Archive for the ‘Car cleaning brushes’ Category

Upholstery stains ‘should never be scrubbed side-to-side’

Monday, May 16th, 2011

When carrying out car interior detailing, it is important not to scrub at stains on the upholstery in a side-to-side motion, as this will make the problem worse, it has been claimed.

According to International AERO products, cleaning stains in this way will just push the debris further into the carpet and make it more difficult to remove.

"Never scrub a stain in a side-to-side motion, it just pushes the contamination into the carpet fibre," the firm noted.

Instead, owners should invest in car cleaning brushes and tamp the mark to get rid of it.

"Quickly and repeatedly rap a stain with a tamping brush until the stain is removed," the company added.

Randy Loyk, from AMA, told 660News recently that now is a good time for drivers to dedicate some time to giving their vehicles a thorough detailing job inside and out as the weather begins to get better.

Posted by Matt Casson
 


Vehicles ‘need a thorough clean before summer’

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Car cleaning brushes and swabs might prove to be an essential consideration for drivers, if recent suggestions are anything to go by.

Drivers have been offered a range of advice by not-for-profit organisation CAA South Central Ontario to make sure their vehicle is ready to enjoy "long weekends, cottage getaways and summer road trips".

These include ensuring windows and mirrors are kept clear, something a little car care may easily achieve.

While carrying out such maintenance, individuals might also be wise to take a closer look at other aspects of their motor and the corporation states: "Give your vehicle a thorough cleaning to remove salt and sand accumulated over the winter."

Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax, which people can make use of in direct sunlight, was recently recommended as a product those hoping to look after their vehicle should consider by the Globe and Mail's Rob MacGregor.

Posted by Matt Casson 


Car cleaning brushes ‘should be part of a detailing kit’

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Having the right equipment is essential if drivers are to get their car looking shiny and new and that means investing in more than just car shampoo and car polishes.

Items such as microfibre cloths and alloy wheel cleaners are also crucial to achieving a stunning overall finish.

Another important inclusion in any auto detailing kit is car cleaning brushes, which can allow drivers to access difficult to reach places and give them a thorough clean as well.

This is a point made by Rob MacGregor, who told a reader of the Globe and Mail that he is a fan of such items and that they can be purchased in a variety of shapes and lengths.

"Long cylindrical brushes with short bristles work well on wheels," he stated.

Drivers can also purchase car brushes to use on the dashboard and in the vents.

Investing in such products could come in handy in the coming weeks, as an acidic pollen cloud is heading to the UK from Europe which will damage car paint jobs should it be left to settle on the bodywork.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


Detailing ‘is about going from clean to sparkling’

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Car detailing is more than just washing and drying, one writer has claimed, stating that it is about elevating it to a new level.

Writing in the Bermuda Sun, Krishna King said that a thorough job involves "cleaning the tiniest parts to transform your vehicle from clean to sparkling like new".

He suggested drivers use alloy wheel cleaner and tackle the rims and tyres first, before moving onto the bodywork with a specialist car shampoo.

Mr King also recommended using small car brushes to tackle hard to reach areas.

After washing the entire body, car waxes and car polishes should be applied.

"One application of wax is sufficient and any excess should be removed with a very soft cloth," the writer added.

Phil Mulkins, writing for Tulsa World, said recently that drivers should use different wash mitts for the bodywork and the wheels, as this will avoid transferring dirt and grime from one surface to the other.

Posted by Anne Simpson 
 


Mothers car brushes ‘do a professional job’

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Doing a thorough cleaning job means drivers need to use the right tools and when it comes to car brushes, Mothers' range of brushes are as good as it gets.

That is the opinion of philSTAR.com, which heaped praise on the Mothers Carpet and Upholstery Brush for being a "lightweight, ergonomically designed brush" which will get to the tightest nooks and crannies inside a vehicle.

Also given the thumbs up was the Mothers Detail Brush, which was lauded for how well it cleans emblems and seams.

"The bristles are stiff enough to scrape the dirt but soft enough not to scratch any of the car parts," the website noted.

Another good addition to a driver's detailing kit is the Mothers Brake Dust Brush, which employs scratch-free bristles which remove dust without causing damage to the rims.

When it comes to the wheels, motorists need to use not only suitable car brushes but also alloy wheel cleaners designed for use on the type of alloys their vehicle has.

Brad Bergholdt, an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in California, wrote for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service that different rims require specific cleaners and that drivers must do their research first.

Posted by Anne Simpson
 


Interior detailing ‘should be done from top to bottom’

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Interior detailing requires more intricate processes than exterior care and it is important to follow certain procedures and employee specific products to do the job well.

Nick Vacco, writing for Professional Carwashing and Detailing, said that it is essential for any interior cleaning job to have cloths, car cleaning brushes and various maintenance products – which could include car leather care solutions and vinyl and rubber care sprays.

He stated that it is best to "start from the top", with the headliner the first area to focus on before working one's way to the bottom.

"Be sure you have plenty of quality supplies," Mr Vacco added.

Steve Carter, writing in the Argonaut, said that car interior care should be seen as less important to exterior cleaning.

Glass cleaner and air fresheners are two items drivers should invest in, while vacuuming the inside and discarding bits of rubbish will transform the cabin in no time.

Posted by Matt Casson
 


Meguiars Slide Lock Brush ‘is a great tool for detailing’

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Meguiars Slide Lock Brush 'is a great tool for detailing'

Drivers planning to invest in car cleaning brushes may wish to purchase a Meguiars Slide Lock Detail Brush, which has been described as a must-have detailing tool.

According to an entry on Articles Directory from CarCleaningGuru, the brush can be used for both interior and exterior care, with its special design meaning it will not damage any area of the vehicle.

One of the best features of the Meguiars Slide Lock Detail Brush is the collar which adjusts the flexibility of the bristles, making it a multi-functional tool and an essential item for those who want to do a thorough job on their motor.

“The Meguiars Slide Lock Brush is a great tool for cleaning and detailing various areas of your car. It is tough, versatile, long lasting, safe to use on all surfaces and most importantly removes the need for multiple brush types,” the entry stated.

Buying the Meguiars Slide Lock Brush and detailing a car at home rather than taking it to a professional company can save drivers considerable amounts of money, according to a recent post on the Top Cool Cars blog.

Posted by Anne Simpson


Meguiars Slide Lock Brush ‘is a great tool for detailing’

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Ford car interiorDrivers planning to invest in car cleaning brushes may wish to purchase a Meguiars Slide Lock Detail Brush, which has been described as a must-have detailing tool.

According to an entry on Articles Directory from CarCleaningGuru, the brush can be used for both interior and exterior care, with its special design meaning it will not damage any area of the vehicle.

One of the best features of the Meguiars Slide Lock Detail Brush is the collar which adjusts the flexibility of the bristles, making it a multi-functional tool and an essential item for those who want to do a thorough job on their motor.

"The Meguiars Slide Lock Brush is a great tool for cleaning and detailing various areas of your car. It is tough, versatile, long lasting, safe to use on all surfaces and most importantly removes the need for multiple brush types," the entry stated.

Buying the Meguiars Slide Lock Brush and detailing a car at home rather than taking it to a professional company can save drivers considerable amounts of money, according to a recent post on the Top Cool Cars blog.

Posted by Anne Simpson