Car Detailing: Step-by-Step Guide

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September 1, 2021

My car needed its windshield replaced at Surge Auto Glass. So I had some time to look at a few of the cars in the lot. One vehicle caught my eye as it was impeccable. I caught myself dreaming about my car looking like that. 

So, with some research, I wrote this article as my reference. Let me share it with you.

Detailing your car is a great way to show off your hard work and make it look its best. 

Whether you want to take care of minor scratches, or if you need more in-depth help like removing rust from the exhaust pipe, don't worry - we've got everything here for detailing enthusiasts.

1.  Clean your car with a high-quality, non-toxic cleaner.

An important component of car detailing is to wash the exterior with a high-quality, non-toxic cleaner. You can use an all-purpose cleaning solution and a microfiber towel for this.

2.  Rinse off any remaining dirt and grime from the surface of your car.

The next step is to rinse your car off, making sure you remove any dirt and grime that may have gathered on the surface. For this, you can use a dry car wash product or an all-purpose cleaner with a towel.

3.  Use detailing clay to remove dirt that can't be removed by washing alone.

The next step in your car detailing process is to use a product called "clay," which can remove dirt in deep recesses in your car’s dashboard and exterior. This can remove all of those pesky swirls and scratches on your paint finish.

4. Polish away any light scratches and swirls that may be on your paint finish.

These are caused by the use of products like clay, waxing, or polishing. Ultra fine abrasives will work best for this process.

5.  Apply wax on top of polis.

This provides extra protection against UV rays, pollution, bird droppings, tree sap, bug splatter, etc.

6.  Buff away excess wax

For maximum shine use a soft cotton cloth or microfiber towel. I prefer using a microfiber towel to buff away wax! It's the best way of removing any excess wax which leaves streaks on the paint finish. It will also save you a lot of time and effort in your detailing process.

Note: (Optional). Protect your paint finish by applying clear coat sealant every two months or as needed. Consider climate conditions and frequency of use. 

Also, apply this coating after you clean your vehicle to protect it from drying out if you don't want to use soap/cleaning detergent every time).

The following is a list of products I recommend for Auto Glass Replacement:

  • Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner (I use this product to clean my car and am happy with its effects)
  • Turtle Wax Ice Liquid Car Wash Detergent (This detergent will leave your car's paint finish good as new)
  • Tire Black - add tire spray for long-lasting tire black wheel restorer

Auto Glass Repair St Catharines Auto glass replacement service is committed to providing the best auto glass replacement services in St Catharines and surrounding areas.

We are able, equipped, and experienced with all types of windshields for any make or model vehicle on the road today! No matter what type of glass that need replacing, Auto Glass Repair St Catharines will be able to provide the right product for your needs.

If it is a windshield or front window that you need fixing, Surge Auto Glass has something perfect for each customer who walks through our door! 

We offer OEM replacement parts as well as custom-made windows and windshields for customers who request them.

Our Auto Glass Replacement St Catharines technicians are skilled in all types of glass replacement and installations, which means you won't need to worry about getting the best service imaginable when it comes to your vehicle's glass windows!

Surge Auto Glass is committed to providing every customer with a perfect installation so that they can get back on the road quickly and safely!

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