Common Misconceptions About Car Washing
Many people think car washing is quite simple. This is not entirely true. The most common misconception about car washing is the one that says it’s appropriate to use dish washing liquid to do it. A real car lover would avoid doing this for two reasons. Too much of the liquid would be required to wash an entire car, and even if it was enough, it would damage the paintwork.
Another myth that is commonly held to be true by novices is that there is a difference between car washing and car cleaning. Washing a car would only take care of the easy stains, and cleaning would have to be done to remove the more stubborn ones.
Something else to consider is the fact that a car with a visible sheen is not necessarily clean. Particles that are stuck to the surface of the car may not be visible to the eye. Such particles are stubborn, but can be removed with a clay bar. Contrary to popular notion, a clay bar is not something that must only be used by an expert. In truth, it can be used by any person.
Waxing a car is a more complex topic than most people imagine. It is a common notion that waxing a car will remove scratches. This is entirely untrue. Many deep scratches need to be removed by specialized cleaners (if the scratch is still visible after that, it requires an expert). Wax is likely to make scratches on the surface of your car more prominent.
Waxing a car, while crucial, is not the same as polishing it. Polishing a car gives it shine, while waxing it will protect the paint job. Contrary to popular belief, it is also true that car polishing machinery will not damage the paint job. Many people also think that once a car is waxed, the task does not need to be repeated for an entire year. This is completely misguided for the simple reason that it does not take into account the different factors that will test the paint on your car.
Unexpected rain, a dust storm, or even a rough road can quickly revive the need to wax your car. It will not make a difference whether you use liquid or paste wax to do this, regardless of what you have heard. The liquid wax produced today is much more appropriate than then paste wax that was used before, and there is no difference between the two types as far as hardiness is concerned. Finally, all dare devils should know, that lighting your car bonnet on fire will not prove the resilience of the wax. The flame will not cause damage even if the car has not been waxed.
The widespread notion that paper towels, or almost any piece of cloth (such as discarded shirts) may be used to clean a car is also incorrect. Paper towels will leave scratches on the car, while old clothes will not remove stains and grime properly.
It is true that car washing can be done at home, but careful attention to the task can get the most out of your car.Q Viva Marc Anthony Car washing techniques vary, but every car owner should know these key scraps of information.