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A bit on car interior detailing and a few tips on car cleaning

Glancing at the benefits of detailing the interior of your car

To maintain the inside of your car is just as important as enjoying the fabulous outer shine. The outer surface, being constantly exposed to outside atmosphere and pollution, needs regular cleaning but the interior components need a thorough cleaning too to keep them functioning accurately.

Necessity to protect the inner car parts

A refreshing car inside makes you enjoy the ride more. Keep the interior of your car detailed to like the feel, whenever you step inside it.

Use of vacuum

You must be using vacuum cleaners at home, right? Ever think of their use in cars? Well, as much as vacuum cleaning is practised for home cleaning, it is useful for car cleaning too. Starting from seats, floors, carpets and mats to headliner, rear cargo area and trunk, all need meticulous vacuuming to clean debris.

Besides vacuuming, our extensive interior detailing also includes vinyl cleaning, dressing, carpet shampooing and other conditioning services.

A self-detailing method, in the matter of car interior, is a bit risky as there is usually a chance of making an unintentional damage. So,avail our efficient detailing service to give your car interiors a remarkable freshness and increase their outward appeal.

Some of the alternatives to car wash soap

To keep your car neat and clean is an absolute requirement for a pleasant journey. The cleanliness is also needed to prevent malfunction of any car part due to clogging of dirt and debris.

Though  car wash soap is a popular and easily available cleaner, there may be times when you cannot use it for some reason. So, we have mentioned a few alternative cleaning agents, that can bring the same result as car wash soaps.

Dish liquid soap is well-effective in cutting through the grease of utensils. Thus, it also serves a beneficial purpose of cleaning car dirt like grease and oil. The only problem is that a dish soap leaves behind a lot of residue, that has to be removed with a lot of polishing.

A mild liquid detergent is probably the best alternative to a car wash soap for getting rid of that unwanted grime. It may be a little harsh for the paint, so be careful while using it. Diluting it will reduce its harsh property.

Being a proved mild cleaning agent, it will not cause any damage to your car. Thus, it will also be less powerful for the stingy dirt spots.

If car wash soap is unavailable to you, a wheel cleaner will do your job of cleaning the car with almost similar efficiency.

Used as a common cleaning solution for various applications, it is a good enough product to clean your car.

These are not the best resources for a car clean up, but if diluted with water and made less harsh, they may be used as an alternate.

Only if nothing else is available, hand soap can be used. This is not that good as a replacement and sort of is the last option.

All you need to know about paint correction

What does it mean?

Paint correction is basically the method of restoration of the painted surface of an automobile. To restore the paintwork and bring back the original shine of your car, we employ means to remove swirl marks, scratches, buffer trails, etc. These imperfections are the main reasons for spoiling the paint and preventing a crystal clear reflection.

How we do it?

Our professional detailers first give the vehicle a detailed wash to clean out all the contaminants that collect on the surface. The paintwork is thoroughly washed and cleaned and after the dirt particles are got rid off, a specialized clay bar is applied to clay coat the recently washed surface, to ensure absolute removal of the accumulate debris.

The disappearance of these pollutants is mandatory before implementing the paint correction process, because once they get stuck on the pad of the polishing machine, they will be transferred onto the car surface again and the aimed purpose will be ruined. Claying the paintwork gives a clear assessment of the condition of the surface.

Different kinds of polish are used to clear out the fine particles as well as the evidently visible ones. During this prolonged process, a paint depth gauge is usually a common practice of most detailers and we also use it.

The paint depth gauge measures the thickness of the paint on the metal panel and is used during and after the process to give an exact calculation of how much material has been removed and mainly to stop excess removal, which may fade out the painted surface or make a mark on it, to cause severe damage to your car. At Clean Image, our extensive paint detailing technique also includes the use of specialized halogen or LED lamps to produce a similar glow as that of sunlight, which allows an effective checking of the condition of the paint coating as well as how efficiently the swirl marks and fine scratches are being vanished.

How to remove deep scratches?

The ridding of very deep scratches always poses a risk of removing excess paint during the correction procedure. To avoid this, the severe imperfections are reduced to size through our use of the machine polisher and polish products that round off the edges of the irritating scratch marks and make them appear much less distinct under direct light.

The panels are then wiped down with an isopropyl alcohol to remove extra residual oils, left behind from the polish. Thus, the actual finish of the car comes to light and also reveals any missed area. Once the paint correction is complete, a glossy painted surface will uncover and will produce dazzling reflections, because the little imperfections and scratches will no longer scatter the light rays.

Clean Image is a specialist in this most time-consuming episode of the detailing process. We put in our full dedication to rejuvenate the paint glow and the outcome of the paint makeover is always a dazzling  car.

Some useful additional information about our detailing methods

At Clean Image Mobile, we understand the pride you take in your car. Beyond aesthetics, proper car detailing protects your investment, enhances resale value, and keeps your vehicle looking brand new for years to come. While a simple car wash can remove surface dirt, professional detailing goes a step further, offering a deep clean and restoration process that revitalizes your car’s paint, interior, and overall appearance.

This comprehensive guide delves into the world of car detailing, unveiling essential techniques, addressing common car care myths, and equipping you with the knowledge to achieve that showroom-worthy shine.

Understanding the Car Detailing Process:

a step by step process for Car Detailing mentioned on Banner with black blackground and a white car on it

Car detailing is a multi-step process that removes contaminants, restores shine, and protects your car’s exterior and interior. Here’s a breakdown of the key detailing stages offered by Clean Image Mobile:

Car Detailing Methods Explored:

Now that we’ve delved into the detailing process, let’s explore specific detailing methods in detail:

1. Paint Claying: Achieving a Smooth Surface

While polish plays a crucial role in achieving a dazzling shine, paint claying typically comes first in the detailing process. Think of clay as a deep clean for your car’s paint. Made from a non-abrasive material, paint clay effectively removes surface contaminants like embedded dirt, tar, and brake dust that a regular wash might miss.

Here’s how Clean Image Mobile approaches claying:

2. Polishing vs. Waxing: Addressing Scratches and Enhancing Shine

Fine scratches and swirl marks can be a car owner’s nightmare. Often caused by improper washing techniques (e.g., dirty sponges), automatic car washes, or environmental factors (windblown dust), these imperfections can dull the shine and detract from your car’s overall appearance.

Here’s where polishing and waxing come into play, offering distinct solutions for achieving a flawless finish:

Choosing the Right Polish and Wax:

Selecting the appropriate polish and wax depends on the condition of your car’s paint. Our Clean Image Mobile detailers have the expertise to assess your car’s paint and recommend the most suitable options:

3. Drying Techniques for a Spotless Finish

Letting your car air dry can leave unsightly watermarks, which are harder to remove than dirt. Proper drying is crucial for a flawless, spot-free finish.

4. Frequent Washing with the Right Products

Contrary to popular belief, regular car washes do not damage your paint. In fact, proper washing removes dirt and environmental contaminants that can dull the shine and even lead to premature aging of the paint. Here’s how Clean Image Mobile can help you establish a healthy car washing routine:

5. Maintaining a Clean Sponge Matters

Maintaining a clean sponge might seem obvious, but it’s vital for a flawless car wash. A dirty sponge can redeposit dirt back onto your car’s paint, potentially causing scratches.

Here’s how Clean Image Mobile ensures a spotless wash:

Interior Detailing: A Breath of Fresh Air

A spotless exterior is only half the battle. A clean and well-maintained interior enhances comfort and creates a pleasant driving experience. Here’s a breakdown of the key steps involved in Clean Image Mobile’s interior detailing service:

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Detailing Techniques

For car enthusiasts seeking that extra level of shine and protection, Clean Image Mobile offers a variety of advanced detailing services:

Maintaining Your Showroom Shine:

Following a proper car care routine is crucial to maintain the results of a professional detail or your own detailing efforts. Here are some tips from Clean Image Mobile to keep your car looking its best:

Contact Clean Image Mobile Today!

Restore your car’s showroom shine and experience the difference professional detailing makes. At Clean Image Mobile, we’re passionate about exceeding expectations and providing exceptional customer service. We use only top-of-the-line detailing products and equipment, ensuring a flawless finish that lasts.

Here’s how to get started:

Restore, Protect, and Maintain Your Investment

A clean and well-maintained car is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about protecting your investment. Regular detailing helps:

Let Clean Image Mobile be your partner in car care. Contact us today and experience the difference a professional detail can make!

The necessity of car detailing

The car buying process is not the end to your wishes of purchasing that shiny new beauty. To restore that gloss and ensure smooth functioning of your car, you need regular maintenance. Personal maintenance of your car is vital but obviously, it is not possible to detail a car on your own. An efficient car detailing agency like ours is the right destination to keep up the brand new freshness of your car.

Knowing your car

Each car has its own particularities. The engine running capacity, the fuel consumption, as well as the upgrading of the features are all different for different models. You have to understand your car’s components and talk to the detailer. A professional detailer knows his job well but if you alert him regarding the malfunctioning of any gear, he will put special attention to it.

A thorough cleaning always works

The washing of your car is very important as the water helps to clean out the accumulated dirt and dust particles, that may hamper a gear’s working. While special products are applied on the car rims and glass, the rest of the body is wiped by hand after the washing is complete. The car seats, floors and carpets are shampooed, while the engine is conditioned. Constant inflation of the wheels keep them in good shape, so you better air them up as frequently as possible.

Why to take exclusive care of the wheels?

It is a matter of preventative maintenance to give notice to the car wheels. The wheels carry the weight of the car so, it is a vital part. It must be noted that if brake dust is allowed to sit on the wheels for a prolonged period, it can eat into the coating and pit the metal. The corrosive grime that coats around the wheels and rims is equally harmful. So, a complete detailing of your car wheels is necessary to keep them running perfectly.

Guide to wheel maintenance

Cleaning your wheels would require the use of a separate wash and rinse bucket and soft bristle brush. Roughcast aluminium and chrome can withstand stronger cleaners than coated, painted or anodised wheels. A thorough scrubbing with a sponge or brush will get rid of the accumulated particles. If some are too stingy to remove, a wheel gel when applied and left for a while, does the trick of loosening those sticky grime and dirt.

After the scrubbing is over, a meticulous wash is needed to clean up the soap and other applicants. The final step after the rinse is the application of the polish to restore the glaze of the wheels.

At Clean Image, our extensive detailing covers the wheels as well. We focus on a detailed cleaning of the wheels and rims to enhance their sturdiness. The four wheels are after all in direct contact with all kinds of road surface, thus, they have to be given a worthwhile clean up session often.

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