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"Think of the surface of your car as you would your face, " says Mike Schultz, head of new products at Turtle Wax. "It needs to be properly taken care of in order to have a healthy glow."

Today, it's easier than ever to do that yourself: Techniques developed by professional detailers have trickled down to passionate car enthusiasts. Auto paint has been improved from the days of lacquer covered with carnauba paste wax, and now it's more durable and shines longer than ever. That means it's okay to toss out your old cans of rubbing compound, your leather chamois, and piles of newsprint for buffing and replace them with items like blocks of paint-cleaning clay, microfiber cloths, aloe leather healer, and chemical paint cleaners.

If you're considering some DIY detailing, proceed with caution. The pro detailers who provided us with these tips are practiced with rotating buffers that clean and resurface paint with wool or charcoal-coated foam pads, and they warn that such machines are not for an amateur Saturday-morning project. But the following 10 steps will help your home detailing go smoothly. The order for detailing tasks, the pros tell us, is important, and begins with the unpainted surfaces of your car.

NOTE: When to See a Pro

When your paint has a scratch that goes down to the metal, the only way to fix it is by sanding and filling the scratch with paint using a tiny pinstriping brush. Pros can blend this type of fix with surrounding paint, but that takes experience. To find a pro, check your local car clubs and shows; usually a few names will surface. The detailer should interview you about your expectations, and then suggest how to exceed them.

Optimum Optimum (PC2008P) Power Clean - 17 oz.
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Optimum)
  • Enhanced polymers and emulsifiers degrease and dissolve stubborn deposits without harmful chemicals
  • Use full strength or dilute 3:1 water for most exterior cleaning needs; Dilute 5:1 or 10:1 for interior upholstery, carpet, headliner, dashboard, console, leather...
  • No hazardous or harsh chemicals, solvents or VOCs
  • Spray on, allow time for cleaning action but not drying, agitate with a brush or cloth and rinse well for best results
  • Powerful and safe cleaner for your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat and anywhere in your garage

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SKYWASH SKY-SE1 Aircraft Interior Cabin Cleaner Highly effective and safe special cleaning and disinfecting for the whole interior, biodegradable. Can be used for Aircraft, Car, Boat, Truck or Motorhome
Single Detail Page Misc (Skywash)
  • Highest Quality Aircraft Exterior Care Product for professional use
  • Cabin Cleaner cockpit
  • cleaning and disinfecting
  • deodorant and disinfection product for cleaning aircraft interiors
  • Environmentally safe biodegradable
Meguiar's Meguiar's M39 Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner - 16 oz.
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
  • A tough cleaner to remove heavy dirt and grime
  • Great for cleaning and prepping all vinyl, plastic, rubber and urethane surfaces
  • Apply to vinyl tops, bumpers, plastic door panels, luggage, and furniture
  • Remove compound and polish residue from plastic moldings
  • Paint shop safe, leaves no greasy residue
Max Professional Max Professional 3098 Protectant 8 Fl Oz - Pack of 12
Home (Max Professional)
  • Specially formulated to safely clean, protect and shine rubber, plastic and vinyl surfaces.
  • Use it to leave an antistatic protective coating to stop UV rays and slows the aging process of desired surfaces.
  • Protects: Dashboards, Vinyl Seats, Consoles, Door Panels, Trim, Bumpers, Vinyl Tops, Door molding, Air Vents.
  • Only shipped within the contiguous United States to a street address only.
  • Only shipped by FedEx Flat-Rate Ground Service. (No PO Box deliveries.)
SKYWASH SKY-SE1 Aircraft Interior Cabin Cleaner Highly effective and safe special cleaning and disinfecting for the whole interior, biodegradable. Can be used for Aircraft, Car, Boat, Truck or Motorhome
Single Detail Page Misc (Skywash)
  • Highest Quality Aircraft Exterior Care Product for professional use
  • Cabin Cleaner cockpit
  • cleaning and disinfecting
  • deodorant and disinfection product for cleaning aircraft interiors
  • Environmentally safe biodegradable

Popular Q&A

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Where one can purchase car detailing products?

An individual can expect to find and purchase car detailing products at a number of different stores such as Auto Zone, Napa Auto Parts, and even places like Target.

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What is the cost for car detailing products?

How much would I be set back if I went to autozone and bought stuff to detail my car? I would buy soap, compound, polish, wax, tire cleaner, rim cleaner, and the stuff that makes the black plastic look new. Can someone give me a ball park estimate? Also, and suggestions on products would be nice.
Thanks!

Car detailing products are expensive. To get everything you have listed will be $50.00 easy and maybe more. You might want to try Walmart in the Automotive sections as well. My favorite tire product is Mothers Tire Shine. Use Armorall on your black plastic. Meguiar's makes some great products for washing and waxing. But, like I said, you can get everything you need at Walmart.

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