Wash your car regularly
To keep your car’s bodywork in an impeccable condition it has to be washed regularly. As the paintwork is permanently exposed to pollution, bird droppings, tree sap and other harmful elements washing your car regularly prevents the build up of harmful substances that damage paintwork.
How to wash your car effectively
First of all, it is very important to use a special detergent for cars, like the Super Wax Shampoo or the Beauty Shine Shampoo. Dishwashing type products have too much degreasing power, which might damage the paintwork’s protective layers.
Fill a bucket with water and add Super Wax Shampoo or Beauty Shine Shampoo according to the recommended dosage.
Open the doors, the trunk and the hood and clean the jambs of doors, trunk and so on.
Remove dust and dirt everywhere by spraying the car with plenty of clean water.
To remove insects and bird droppings use a product such as Marly Anti-Insects to avoid scratching the paint.
Use a clean sponge and begin washing the horizontal parts, such as roof, windshield and trunk. Rinse each part after washing it.
After the horizontal parts, wash the vertical parts and keep the lower parts for last, as they are also the dirtiest. Finish with the car front, rear and underbody.
Finally, wipe the rims with a suitable product such as Marly Wheel Cleaner. Spray the rims with the product and let it work for 10-15 minutes.
Treat resistant dirt with a brush and clean the entire rim with a sponge. Rinse under a strong jet of water.
Rinse thoroughly the entire car by holding the jet near the body so that water flows and does not produces drop, which will facilitate drying.
Dry the car immediately with a chamois leather or a clean cotton cloth, starting from the top.
After drying the exterior off, open the doors, the hood and the trunk and dry the jambs.
As a finishing touch use the Marly Bumper & Tyre Dressing to make the bumpers, moldings and tire sidewalls to shine.
Remove the carpets and vacuum clean the interior and the trunk. Shake the carpets to remove excessive dirt and vacuum clean them.
Clean seats and carpets with Marly Textile Cleaner. If you have a leather interior clean it with Marly Cockpit Multi Cleaner and apply a leather care product to keep it soft and comfortable.
Un-dust the dashboard, starting with the highest spots to avoid the dust would redeposit on cleaned spots.
Use the Marly Multi Cockpit Cleaner to clean the dashboard. Spray on. Wipe clean with a soft cloth or absorbing paper.
At last, clean the windows with a special cleaner like the Marly Glass Cleaner. Spray on and wipe clean with a soft cloth, absorbing paper or chamois leather.
To protect your vehicle against corrosion, UV rays, oxidation and other damage the paintwork should be polished at least twice a year. The surfaces to be polished have to be clean, dry, cold and not exposed to sunlight. Use Marly Polishing Wax, apply the product in circular movements with a soft cloth. Let it dry and buff to a shine with a soft, clean polishing cloth. Treat one surface at a time beginning with the horizontal surfaces followed by the vertical ones. Avoid applying wax on non-painted surfaces like plastics or joints.
To remove light scratches (for example, under the door handles) use an anti-scratch polish such as Marly Scratch Remover. Apply Marly Scratch Remover like a normal polishing wax.
- Protect parts that will be affected by water with plastic (for example, electrical components).
- Apply Marly Engine Cleaner abundantly.
- Use a brush for stubborn dirt. Allow the product to work for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse with a strong jet of water.