If you are a  car enthusiast, you probably understand the importance of regularly cleaning and detailing your car so that it can look amazing. Its condition, shine, lustre, colour, and other similar factors contribute to making it look incredible.

Here are simple secrets about car detailing that can help you know what to expect the next time you go to a car detail shop.

Compressed Air Helps Clean Interiors

Even the best car vacuum cleaners need a bit of assistance sometimes. A professional detailer doesn’t bother with fiddly brushes and dusters to detail your car’s interior. To ensure a professional clean, they rely on air compressors so you can say goodbye to crumbs, dust and any other debris found in the nooks and crannies of your car.

Color Code Auto Detailing Cloths

Auto detailing cloth actually has a secret colour code to them that professionals came up with. When it comes to protecting your car’s paintwork, car detailing professionals are very meticulous. The secret to their auto detailing is that different coloured cloths are used for different parts of the car’s exterior and interior. This helps prevent cross-contamination. No one wants grit on their wheels ending up on their dashboard or the paintwork on their car.

Microfiber Cloths For The Best Results

Auto detailing experts are very particular about the cloths and towels they use. Old bathroom towels or T-shirts just won’t produce the results that they can be satisfied with. Instead, to ensure a safe and efficient job and produce amazing results, professionals use microfiber towels. 

Different microfiber cloths have different uses:

  • Waffle weave microfiber towels are best used on the car’s exterior and for cleaning glass
  • Thick microfiber towels can dry your car best as they also guarantee a scratch-free way of drying
  • Micro-chenille cloths are microfiber cloths that are best suited for use in your car’s interior

Another secret is that microfiber cloths should only be washed in cool water to protect the microfibers. Hot water can potentially melt the fibres in the cloth.

Steam removes stain

Another auto detailing secret that professionals know about is that steam is actually perfect for cleaning upholstery. It can remove stubborn stains found in your car seats. Steam is also suited for different upholstery materials which include high-end leather. Not to mention, steam also sanitizes your car seat in addition to removing any stains. 

The Two-Bucket Method

Professionals love to use the two-bucket trick when washing and cleaning the car’s exterior. One bucket is meant for the soap solution while the other bucket is only used for rinsing. Having the dirt isolated in one bucket lessens the risk of scratches and swirls on your paintwork. They also typically use different-coloured buckets to avoid mixing them up. 


Car detailing is a multi-step process that requires knowledge of many different aspects. Although it can be done on your own, it’s still advisable to go have it professionally done. Not only do they have the proper equipment for it, but they also have the expert knowledge and secrets that guarantee successful car detailing.

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