To many people, car washing and car detailing are one and the same thing. Howevr, the two are different. In detailed car washing, the services leave the car spotlessly clean both on the inside and on the outside. Unlike in car washing, detailing does not involve the use of automated washing machine. Instead car detailing is done through hand washing by experienced detailers. There are two components of car detailing which include interior and exterior detailing. Exterrior detailing involves vacuuming, restoring and if possible surpassing the original condition of the car. Interior detailing, on the other hand, involves cleaning the inner parts of the car.
It is important for a car to be beautiful from both the inside and the outside. This means that more time is required for interior detailing than in exterior detailing. Some of the challenges that come with a dirty interior include bad odor and operational complications. In car cleaning, therefore, you have to do more than just cleaning with soap and water. Interior car detailing involves a certain standard process although this may change depending on the detailer you chose to visit.
Interior car detailing begins with cleaning the interior parts. Floor mats are cleaned separately so as o achieve the best results from vacuuming. For the hidden areas which are hard reach using a vacuum, an air compressor can be used.
For the mats and carpets, brushing and steam cleaning provides the best results. The best way to remove stains and blemishes which may have accumulated over time, however, is by scrubbing. For better results, it is advisable to use a steam cleaner. Note that carpets should be left to dry completely to avoid mildew.
A glass cleaner can be used to lean the glasses. Glass cleaners ensure that the glasses are spanking clean and it also ensures that there are no obstructions to the driver’s view. Cleaning the leather parts use a leather cleaner, saddle soap and leather soap. As for soapy areas, a damp cloth is used to remove the soap. It is important to do re-vacuuming after finishing vacuuming. It helps to remove all the dirt remaining in the cabin. Dashboards and windows are then wiped with a clean cloth using a cleaning detergent. The car is then perfumed using a deodorant to leave a good scent.
In exterior detailing, the detailer will make the car gleam and minimize the surface scratches. It starts with washing and drying the car. The car is sprayed with a specialized spray at high pressure before hand washing. A clay bar is then used to remove any impurities and traces of the spays which cannot be removed using a detergent. The last step is to polish the car to restore it to the original polish.