We love summer here at Proje’ – it brings out the best in people. But we also love it because it’s the time of year when you can get your car looking its absolute best. There’s no better feeling or sight than an immaculate car with its bright, pristine bodywork glinting under the sunlight. It’s that perfect Hollywood look, and now is the perfect time to get it. It doesn’t matter what type of car you have – it doesn’t need to be a Ferrari or a Lamborghini – shine works on every car there is, period. So, let’s take a look at a few tips that can help you get your car summer ready!
Central to that beautiful, shiny wet look is wax. But if your summer is as hot as ours, you’re going to need to protect that new coat of wax, otherwise it’ll fade real fast, and you’ll end up spending a lot of time – and money – redoing it several times over during the summer months. This means you’re going to need to seal the wax as well, to protect it not just from the typical contaminants that are kicked up from the ground while you’re driving your car, but from the number one biggest enemy to bodywork during the summer – the sun!
We’ve created a product that does both of these things in one. We call it the Hybrid Wax Sealant. Hybrid Wax Sealant is a unique blend that gives the best protection possible to your car’s surface. This full polymer synthetic formula enhances shine and protection for every vehicle color. Hybrid Wax Sealant is special in the fact that it bonds directly with the surface, creating a strong barrier against water spots, road grime, fallout and industrial contaminants for up to 12 months, so you get a great looking shine for a whole year!
The good news is that it’s also super-easy to use! Get one of our blue applicator pads, apply 4 dime-sized dots of the wax sealant on to the applicator itself, and then apply slowly and evenly in circular patterns. You’ll find that each application of 4 dots covers a decent portion of the car, and you can reapply if necessary. As you move from panel to panel, keep in mind the 10-minute rule. That is, leave the sealant for about 10 minutes to give it time to properly bond with your paintwork before moving on the next stage: wiping off the excess. All you need here is a microfiber towel and a little patience, and you’ll have the bodywork of your car looking fantastically shiny in no time – but it will also be protected from the elements.
As always with our products, work out of direct sunlight for best results. Just as you would put sunblock on in the shade, think of this as your car’s sunblock! You could also apply our wax sealant using a DA polisher set to speed 3.
So you’ve got great paintwork? Now you need the glass to match! Genesis Glass Cleaner is an ammonia free, streak free formula that will deliver crystal clear glass every time when paired with our specially-designed Diamond Window Towel. Safe on tinted windows, this versatile cleaner will also remove fingerprints, smudges and anything else life may throw at your glass. And for a really cool tip, use this both inside and out on the same panel of glass for the best effects and for the kind of perfectly clear shine that you only see in the movies!
Genesis Glass Cleaner is real easy to use – just like the rest of our products. Again, make sure you’re working out of direct sunlight so as to avoid any spotting. Then, spray Genesis Glass Cleaner directly on to the glass; two squirts per window should be enough to ensure complete coverage. Next, get one of our diamond window towels and fold it in half. Wipe in a back and forth direction across the glass, ensuring that you cover the surface all the way to the corners. Make sure that the glass is completely dry before moving on the next section – refold the Diamond Window Towel and repeat if necessary.
A quick note on the diamond window towel – its diamond-shaped microfiber weave is perfect for keeping your glass free from smudges, smears and hard-to-reach marks in the corners. It’s the perfect pairing for our glass cleaner!
We’re nearly done! Time to give the wheels a going over. But for the overall shiny look, we’re going to focus on the tires. Our Fusion Tire Dressing is a water-based dressing infused with a specific formula to stick to your tire and not sling down the side of your car. When applied to a clean tire, this dressing will produce a great shine for multiple weeks. Fusion Tire Dressing creates a dark, uniform color while conditioning tires,
and its cream formula provides smooth, even product application while avoiding messy overspray.
Once you’re done with this product, your tires will have that distinctive shiny black brought back to the, as if they are brand new. So, ensure that your tires are clean and dry before applying a generous amount of Fusion Tire Dressing to the same Blue Applicator Pad that we used with he hybrid wax sealant. One 16oz bottle should give you enough dressing for 100s of applications. Starting at the bottom of the tire and working towards the top, evenly work Fusion Tire Dressing onto the face of the tire. An even application prevents any pooling in the cracks or natural grooves on your tire, so that your end result is an even shine all over the tire. Then, we’re going to leave the dressing to set before using a big, thick towel to wipe away. Of course, with tires, it is easy to rub black stains on to your towels, so use the black mamba trim towel to get a longer product life.
And if you want to get the best possible results, put the dressing on before you go to bed, then towel it off in the morning. That’ll make the dressing super-adhered!
After these three steps, your car should be looking movie-fresh and ready to cruise around for the summer. Driving in the summer is one of our favorite pastimes – you can’t beat it! But it isn’t as fun if your car doesn’t look like a million bucks to match your sunny mood, so follow these tips to make it a summer to remember.
If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that I’ve mentioned in this post, just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the Proje’ team will be in touch with you! 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!