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If your idea of car detailing is washing and waxing your car,
you might be in for a bit of a shock. While you can save a lot
of money making this a do-it-yourself (DIY) project, this is definitely
a skill which has been developed over the years.
If you do not want to pay the detail shops to perform this work
for you, buying a DIY manual on car detailing is probably the
next best step. A manual will provide time-saving shortcuts, as
well as tips to give you the professional edge you need.
Repair Minor Body Damage
We all hate the annoying dings and scratches we get from everyday
driving. Luckily, a repair book can save you a lot of money. There
are many how-to tips which will enable you to repair simple dents
(such as hail damage), saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Waxing and Buffing Techniques
Think you know how to wax a car? Well, after reading a manual
you might find out you didnt know as much as you thought!
First, you need to start with the right type of polish or wax
for your vehicle. Understanding the chemical and material makeup
which provides the best shine and long-term protection will help
you determine what type of wax to buy. Most do-it-yourself guides
will even list a comparison of the most popular brands (so make
sure you purchase a recent version).
The best way to make sure you dont have to restore your
interior is by preserving it. Easy how-to instructions explain
the best way to care for leather, synthetic leather, vinyl, and
cloth seats. You will also learn about wear patterns, and how
to prevent them. Remember, prevention is the best medicine!
Although it is possible to completely restore the interior of
a vehicle by having new upholstery installed, this is not always
the most practicalor cheapestmethod. Car detailing
manuals demonstrate common methods to repair small tears in cloth,
leather, and vinyl. They will also show you how to bring life
back into your worn fabric, which is valuable since it is not
always easy to find an exact match on vintage vehicles.
If you have ever purchased a car, surely one of the first things
you did was open the hood to look at the engine even if
you didnt have a clue what you were looking for! Whether
you are looking to care for your existing car, baby your classic,
or spruce up a bit before you sell, engine detailing is one of
the most important steps in car detailing.
It is extremely important to follow the instructions in the do-it-yourself
manuals. Some cleaning chemicals can cause accelerated deterioration
of hoses and electrical components. Certain cleansers are not
meant for automotive use, and their residue can remain flammable
for several hours. Following a manual will prevent you from making
the basic mistakes, show you the best techniques and tools to
use (saving you scrapes on your hands as well as time), and can
even help you create your own cleaning products which are just
as effective as the one sold in your automotive store.
Wheel and Tire Maintenance
Keeping your tires looking good is a great way to keep your car
looking good as new. While there are many great products out there
to make your tires look great, you should know which ones clean,
and which ones leave a residue all over the rubber which will
haunt you once the shine wears off. When it come to wheels, it
is important to keep them clean and protected. Small rocks and
other debris on the road will put small pits in your wheels, making
them more susceptible to rust and corrosion. A good how-to book
shows you how to clean and protect your wheels so they look brand
new for years.
It Just Makes Sense
Owning a how-to manual or book just makes sense. For a few dollars,
you will have a wealth of knowledge and a handy reference guide
to look at while you are detailing your car. You will pick up
time-saving techniques and money-saving tricks that will improve
the overall quality and safety of your DIY projects.
It just may turn out that car detailing will be a perfect new
hobby for you!
About the Author
The Motor Bookstore sells repair and service manuals for cars,
trucks, motorcycles, boats, farm tractors, and much more.