Thoroughly cleaning your car could get expensive especially if you visit a professional detailing center. However, today we are going to take a look at some tricks that could help you clean your car using common household items. You may have heard about how you can easily remove dead bugs and grime off your windshield using a bottle of coke, wipe off bird droppings and sap from your vehicle’s roof using WD-40 spray, fix minor dings from rusting with nail polish, and remove coffee or vomit stains from your vehicle’s upholstery and carpet using vinegar or club soda, but today we are going to discuss some simple, cheap and unexpected tricks for washing your car to keep it cleaner for long.
Using Hair Conditioner
The hair conditioner that contains lanolin is a great choice for car washing. Using this trick will help you giving your car a freshly waxed look. Even the car washing shampoos used by professional service stations comprise lanolin which not only gives a great shine to the car’s paint but also prolongs its life.
Cleaning Fizz Windshields with Cola
We all know that our vehicle’s windshield turns into a big mess when it rains after a long dry spell. This is when the streaks and blotches appear on it and cause great inconvenience. You can get rid of this mess instantaneously by pouring cola over the affected area. While pouring cola over the windshield, make sure to stretch a towel along the bottom of windshield to protect the hood paint. The bubbles in the cola help fizzing away the grime. Right after this process, make sure to wash the windshield and get rid of the sticky cola.
Using Kerosene for Wash
By adding a cup of kerosene to an approximately three-gallon pail filled with water, you can wash your car really well without even having to wax it. After mixing kerosene with water, all you need to do is to sponge the solution over the car’s body. This would give it a perfect glossy finish and next time it rains, rainwater will bead up and roll off the car, lessening the likelihood of rusting.
Using Baking Soda
By pouring ¼ cup of baking soda into a gallon-sized jug, ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid, filling up the jug with water and shaking it well, you have the best car wash liquid ready. When it comes time to wash the car, shake the jug vigorously and then pour 1 cup of cleaner base into a 2-gallon water pail. Fill the pail with warm water, stir to mix, and your home-made car cleaning solution is ready to use.
Baby Wipes for Cleaning Windows
Did you know, the baby wipes are not just good for the babies, but are also great for your car? Cleaning your vehicle’s windshield or windows by rubbing them with the baby wipes is a great idea. The best places for storing baby wipes in your car would be the glove compartment, wont it be?
Once you have washed your car, make sure to wipe it using a microfiber cloth. Driving your car around while it’s wet—after washing can leave unsightly watermarks on its exterior and reduce paint life.