Washing Your Car

  • 2 buckets with grit guards
  • Wash mitt
  • Sponge
  • Soap
  • Foam Cannon (not required)
  • Microfiber cloth

car wash items

Before you start washing:

-Remove all jewelry. You don't want to scratch your car.

-Try to not wash your car in direct sunlight. If you can't avoid the sun, do it in the morning before the heat of the day.

-Don't wash in a circular motion. Wash in straight lines to avoid swirl marks.

1. Rinse car to remove loose dirt

 rinse car

2. Use Foam Cannon (not required)

foam cannon

The foam cannon helps to lift the dirt from the surface of the car, allowing safer removal of dirt. It is the best way to reduce swirl marks in your paint.

3. Wash car using wash mitt (2 bucket method)

2 bucket method

With the 2 bucket method you have one bucket with warm water and soap, and the other bucket with just warm water.

rinse wash mitt

The point of the 2 bucket wash is to not contaminate the soap bucket with your dirty wash mitt. Every time you go to get more soap on your mitt you first rinse off all the dirt in the non-soap bucket. Shake it around in the rinse bucket to get all the dirt off. Then you can place the wash mitt in the soap bucket. By using this method you reduce the chance of dirt staying on the mitt, which can then grind into your paint (causing scratches).

wash mitt

4. Rinse car

rinse car

Wash off all the soap.

5. Dry car

This is where you get to use your beautiful towel from Wacky Linens.

Drying your car is another potential spot where you can scratch your paint. To reduce the chances make sure you don't dry wipe any areas.  If it's already dry don't wipe it. Also, make sure your drying towel is clean, without any dirt in it.