Most people think that washing the exterior of the car is something easily done in a quick couple of minutes and that’s it. Having the exterior of your car properly washed is important. You should not be satisfied with only a quick wash outside your house. A real professional detailer will make sure your car is shinning from outside and at the same time will apply paint sealer to make sure the car is safe from any scratches. Because the purpose of cleaning the exterior is not only getting rid of scratches but also protecting the paint from.
Washing and Drying
A normal car wash will just use the pressure washer and soapy water to make sure the car is somewhat cleaned. But hiring real professional detailers like us, you will see that for this process we do everything by hand. Meaning we spray the exterior of the car with a really good detergent and then clean it by hand to make sure every part of the car is properly cleaned. Once cleaned with the detergent, then we dry the exterior by hand again using a clean cloth.
There are some things that the detergent cannot remove if we wanted to. That is why in some cases a clay bar is used to remove all these impurities. Things such as overspray or residue that make the exterior look bad even after the detergent cleaning is done. Through the clay bar, we make sure that everything is removed and that the exterior is ready to polish to the fullest effect and to have that shiny, brand new effect.
Not all detailers or car wash do this process. They think that once the car is cleaned with detergent and a pressure washer then it is good to go. The truth of the matter is that if you don’t polish the car then it will not have the shiny effect that it used to have when you first bought it. Why do you think that a brand new car shines that much? Because the manufacturer has already done the polishing of the car. And that is what we do when we take care of polishing.
Sealing is not only applied for the car to be shiny but it also has a protective effect towards the exterior surface. Once the car is all cleaned and polished a sealer is applied which is going to make sure that the paint is protected from scratches, the exterior of the car has that shiny look and the surface itself does not get affected by weather conditions. Many detailers or better yet unprofessional detailers out there don’t do the sealing. Hire someone like us who will pay attention to everything when doing this kind of job.