Auto Detailing Tricks for DIY Car Enthusiasts

Contemplating whether to have your car detailed or if you should do it yourself? If you plan to hire a detailer, make sure you ask tons of questions before you make your final decision. On the other hand, if you want to save some money, you can scout the internet for tips and tricks.

Many DIY car enthusiasts maximize the free flow of information they can get online. To help you with your dilemma, we’ve gathered some of the best DIY tricks to help you get professional results.

  1. Use a Microfiber cloth.

Professional detailers use microfiber cloths because it reduces the friction, prevents scratches, and provides better efficiency. Use our KevianClean Auto Detailing Towel for better results.

To maintain its effectivity, wash your microfiber cloth separately from other towels and don’t use any fabric softener. Otherwise, the loose fibers from other towels will impede the function of your microfiber cloth.

  1. Start with the trims first.
Use a trim protectant before you start waxing the exterior of your car. Wash your car first then let it completely dry before you apply a trim protectant. It will help prevent the wax or polish from staining your trim. Some detailers apply a masking mask to protect the trims.
  1. Use a clay bar system.
A good clay bar will allow you to remove surface contaminants from the paint. Make sure you get a good quality clay bar system that comes with a spray lubricant, detailing spray, clay bar, and a towel. Apply the clay bar after washing and drying your vehicle. This will help remove the bonded contaminants.
  1. Check the paint surface using a plastic grocery bag.
After using a clay bar to clean the surface, you need to check if there are no residues left in the paint before you apply wax. The most efficient way to check is to use a thin plastic bag as your glove and run it across the surface. The plastic bag will allow you to feel any bumps or imperfections on the paint. If the surface is uneven, repeat the application of a clay bar until it becomes smooth. 
  1. Use a buffer and a towel.

A buffer will remove the wax and polish from the painted surface and at the same time, it can leave a swirl mark on the paint. The best technique you can do is to use a buffer to apply the wax and a soft cloth to remove it.

This method will help prevent you from damaging the clear coat of the paint. Our KevianClean Quick Wax can help do the trick.

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