We all love our cars, and we all want to keep it in perfect condition. It is important to recognise that whilst we may have good intentions when cleaning our cars, without suitable cleaning methods we can at times be the source of damage to our pride and joy.
You’ve been cleaning your car all wrong
As we clean our vehicles paint we are removing large quantities of dirt and sediment. This sediment accumulates in the wash pad and settles on the bottom of the suds bucket. Each time we dip our wash pad in the suds bucket we pick up more of the sediment previously removed from vehicle. This sediment is then reintroduced to the paint work on the wash pad. This accumulated sediment acts like sand paper abrading your paint introducing swirl marks, light scratches and marring. Ouch!
Clean your car with the two bucket system
The two-bucket method using a scratch shield is a vehicle washing lifesaver!
This method minimises the risk of fine scratches, swirl marks and marring, due to dirt sediment accumulating in the wash pad. The two bucket-method requires you to place a scratch guard in the bottom of each bucket, one bucket filled with car shampoo and the other is filled with fresh water. This process of removing excess sediment is achieved by simply rubbing the wash pad across the scratch shield to loosen embedded sediment.
Taking a little extra time and care using the two-bucket wash method with grit guards will reduce the amount of sediment suspended in the wash pad, reducing abrasive damage. Keeping your cars paintwork in its best possible condition.
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So to get started, you will just need to drag-n-drop the How-to Schema block in the Gutenberg editor. The How-to Schema block can be used on pages that contain The two bucket system is a simple yet very effective washing method that reduces the risk of transferring the dirt and contaminates back onto the vehicle surface. For this, you will need two wash buckets, as a minimum of two scratch shields and an AutoSmart Car Wash
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