When you are looking from the outside in, you may say to yourself, “how much do you need to know to clean a car?”. Not much really, but to do it well, and I mean really well so that people take notice, you need to know more than just the basics.
The Devil Is In The Details
When detailing, the devil is in the details. Knowing the details counts and makes the difference. When a professional detailer details your vehicle, it will turn people’s heads! People will take notice, and that is what it is all about. That is where the experience comes in. Something as simple as washing a car has different options and methods. Even with the simple act of washing a car, you need to make decisions that will affect quality and cost.
There are three recognized ways to wash a car: traditional car wash, rinseless car wash, and waterless car wash.
The Rinseless Car Wash
The idea for a rinselss wash it basically that you can do it without using much water and in locations that have some type of restriction, like inside that garage. You mix a cleaning lubricant with water in a 5-gallon bucket and apply lightly with a wash rag or glove. After the light application you use a drying towel and wipe off the excess water and accumulated dirt. This works well if you have a car that is already pretty clean and you don’t want to make a production of washing you car. So, this method is best for the do-it-in-the-garage quickly cleaning. And it works well for that application.
A waterless wash is essentially applying a chemical spray with a rag. It is a very basic application for the extremely lazy. This is the opposite of having your car detailed. All we can say is ‘Don’t do it!’ you’ll end up with a car that is clean over here and dirty over there.
The Traditional Car Wash
The traditional wash is the standard procedure for washing cars. A traditional wash, as you may expect, is a wash with soap and water. This is what you see all the time and get at the carwash. It is the recognized way of washing a car and this is what you see when you see your neighbor washing his car in in the driveway. Nothing wrong it. It works fine. In fact, this is what we do at Detail Daddy. We do a traditional wash.
We Do A Traditional Car Wash When Detailing Your Vehicle
If you are having your car detailed, none of the benefits apply for a rinselss wash. That is the simple fact of the matter. We bring our own water, tools and supplies. The best results come with a traditional wash and that is what we do when we are onsite.