It's important to wash your car regularly. The outside of your car is exposed to various contaminants that if left to sit on your paint could cause permanent damage that may require costly repairs to fix. Every day, bird-droppings, overspray, tree sap and overspray pose threats to your vehicle's paintwork. All of these threats are best dealt with quickly. Bird droppings contain acid which left on your paint even for a couple of days can begin to corrode the clear coat and leave a permenant stain that would require paint correction or wet-sanding to fix.
Washing your car is important but there is risk to your car's paint if it's done incorrectly. The main risk to the paint is from introducing fine scratches by using incorrect wash method. Prevention is better than cure so this Two-Bucket Wash Kit provides the tools you need to avoid wash scratches on your car.
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2 Bucket Wash Kit
What You Get:
2 x 25 Litre Buckets (Marked with both Wash & Rinse labels for easy identification)
2 x Grit Guards
1 x 500 ml SiMPLY Shampoo
Our very own pH neutral Shampoo is a perfect follow on to N1 Foam. It gives a great cleaning power while the lubrication allows your wash mitt or pad to glide effortlessly across the surface minimising any chance of inflicting marring.
1 x Lambs Wool Wash Mitt
Genuine Lambswool Wash Mitt - The Ultimate in Luxury - Can be used wet or dry - Comfortable to use - Allows you to get to those hard to reach areas - Double Sided.
1 x Mega Blue Drying Towel Microfibre
Professional Mega Dry Microfibre Towel uses microfibre technology to attract and hold the dirt produced during cleaning - Double sided long pile/short pile.
1 x Standard Microfibre Cloth
These microfibre cloths are for general-use wiping as they have better absorbency and more scrubbing power than cotton cloths - Traps dirt and moisture leaving surfaces clean, dry and polished.
How To Use:
Step 1 - Initial high pressure rinse.
This is the part where if not done thoroughly you run the risk of putting scratches in at later stages. Using either a waterblaster or a high-pressure spray nozzle on your hose, blast the vehicle from the top downwards. The aim of this stage is to remove anything that's sitting loose on the paint.
Step 2 - Wash.
Dunk the wash mitt in the SiMPLY shampoo solution and start washing starting at the top of the vehicle and work your way down. The idea here is that you are working your way from the cleanest part of the car (the top) to the dirtiest.
After washing a defined section of the car, e.g. the top above the doors - give the wash mitt a rinse in the bucket you prepared earlier.
Really simple, we're just rinsing the wash mitt every now and again after washing a few panels. The purpose behind this is to ensure that any particles of dirt picked up by the wash mitt fall into the rinse bucket and don't get passed into the wash solution and then dragged across the remaining panel causing scratches. After the mitt has been thoroughly rinsed, load it back up in the shampoo bucket and keep washing. Fundamentally that is the whole Two-Bucket Method which is really simple but very effective for avoiding, avoidable, scratches.
Step 3 - Rinse.
After the car has been washed all over follow the exact same step as Step 1 to remove the shampoo from the car - start from the top and work your way down removing any wash residue using high pressure water.
Step 4 - Dry.
Drying your vehicle once it's washed is best done with the included microfibre towel.
When you are ready to move on to towels, there is only one thing to remember NO MOTION. Scratching is caused when a contaminant is scraped across the surface. If there is no sliding motion, there is no scratching. When using drying towels, lay them across the surface and apply pressure. Try not to move the towels. When that area is dry move onto the next, continuing until all the water has been absorbed into the towel.
After the exterior surface is dried it’s important to make sure the doorjambs are cleaned and dried. Using the all purpose microfiber towel (provided) proceed to wipe the excess water from the door jambs, hatch opening, boot seams, or any other area residual water rests.