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In this article we will discuss top 3 cleaning myths, and why they cannot be applied to real-life car cleaning. We hope this article will help you learn more about various ways of cleaning your car so that you could select the most appropriate one.
The first myth is closely connected with dishwashing detergent, which some people think to be safe for cars. However, by using dishwashing detergent on your car, you’re accelerating the oxidation process. It’s always best to use a dedicated car-wash product, which is milder and specifically designed for use on automotive paint.
It’s also important to note the difference between washing and cleaning that may seem to be the same but certainly are not. Car washes focus on the exterior of the car and remove any dust and debris that has built-up. Car cleanings are more detailed, take more time to complete and are recommended to be done at least a few times a year.
People also tend to think that a shiny car is a clean car. Rub your hand over the surface of the car after washing it to feel for any leftover contaminants. If you did the job well, it should feel like touching glass. For stuck on dirt, use a clay bar to help remove any residue prior to applying polish or wax.
There are also some other very popular car cleaning myths, which people confuse for real facts. For example, waiting until your car is really dirty to clean is a bad idea. Regardless if your car has been waxed or not, when it comes to dead bugs, bird droppings, and tree sap, it’s best to clean them before they start to strip away the wax on your car and damage the paint finish. If you have some other myths to share with us, feel free to post them in the comments and we will mention you in our forthcoming posts.
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