Detail Your Ride
With the advent of summer, it’s the perfect time to make your Chevy shine once again: it’s time for a thorough detail. If you are prepared to take on a DIY detail, there’s no need to be intimidated: you can get your Chevy sparkling once again with a few easy steps!
Scrub a Dub: Find a nice area of shade, where you can suds-up and rinse off your Chevy. The shade will allow you to see any residue left on your vehicle, and any scratches or cracks in the paint. In a bucket, mix soap (either dish soap or automotive-approved soap) in water, then dip your sponge in the bucket and start scrubbing away.
Splish Splash: Next, use a hose to rinse the soap off your vehicle, ensuring that all bubbles are washed away so the soap does not leave a film, which would truly prevent your Chevy’s real shine from coming through.
Dry: Using a microfiber towel, preferably, gently dry your vehicle section by section in a circular motion. If you want to raise your drying game a bit, you can also use a leaf blower, just make sure there is not any debris lodged in the blower that could land on your car.
Time to Shine: Once dry, it’s time to bring out that showroom sparkle. To polish your paint, the right tools and proper technique are paramount. Some tools that are excellent to have on hand are an orbital polisher, an assortment of polishing pads in various sizes, and a good polishing compound. Experts recommend watching instructional videos so as to get your technique down regarding arm speed, pressure, and pad flatness.
With a few hours devoted to washing, drying, and polishing your Chevy, it will be restored to that showroom sparkle in no time at all. Your Chevrolet will be ready to find new roads all summer long.