Your Guide to Exterior Car Detailing

Your Guide to Exterior Car Detailing

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The first thing that people notice on a car is the exterior. It is also the part of a car that gets dirty and damaged the quickest, which makes it the first thing that people notice as well. That is why it’s essential to detail your car exterior regularly.

For some car owners, detailing their car exteriors is akin to solving a puzzle and performing a zen ritual, especially those obsessed with perfection. This is because there are multiple levels of detailing a car’s exterior and the sense of achievement that comes after.

If you intend to detail your car exterior by yourself, this guide will provide the information needed for your auto exterior detailing, including what it entails and how often you should do it.

What is Car Detailing?

Car detailing is self-explanatory as the process involves a deep cleaning to protect a car’s exterior. It can include waxing, polishing, and shampooing – all of which require more attention than your regular car wash.

An exterior car detailing is often accompanied by a paint protection process on any of the car’s exterior components. It also helps to protect the car’s original paint, glass and body parts from harmful UV rays, contaminants, and damage stemming from driving.

Today, more and more car owners are opting for regular auto exterior detailing to maintain the factory gleam of their vehicles. Over time, this has led to car detailing workshops offering various quality detailing services.

General Guide to Detailing a Car Exterior

If you ever decide to detail your car’s exterior, here’s a general guideline to ensure that your time and effort don’t go to waste.

1. Cleaning the exterior

Before you detail the exterior of your car, your first step should always be cleaning the exterior using quality detailing products, especially the car shampoo and washcloth. This is to ensure that any dirt, debris, grime, pollen, or other forms of gunk is removed from the surface.

At the same time, thoroughly cleaning your car’s exterior will expose any serious paint issues lurking underneath the surface. That is why you need to use quality detailing products while washing your vehicle.

2. Protecting the exterior

Detailing your car exterior goes beyond a thorough car wash because it typically involves applying a protective layer to your car’s paintwork. And protecting your car exterior is of utmost importance in maintaining its factory gleam, be it car wax, car polish, ceramic coating, paint protection film, or any other paint protection solution.

Other than the surface of your car exterior, parts like the tires and rims can also be enhanced with specific detailing products such as wax and polish.

Tip: When it comes to detailing your car exterior, you can opt to piece together your detailing products and equipment or purchase an all-in-one detailing kit from a car detailing workshop in Singapore like Lambency Detailing.

How to Detail Your Car Exterior like a Pro

For some people, detailing a car can be daunting as it requires time, patience, and plenty of elbow grease to make your vehicle look new. Plus, detailing your car is about making it look good and ensuring it stays in the best condition possible. But if you’re keen to get it done yourself, here are some tips for detailing your car exterior like a pro:

1. Wash your car thoroughly in the shade

Washing your car in direct sunlight may allow you to notice any paint issues on your car’s exterior, but the detailing products you use will likely perform poorly in direct sunlight or on a hot surface. Excessive heat can also speed up the drying process, leading to stubborn water marks on the surface. So, wash your car in the shade.

2. Avoid using the same washcloth

Some people prefer to use the same washcloth throughout the car exterior detailing process, but this is not recommended as you may risk cross-contamination between different surfaces. So, don’t use the same washcloth for every car part.

3. Work your way from the top down

If you think of how the water flows when you first wash the car, you will notice that the lower portion of the car is dirtier than the upper portion. This is because the lower part usually comes into close contact with road contaminants, and you don’t want the filth to spread. So, always work your way from the top down.

4. Get the right supplies and towels

Using a car wash sponge and traditional washcloth may seem like the best options while cleaning your car’s exterior, but they should be used on a suitable surface to minimise any damage to the paintwork. While at it, invest in microfibre towels and good quality car shampoo to minimise the risk of scratches.

If you find detailing your car exterior tedious, you could bring your car over to an auto detailing workshop and let the professionals do their job. They will more likely be giving your car the shine it deserves.

Get Your Car Exterior Detailing at Lambency Detailing

There are many ways to detail your car, but one of the most popular methods is sending it to a car detailing workshop in Singapore, like Lambency Detailing.

As a one-stop automotive centre for all your car needs, we offer comprehensive car wax and exterior detailing solutions that use only 100% genuine SONAX products from Germany to ensure the quality of your car’s surface.

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car exterior protected now! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com

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