Mothers: Polishes, Waxes, CleanersOctober 23, 2018
Very little beats the feeling of satisfaction and sheer joy when sliding in behind the wheel of
your gorgeously detailed ride. But one thing that does come pretty close, is seeing all those heads
turn as you and your ride pass them by. Because if there’s one thing to be said about auto
detailing, it’s that everyone can appreciate a good looking ride – whether they’re behind the
wheel or not. And that coveted gleaming finish isn’t limited to the inside of professional
workshops anymore. Auto detailing – both exterior and interior – involves restoration, cleaning,
precision polish, and a dash of the good old TLC, which can all be achieved by any car lover
with the right products in his hands.
Exterior DetailingUnderstanding the process behind getting your vehicle looking its best will help you get the most
out of your detailing experience. Here we’ve listed the main aspects of this process for you, and
how can achieve best results.
Removal of Contaminants
A good wash
is always the first step to detailing. You want to get rid of as much dirt and
contaminants in the paint as possible. Begin by rinsing your car, then applying a good quality
soap to the entire body. Quality car cleaning products
will be the difference between doing this
once, or several times to achieve the same result. The Mothers Detail Brushes
are perfect for
getting into those nooks and crannies, like emblems and trim, to remove unwanted build-up of
grime. Overlooking these small details will leave you with a half-finished job that certainly
won’t be anything like showroom quality. So get in there, and get that dirt out. Once you’ve
soaped up, you can rinse the car. It’s common to find that after rinsing, some of the more
stubborn contaminants embedded in your paint haven’t budged. At this stage you will have to get
out the clay bar to get rid of remaining dirt. When drying your car, our Microfiber Ultra-Soft
absorbs over ten times its weight in water, and is gentle on all surfaces from
polished paint to chrome.
Removal of Surface Defects
Swirl marks, oxidation, and light scratches are often found on exterior paint. After cleaning,
these surface defects will be even more noticeable. Luckily for you, most defects can be
conquered with a good polishing
. Severe defects that can’t be polished away will require several
corrective stages to remove them. Mothers Instant Detailer
is specifically formulated to work
well on any paint exterior, and eradicates surface debris while making your car look good too.
ProtectionYour final step in detailing is to protect the clean, defect-free vehicle you’ve just created. Waxing is the most popular choice for this because it’s long-lasting and super simple to apply. A
proper auto wax job can last up to six months, protecting your car from surface damage that’s
caused by the elements, dirt, and grime build-up. You could instead opt for a ceramic coating which bonds to the car’s paint and provides up to two years’ protection, but this method can be
quite expensive and takes longer to apply than car wax.
Interior DetailingThe inside of your car gets about the same amount of abuse as the outside. It’s just that human
traffic is the culprit more so than Mother Nature. Although, it’s the traffic that brings Mother
Nature into your car where she definitely doesn’t belong. But this doesn’t have to be the kind of
story where you pull out your hair and resign yourself to shabby seats, mysterious odors, and
accumulated clutter. Keeping your interior looking, feeling, and smelling fresh is simple if you
follow these easy tips:
Clear Your SpaceYou’ll want to begin by clearing out all the clutter from your car. You know, the piles of empty
food packets, dirty clothing, etc. that made their home on your vehicle’s floor. Cleaning will go a
lot faster when you’re working with an empty car than a graveyard for the last six months of
your travel plans and eating habits.
Suck It Up
Once you’ve gotten rid of the clutter, it’s time to break out the vacuum cleaner
and give it a once
over. This way you’ll get to all the tiny bits and bobs that couldn’t be taken out by hand. Place
the narrow nozzle on the front of the hose, move the seats around, and make sure you get into all
those small, hard-to-reach places too. Use the Mothers Carpet & Upholstery Brush
to loosen dirt
to make sure your vacuum gets everything it’s supposed to.
Wipe down your dash and other plastic accents
. These parts of your interior are likely to look
weathered and forlorn as time passes thanks to sun exposure and just life inside a car in general.
Keeping it clean will go a long way in reducing that dull
, aged look and make you feel better
about your car. Apply Mothers Plastic Polish
to your dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, and
other interior plastics if you want to restore them
to their former glory. Our Plastic Polish not
only cleans and shines, but it buffs out light scratches and flaws while protecting plastic from the
sun, water stains, and other contaminants as well.
WindowsBe sure to use cleaner specified for windows to get the best results. Spray a light mist onto a soft
towel and work it onto the windows using circular motions. You can then go over the windows
with a dry microfiber towel for ultimate shine.
Seats & Upholstery
Leather upholstery requires proper leather care
. Clean and condition as per the product
instructions to ensure your keep the leather supple and looking good for longer. Mothers Carpet
& Upholstery Cleaner
is ideal for carpets and all fabrics. Tough on stains but gentle enough to do
no damage to all kinds of fabrics. And it’s environmentally friendly
too! Spray it on, scrub it up,
and dab away the excess. It’s that simple.
The tips we’ve outlined above are your guide to an optimal auto detailing experience
can adapt and customize them as you see fit. It’s your ride and you know it best. However, there
are some things that should never be done when detailing your vehicle, and they are:
- Using household cleaning soaps on your car. Don’t do it. Leave the dish soap in the
kitchen where it belongs. People often argue that it works great on exterior paint, but it’s
what you don’t see immediately that’s the biggest problem. These detergents are
engineered to strip away wax and grease. Great for dirty dishes, tragic for your car.
- Treating all plastics the same. They’re not. You get hard, soft, etc. And each type of
plastic will have the best cleaning product suited for it.
- Aim for the stains. It’s easy, we get it. Zero in on that one dirty mark and clean just that
area. But leaving dirt to build up everywhere else reduces the lifespan of your carpet and
upholstery, so it’s always better to do a regular cleaning of the entire surface to keep
things in shape.
And with a product list the size and quality of Mothers Collection
, keeping your car looking its
best has never been this easy. We have a solution to all your car care needs – no matter how big
or small. With us you’re guaranteed a showroom finish that’ll be turning heads wherever you go.