Washing a car with Mr.Suds
- Garden hose with an adjustable spray nozzle.
- One or two soft wash mitts, wash pads.
- pH balanced car wash shampoo.
- Two clean 10L buckets. (One for your Car Wash Soap and the other for plain rinse water)
- Microfibre Drying Towels.
Now that you have the right products and tools, these are the steps for the two bucket technique.
1. Make sure you have a shaded area to work and your paint surface is cool to the touch. Direct sunlight causes many problems when washing a car. These can include allowing the wash soap to dry too fast or soften the painted surface allowing for scratches to occur.
2. Prepare your two 10L buckets. Fill one half way with your car wash solution and the other three quarters full with plain water. At this stage you can place your mitt or pad in the soapy bucket, this allows it to saturate and soften before you begin using.
3. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly. Using a garden hose with an adjustable spray nozzle, thoroughly rinse your car, start at the top and work your way down. Pre-rinsing is an important step and should not be skipped.
4. Dunk your wash mitt into the soapy car wash solution and gently glide your mitt over the vehicle. Be sure to start at the top and work your way down. This is important to prevent transferring dirt from the grimier lower areas up to the rest of the vehicle. And allows the suds to fall down and soften any dirt and grime on the lower half of the doors and sills. DO NOT SCRUB. Allow the soap solution to do it’s job.
5. Dunk your wash mitt vigorously into the clean water bucket. This will clean the mitt and remove any dirt and contaminants that were removed from the vehicle’s surface.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 around the entire vehicle, then rinse your car thoroughly.
Rinse your way to easier drying! Here’s a little trick to use for faster, easier drying;
Once you have rinsed using your spray nozzle, remove the gun from your garden hose and do a final rinse with only a steady flow of water from the hose. Check out the guys at Aero Car care, and see how they do it. Again start at the top and you will notice the water sheet right off of your car. This will flood the vehicles surface and by provide more water volume, allowing gravity to pull the water down and off your car!
Washing a car……DONE!
DRYING Throw away your old T-shirts, leather chamois, cloth nappies and anything else that you have been using until now. High quality microfibre is the best fabric to use when drying your car. Microfibre slides across your paint finish easily, without stripping wax like chamois and other materials can.
STUBBORN BUGS, ROAD TAR & TREE SAP. Still have some bugs, road tar or tree sap after washing your vehicle? We will soon place “How-To Remove Bugs, Road Tar & Tree Sap” on the site so check back soon.