One of the hardest parts of detailing your car yourself can be finding the time to do it. Since we've got a lot of that right now — let's get started! AvalonKing, in their article The Beginners Guide to Car Detailing (Like a Pro), focuses on the exterior of your vehicle, highlighting some of the 'golden rules' such as not washing your car in direct sunlight, the supplies you'll want to have on hand, the importance of cleaning in the right order, and commonly made mistakes. Grab your bucket, turn on some tunes, and start scrubbing.
Cleaning your car can often feel like a chore, but to car enthusiasts detailing is like car washing on steroids; a search for a cleaning perfection that goes beyond showroom quality.
There are many different levels of auto detailing, hundreds of different techniques and theories, and tens of thousands of products. And the advice and techniques out there often contradict each other. Ask 3 professional detailers what to do and you’ll most likely get 3 very different answers.
As with anything else though, just knowing where to start and actually getting to it is the hardest part. That’s why we’re here to get you off on the right foot with this simplified DIY guide on how to detail your car the right way, with practical steps and proven methods so you can achieve a detail-finish worthy of a professional.
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