Cleaning your car regularly is important if you don’t want gunk, sand, and mud to stick to it too long, making it more difficult to remove or even causing permanent damage on the paint job. A clean car is less likely to be stolen too. Thieves may assume that a car whose owner takes good care of it will care enough to install some sophisticated security device on it.
Here are some pieces of advice on how to clean your car to prevent scratches and swirl marks.
Prepare the following things:
- 2 buckets
- 1 soft brush
- 1 microfiber mitt
- Rinse Aid
- Car shampoo
- Car polish
- Several clean, dry microfiber or lint-free cloths
Step 1. Fill the two buckets with water. Mix car shampoo in one bucket. Add a dash of Rinse Aid in each bucket. Rinse Aid is used for dishwashing, but it will help prevent watermarks by making the water slide easily off your car.
Step 2. Wash the tires first. Dip the soft brush in the car shampoo bucket and brush the tires gently, an expert from Fuchsfelge USA advised. Every time you dip it in the car shampoo bucket, dunk it first in the bucket of water and Rinse Aid to wash away the dirt.
Step 3. Wash the wheels with the same technique but this time use the microfiber mitt. Careful with the wheels especially if they’re original Fuchs wheels. You don’t want scratches on any part of your Porsche.
Step 4. Get rid of the dirty water in the buckets. Refill them, add another dash of Rinse Aid, and wash away the soap from the wheels and tires.
Step 5. Refill the buckets with clean water and the same mixture as step 1.
Step 6. Start cleaning the car. Don’t forget to wash off the dirt from the mitt first in the water. Rinse Aid bucket before dipping it back in the shampoo bucket. With an up and down motion, follow the lines of the car with your strokes, instead of using round strokes, which will result in swirl marks.
Step 7. Refill the buckets with clean water and Rinse Aid to wash off the soap from the vehicle.
Step 8. Use a clean microfiber or lint-free cloth to wipe the car dry from top to bottom.
Step 9. Apply car polish when the car is dry. Use a new, clean cloth. Do not apply polish to the windshield and all the glass components. You may also apply a specific polish on the tires.
Step 10. Apply only Rain-X on the windshield and all glass components using a clean cloth to wipe them dry. There is also a Rain-X product for wipers.
Get your car inside the garage to keep it clean longer. These ten steps will ensure your washing is systematic and efficient.