With today’s water restrictions, spot cleaning with a bucket and a good polish may be the best way to make one’s car look great. To help, the car cleaning department of Jim's Cleaning offers some tips for achieving a great finish.
Polishing is the last stage in the detailing process. A good quality polish will not only look great, it will protect the paint surface for a long period of time.
- Park your vehicle in a shaded area, away from direct sunlight
- Select a soft cloth for polishing – cheesecloth or flannel is ideal
- Dampen the cloth first and form it into a pad which sits comfortably in your hand
- Apply polish to the dampened cloth, and then polish briskly in straight strokes, covering about half a square metre at a time
- Depending on the polish selected, some polishes are recommended to be removed panel by panel, but the majority can be removed once applied to the entire vehicle. Check yours
- To remove, select another dry cloth. Form it into a pad and polish off excess wax or polish, rotating the cloth as it becomes soiled
- Carefully check that no smears are left on the surface
- Walk around the vehicle with a soft cloth or chamois, carefully removing any smears or dust left on the vehicle
- If in doubt, your local Jim’s car cleaning professional will be happy to dispense some free expert advice.