Top 3 Car Washing Mistakes
This video shares some simple solutions to help you avoid the car-washing mistakes that can ruin a vehicle’s paint.
Here’s a quick summary:
1. Sponges used for bathing are designed to rub or scrub away dead skin. If you use these on your car, your paint may be scratched as abrasive grit is pushed against the surface. Instead, use car-wash mitts that are designed to pick up the dirt and carry the debris within the fibers until it is released into a bucket of clean water.
2. Avoid using dish soap to wash your car, because it’s harmful to the paint. Soaps have specific purposes. For instance, you wouldn’t use hand soap to shampoo your hair. Soaps for washing your car are formulated to remove the dirt with as much lubrication as possible in order to leave the paint’s clear coat or wax unharmed.
3. Avoid using the same towel on both the wheels and the paint, since that will quickly damage the clear coat and require a polish or even a compound to remove. Instead, use separate towels or tools for the different parts of the car.
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