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Corvette Owners Learn Show-Winning Car Wash Secrets

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

A close knit group of 15 people from the Allentown Area Corvette Club attended a car wash and paint correction class, hosted by Immaculate Paint Protection on July 29th. After our guests enjoyed some camaraderie, coffee, and donuts, Bill, owner of Immaculate Paint Protection, introduced himself and shared some of his professional car wash tips and techniques on keeping your vehicle looking better than new with a show-winning shine.

The shade and overcast sky made for the perfect car washing weather, allowing plenty of time to teach our guests the proper wash method.

Allentown Area Corvette Club watches a wash tutorial from Bill at Immaculate Paint Protection
Corvette owners watch as Bill foam washes this Corvette.

The Allentown Area Corvette Club had a great time engaging in our wash tutorial, asking important questions about our products, tools, and processes. One club member asked, “Can you use a garden hose instead of a pressure washer?” Bill happily answered their questions, explaining that a pressure washer isn’t necessary for someone washing their car at home, and you can use a hose and a spray bottle to foam up the body of your vehicle instead.

Allentown Area Corvette Club at Immaculate Paint Protection
Bill introduces himself to the Corvette Club, showing them a 'Do Not Wash' Tag.

After the wash, Bill began the polishing and waxing tutorial, showing some common detailing tools and towels you can find at big box retail stores. He explained that these products aren’t always the best to use, even if they are cheap, and it’s always safer to purchase reputable, professional products. But most importantly, Bill emphasized that technique is what matters when polishing or waxing; “A black car that’s been polished incorrectly will have buffer trails, those lines and swirls where you can tell the guy’s been on the machine. You should never be able to see that someone’s been there, working on the car.”

After the polishing tutorial, our audience had some time to converse and share their thoughts. Richard, a long-time Corvette owner, shared, “I’ve had a Corvette for six years and I found out I’m using the wrong towels! It’s an eye opener really, and I appreciate Bill taking the time to do this for us.” Another member of the Allentown Area Corvette Club, Scott, said he came for educational purposes after Bill put out an email about the class. “I was doing a lot of the wash process backwards,” he added.

Immaculate Paint Protection gives a Corvette waxing and polishing tutorial to the Allentown Area Corvette Club.
Corvette Club members inspect the Corvette after a wax test section.

As a parting gift, we gave each participant a “Do Not Wash” tag. These tags can be hung from your rearview mirror so that when you take your car in for service, your paint isn’t at risk of damage from improper wash techniques. These tags were eagerly accepted after learning how a bad wash can be destructive to their Corvette’s paint.

Immaculate Paint Protection 'Do Not Wash' tag hanging in Corvette rear view mirror.
This Immaculate Paint Protection client receives a 'Do Not Wash' tag to protect their car's paint.

Thank you to the Allentown Area Corvette Club for attending our event and being a great audience at Immaculate Paint Protection.

P.S. Couldn’t attend the member’s only event? Not to worry. Immaculate Paint Protection provides one to one car wash training to all clients. Check out our services here.

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About the author: Bill Fetter’s passion for cars started at an early age, as he loved anything with wheels. Through his childhood, Bill observed his dad’s work as a mechanical engineer turned marketing manager and proud lifelong employee of General Motors. During high school, Bill honed his passion for cars by hand-washing and detailing his neighbors’ vehicles. Knowing he wanted to be in the automotive industry, Bill earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He’s worked as an engineer in the automotive manufacturing, medical device, steel industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing fields.

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