When starting a car detailing business, or just detailing your own personal car, there are a few car detailing supplies that are needed to get the job done properly. The first step in detailing a car is give the car a basic wash, preferable with something that will strip any residual wax that the car may already have on it, that way you start your detailing from scratch.
Now it is time to start detailing, and some needed car detailing supplies to have on hand are:
-A good paste or liquid wax
-wax applicator pads
-detailing brushes for the interior
-interior plastic dressings
Many of these items can be obtained from automotive specialty stores or local hometown stores that have an automotive section. Many new products are available to make car detailing easier as well as to give a better shine. Manufacturers of liquid wax now offer “synthetic wax” which is very easy to remove and gives a deep shine. Wax typically should be applied at least twice a year, once before summer and once before winter.
Cotton towels are now being replaced with newer microfiber towels, which are not leaving scratches on painted surfaces. Wax applicator pads are now available in both cotton and microfiber styles. A good set of quality 100% cotton or microfiber drying towels should be used to thoroughly dry the car before applying any wax. These towels should be kept for automobile use only and washed separately from household towels.
Having a proper area to clean and detail automobiles will make the job go much more efficiently. It is best to wax/detail a car under a shaded area, with a garage being the ideal place. Working indoors will prevent unwanted contaminants such as dust from falling on the car while you are working on it. A person with a car detailing business should have multiple garage bays, that way more than one car can be worked on at once. It also have storage racks and shelving to put your entire car detailing supplies in one area so you know where everything is at and how much you have left of it.
A shop for cleaning the interior of vehicles will come in handy for picking up large particles inside the car. A car business may have several heavy duty coin operated vacuums by their business for self serve customers.
There are several detailing supplies on the market and it is best to try them out to find the right combination of price and quality for your liking. An individual may spend more money on products while a business may focus more on getting product at a lower price, as long it meets the company’s personal requirements. Repeat customers are very important to a car detailing business, and with many happy customers may come expansion into other areas as well as franchising your business.
When you are starting car detailing business or decided to do it yourself, on your own vehicle there is a few aspects you should know before starting. Car detailing always starts with car washing. You can give it a simple wash with hands, tunnel wash or whatever you prefer before starting detailing on your car, the point is – body should be clean. Keep in mind that after exterior detailing is done, whatever it is: polishing, washing etc. You don’t want to use tunnel type car wash services as it scratching your paint and all polishing work will be gone in few minutes.
In this article we will talk about exterior detail and getting your cars body waxed and I will be providing some basic tools to make your car get waxed:
-Clay Bar. If you never heard of it before you are losing a lot! After your car is washed you need to clay bar it before applying any wax at any form or polishing. You may not realize, but your car lacquer contains a lot of dirt in it that you can’t remove just simply by washing car. I will give entire article and details about using clay bar and benefits of having it done.
-Wax applicator. This is the tool that no need to be explained too much, regarding of the wax you are using you are getting recommendations of what to use and what suits best that type of wax.
-Wax. There are two main types of what you can use. “Synthetic wax” and Pure Carnauba”. Synthetic wax usually has huge hydrophobic effect on your paint that no “Nano” technology have, but it won’t save paint from scratches. Pure carnauba is covering smallest micro scratches on your paint and you will get best shiny body effect you can get!
-Microfiber towels. You will need those to remove wax. I don’t recommend using simple towel as it can damage your paint, but nobody ever got paint damaged by using microfiber!
Before doing any job please keep in mind that you must keep away your car from a sunlight. Probably every experienced detailer would agree that it is not only hard but even impossible to get good finish while working while sun is shining to your paint, so don’t make your work harder. You will definitely get water spots on your paint if we are talking about washing and if waxing- there will be much harder to remove wax from a paint.
One more final but very important tip – cover details that you don’t want to be waxed with a tape. (I highly recommend using special detailing tape that is easy to remove and it leaves no mark after removed). I have done this mistake before and from my personal experience and probably every people who tried that can agree with what I’m saying – You will save a lot of time and patience by covering details you don’t want to was compared to remove wax after it was applied to a part you don’t wanted to be covered.