Welcome back to the Proje’ blog! Now, if you’re into Auto Detailing, or maybe just getting started out, you’ll already know that preparation is key. A lot of products out there come with disclaimers – work out of direct sunlight, apply to a clean surface, do X before Y… it’s all pretty standard. But it’s this preparation that helps you get the most out of the product you’re holding in your hand. And the products that you can buy that help you prepare your car for waxing, washing or claying? They’re just as important as the products that help you get the job done!

Here are our top 3 preparatory products at Proje’.

  1. Prep Spray

Our Prep Spray is one of the best paintwork preparation sprays available. Why? Because it helps you start from zero! The spray helps you to put on a pristine, uniform protective coat by removing all old polish, wax and sealant from the surface of your car. Often, these spent leftovers can clog up the pores of your surface, which reduces the effectiveness of a new ceramic coat. In addition, small amounts of old polish or sealant can hide imperfections in your paintwork, such as small scratches or swirls which need addressing in order to get the maximum amount of protection. Proje’ Prep Spray ensures that everything is removed, and the natural lubricating agent inside Prep Spray ensures that you aren’t running the risk of introducing new scratches or defects as you remove old residue from your paintwork. This means that you can work more effectively and put a bit more effort in without any concerns that you might damage your paintwork.

  1. Vital Car Wash Soap

How can something that is actively washing be a preparatory product? Well, because so many advanced products require the paintwork of your car to be clean for the best possible results. Vital Car Wash Soap is a unique handpicked blend that is designed to softly release dirt from the painted surface of your car while maximizing the protection that lies underneath. It 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. Vital Car Wash Soap is a professional product designed not to leave any spots, swirls or streaks that a basic water solution can easily do. 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 other surfaces for the same, super-clean effect.

And after your car is clean? Now you’re ready to use our Rapid Quick Wax, Hybrid Wax Sealant, or go for ceramics with Ceramic Spray Coating. Sure, you could skip the washing. But you wouldn’t get the same result, so at only $9.99, Vital Car Wash Soap is a great car wash spray.

  1. Redline Wheel Cleaner

Sometimes, preparation is all about understanding what a product will look like if you don’t prepare. In this case, let’s think about how a tire dressing will look if the wheels aren’t clean. The contrast of a shiny, glossy black tire against a rusty wheel with corroded metal… not as good, right? So, before you get to work on your tires (using our fantastic Fusion Tire Dressing), get your wheels ready to complement them with Redline Wheel Cleaner - a powerful all-purpose cleaner that gets right in to your wheel wells to break down all the toughest build-ups of dirt, brake dust and grease or contamination caused by the breakdown of surrounding metals at high temperatures.High-performance vehicles these days use steel hybrid brakes, and heavy braking erodes the surface, causing huge numbers of steel shards to mix with other contaminants and embed themselves all over the wheel area of your car all the way down to the calipers. Not only is it extremely difficult to get right under the wheel to scrub and scrape the problem away, but on the superficial surface, excessive scrubbing can cause issues of its own; swirling patterns on paint or small scratches that can collect more dirt and eventually grow in to aesthetic problems. With Redline wheel cleaner, no scrubbing is necessary. Once it has finished working, the sodium in the formula turns red, signalling the time to wipe it away – no scrubbing required!

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!