I know silly silly but treat me gently as I am of simple stock....
I have never ... Yep never! washed a car but am sick of paying people to draw circles on my car......
My lady is black so she needs attention often...,.
Can someone or someone's outline what I should have equipment wise and step by step of the right process to get this car immaculate.... Obviously scratch removal is essential also.
You've NEVER washed your motor?
There's plenty of ways of going about washing your pride and joy, but be prepared to spend alot of time and putting alot of effort in to get good results.
My routine generally consists of:
* Jetwash to loosen and remove the heavy dirt and general grime, making sure to get all around the inside of the wheel arches and get as much brake dust off the alloys as possible.
*Wash with a good quality car shampoo, using the two bucket method. This is when you have one bucket full of your shampoo and water mixture and another full of plain water to rinse off your wash mitt regularly. I use a 'noodle mitt' to wash my car, I find them really effective, but alot of people use lambswool or a variant of these.
* Clean the allost with a brush and some decent, non acidic, wheel cleaner and a wheel brush.
*rinse off with a hose or jetwasher again.
*Dry the car thoroughly. I find microfibre cloths are very good for this, they make light work of removing all the water.
*polish and protect. There are loads of different methods for this, I personally use poorboy's black hole, which is a glaze specifically designed for use on cars with dark paintwork. This helps to fill swirlmarks and small scratches and brings the paintwork to a showroom shine. I'll generally give the car 2 coats of this. Then, I use Poorboy's EX sealant to seal in this shine and help repel rain.
*Rimwax the alloys. This is not strictly neccessary, but I find it helps when cleaning the alloys in future as the rimwax helps to stop brake dust and tar sticking to the surface.
There are alot of other ways to go about cleaning and protecting your car; snowfoaming, polishing, hard waxing...the list is almost endless: this is just my method (in a concise paragraph). I also clay bar the car every few months. There are literally thousands of products on the market for car care, but quality doesn't always come cheap.
I hope this is of help to you and you get out there and make your car look a million quid!