17th Street Automotive Vehicle Detailing, Car Wash and Vacuum Procedures:

17th Street Automotive Vehicle Detailing, Car Wash and Vacuum Procedures:


Exterior Detailing

1.  Pre-Wash:

   - Rinse the vehicle with water to remove loose dirt and debris.

   - Apply a pre-wash foam to break down stubborn grime.


2.  Washing:

   - Use a high-quality, pH-neutral car shampoo.

   - Employ a two-bucket method (one for cleaning, soapy water and one for rinsing your mitt) to avoid scratching the paint.

   - Wash the vehicle from top to bottom in sections, rinsing the mitt frequently.


3.  Drying:

   - Dry the vehicle with a microfiber towel or a blow dryer that is safe for automotive use.

   - Avoid letting the car air dry, which can cause water spots.


4.  Claying:

   - Use a clay bar on the paint to remove any bonded contaminants like tar, sap, or overspray.

   - Keep the surface lubricated while claying to prevent scratches.


5.  Polishing:

   - Apply a machine polisher to remove fine scratches and swirls.

   - Choose the appropriate polish and pad combination depending on the paint’s condition.


6.  Waxing/Sealing:

   - Apply carnauba wax or a synthetic paint sealant to protect the paint and enhance shine.

   - Allow the wax/sealant to haze and buff off with a clean microfiber towel.


 Interior Detailing

1.  Vacuuming:

   - Thoroughly vacuum all areas of the interior, including carpets, seats, mats, and trunk.

   - Use various nozzles to reach tight spaces.


2.  Shampooing:

   - Shampoo the carpets, floor mats, and fabric seats if applicable.

   - Use a suitable upholstery cleaner and a soft brush for agitation.


3.  Leather Treatment:

   - Clean leather surfaces with a pH-neutral leather cleaner.

   - Apply a leather conditioner to keep it supple and prevent cracking.


4.  Cleaning Hard Surfaces:

   - Wipe down all hard surfaces (dashboard, door panels, center console) with a microfiber cloth and an appropriate cleaner.

   - Avoid using products that leave greasy residue.


5.  Windows:

   - Clean the interior side of windows and mirrors with a streak-free glass cleaner.

   - Use a different microfiber towel from the one used on the body to avoid cross-contamination.


6.  Deodorizing:

   - Use an odor eliminator if necessary to remove any lingering smells.

   - Consider placing a subtle air freshener to maintain a fresh scent.


Final Touches

- Inspect the vehicle thoroughly to ensure no areas were missed and all surfaces are clean, polished, and protected.

- Address any specific customer requests and adjust as needed.


This procedure aims to provide a thorough guide to the vehicle detailing those results in a clean, polished, and protected vehicle both inside and out.