5 DANGEROUS DETAILING AND CLEANING MISTAKES YOU’RE PROBABLY MAKING
You might have the best intentions of taking great care of your car, bike or boat…
But chances are high you’re making at least one of these catastrophic mistakes, and probably more of them. These mistakes don’t just cause extra work and lackluster results…
But over time can actually end up damaging your car and lowering it’s value!
Problem #1: Not Closing The Crevices
On every surface of your cars, bikes and boats, there are tiny and microscopic crevices. These imperfections are obviously too small to see with the naked eye, or even to feel with your hands...
But they're there.
Dirt, grime and grease LOVE to get stuck in these tiny imperfections…
Causing a low-level “dirty” look that you just can’t remove with traditional cleaners and waxes.
As a result, you end up using harsh chemicals, soaps and sealants in an attempt to fix the problem, which over time only causes more damage to your surfaces.
The condition of your car’s paint is one of the top items affecting it’s value, so not only is it bad for your car but it’s bad for your wallet too!
For this reason, dedicated aficionados and professional detailers use products that seal and protect the surfaces of your vehicles…
Not just products that make them look shiny.
Problem #2: Not Protecting Against UV Exposure And Oxidation
Oxidation caused by UV exposure can wreak havoc not only on your car’s exterior, but the interior as well, especially in places like the dashboard, seats and rubber seals.
In fact, interior surfaces exposed to direct sunlight can reach temperatures as high as 195 degrees!
You might go out of your way to make sure your toys are parked in the garage or the shade when you’re not using them, but that’s not enough!
You absolutely NEED to be using something that protects when you are out and about… Whether you’re taking your family out on the boat, or just going for a ride with the top down.
You use sunscreen to protect the people you love, and you should treat your vehicles the same.
Problem #3: Causing Damage By Cleaning Too Often
Although you may find solace in getting some “zen time” by cleaning your vehicle and making it look its best, you’re probably doing more harm than good.
Many harsh chemicals leave your car’s surface looking sharp at first, but they leave residual residues that actually increase the speed at which new dirt collects, meaning you’ll need to clean more often.
Frequent scrubbing and cleaning wears down your paint, which speeds up the aging process, plus old and outdated technologies and alcohol or oil-based products actually dry out your leather, rubber, and vinyl!
Bottom line: Using the same old products over and over again is already tearing up your car and shortening it’s life.
That’s why it’s so important to find a water based product that provides a high gloss finish as well as seals, protects, and restores.
So while it may feel good to wash your ride, you may want to consider other options that allow you to protect your investment with less time, while still keeping it looking showroom clean.
Problem #4: Wasting Time And Money
You’re probably spending way too much money on way too many products, and wasting way too much time cleaning with them.
I’m sure just like most homeowners, you’ve deditated a portion of your garage to storing hoses, buckets, and every cleaner, wax, polish, sealant, and spinning specialty brush on the market.
You’ve been forking over your hard-earned money because you’ve been told you need a different product for every surface…
When in fact, new cutting-edge technology has made it possible to buy one multi-purpose product that not only saves you money, but also saves you storage space and time applying multiple products to your cars, bikes, and boats.
This brings us to problem the next problem...
Problem #5: Using Products That Are Hazardous For Cars And Kids!
Most traditional cleaning, waxing, and sealing products aren’t safe for your family, your car, or the environment.
If you have to wear gloves and goggles to use a cleaner, wax, or sealant (and call poison control if you happen to breathe it or get it in your eyes) do you really want to store those chemicals right next to your children's bicycles?
Think about it for a second: When you wash your car in your driveway, all of the runoff flows into the storm drains in front of your home. The problem is that these drains are often connected to lakes, rivers and streams, harming fish and negatively impacting your water quality.
On top of that you’re needlessly paying for gallons of water with every wash!