Products You May Already Have Around the House

Washing the car isn’t only to make it look good but also to ensure your paint is protected as well. Many vehicle owners think that washing a car is a tiring job, but it can be a fun and rewarding process.

You can clean your car with many different methods. Every method uses different chemicals or detergent for cleaning. But not every product is meant for your car paint. In other words, you should first analyze what product will be most effective for the car’s paint. If you use a wrong product then it can damage your car’s paint.

Instead of taking a risk or doing a lot of research, these are few products that can be used on any car for cleaning purpose. Will they be able to provide paint protection? Yes indeed! Then it might be costly? No, because they are daily household products that you can easily get from your local store.

Household Products for your Car’s Body

The most common product is soap and water. If we are talking about large lumps of dirt on your car then you can easily remove with water. Finding a suitable soap might be a challenge for you. Just like cleaning products, not every soap provides paint protection.

The soap you use must be designed for clean cars otherwise it can damage the vehicle’s paint. To make soapy water, you need to mix baking soda, soap, and water (in a composition). You can also use denatured alcohol to remove tar and sap which is harmful for paint.

Talking about tar and sap, have you ever thought that peanut butter can be used as a cleaning agent? Well, now you have. Peanut butter, as well as denatured alcohol, can break down tar and sap that is on your vehicles paint.

If you want to get rid of grease and grime then consider using shampoo. Shampoo can cut down grime and grease from your car’s body without damaging the paint. You should use baby shampoo as a cleaning agent. Baby shampoo chemicals are guaranteed for paint protection.

Household Product for Windshield’s Wipers

Use rubbing alcohol to clean the road grime off windshield wipers. Use a clean cloth or rag and pour a little rubbing alcohol on it. Take the wiper blade in your hand and then firmly pull the cloth or rag along the rubber edge until it is clean.

Household Products for Interior Leather

Have you ever gotten stains on your leather seats? Well don’t worry because with the help of toothpaste, you can easily remove it. Apply the toothpaste and gently scrub the affected area. If it doesn’t work, then use rubbing alcohol and lightly dab it on the stain.

NOTE: Use small amounts of rubbing alcohol, if you use in excess it can bleach the color of the leather.

Household Product for Windows and Windshield

Lastly, you might want to wash your windows. Many people list this as the last one to prevent mist or splatter from clouding a clean window when you are cleaning other parts of your vehicle. The safest method is the microfiber and newspaper method. They both are great absorbers plus they don’t leave any scratches in the glass. Make sure to not only clean the outside but also the inside of your windows!

What to Do If I Damaged My Car’s Paint?

We all make mistakes, the best thing to do is to find the solution. You can check out our blog of how to use touchup paint like a professional and repair almost any scratch or chip in your paint.

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