Car Wash Tips from the Professionals at
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COMPLETE Tesla Car Wash Process 2022
Washing a ceramic coated vehicle using best practices and proper techniques.
1. Clean Wheels -Process
Spray on tire and rim cleaner, scrub outside of rim, then rim barrel, scrub tire, rinse will.
Pro Tip: Clean tires until cleaner foam is white.
2. Foam Soak - Process
Spray entire vehicle with foam cannon wait till foam start to "break away" then rinse off.
Pro Tip: Spray away from the vehicle to start to test the connection.
3. Contact Wash - Process
Use two buckets with grit guards. Wash one section at time, rinse out wash mitt in rinse bucket. Rinse of car as you go.
Pro Tip: Move wash mitt in straight line front to back and top to bottom, no circles.
4. Sealant Topper - Process
Spray a 3-4 squirts of sealant on the panel then rinse immediately. Start at roof and work around car.
Pro Tip: After roof is done rinse entire vehicle. Only work one panel at tip to avoid streaks.
5. Drying - Process
Drag towel across vehicle. Use separate black towels for wheels and door jambs.
Pro Tip: Use different towels from paint and wheels to avoid swirling or scratching the paint.
1. Clean Wheels - Products
Gyeon Wheel Cleaner
Soft Rim Brush
Pro Tip: Wash wheels then move vehicle to rotate wheels and wash again
2. Foam Soak - Products
Pro Tip: Take picture after foam to flex on Instagram. Tell your neighbor it is $100 an hour to wash his car.
3. Contact Wash - Products
Two Grit Guards
Two Big Wash Mitts
One Small Wash Mitt
Pro Tip: Buy a measuring cup and use it to mix soap -you will save $$$. Just a little soap is needed.
4. Sealant Topper - Products
Gyeon Wet Coat
Pro Tip: Use on wheels for that extra pop.
5. Drying - Products
Gyeon Silk Dry
Black Microfiber Towels
Pro Tip: Wash mircofiber towels on cold, dry on low heat. High heat melt the fibers and increase risk of swirling paint.
7 Mistakes to Avoid when washing your car
Using an automatic car wash with brushes - car will be scratched
Using dirty towels to dry the vehicle
Using the scrub pad from the kitchen to remove dirt and tar
Not using a grit guard when rinsing wash mitt
Dropping a wash mitt or towel on the ground - then touching the paint
Using the wrong cleaning product and scrubbing too hard - see number 3
Not washing frequently enough