Detailing Your Car At Home

Exterior Car Detailing Perth

You can help to prolong the life of your car with regular exterior car detailing Perth, and of course detailing it every now and then means it looks good too. In fact, detailing is as important as any other maintenance you carry out, and if you aren’t sure how to detail your car at home, here at Diamond Finish Car Detailing, we have these practical tips to get you started.

Cleaning the Wheels

You’ll need some degreaser or wheel cleaner solution, as well as a brush designed for the purpose. The dirtiest area of most wheels is the rim, which should be cleaned first. Scrub the grime out thoroughly, after leaving the solution on for at least a few minutes to allow it to soak.

You’ll also need a tyre cleaning solution which again should be left to soak. You can avoid a matte appearance and have a great looking glossy finish by letting it soak before wiping off with a cotton cloth.

Under the Bonnet

Everything under your bonnet should be sprayed with a degreasing solution, but only after you have carefully wrapped all the electronic parts with plastic to prevent them from being damaged. Use a pressure washer to wash it off after the degreaser has been allowed to soak.

For a glossy and clean appearance under the bonnet, use a vinyl or rubber protectant product.


Be careful if you have tinted windows on your car, although a standard glass cleaner is okay to use otherwise. Before using any cleaner on a tinted window, be sure it’s safe to use – a cleaner containing ammonia or vinegar may damage after market tinted windows, although there is less of a risk with a factory tinted window.

exterior car detailing perth
You can help to prolong the life of your car with regular exterior car detailing Perth, and of course detailing it every now and then means it looks good too.

Washing the Exterior

The top of your car should be cool to the touch and your car parked in some shade before washing the outside. To avoid the possibility of scratching the surface, always wash with a soft sponge or cloth, and start on the roof first, working down the sides of the car. Don’t let the soap suds dry on your car. Use a hose to rinse off your vehicle after it’s been scrubbed down.

Dry off your car with a soft towel, rather than letting it air dry which can lead to soap spots. For shiny looking wheel wells, use the vinyl dressing fluid again and get rid of any dirt or debris from the wheel wells.

Polishing or Waxing

You can protect your car’s exterior by waxing it, and give it a lovely glossy look by polishing it. An orbital buffer, dual action polisher can be used, or of course you can always do the job by hand. Always wax your vehicle after you have polished it and removed the polish, rather than before.

Call Diamond Finish Car Detailing if you need your vehicle detailed by a professional!

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