10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts Of Successful Car Detailing

10 Essential Do’s and Don’ts Of Successful Car Detailing

 

Car detailing is the art of getting your cherished motor looking as near to, and in many cases better than the day it was driven out of the showroom.

Whether you are seeking absolute perfection, to go one better than the next door neighbour or simply to look after and protect the value of your pride and joy, there are a number of key steps required to get and keep your vehicle looking like new.

This article forms part of the introduction to car detailing from our Detailing Guide series. Here I kick-start you with my 10 essential do’s and don’ts of successful car detailing.

If you follow and keep to these suggestions it will make your detailing much much easier and more enjoyable as well as avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes that I made as I was learning the ropes.

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Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner For Alloy Wheels

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner For Alloy Wheels

About Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner has become one of the most popular wheel cleaners on the market. Bilberry was formulated to be an outstandingly safe but effective wheel cleaner! Something that it achieves where others fail.

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner is great for valuable Alloy Wheels, Chrome Wheels, and other types of rim where safe acid-free cleaning is an absolute must.

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner is:

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How To Protect And Clean Alloy Wheels

How To Protect And Clean Alloy Wheels

As you will know managing to keep your wheels gleaming is one of the hardest jobs in detailing. Getting it right can seriously improve the look of your car and really makes heads turn wherever you go.

In this article I will share some top tips on how to protect and clean alloy wheels to keep them gleaming in both winter and summer.

There are many different types of wheels to consider, all of which to achieve the ultimate shine require slightly different care and attention:

– Bare metal alloy wheels
– Coated/Painted alloys
– Steel wheels
– Chrome rims
– Wire wheels

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The Car Wash Products Everyone Should Have in Their Kitbag

Car Wash Products Kit BagWith so many car wash products on the market, choosing which ones to have in your kit bag can be a little confusing. Especially to anyone just starting out in the world of detailing.

Here I will explore some of the essential items anyone from beginner to expect should always have in their detailing kit bag.

The first may come as a bit of a surprise. If like millions of other car owners you regularly use a sponge to wash your car, please make an immediate change and Ditch That Sponge!

By the very nature of their make-up, if a sponge traps even the smallest amounts of dirt or grit between it and your paintwork it will tend to suck up the water leaving the grit to drag across the surface of your paintwork as you wipe, leaving fine swirls and scratches behind it.

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Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance – Tyres Review – Part 2

Tyres Review Goodyear Efficient Grip PerformanceFollowing on from Part 1 of this tyres review and knowing what can happen when a tyre goes I immediately looked up tyres review for a set of replacement tyres. I had a conversation with one of the guys at A-line Wheel Tracking who told me all about the new tyre ratings and how many tyres with excellent grip unfortunately had poor fuel consumption ratings and vice-versa.

At that point I then decided to research the tyres review sites to try to find the best tyre for both grip and fuel economy. So off to read as many tyres review sites as I could find.I soon stumbled across a tyre that looked to good to be true from the tyres review and sales sites. The Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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Tyres Review – Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance XL – Part 1

Tyres Review - Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance XLOk, so you might be asking why is a tyres review appearing on a blog about car care? At some point I may have wondered myself, but from recent experiences I can personally vouch for the fact that car care is more than just about how your vehicle looks, it also encompasses its performance as well your own safety when driving. In this post I share with you how a recent blow-out and changes in tyres to Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance has made a real difference to me, my vehicle and my family.

I have split this into 2 parts – Part 1 below gives the background to writing this tyres review including the findings from the blow-out and Part 2 details more about the performance of my final choice of tyres – the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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Collinite 845 Surprise Winner in Auto Express Car Wheel Wax Test

Anyone with alloy wheels will be well aware of the time and effort required to keep them gleaming and the corrosive effect that brake dust and other muck & grime can have on them. In order to help solve this problem a wide range for wheel waxes and wheel sealants have sprung onto the market in recent years.

All aimed at keeping your wheels looking good for longer and protecting them from these corrosive elements. In a past test Auto Express put 12 of the most popular wheel waxes through their paces with a surprise winner – Collinite 845 . So which ones were tested, what were the results, and why was the winner such a surprise?

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How to Choose the Best Alloy Wheel Brush for your Car

How to Choose the Best Alloy Wheel Brush for your Car

 

You have just bought yourself a nice set of shiny new alloys or better still a new car with a nice set of rims and now want to ensure they stay clean using the best alloy wheel brush you can get your hands on.

But which one is the best for your rims? In a recent Auto Express product review their testers looked at a range of car wheel brushes on the market in order to decide which is the best buy.

Their choice was the Halfords Large Alloy Wheel Brush – but is it necessarily the best alloy wheel brush for you and how does it compare to others?…

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Car Tyre Dressing Review | Pinnacle Black Onynx vs Poorboys Bold n Bright Gel

Car Tyre Dressing Review: Pinnacle Black Onyx Tyre Gel vs Poorboys Bold N Bright Tyre Gel
Two Popular Tyre Gels Go Head to Head

This is a guest blog post kindly written by Mark Beardmore, one of our regular contributors and longstanding detailing enthusiast. Mark is an experienced detailer and has tried and tested many new products as they come to the market. For this car tyre dressing review, Mark has thoroughly tested and reviewed two car tyre dressings from well known manufacturers; Poorboys Bold n Bright Tyre Gel and Pinnacle Black Onyx Tyre Gel.

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