Car detailing May 30, 2017 9:58:41 GMT
Post by samphoenix on May 30, 2017 9:58:41 GMT
I understand this maybe a little late but I think it would be useful for other forum members searching this thread.
bodywork - Recently I have moved onto Snow Foam, which I think is much easier to use than the old bucket and sponge. It has been proven that dirt within the sponge when applying it to the paint can trap dirt within the paint leading to scratches damaging the paintwork in the long run. Snow Foam allows you to have "no-contact" preventing damages which a sponge would normally do. After this I would recommend using a good quality wax and coat the bodywork, this will anti-age the car paint and keep it looking fresh as well as protecting the paint.
dashboard - depending on what sort of dashboard you have I can not really recommend an exact product, the one I use on my MGF is the Gtechniq C6 Matte Dash. This product work really well, it lifts dirt and dust easily off the surface. I also use this for cleaning my instruments. This product also leaves behind a protective coating leaving the dashboard looking sharp.
wheels - it's really important to get the correct solution for your wheels especially to prevent ferrous contamination. I use technique W6 Iron and General Fall Out Remover. It allows you to clean the wheel safely without damaging fallout, which can be a problem on paintwork and rims. This product helps dissolve fall out and break dust. after applying this I would also recommend waxing the wheels to keep them protected.
engine bay - Before I clean my engine bay I always make sure the alternator and air filter are covered. I make sure it's sealed by wrapping several elastic bands around the plastic bag I put over both. For years I have used the Meguiar's Engine Cleaner, this product is worth the money. The thing I like most about the product is that it lasts, you only need to apply a little amount to get great results.
Hope this helps