The vast majority of the public would see this next step as an additional step. As air drying the car in the sun is acceptable for them. But that does not work for us, and as we are after that showroom shine finish we need to make sure the entire vehicle is dry and protected. From here there are two options. Option one is to use a good quality microfiber towel, wipe down the entire vehicle and move to step 07 for protection. Option two is a bit different. And one we personally prefer.
Recent developments in the detailing work have seen the creation of wipeless spray sealants. That’s right, sealants that you can apply without even touching your vehicle. And the concept behind this is the same as the snow foam. The less you touch the vehicles paint, the less chance you risk as adding swirls or scratches. So how does it work, again its pretty simple? When the vehicle is wet, and before you have thought about drying it. You would take the spray sealant and spray it over one panel on your vehicle. And right after you spray the very same panel down with your water blaster. It sounds crazy, but the logic is there. The pressure behind the water blaster is used to apply the sealant to the paint surface when sprayed down. And you will see the result instantly, as water starts to beed and roll off the surface of the paint, just like if it has a nice coating of wax. Most have to see it to believe it, but it works amazingly well. And the protective coating that’s left will last around 6 months, are usually hydrophobic and will add a deep shine to the vehicles paint. Once the sealant has been supplied to the entire vehicle, you will see that 80% of the water then was left after washing has been removed from the vehicle’s paint. Just use a good quality microfiber towel to wipe up the remaining water droplets on the paint’s surface.
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS – CarPro – Hydro2 Lite – Available from the Detail Depot or The Surgery.
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS – CarPro – Fat BOA – Green Plush 800gsm Microfibre Drying Towel – Available from the Detail Depot or The Surgery.