Important:

The order for detailing tasks is important. It starts with the unpainted surfaces of your car.

At the very beginning it is worth to pre-wash and dry the car body remembering about door sills and recesses (all painted areas). It will ease the next steps and will prevent you from getting dirty while cleaning the car interior. Remember to empty door side pockets.

Car care advice from a Car Restore

Professionals who use our products have given us certain advice. The list of following steps will help you to succeed with doing your own car detailing.

Let’s startwith the interior

1.Renewing the freshness
to car air conditioning

If your car air conditioning or vents have an unpleasant or musty smell, you should have them fumigated and cleaned.

Bad smells can be caused by several reasons, including: clogged air conditioning drains, a clogged air cabin filter, bacteria or mold.

Air cabin filters can get clogged up. Remove dust, leaves and any other debris, procced with the next step - cleaning the air vents. Choose a sanitizing product that kills bacteria, mold and also removes unpleasant smells. Remember to change your car’s cabin air filter regularly as recommended by the car manufacturer.

2.
UPHOLSTERY

Remember always to test a product on a small, non-visible area before use.

Leather care products can leave a slippery surface so we do not recommend using them on leather-wrapped steering wheels and gear change knobs.



Remove the floor mats and clean them separately. Vacuum all hard to reach places including under seats, the pedal area, and recessed places. Spray the cleaner evenly on the fabric upholstery then rub until the dirt is removed, later wipe thoroughly with a soft dry cloth.

Leather upholstery is very delicate, so it is best to use a dedicated product containing lanoline and bees-wax. Spray some leather care product on the soft, clean microfiber or directly on the surface to be treated. Then wipe it gently, reaching into crevices and around the edges.

3.Cleaning and polishing
the dashboard
and interior plastic

Apply a dedicated product on the dashboard, center console and other plastic parts.

A dedicated product not only makes the dashboard look clean and matt or shiny, it also contains UV filters, protects the plastic, and prevents the further build-up of dust. Smooth surfaces should be re-wiped with a soft cloth to prevent smudges.



There are several types of products available, each leaves a different finish from matt to super shine. Choose the one which suits you the best. Make sure you do not use plastic or glass cleaners on gauges, LCD screens etc! Use only dedicated products.

Stubborn dust and food particles in areas with difficult access can be removed by using a soft brush or compressed air.

4.Tyres
and wheels

Clean wheels before you start protecting your car paint.

Use acid-free formula to remove road dirt and and stubborn brake dust from wheels. Acid-based cleaners can damage tyre rubber and also cause unpainted alloy to oxidize and pit, and damage painted or clear coated wheels. They are also not safe for braking system elements. After washing and drying your wheels it is advisable to protect them with dedicated car wheel wax.

Wash your tyres with car shampoo, let to dry. Next use the dedicated tyre car care product on the sidewalls to protect rubber from adverse weather conditions and fading due to direct sunlight. Furthermore your tyres will get a rich, deep “wet look”.

WARNING – no type of this product must ever be used on a tyre tread.

5.The best wash =
the hand wash

First of all, the hand wash gives you a chance to inspect the car's paint surfaces.

Stubborn dirt, bird droppings settled on the paint can go through wax and clear coatings into the colour coat underneath.


Use car shampoo, it is especially formulated to maintain car paint. Some car shampoos leave a thin wax coating, others just prepare car paint for further care. If needed - use undiluted shampoo to remove stubborn dirt. During summer you can clean car front elements eg. windscreen, grille and bumpers using insect remover.

Rinse your car thoroughly after washing and dry with a soft cloth or rubber squeegee. You can also use our waxing towel. It removes water marks and stains left in door sills, crevices around boot lids and tailgates leaving a shinny finish.

6.Wax – your paint’s
Best Friend!

It is not advisable to wax your car body in direct sunlight or when the surface is hot. Wax can dry too fast leaving hard to remove smudges. Car waxes can be natural (Carnauba), synthetic or a variation of both and come in various forms. Choose the one most suitable for your personal application preferences, either liquid, paste or hard wax.

You can use all of those on any type of car paint (including: standard, metallic and pearl paint), leaving no white marks on plastic, chrome or metal car elements.

7.Crystal
clear glass

Former cleaning and protecting steps can leave some residue on car glass. So, glass – the last but not the least to be cleaned.

We recommend not to use household glass cleaning products, as they can have a negative influence on car upholstery, dashboards and other plastic interior elements.


There are 3 main types of automotive glass cleaners: aerosol/foam, trigger sprays and wet wipes. Choose the one you prefer. Make sure after using wet wipes to polish with a soft microfibre cloth, as it does not spread the dirt and leaves no smudges. Remember to clean side windows twice, when half open to reach the top edges and fully closed to remove any possible dirt and moisture left from the seals.

You can enhance your visibility and safety while driving in by using our “invisible wiper” on the windscreen and “anti-fog” which prevents car glass from fogging on the inside. Be sure to degrease glass thoroughly before application.