4 steps to keep a white car clean

Dec 08, 2017 | Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
You can make your white car shine by yourself indeed.

In a previous article, Philkotse.com presented to you some pros and cons of buying a white car. After reading that post, if you still decided to go for white color, today we will share with you the proper way to keep a white car clean.

How To Keep A White Car Clean

>>> Read our previous post: Pros & cons of buying a white car

First of all, your white car needs washing thoroughly. Here are 10 easy steps guide to wash your car at home.

a child cleaning a car

Your white car needs washing thoroughly at first

After that, prepare the following stuff:

  1. Waterless wash & wax
  2. Microfiber towel/cloth
  3. Clay
  4. SS6 protective coating
  5. Liquid soap

Now, follow 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Check your car’s condition

A men checking a car

It’s highly recommended to re-examine each part of your car

After car wash, it’s highly recommended to re-examine each part of your car as it’s usually harder to find out all stains in a bright white vehicle. One handy tip for you is parking the car in the shade or putting it in garage. Of course, make sure that these places have enough light for you to detect smirches.

Step 2: Get dirt and dust out of your car paint

Once you identify dirty areas, use waterless wash & wax. Normally, EcoSmart-RU is strongly suggested. However if you cannot buy one in local car shop, opt for other labels.

a men cleaning his car by EcoSmart-RU waterless wash & wax

Once you identify dirty areas, use waterless wash & wax

Spray the car wash on the surface of the car; then wait around 15 seconds for the water to soak into the stain. Of note, never abuse detergents since they’re not good for the car paint.

Next, clean the area with the towel. Take notice of steadily wiping in one direction in order that stains won’t be clogged where the hand movement stops. Continue mopping up all of the car body.

If car wash and detergents cannot eliminate all of the stains on your car surface, clay is a better choice. Wet the still-unclean zone, use 1/3 piece of clay, thin it down and rub on the surface from left to right, up and down. When the clay gets mucky, knead it again to reuse. Don’t be shocked by the result.

a blue piece of clay

If car wash and detergents cannot eliminate all of the grim on your car surface, clay is a better choice

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Step 3: Create a protective overlay

This overlay can be regarded as the second coat of your car. You could utilize the SS6 Protective Coating or other similar products. Keep in mind that this overlay should be applied to your car skin only when the car is completely cool.

a men creating a protective overlay on his car

This overlay can be regarded as the second coat of your car

After spraying SS6 on the surface, re-clean by the microfiber towel.

Step 4: Use car wax

Want to fully protect your car? Car wax is always a top pick for all car owners. If you’ve dutifully followed all of our instructions, having your white car pasted with wax can protect your car paint within 2 years, not to mention added shine. Just apply wax thinly and evenly to the car surface and wait about 20 minutes for the layer to dry. Finally, use microfiber towel to wipe.

use car wax

Having your white car pasted with wax can protect your car paint within 2 years

So, you have already gone through 4 steps of cleaning a white car. Is this an easy task? Of course not, but hope that our article will help simplify your car maintenance job. In passing, if you want to pick up more useful car tips on Philkotse.com, click here.