Originally Posted by charlie03fastGT
Anybody here completely detailed their own car from the inside out? I want to know what are the best carpet/seat cleaners that I could buy at a store. Also what cleaning procedures work best. I also want to detail my own engine and was also wondering how to do it. I have detailed a few engines before but not a mustang. Is there something I should avoid/cover?
Not only mine but several.
Meguiars Gold Class wash Mothers is good to.
3 Soft towels just for the outside
2-Giant Cotton towels clean and of good quality
Wax Meguiars, or Turtle Wax ICE seem to be favorites here never used either.
You can try Swirl remover if its bad.
Microfiber towels to remove wax.
High quality bonnet to apply.
SprayWay glass cleaner
Tires wheels soap and water works great. Get a spray bottle to mix. I use a concentrate designed for detailers. Only b/c it's faster to use on other cars.
Leather Lexol to clean leather, Lexol to condition leather.
Carpet/upl I haven't found one cleaner I like. Adams has a good Product I'm ready to try.
Engine- make sure it is ICE cold cover distributor cap if equipped, intake/airbox, cover battery. It's a good to cover visible electrical connections including the fusebox. I cover the alternator as well. Grocery store bags work great.
After that is done. I get simple green or any all purpose cleaner really (no bleach) and lightly mist areas, take a soft brush and gently wipe. Rinse with water not a stream but a fan of sorts. I angle the hose to the side. Now remove covers, get a few clean older towels and wipe up remaining water. If the battery terminals have corrosion on them get some battery terminal cleaner not only are you keeping them clean, your helping the battery.
I don't know what store bought stuff to use to dress the bay. I use SprayWay instant shine. I love it, because it works on wheel wells, inside the car, and the engine bay.