Welcome back to the Proje’ blog! This week, we’re going to continue our focus on cleaning, as it’s such a hot topic this year for obvious reasons. Of course, a clean car looks and feel good, but it’s also safe for you and your family – as well as being completely necessary if you want to try out some more advanced detailing techniques. You want to clay or use a ceramic coating? Your car needs to be clean first.
So, we’ve put together a few simple tips for getting your car super clean and feeling safe again.
Start with a simple hosepipe
Before you start with your main exterior wash with our Vital Car Wash Soap, take two minutes to give the car a blast down with a hose. You’ll get rid of any large pieces of dirt that will slow the process down, and you’ll loosen a lot of what’s left. It’s such a quick job, but it has a massive effect on what’s to come.
Now, work up a lather
Vital Car Wash Soap separates dirt from paintwork so that you can wash it away easily, without any risk of scratching. The suds and bubbles are formed as a result of a special pH neutral chemical reaction with water, which is tough on dirt and grease but will not damage any wax or sealant. So, the key to breaking down those fats around viruses is getting a really good lather – but the good news is that Vital Car Wash Soap generates a huge amount of lather without undue effort. This is a professional product designed not to leave any spots, swirls or streaks that a basic water solution can easily do. And even better - its multi-purpose formula means that you can use it on all parts of your vehicle – not just the paintwork. Use on glass, plastic and especially your door handles, for the same, super-clean effect.
The two-bucket method
Remember the two-bucket method for best results! Take a look below:
Step 1: Fill a bucket with 2oz of Vital Car Wash Soap for every 4 gallons of water – this distribution ensures that the maximum amount of suds will be created. You shouldn’t need more than 3.5 gallons of liquid to wash all the dirt on your bodywork away – one of our 3.5-gallon pails will be perfect. Use the Proje’ Bucket Grit Guard in your bucket before starting the cleaning process, so that all excess dirt is trapped at the bottom of the bucket and isn’t reintroduced into the wash solution.
Step 2: Fill a separate bucket with only water and grit guard. Now, get a separate bucket with another grit guard and fill this just with water. It’s essential that you use the two-bucket wash method to get the cleanest possible result with no risk of scratching.
Step 3: Agitate the bucket with the soap using the Proje' Green Micro Fiber Wash Pad to create super suds. It’s the suds that will strip all the dirt away from your paintwork, so don’t worry about too many suds – it’s the sign of a good product!
Step 4: Now it’s time to wash the car using the two-bucket wash method. Rinse the car with fresh water first, then use the wash pad to wash the car from top to bottom. Wash in horizontal lines from top to bottom for even cleaning. Our Chenille wash pad is super-soft and its micro fibers will remove dirt without damaging any paintwork, waxes or sealants, so while you don’t need to worry about rubbing too hard, you’ll also find that you don’t really need to as the Vital Car Wash Soap is extremely effective.
Step 5: Each time you need to add more soap to your wash pad, first rinse it in the water bucket, so that there is no contamination of the soap bucket.
Clean your towels
Remember, if you aren’t using clean equipment, you won’t end up with a clean car, no matter how good your main product is. Wash your microfiber towels regularly, rinse and squeeze out that wash mitt, and check your empty buckets are free from residue before you get started. It doesn’t take long, but it makes a big difference to the effectiveness of your cleaning, not to mention making doubly sure that you’re not re-contaminating any surfaces with anything harmful.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week. We’re going to feature more of our kits each month too, so keep an eye out for more great all-in-one deals and some incredible discounts!
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!