Would it damage my paint?, Do they really do what they advertise?
These are common questions we always get at DDYC , and to be honest we always recommend not to take them.
Yes, they will cause damage to your clear coat, the etch it and it can only be removed by polishing with compounds and special products and it some cases irreversible damage.
There are a few drive thru car wash:
1.-Touch less ( uses harsh chemicals and most of the grime will remain, the waxes used are diluted)
2.-Hand wash(usually its called the conveyor belt, there is no care for your car and they just move you along whether is done right or not. Typically all damage is caused by dropped towels)
3.-Bristle wash ( these are the most common ones they are really cheap and available at most gas station, these bristles are not regularly cleaned and replaced so swirl marks are always free here!!)
When it comes to your vehicle spend a few extra dollars by hiring a professional that has been certified in the art of detailing
new car Damage caused by inexpensive drive thru
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/Pablo Acosta / Owner/ DDYC / (760)651-2802 / http://www.dontdivorceyourcar.com /
We all have done it, we detail our cars and next thing you know it pours!!, its like pur money was washed away (intended pun). Well it is not a waste believe it or not, in the next few paragraphs we will explain why
As rain falls, it collects pollutants and contaminants from the air, and this is called Acid Rain. Look at the photo to the left, this is the effect of dried rain on a car. The Acid Rain has etched its way into the paint and caused defects. The only way to remove the etching is to polish and buff it out with a dual action polisher and professional grade buffing pads. Even after a short rainfall, rainwater and pollutants collect on your vehicle. The rain water eventually evaporates, leaving a thin layer of pollutants that can damage your car’s finish. The longer you leave the pollutants and contamination on your vehicle’s finish, the more damage it will inflict on your cars paint finish.
This is the effect of dried rain on a car.,The Acid Rain has etched its way into the paint and caused defects. The only way to remove the etching is to polish and buff it out with a dual action polisher and professional grade buffing pads. Even after a short rainfall, rainwater and pollutants collect on your vehicle. The rain water eventually evaporates, leaving a thin layer of pollutants that can damage your car’s finish. Ignoring this damage can cause expensive damage and even to have to repaint your vehicle.
Now not just rain can caused this, recycled water and potable water have minerals that cause the same damage, always get your car wash with reputable detailera that use clean non mineralized water.
The best solution to prevent this is to add sealants to your car which should always be applied by a certified installer. There are many products out there that can protect from 1yr to 5yrs, DDYC Is an authorized installer of ceramic coatings and we recommended this product for any car.
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Pablo Acosta / dontdivorceyourcar.com / facebook.com/ddycautodetail
Streaks on glass are quite annoying. We will provide a 3 step window cleaning process that guarantees no streaks.
We all had or tried cleaning our windows and after countless tries we leave behind streaks how annoying. Before instructions we will give ypu the recipe for the best window cleaner and its safe for tint
1.-new spray bottle (cannot be used due to contamination)
2.- Baby shampoo (yellow jhonson and jonhsons is best)
4.-Distilled water (has no minerals)
5.- debug sponge (amazon.com $2)
Fill the spray bottle with distilled water and leave enough space to drop the other items in, add 3 squirts of baby shampoo, one of alcohol close the spray. Ottle with the trigger and shake a bit. Now its ready
To cleand and dry the windows there are multitude of options but at DDYC we love and live by microfiber towels (if you have a costco available I recommend to pick up a pack of their yellow ones they are awesome and past a long time)
So you know one towel will not clean all windows usually for a small car you will need upto 5 towels.
Now the cleaning part starts, spray a good amount of solution on the window using the debug sponge scrub on circular motions to clean the entire window,spray more solution with a towel wipe all residue, with another clean and dry towel finish the glass again in circular motions voila you are done, now just repeat all windows and you are done. Just remember to replace towels as they get soaked and dirty.
To wash towels, drop them on your washer slow cycle warm water NO DETERGENT or SOAP. Doing this will cause your towels to leave streaks as the soap gets in between fibers and ruins them. Let them air dry and they will be ready to be used again
This process can be applied to any glass
Pablo Acosta / Dontdivorceyourcar.com / (760)6512802
As a #prodetailer, I always recommend to clean the exterior of the rim, but how about the inner well. Brake dust and high temperatures can take a deep toll on them an pit in areas where simple repairs can cost hundreds of dollars or they may need to be replaced.
There are several products that can help, the most common one is wheel wax which is not expensive and can add life to your wheels, except that it needs to be applied often but its an easy task.
The way this waxes and sealants are applied is the same concept that applies when you wax your vehicle, apply let it dry and use a clean micro fiber towel to remove haze.Sealants are applied once every year and make it easier to clean your wheels.
The investment is great specially when just repairing one wheel can cost upwards of $150 waxes and sealants cost $10-$50 and have up to 15 applications depending on size of rim.
Don’t divorce your car, your trusted sourced for all your auto detailing needs
Pablo Acosta / Dontdivorceyourcar.com / (760)651-2802
Making your car detailed look and stay pretty longer
So you take your car to the car wash/ detailer and it looks great but it just does not last long and within a few weeks your car is dull again. Painted surfaces have pores thus debris gets logged in these tiny pores creating a dull effect many experts vouch for clay bar treatments to your vehicles surfaces and glass to remove contaminates and leaving behind a nice smooth area for the wax to penetrate and seal properly giving you a long lasting result.
What is a clay bar treatment?Clay bar treatment is the process of removing bonded surface contaminants from your car that cannot be removed by washing alone and that need to be eliminated before the polishing process, using using a synthetic bar of poly clay. It works by gently pulling and lifting the bonded contaminants off the surface which then become encapsulated in the clay.
It is recommended to do this treatment at least once a year to prevent paint damage, oxidation and your clear coat from drying and peeling off. Following with a good wax or sealant will add a deep gloss to your vehicle that will make you the envy of other drivers.
For more information reach out to us at (760)6512802 visit our website @ http://www.dontdivorceyourcar.com
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Pablo Acosta Owner and Operator of Dont Divorce Your Car
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We get this question asked regularly, one of the main reasons to detail your car is to disinfect it and avoid getting sick and of course to drive a clean car.
Nowadays, we spent hours on our cars and to some of us its our office, dinner table, meeting room etc.. A simple wash does not take care of every corner and inch of your vehicle as a professional detailer we pay attention to edges and corners between seats, it is our main job to be detailed. Getting a detail job extends the life of your seats,carpets,paint rims etc.. because we use products to clean and protect.
Detail jobs are recommended every 3 months to keep your vehicle in top shape, this allows for a higher resale value and it shows that you really care for your car. Dealerships always are keen to cars that are well taken care of and they offer more than a dirty car when it comes to trading it in.
So don’t loose out on potential trade in value or even to be able to sell for the asking price.
Pablo Acosta Owner and Operator of Don’t Divorce Your Car
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