This step-by-step guide will walk you through the basics of both interior and exterior automotive detailing, from cleaning stained seats, to dressing tyres, to polishing windows and mirrors.
The first step is selecting the right products for the job. Keep in mind that most automotive detailing products on the market contain harsh chemicals and toxic fumes that can affect both your health and the environment as well. Eco Touch manufactures high-performance auto detailing products that are 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, AND just as powerful, if not more, than traditional cleaning and detailing supplies.
Part 1: Exterior Detailing
Before washing the exterior of your vehicle, begin by spot cleaning of any particularly greasy, sticky, or dirty areas. Eco Touch’s All Purpose cleaner and degreaser is a great choice for tackling insects, bird droppings, grease spots, or tree sap if it hasn’t yet hardened onto the surface of the vehicle.
Brake Dust Removal
Now that you’ve taken care of any trouble spots on the car’s paint or windows, inspect the wheels. Brake dust is the result of your brake pads wearing down during normal driving. Small flakes of material will begin to slough off onto your wheels and the surrounding brake system. Brake dust can be very difficult to remove, and is extremely hazardous to aquatic life, so it is important to take care when removing it.
Polish Wheels, Chrome and Other Metals
For polishing chrome, stainless and aluminum, Eco Touch’s Metal Polish will eliminate streaks, smudges and greasy residue.
See our wheel cleaning video here
Condition and Protect Tyres
Eco Touch Tyre Shine penetrates deeply beneath the rubber surface to give tyres a non-greasy, sling-resistant coating that both conditions and protects. Be sure to avoid applying any tire conditioning product to the tyre treads or other areas where grip is important.
Now you’re ready to wash your car’s exterior
Eco Touch’s Waterless Car Wash is a practical alternative to traditional bucket and hose or commercial car washing. Not only will you save time and water, but you will also help reduce the discharge of soapy suds, brake dust and car oils in the environment by minimizing run-off. Using the waterless car wash you will save up to 400 liters of water compared to an average commercial car wash.
Common sense caution: For excessively soiled surfaces (mud or sand), pre-rinse first with water.
See a usefool video here
Wax Your Car – Quick Wax
After your car’s exterior has been washed, you’re ready to protect its paint using wax. Eco Touch Quick Wax is a spray wax that offers a simple spray, wipe, buff application and will provide a protective barrier and a glossy, streak-free finish. Eco Touch Quick Wax can safely be applied once a month without causing buildup on the clearcoat surface.
See a useful video how to Quick Wax you car here
Clean Your Windows
Easily dissolve and remove bugs, fingerprints, dirt and debris with Eco Touch Window Clear. Formulated without ammonia or alcohol, it is safe for use on tinted windows, glass, and mirrors, with no streaking. Eco Touch Glass Cleaning Towels are a great microfiber towel for use on glass and mirrors because they have been woven specifically for this purpose, and will not leave lint behind.
See a usefool video how to clean windows here
Part 2: Interior Detailing
Begin cleaning the interior by removing any trash or debris, shaking out floor mats. Next, thoroughly vacuum the vehicle’s interior.
All Purpose Wipe Down
Using Eco Touch All Purpose cleaner, remove grime from the dashboard, consoles, car interior doors, trim, vinyl, and most hard surfaces. Our All Purpose cleaner removes stubborn stains, grease and oil with ease, leaving behind only a fresh, naturally derived lemon scent.
Clean Carpets and Upholstery
Eco Touch Carpet + Upholstery is perfect for spot cleaning seats, carpets or other upholstered areas on the inside of your vehicle. Using a standard upholstery cleaning spray containing nonylphenol ethoxylates will fill your car’s interior with toxic fumes that you’ll end up breathing in while driving. Safe for you and your family, Carpet + Upholstery can tackle tough stains, even greases and oils without the use of rubber gloves.
Safely Clean and Condition Leather
For leather interiors, use Eco Touch Leather Care to safely wipe away dirt and grime while replacing lost oils and leaving leather soft and supple. Be sure to first test leather care products on an inconspicuous area for surface compatibility.
Eco Touch Leather Care is not for use on suede.
Condition Dashboard and Vinyl Trim
Once the dashboard and vinyl trim have been thoroughly cleaned using an All Purpose cleaner, you can condition them to restore their original luster. The natural oils in Eco Touch’s Dashboard Protect will penetrate deep to help bring out a natural shine, while leaving your car smelling fresh with its light lavender fragrance.
See a helpfull video here
Clean Interior Windows and Mirror
Eco Touch Window Clear will allow you to wipe away fingerprints, dirt and debris from interior glass, just as you did to clean the exterior. Formulated without ammonia or alcohol, it is safe for use on tinted windows, glass, and mirrors, with no streaking. Use special window cleaning towels as they usually are specifically made for this purpose and do not leave lint behind.
Spray Window Clear directly onto surface.
Now your vehicle is clean, conditioned, protected, and ready for the open road!