Sometimes all you need is a quick clean to get your lightly dusty car sparkling again, here are our top tips to get your car cleaned in record time without having to break out all the tools and buckets out.
1. Use water pressure to do the heavy lifting
The idea with this technique is to use the water pressure to remove dust and dirt without scrubbing. If the water pressure doesn’t work – then your car may be too dirty for a quick wash! Start from the top of the car using a heavy stream of water.
2. Microfiber towels and paint lubricant work wonders
Wet a clean microfiber towel until wet, wring it out and use paint lubricant to wipe down your car in straight lines. Be sure to wring out your towel and reapply lubricant as you go. As soon as the towel starts to look dirty, fold it into a clean quarter – clean towels are essential to preventing scratching.
3. Brake dust can scratch your paint job!
Brake dust is comprised of extremely sharp metal that can easily scratch the paint – you will notice brake dust as black dust around your rims. If reintroduced to the paint via your microfiber towel, it can scratch – so be sure to keep an eye on it.
4. Touch ups
A bottle of spray wax and a dry microfiber towel are handy to keep in your boot or behind your seat to touch up any little spots or drips.
The key to a quick clean of your car is lubrication. By rinsing your car first and wiping dry with a paint lubricant, you can safely remove dust and light dirt in about 10 to 15 minutes – saving you the time needed for a full wash!