Fixing up any car is a task in itself. Fixing up a car for your family is a task and a half! Working to restore your car to what it was like when it was brand new after your family have got hold of it is like trying to get Pompeii back to what it was prior to any volcano-related damage (okay, it’s not that bad, but you get the picture). When it comes to fixing up your car, there are many routes to go down, do you need it clean? Do you need it ready for a service? Whatever the peril, there is a way to fix it. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and make it a comfortable car, and more importantly, a safe car.
Step One: Prep The Vehicle
Fixing the interior is something that doesn’t need to be a hefty task in itself, you could complete it in a weekend if you planned ahead. Before you get to work on it, as long as you make sure that you vacuum and shampoo your vehicle beforehand and allow it to dry, it will save you some time.
Getting the right materials ready to prepare the makes a world of difference. Picking the right reconditioning product will make life a bit easier to make the vinyl, carpet, velour and plastic look like new. You can get color charts for your chosen reconditioner brand so you can get one that is as close to your interior color as possible.
Step Two: Cleaning The Interior
Vinyl And Plastic: Apply the reconditioning soap to the surfaces and scrub using a scruff pad. With recessed areas and places with more texture, be sure to put more effort into these parts. After applying the soap, wipe the surfaces with a cloth that is clean and dampened slightly, and allow it to dry.
If you get the right plastic adhesion promoter to go with the plastic, it will help the color coating integrate into the plastic better.
Carpet And Velour: Spray the plastic and leather prep on the carpet or velour and scrub very lightly with a nylon brush. Once it has dried, vacuum it.
As the spray has a strong solvent smell, it is best to move the car to a shaded area outside to let it dry naturally with all the windows rolled down.
Step Three: Cleaning The Exterior
Scratches: The outside of the car will always be prone to an errant key scratch or a dent here and there. The most minor of scratches can be cleared with a number of DIY scratch removers.
Cloudy Headlights: If you have seen that your headlights are looking milkier in color than usual, this is due to an oxidization of the protective covering, and can be a safety issue. You can acquire high performance parts for a good price on this, or you can find a product to clear up the headlights.
Dents: There are a couple of tricks to fix a dent. You can pull the dent out with a plunger! Or if that doesn’t work, using a hair dryer and air duster in a combination of hot and cold can expand and contract the metal enough so it can pop out.
Popular How To Guides
How to Pick the Best Cryptocurrency Broker
For a cryptocurrency trader, their broker is the most important member of their team, the MVP, the key to their...
How to Hike the Grand Canyon
The famous Spanish conquistador Don García López de Cárdenas was the first European to set eyes on the Grand Canyon....
How To See the Sights of London in One Weekend
If you have never been to London before, you may be wondering where to start with a plethora of landmarks...
How To Trade Forex – Forex Trading Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore
The stock market can be an extremely profitable way of earning a living, however, it can also be highly stressful...
How to Prepare for a Coaching Session
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail – the mantra of any good coach. Before any training session, as a coach,...
How To Become A Competent Hunter
Public interest in hunting had hit a bit of a lull between 2015 and now. However, 16.9 million hunted in Spring of...
How To Get Your Kids Ready For Their First Baseball Game
The first baseball game that you kids play is an exciting time for a parent. There is no better feeling...
How To Start Following Horse Racing
Following horse racing is one of the world’s most popular pasttimes, particularly with those who wager on a regular basis....
Business2 years ago
5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting A Construction Company
Cars & Vehicles3 years ago
How To Deal With A Driving Offence (Quick Tips)
Games / Video Games1 year ago
How To Connect a Mouse and Keyboard to Your PlayStation 4
Sport1 year ago
How To Get Into A New Sport: 10 Inspiring Tips
Cleaning5 years ago
How to Make a Shower Tray Look Like New
Business4 years ago
How to Make Your Own Mini Conveyor Belt
Home Maintenance & Repair4 years ago
How To Build Your Own Fitted Wardrobes
Cars & Vehicles1 year ago
Can You Really Afford That Car? How To Know If You Are Making The Right Decision