Car Detailing Tips – What to do and how to do it?


Detailing, which is also referred to as car detailing, is the process of cleaning and maintaining your car. It involves washing, waxing and sealing the exterior of a vehicle. Detailing can help protect paintwork from the elements while making it look shiny and new. You can have your car professionally detailed or you can do it yourself at home with some products that are easily available in any store. Ceramic coating Melbourne is the highest grade of chemical polymer solution in today’s market and is used to provide a protective outer layer to the exterior of a vehicle.

Car Washing

  • Wash your car with a soft cloth and soapy water.
  • Use a good quality car shampoo, applying it in light coats on the paintwork. Avoid using sponges or brushes as they can damage your paintwork.
  • Rinse off all traces of soap with clean water and dry your vehicle quickly with a soft cloth to avoid spotting.

Car Cleaning

  • Car Cleaning:
  • Use a car cleaning product. We recommend Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash & Wax.
  • Use a microfiber cloth and/or a car wash brush to clean your vehicle’s exterior (and interior, if you have one).
  • Use a car wash soap and/or shampoo to deep clean the exterior (without using water). You can also use your favorite dish soap or household cleaner in their place, just make sure it’s safe for paint!
  • Apply wax to protect the paintwork from UV rays and scratches/chips caused by dirt build-up on top of existing coatings of polish or sealant.

Apply car wax

Next, apply car wax. Use a soft cloth and a wax applicator to apply the wax in circular motions. You should wash your car first to remove dirt and dust which will help the wax stick better to your car’s surface. Waxing is a time consuming process so you can use an electric buffer or a machine if you have one.

Car polishing

Polishing is the process of applying a fine particle compound to the surface of your vehicle, then using a polishing pad, cloth, or brush to spread the compound around evenly. Once you’re finished with this step, you can remove the residue by using an appropriate cleaner (like car wash soap) and applying it with a sponge or soft towel.

Tires and wheels

  • Wheel cleaner: Use a spray or gel wheel cleaner on the wheels, tires and wheel wells. Spray directly onto the tire and let sit for several minutes before scrubbing with a tire brush.
  • Tire shine: Apply a small amount of tire shine to your rag or applicator, then apply to the tire in circular motions. Let it dry completely before driving your car or using it again.
  • Tire dressing: Apply a thin layer of tire dressing evenly across all four tires (front and rear), starting from the center of each wheel outward. Get up close so you don’t miss any spots!

Interior cleaning

Spray out the interior with water and use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust, dirt and debris.

Use a damp cloth to clean the dashboard, roof lining (where you can see it), other interior panels like door handles and window switches.

If your car has leather seats, use a cleaning solution specifically designed for leather in order to get rid of stains on them. Apply it directly onto affected areas with a soft cloth and let it sit for about 5 minutes before wiping them off gently but firmly with another piece of clean cloth or sponge.

The best way to maintain the showroom look of your car is through detailing.

The best way to maintain the showroom look of your car is through detailing. Detailing is the process of cleaning, polishing and waxing your car. It can be a part of your regular car maintenance or done at home or by professionals. It does not matter how much time you spend on detailing, as long as you do it regularly then your car will always look new and shiny.


The best way to maintain the showroom look of your car is through detailing.