Thursday, July 2, 2020
Top 5 Car Care Tips! – Lock in the shine during Lockdown

The world’s a funny – and slightly scary – place at the moment, and the best thing we can all do right now to help our emergency services is to stay at home and not go out in our beloved cars. For detailing petrolheads, however, that represents something of an opportunity!

The message is clear at the moment. If you want to ‘do your bit’ for the fight against Coronavirus, staying at home as much as you can really is the smart thing to do. For many, that means a list of tedious jobs to wade through. But for those of us who long for some quiet time at home to get up close and personal with our cars, it’s somewhat of a blessing!

It’s so easy to order anything you need from our range here on our site, so you don’t even have to leave your driveway or parking spot in order to get your car looking utterly perfect. Seeing as we’re all rightly obsessed with keeping ourselves and everything we touch clean at the moment, your timing couldn’t be better, either.

Thanks to our products being excellent value, you don’t need to spend a fortune, either. Great news for many of us at home who don’t have fortunes to spend at the moment. Even if your car care budget only stretches to maybe £40 or £50, you’ll still be able to make a huge difference to your motor – adding to its resale value as you go.

Here’s how to get the perfect results from your self-isolation shine-up session! Get a brew on, and let’s get cracking.

The Body Beautiful

After taking time to thoroughly rinse off your car’s bodywork with a briskly-flowing hose or pressure wash, you’re ready to break out a fresh sponge or clean wash mitt and apply a little shampoo. Using a clean, grit-free bucket, add a couple of capfuls of Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner – and you’re off and running. Keep dunking that wash mitt to keep plenty of lather between you and the bodywork and work from the top of the car downwards, taking your time to do each panel methodically. If you’re out there in the heat and things are drying quickly, it’s worth rinsing each clean panel immediately after you’ve done it to stop the lather turning into soap spots as it quickly dries.

Once you’ve rinsed off, it’s time to dry off with our super-fast Hi-tech Microfibre Drying Towel, or if you really want fast results, try the aptly-named Instadry cloth. You’ll never go back to the ‘old fashioned’ ways again!

Hands Free Cleaning

If your budget stretches a little higher, and you have a pressure wash as part of your cleaning kit, have a look at our Polar Range and Polar Blaster. If you’ve ever seen the Pro Valeters cover the car in thick, luxurious foam before cleaning, this is the kit that will allow you to achieve the same professional-level results at home. It’s also a massive amount of fun to use, too!

Inside Job

We’ve all become obsessed with cleaning everything these days. Our hands, our surfaces and our homes. So why leave your interior out? After a judicious vacuum cleaning, use our Interior Shampoo on all soft surfaces in order to get things scrupulously clean. For those of you lucky devils with leather seats, you can get yours looking ‘as new’ and germ-free with a session of our Leather Clean and Protect Kit. This latter job also has the benefit of making your interior smell utterly wonderful, too!

So, we’re looking sharp, then. On we go with the finishing details. All of the screens and dash can be cleaned too, making sure that every surface is perfect. Screens can be carefully cleaned with a small spray of Fast Glass onto a microfibre cloth, before carefully wiping their surfaces when turned off. Use this product on all of the car’s exterior and interior glass, too. You’ll be literally ‘squeaky’ clean when you’ve done that.

Vinyl and Rubber Care can also be used on many other parts of the interior and exterior too. Not only to get a perfect, subtle sheen on all plastic and rubber surfaces, but also to add in an element of UV protection going forward. A little bit of instant gratification and a bit of sensible forward planning? Don’t mind if we do…

Seal the Deal

Nothing quite seals in all of your hard work like a protective layer of polish to keep the shine in and the elements out! Our world-famous Super Resin Polish is both fun and easy to apply, and in these lockdown times, has to be one of the most therapeutic ways of spending an hour or two. Watching those perfect swirls of polish going on, only to see the immense shine revealed as you buff them off is going to make a day of enforced confinement so much more satisfying!

And it really is as easy as that! Over on our YouTube channel, we’ve added detailing how-to videos for all of our products to help you to use them for the first time, and most importantly of all, have fun while you’re doing it.

Maybe lockdown isn’t going to be so bad after all…

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