· Start by cleaning your wheels first ·
If you do the paint first, especially in hot climates, the water can dry and cause water spots on the paint.Don’t use the same water you wash your wheels to wash your car. If you use the same bucket for both the wheels and paint be sure to rinse it out and start with new soap and water.
- Presoak your wheel wells, tires and wheels (if needed) with an all purpose cleaner.
- Let it dwell for approximately 30-60 seconds.
- Rinse with water.
- Dip your wash mitt or boar’s hair brush in the soapy water and clean the wheels – rinse the tool or wash mitt in clean water bucket, repeat.
- Dip your stiff bristled brush in the soapy water and clean the tires and wheel wells – rinse in clean water bucket.
- If needed spray the wheels and wheel wells with foam gun and let dwell for approximately 30-60 seconds to help loosen stubborn dirt or stains.
|To help prevent water spots or the soap from drying on the car, wash in a cool, shaded spot.
If that is not possible, do the steps below in sections at a time.
- Fill 2 buckets with water- one with soapy water, one with clean water.
- Rinse as much loose dirt off the car as possible with water.
- Use a bug and tar remover on stubborn problems, don’t scrub the spotlet the product dwell and come back to it.
- If using a foam gun saturate the car with a layer of foam and let it dwell for about 30-60 seconds to loosen the dirt and debris. If working in warmer climates or in the sun, spray only the section you are working on to help prevent the soap from drying on the paint.
- Starting from the top and working your way down, clean one section or panel at a time, using light pressure.
- Rinse the panel with clean water and dip the wash mitt in the rinse bucket (agitating it on the Grit Guard) after each section, repeat steps until all paint is cleaned. If the car is really dirty only do half a panel at a time.
- Finish by doing Windows, bumpers, running boards and trim last.