Dull or scratched paint on your car or caravan can have a drastic effect on the overall look of your vehicle, and everyone is striving for the show car look. With this easy 4 step tutorial, you can revive, restore and protect your paint. All products used in this tutorial are listed at the bottom of the article.
To start, wash your car thoroughly with a sponge, clean water and mild car shampoo to remove any dirt or grime. This creates a blank surface for you to work on.
Dry off any excess water or moisture with a drying cloth.
Before applying paint care products, you should mask any chrome and plastic parts of the area you are working on with residue-free tape as some products may scratch plastic and dull chrome.
Applying paint cleaner removes scratches, swirls, oxidation, stains, fallout and faded paint to restore damaged and dull finishes. It also prepares the paint to receive polish and wax.
To apply paint cleaner, use a soft foam applicator pad and apply in a circular motion onto your surface. Remove with a microfibre cloth straight away after application to avoid the cleaner drying and becoming difficult to remove.
Applying a polish creates a brilliant high gloss finish, making dark colours darker and reflections in lighter colours darker and deeper, as well as conditioning the paint prior to waxing.
To apply polish, use a soft foam applicator pad and apply in a circular motion. Remove from the straight away with a microfibre cloth, to avoid the polish drying and becoming difficult to remove.
Carnauba wax delivers durable wax protection without dulling the shine of the paint. This is one of the "secrets" that will really help your car stand out.
To apply carnauba wax, use a soft foam applicator pad and apply in a circular motion over the surface. It’s wise to allow carnauba wax to cure as it strengthens the bond between the paint and the wax.
Remove the wax with a microfibre cloth for a show car finish.