Cleaning the Exterior

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3 Best Step Ladders & Platforms for Washing Cars, Trucks or SUV Roofs

While it's probably not the first product that comes to mind when you think about detailing, a step ladder or platform is one of those purchases you will be glad you made as a detailer or car enthusiast. Attention to detail especially on roofs is something that is difficult to do, especially if you don't want to use a brush (which can lead to scratching). In this blog post, I'll break own 3 solid platforms and ladders to help you wash a variety of [...]

9 Essential RV Detailing Tips You Need to Know About

Whether you are a professional detailer looking to add RVs to your service menu, or just an RV owner needing some advice, there are a few things to keep in mind when washing an RV vs a car or truck. From the equipment to wash methods, to the actual surface of the RV, there are a few tips and tricks to know about that are slightly different than a car or truck. In this blog, I'll break down 9 of the most popular RV [...]

7 Tips for Washing a Car at Your Condo or Apartment

If you live in an apartment that doesn't have a wash station, it can be difficult to keep a clean ride. Speaking from experience, it was a lot more difficult keeping my car clean at my old apartment due to this, but there are a few things you can do with or without much water. In this blog, I'll break down 7 creative ways to wash your car when living at an apartment or condo. Tip 1: Ask Your Apartment Manager About Water Access [...]

5 Best Electric Pressure Washers for Detailing on a Budget

If you're into detailing your own car, or getting started with detailing, electric pressure washers are a very affordable way to get started. In my opinion, if you are just a car enthusiast who just prefers to knock the dirt off on the weekend, an electric pressure washer is a very practical choice. And super affordable. Knocking off a lot of mud? You may want to spend a little more on a gas-powered unit. Keep in mind most professional detailers use gas pressure washers [...]

15 Eco-Friendly Auto Detailing Products to Consider

The movement to waterless and eco-friendly products is ongoing, and remains a pretty controversial topic in the detailing community. EPA regulations that prohibit chemicals from entering storm drains is partly the reason, but many states like California have water restrictions which can make it difficult. If you are just looking for a few alternatives to make the transition, or are already advertising as eco-friendly, I wanted to share a few products to add to your detailing arsenal that don't contain the harsh chemicals found [...]

Foam Gun or Cannon? Advantages, Soaps, & Recommendations

You may have seen foam sprayed or applied to vehicles, but what are the advantages? And what's the difference between a foam gun vs foam cannon? These tools are a great investment for many people, but it really depends on your level of detail when washing your car. For example, are you trying desperately to avoid swirls in a professional setting, or just looking to clean the dirt off from time to time? In this blog, I'll break down the differences between foam guns [...]

Steam Cleaning your Car’s Exterior: What to Know

One method to clean the exterior of your car that you probably don't hear much about is steam cleaning. Steam cleaning is rather controversial in the detailing community depending on who you ask, but it's important to understand when and how to use steam if you choose this cleaning method. In this blog post, I'll break down why some detailers like to use steam on the exterior of a vehicle, a few precautions to understand, and what to know in general if you decide [...]

Is it Bad to Wash Your Car in the Rain? Before or After?

We all deal with driving in the rain at some point. It can be tricky for keeping your car clean in the summer, but there are a few things you can do to work around it. In this blog, I'll break down everything you need to know about how the rain affects clean vehicles and give a few suggestions on when you should wash or detail your car with rain in the forecast. Should You Wash your Car in the Rain or Not? In [...]

How to Clean and Protect Wheel Wells [4 Steps]

Wheel wells are one of those often overlooked areas to keep clean, but can really detract from all the work you do to make your tires and wheels look great. If you are cleaning your own vehicle at home, you may even want to remove your tires before getting started (if you have the ability)  just to make things easier. In this blog, I'll break down how to clean and protect your wheel wells in 4 simple steps. Step 1: Start by Knocking the [...]

Wash Mitts vs Sponges vs Brushes – What’s Best for Car Paint?

When washing the paint on your car, you have a couple of different choices. The two traditional options are a sponges and wash mitts, but there are some brushes safe for car paint that many people use. Each have their pros and cons, but the important thing to understand is you must use these tools properly to avoid scratches. In this blog, I'll break down the differences between wash mitts, sponges, and brushes and give you recommendations for what type may work best for [...]