Detailing Tips For Your Hot Rod Or Daily Driver
If you are thinking about detailing your own vehicles this article contains a few of the best Boyd Coddington detailing tips for you to file away. It is recommended that you first evaluate the paint of your vehicles. Before you apply car wax on it, you must first examine the car on all sides.You should look for water spots, tar spots, and bug stains. If it is free of contamination, then you can start with the detailing. You must feel the paint in order to find where it’s smooth, and where the rough spots are. A clean paint feels smooth to the touch. Cleaning the paint alone might take 30 minutes or three hours, depends on how detailed of finish you want, and how much elbow grease you’re willing to put into it.
One of the best detailing tips you need to know is to use a paint pre-wax cleaner to remove contamination or oxidation on the surface. You can also use a paint cleaning clay bar for the task. This is a necessary step because contamination can lead to oxidation, and that’s bad for the paint on your car.
Once the paint of your car is clean, examine it once again and look for swirl marks, water spots, and scratches. You can use Boyd Coddington Show Prep Exterior Detailer to take care of these imperfections before you apply Boyds Hyper Gloss Carnauba Wax. Boyd Coddington Hyper Gloss can either be applied manually, or you can use an orbital polishing machine. A variety of orbital polishers are available in the Boyd Coddington Detail Garage Shopping section of our web site.
If you find deep surface scratches that have not gone through to the metal or primer, then you will need to use a scratch remover polisher. Most scratches and scuffs can be removed by polishing so that they are not noticed or seen.
Once your car’s paint is free of contamination and polished, you can now apply the car wax. This will take around 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of your car. Most cars need polishing and deep cleaning done at least twice each year while car wax should be applied at least four times each year. With proper waxing, polishing, and cleaning, the paint job of your car will be in good condition for a long time.
Interior Detailing and Car Care Tips
When it comes to interior detailing, you should be prepared to spend more time on it compared to exterior detailing. If you don’t vacuum your car often, then vacuuming alone will take at least 30-45 minutes. You also need to wipe the interior of the car each time you wash its exterior. It is important to keep the upholstery and dash clean at all times. If you don’t wipe them on a regular basis, cleaning the upholstery and dash can take as long as one to two hours. One thing you should keep in mind is to do interior detailing maintenance each time you wash the car, which is much easier to do than a full interior detailing once or twice each year.
If you don’t detail your own vehicle, you should consider having a full detailing done at least once a year. This includes shampooing and vacuuming the upholstery, floor mats, carpet; and cleaning the console, vents, and dash. Once cleaning is done, you must apply fabric, leather and vinyl protection. That way you extend the lifespan of your interior.
Another detailing tip is to have the interior vacuumed every time the car is washed. Then apply dressing to the vinyl, dash and leather each time you apply car wax. This must be done at least every three months. This should be done if you want to keep your car interior in good condition.
To make your detailing easier, here are some additional detailing tips. First of all, you must keep the car out of the sun and do detailing work in a shade or a cool garage. Most detailing products from Boyd Coddington will not work well on hot surfaces. Also, when you wash your car under the sun, you will be more likely to get streaks and water spots.
Keep in mind that you must work from the top going down. The vehicle is cleanest on top and dirtiest on the bottom. When you wash the car from the top down, it keeps your wash water clean longer and prevents swirl marks. You should also dry your car from the top going down. You should dry the rocker panels, bumpers, Boyd Coddington wheels and tire last.
If you own pets, then you should buy a roll of masking tape or a lint roller that’s made to remove lint from your clothes. The rollers can remove pet hair and lint from the upholstery. They can also be used on canvas soft tops to maintain a lint-free top.
One very important thing to remember is; never wash your car after just driving it. Cold water will damage any hot parts including exhaust components, brake rotors and parts of the engine. You should always let your vehicle cool down for 20 to 30 minutes before you begin.
Most car wax and other car care products have been designed to be used sparingly. Most of what you apply is wiped off anyway. In order to save money on your Boyd Coddington detailing products remember, less is more. You will get the same results anyway.
Film found inside the windows is vinyl polymers fog made of vinyl and new plastics. The fog diminishes over time. You can reduce the fog created by using interior dressings sparingly. You should also dry the console and dash. If you own a new car, allow the polyvinyl gases to escape by keeping the windows slightly open. You should also use sun shield if you park the car under the sun.
Sweat can soil and damage leather or vinyl upholstery. You should avoid driving topless if you want to extend the life of your upholstery. Or you can protect them by covering your seat with an old t-shirt, towel or a seat cover. Driving with the top down will also expose your interiors to UV rays that can cause deterioration and fading of the materials.
To get rid of water spots, you need to use Boyd Coddington Show Prep Exterior Detailer after washing your car, or as soon as you notice the spots. Don’t allow them to harden on your paint or else you need to use a mild acid to get them off. You can use vinegar to remove water spots from plastic tail lights, rubber trim, and aluminum bumper. On paint, you need to use a polish and buff it with a buffer.
These are the detailing and car care tips you need to remember to keep your car, hot rod, muscle car, truck or any vehicle looking good all the time. For the very best results, use the Boyd Coddington Detail Garage detailing products available at www.boydcoddingtonsgarage.com