The #awdtaxi was way overdue for a washing since going to Pocono Raceway one month ago and so I treated it the same way I treat all of my clients’ cars. I started with Optimum FerreX on the wheels, hatch, and exhaust, and then spray on Optimum Power Clean (3:1) with a foam cannon. Then washed with Optimum No Rinse and dried/sealed with Opti-Coat Hyper Seal. It is really that simple. It may not be the most perfect car, but it remains easy to clean and looks glossy.
Alex is no stranger around here so when he picked up a "new" car to beat around in, he made sure it came to me first to "remove the previous owner" from the car. Just because a car may be cheap and a "beater", doesn't mean it has to look like a trash dumpster. The inside was pretty bad, making me remove the front seats in order to remove all of the food/crumbs/hair/everything. Some stains had been there long enough to actually cause damage to the fibers and Alex was trying to keep the cost down, therefore I didn't go too much further. Once Optimum Carpet and Fabric Clean and Protect had done it's work, I made sure to clean all the hard surfaces with Optimum No Rinse and finished them with Optimum Protectant Plus. I also ran my deodorizer over night to neutralize any smells.
The exterior had quite a few swirls, dents, and scratches so I did the best I could to make sure those defects didn't stand out. All in all, the Basic Detail package is a great way to refresh a car before selling it or shortly after acquiring. Thanks Alex!
Elivia brought her R32 back in for its first wash and headlamp bulb replacement. When I told her not to wash the car for a month, she successfully did that and made sure it was filthy! That's why she got the coating though, to ensure that cleaning it would be easy! She also had a low beam Xenon bulb that was dying last I saw the car and had since burned out. I ordered her brand new Phillips brand bulbs, which are an OEM supplier at a fraction of the cost, and new lock rings for the bulbs. After installation, I cleared the faults relating to the bulb and aimed the bulbs properly. Now she doesn't have a dirty car or have to worry about getting pulled over...at least for the bulb! Thanks Elivia, enjoy!