Cleaning your car can mean removing rough water spots, tar and road oil, tree sap оr pine pitch, tiding out with vacuum cleaner, neutralize the odors, but it also means washing and drying your precious Corvette. So here are some handy tips that will help you to do these processes through specific procedures.
Removing tough water spots
Spots from salt water can be difficult to remove from your car’s paint and glass if they remain for a longer period of time, because salt is “eating” both the surface on the paint and on the glass. You should use white vinegar applied on a “terry” towel and softly scrub these spots while they remove.
Always vacuum before you wash
Removing the tar and road oil
Use everyday cooking oil to wet a soft “terry” towel and than you can easily rub away the tar. But do not forget to wax of the area you have previously rubbed.
Removing tree sap and pitch
Tree sap or pine pitch usually makes an ugly scene on the car’s surface. So the best way to get rid of these unpleasant marks is by using a cotton ball soaked with a simple finger nail polisher. Afterward make a mixture from a baking soda and paste of water and clean up the affected area and finally wax it of.
Bu there is also a better, gentler way to do this by using “terry” towel washed in mineral sprits for removal of the tar. After you remove the tar you will wax the “contagious” area.
Washing the car
Rinse off the dirt before you actually start washing the car. This way you will avoid scratching the surface from rubbing the dirt which is stamped there. Do not use detergents for dish washing because they are meant for striping off the grease and grime and will draw out the wax protection of the car’s surface. So use specifically designed products for this kind of problems.
So the best thing to do is to fill up two large buckets with water, one for rinsing and the other for the suds. Be sure that the surface of the car is cool and than hose the whole car, starting from the bottom. Then put the suds from the first bucket on the upper areas by using a compact terry towels or washing mitts and you can start with the “exercise”.
After the entire cabin is well done, use a slow stream of water, do not squirt it with a hard pressure because you will short up the drying period and there will be more water spots. Don’t forget to wash the inside and bottom edges of the doors, as well as the hood and the trunk, because these are the areas where a lot of dirt and moisture are clustering. When you get to the bottom, first do the tires than the wheels. It is important to clean the wheels good because dust and road salt can cause serious corrosion.
The last part is drying of course. It’s good to use some products like a synthetic chamois rather than the ones made from leather because it can pale off the paint of the car, or even worst. Similar like the sudding process, start your way from the top and go all the way down and don’t forget the edges of the door and the hood.