Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
I've recently been training at a detailing shop, and there's a couple things I've learned:
-If you have access to a shampooer, use it. If doing the headliner, go over it ONCE, twice maximum. Do it like shaving, (One line down, next, one line down, next, ect) or the headliner will sag from too much dampness.
-There's this wax... Comes in a clear, large tube-like bottle. Has some kind of spanish name I can't think of, I'll post it when I see it later. Anyways. Pour some onto a microfibre sponge, go over one panel at a time. It will haze after a minute. Take a good cloth, reccommended microfibre, and hand buff clean with one side. Flip it over, and gently wipe the panel down for a beautiful sheen.
-if you DO have a shampooer, with a powerful vacuum attachment and steamer, don't be afraid to use a powerwasher on the doorjambs and those plastic edges under the door. Any carpet or upholstrey that gets wet will be steam-cleaned later, and it cuts your cleaning time down greatly.
-as stated previously in this thread, if you have an air compresser and a thin airbrush, use it for all those tiny cracks. Dodges are HORRIBLE for those cracks, and a powerful degreaser can take it out and be blown out very quickly. This method can also be used to clean stereo systems and decks, provided you don't have a touchscreen.
Driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LT 2.2L, Alpine Type-S speakers & 10" Sub, Pioneer AVHP3200BT Receiver, Injen CAI