting material, including leather.
Use our brush in conjunction with our Alpha Interior Cleaner and Leather Cleaner and don’t forget to vacuum before and after, so that the dirt you release is banished for good!
Pet Hair Brush - $7.99
Pet hair can be a nightmare, when it weaves its way into the fibers of your carpeting. This is possible the most dreaded of jobs, as it so easily becomes entangled, resulting in a carpet that doesn’t respond to vacuuming. Our pet hair brush is incredibly effective at removing pet hair and other hair much more quickly than your average brush. The thick bristles generate static electricity as you brush, which serves as a natural magnet, pulling hair from your carpets with extreme effectiveness. At the same time, it is soft and gentle, so it can be used with force on carpets and more delicate upholstery without the risk of damage or a fraying effect. The two-sided handle has a raised rubber back which can also stick to hair, lifting it off the carpet without you needing to touch it and get your hands dirty. Our pet hair brush is also reusable, so you won’t need to replace it all the time as you would with a lint roller every time it loses its stick. Work in one direction so that hair you have loosened isn’t then returned to where it was, and wash with warm water after use, so that all hair is removed from the brush in preparation for reuse.
Easy Reach Crevice Brush - $6.99
Getting down to the nitty-gritty, this brush will really help you get in all the tiny crevices in your car. You might not realise how many of these there really are on the inside of your vehicle; think the cracks around the buttons, the joining between dash and screens, the vents for the aircon – now you’re starting to get the idea! The easy reach crevice brush is safe on all plastics, leather and interior trim, and will work away the harder-to-reach dirt and dust – and it’s especially effective when used in conjunction with our Alpha Interior Cleaner and Leather Cleaner.
Rim Cleaning Brush - $8.99
Moving back outside to your wheels again - the rim cleaning brush is tough on dirt and grime, yet gentle on painted, chrome, powder coated, and polished wheels. Featuring an extra-long handle, angled head, made from durable plastic that is scratch and abrasion resistant, this brush will not damage wheel finishes if accidentally rubbed on the surface. The handle length is specially designed for deep penetration at awkward angles and is designed to be soft enough to make contact with polished and painted surfaces. This brush will easily navigate any OEM, custom or aftermarket wheels, as well as around calipers and behind spokes. You don’t need to use dirty old rags, and you don’t need to bend ad twist your own arm, making the process tiring and painful. As with our other brushes, this is specifically for the awkward angles, so you can get your quick, easy and painless clean. Because of the typical build-up of oil and dirt around your rims and calipers, this brush is designed to be extremely effective at removing debris, brake dust and oil.
Tire Dressing Short Handle Brush - $7.99
The last of the Proje’ brush range is another one for use on your wheel area. It really is the most complex part of your car to clean, but we can help you get it right. This brush is the best controlled applicator brush for tire dressing, even for the most aggressive looking tires. Use this with our Fusion Tire Dressing by applying to the top of the bristles. Then, work from the bottom of the tire to the top in a clockwise direction until desired shine is achieved.
Brushes don’t just have to be for wiping dirt away. An applicator brush is extremely useful on uneven surfaces, as its sturdier bristles allow you to really get in to all the nooks and crannies. This short handle brush is great for shining all kind of tires and grooves in conjunction with our fusion tire dressing. And as with our rim cleaning brush, the bristles can be brought in to accidental contact with rims as well as tires without causing any damage, and the short handle gives a much firmer feel and grip, allowing you to really get in to the grooves with your dressing. It’s also easy to wash clean after use – just keep one of our 3.5 Gallon Plastic Pails nearby!
So there you have it – six jobs, six brushes. But the results are the same when you use the correct one – perfect shine, all the time!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week.
If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that I’ve mentioned in this post, just add a comment below and we’ll post a reply! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!