8 Quick Tips for Hand Washing Your Car!

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If you are a car enthusiast or if you want to safe your money, hand washing your vehicle is always a good choice.  In order to show you the car cleaning procedure, we have lined up 8 tips that can help you out.

1. Don`t Use Armor All for Your Dash!

Some cleaning supplies can give your dash a glossy shine, but at the same time it attracts a lot of dust and it reflects the sun rays  I recommend cleaning the dash with mild detergent and then cleaning it once again with clean dry towel for the best matte look.

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2. Purchase a Chamois!

Chamois won`t leave the fibers after passing the surface and will prevent spots from water after hand drying the surface with it. So, I suggest to purchase chamois because is “Must Have” for hand washing the car.

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3. Car Soap is Essential!

The regular dish soap can be that strong to take of the polymers from the car`s body paint. Actually, these polymers are protecting the car`s body from fading, dulling and rust. So, car soap or shampoo is the essential for hand washing your car.

4. You Should Start the Hand Washing from the TOP!

As it is known the car is dirtier at the bottom then on the top, so you should leave the lover areas like rocker panels and the surface around the tires for the end. Starting from the top is the best solution because you will not climb the dirt from the bottom to the top, like if you are doing the opposite way.

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5. Wash the Car in the Shade!

I suggest washing your car into the shade. Washing it on the sun it can cause dirty, soapy water to dry on the surface very fast, which will cause water marks, streaks and soapy residue.

6. Do Not Forget Your Plates and Door Sills!

If you want to get the new car feeling after washing your car you should wash the door sills and license plates. However, your plates can begin to oxidize much faster than your car, so without cleaning it you will have old and rusty plates on the fresh cleaning car. You should use WD-40 spray to clean out eh rust and dirt and give a clean shine to your plates.

7. Toothbrush for the Smaller Areas!

An old toothbrush can help you clean the little holes on your alloy wheels, door handles and the other smaller parts of your vehicle.

8. Deodorize the Interior!

Using ripped on half dryer sheets for a couple of days in your car`s interior can match the clean look of your vehicle.

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13 thoughts on “8 Quick Tips for Hand Washing Your Car!

  1. Cleaning your car efficiently saves you time and effort and ensures that the vehicle’s body comes out looking great. If you clean haphazardly, the task takes much longer, and you run the risk of scratching the finish, streaking the surface, and leaving the body vulnerable to rust. Never wipe or dust the body with a dry cloth. Never wash a vehicle in the hot sun. Be sure the windows and sunroof are closed before washing. Always wash the body of a vehicle from the top down. Remember to get to all the corners where dirt can collect and rust can form. Get more tips at : http://www.autoworld4u.info/diy-tips-on-car-body-wash/

  2. Neftali Moreno

    Excellent tips!!! Thanks!

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Neftali! Have a nice day 🙂

  3. Peter

    When you begin hand washing your car, always remember to start hosing down your car
    from the top down, to loosen and rinse away small particles of dirt, and debris. Once the
    car is well rinsed then begin the hand washing from the roof down once again, and make
    sure to rinse off the car really well, making sure you haven’t left any soap on the car to dry
    and damage your paint in those hard to access spaces!

    1. Johnny

      Thanks for your feedback Peter! Have a nice day 🙂

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Jon 🙂 Thank you for your comment! Have a nice day!

  4. These are great and effective tips for hand washing car. Thanks for the details you gave.

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Ray 🙂 Stay tuned for more!

  5. Thank you for the tips, have a nice week!

    1. Johnny

      Thank you Goodson! Wish you the same!

  6. I like to washing my car. It will help me save money. These tips are really help. Thank for share

    1. Johnny

      You’re welcome Kathy. Stay tuned for more!

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