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JG_Detailing
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:36 PM
1. PUT CAR IN SHADE. 2. HOSE CAR OFF UNTIL SOAKED. 3. MAKE SURE SPONGE IS SOAKED AND FULL OF SOAP. 4. START FROM THE TOP OF THE CAR AND WORK DOWN IT. 5. GET UNDER THE CAR." BUMPERS AND DOOR SILLS" 6. RINSE CAR STARTING FROM TOP AND WORK DOWN IT. 7. GET A TERRY TOWEL AND START FROM TOP AND WORK DOWN IT. 8. VACUUM THE INSIDE OF THE CAR STARTING FROM THE DASH. 9.VACUUN SEATS, UNDER AND BETWEEN THEM. 10. WIPE THE VIYNL. 11. SPRAY AIR FRESHNER IN THE CAR. 12. BUT SOME TIRE WET ON THE WHEELS. 13. WAX AND POLISH. :D

rusty bumper
Apr 24th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by chevyman2001
1. PUT CAR IN SHADE. 2. HOSE CAR OFF UNTIL SOAKED. 3. MAKE SURE SPONGE IS SOAKED AND FULL OF SOAP. 4. START FROM THE TOP OF THE CAR AND WORK DOWN IT. 5. GET UNDER THE CAR." BUMPERS AND DOOR SILLS" 6. RINSE CAR STARTING FROM TOP AND WORK DOWN IT. 7. GET A TERRY TOWEL AND START FROM TOP AND WORK DOWN IT. 8. VACUUM THE INSIDE OF THE CAR STARTING FROM THE DASH. 9.VACUUN SEATS, UNDER AND BETWEEN THEM. 10. WIPE THE VIYNL. 11. SPRAY AIR FRESHNER IN THE CAR. 12. BUT SOME TIRE WET ON THE WHEELS. 13. WAX AND POLISH. :D

Have you considered a wash mitt?...It is less likely to inflict scratches on the finish than a sponge.

Beercan31
Apr 25th, 2004, 03:00 PM
Why did he make it sound so easy....JEEZZZZ it just took a few seconds to read but all day to proform..LOL

you forgot to Rain-x your windows.

bigdaddy6990
May 4th, 2006, 04:14 PM
I have been out of the detailing biz for a while, but I remember reading somewhere to vacuum the interior before you wash the car. That way, you avoid dragging the vacuum and your feet through puddles. And it is safer if the electrical cord is in questionable condition.

Todd

Michael Stoops
May 4th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by chevyman2001
12. BUT SOME TIRE WET ON THE WHEELS. 13. WAX AND POLISH. :D
Gee, everything was going just fine until you put tire shine on your wheels and waxed before you polished. :D

Oh, wait. You didn't clean your tires and wheels! And don't forget those wheel wells, especially if you're going to post pictures around here. This is a picky bunch!!!

cuspid
May 5th, 2006, 09:29 AM
I always vacuum first, makes sense. Windows last.

TrufflePig
May 6th, 2006, 05:11 AM
yes, vacum first, washign mitt needed and water magnet to dry. terry towel can carry contaminents can't it that might not have been fully removed and scatch car.

i just vacum first, then wash and stuff and then do detail interior.

JG_Detailing
May 6th, 2006, 06:18 AM
I do have a meguiar's wash mitt. But I don't really use it. And I do wash the wheel well's and tire's. And I do put the polish on then wax car.

LiquidBlack
May 6th, 2006, 10:57 AM
I have to contest the part about spraying air freshener into the car.

I feel the best way to keep the car smelling fresh (IE, somewhat of a new car smell) is to eliminate the source of the odor. That is, find the source, spray in a little-to-no odor carpet cleaner (or just plain water), and scrub with a medium-stiff bristled brush. Let the mats and other removables dry out in the sun, and let the vehicle air out.

Everybody who hops in my car for the first time always comment on how it smells like new car smell.

rusty bumper
May 6th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by LiquidBlack
Everybody who hops in my car for the first time always comment on how it smells like new car smell.
Same here. :xyxthumbs

m3tal
May 25th, 2006, 08:53 PM
I usually do the interior first on a full detail to give the carpets and everything time to fully dry while I do the exterior.