The first step is selecting the right products for the job. Keep in mind that most automotive detailing products on the market today contain harsh chemicals and toxic fumes that can not only adversely affect your health, but the environment as well. Eco Touch manufactures high-performance auto detailing products that are 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, AND just as powerful, if not more, than traditional cleaning and detailing supplies.
Before washing the exterior of your vehicle, begin by spot cleaning of any particularly greasy, sticky, or dirty areas. Eco Touch's All Purpose cleaner and degreaser is a great choice for tackling bird droppings, grease spots, or tree sap if it hasn't yet hardened onto the surface of the vehicle.
1. Apply your All Purpose cleaner to the affected area and gently dab off using a microfiber towel. Do not apply too much pressure to tough spots, or you could damage or scratch the paint.
2. For tree sap that has hardened to the surface of the vehicle, it is recommended to use mineral spirits to dissolve the sap. Gently dab the spots off using a microfiber towel. Again, take care not to apply too much pressure.
Now that you've taken care of any trouble spots on the car's paint or windows, inspect the wheels. Brake dust is the result of your brake pads wearing down during normal driving. Small flakes of material will begin to slough off onto your wheels and the surrounding brake system. Brake dust can be very difficult to remove, and is extremely hazardous to aquatic life, so it is important to take care when removing it.
For polishing chrome, stainless and aluminum, Eco Touch's Metal Polish will eliminate streaks, smudges and greasy residue.
Eco Touch Tire Shine penetrates deeply beneath the rubber surface to give tires a non-greasy, sling-resistant coating that both conditions and protects. Be sure to avoid applying any tire conditioning product to the tire treads or other areas where grip is important.
Now you're ready to wash your car's exterior. Eco Touch's Waterless Car Wash is a practical alternative to traditional bucket and hose or commercial car washing. Not only will you save time and water, but you will also help reduce the discharge of soapy suds, brake dust and car oils in the environment by minimizing run-off. A waterless car wash uses only 4-6 ounces of water compared to 45 gallons at an average commercial car wash, or 80-140 gallons used in an average bucket and hose car wash.
Will Waterless Car Wash scratch my car's paint?
No, it is possible to avoid scratching and marring your car's paint.
Why should I not use Waterless Car Wash in direct sunlight?
Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash contains plant-derived surfactants (soaps) that help lift dirt away from the surface of the vehicle. In order for the formula to perform properly you need to ensure the car panel is cool so that these surfactants can get to work loosening up the dirt. Otherwise, the formula will evaporate quickly which can leave behind white residue or streaking. This will make your job tougher as you'll need to re-spray the surface and buff away any of these spots. Unfortunately this problem occurs with any washing method available today: hose and bucket, rinse-less or waterless. If the car is hot and you apply a liquid it will evaporate leaving residues behind.
After your car's exterior has been washed, you're ready to protect its paint using wax. Eco Touch Quick Wax is a spray wax that offers a simple spray, wipe, buff application and will provide a protective barrier and a glossy, streak-free finish. Eco Touch Quick Wax can safely be applied once a month without causing buildup on the clearcoat surface.
Easily dissolve and remove bugs, fingerprints, dirt and debris with Eco Touch Window Clear. Formulated without ammonia or alcohol, it is safe for use on tinted windows, glass, and mirrors, with no streaking. Eco Touch Glass Cleaning Towels are a great microfiber towel for use on glass and mirrors because they have been woven specifically for this purpose, and will not leave lint behind
Begin cleaning the interior by removing any trash or debris, shaking out floor mats. Next, thoroughly vacuum the vehicle's interior.
Using Eco Touch All Purpose cleaner, remove grime from the dashboard, consoles, car interior doors, trim, vinyl, and most hard surfaces. The All Purpose cleaner removes stubborn stains, grease and oil with ease, leaving behind only a fresh, naturally derived lemon scent.
Eco Touch Carpet + Upholstery is perfect for spot cleaning seats, carpets or other upholstered areas on the inside of your vehicle. Using a standard upholstery cleaning spray containing nonylphenol ethoxylates will fill your car's interior with toxic fumes that you'll end up breathing in while driving. Safe for you and your family, Carpet + Upholstery can tackle tough stains, even greases and oils without the use of rubber gloves.
For leather interiors, use Eco Touch Leather Care to safely wipe away dirt and grime while replacing lost oils and leaving leather soft and supple. Be sure to first test leather care products on an inconspicuous area for surface compatibility.
Once the dashboard and vinyl trim have been thoroughly cleaned using an All Purpose cleaner, you can condition them to restore their original luster. The natural oils in Eco Touch's Dashboard Protect will penetrate deep to help bring out a natural shine, while leaving your car smelling fresh with its light lavender fragrance.
Eco Touch Window Clear will allow you to wipe away fingerprints, dirt and debris from interior glass, just as you did to clean the exterior. Formulated without ammonia or alcohol, it is safe for use on tinted windows, glass, and mirrors, with no streaking. Eco Touch Glass Cleaning Towels are a great microfiber towel for use on glass and mirrors because they have been woven specifically for this purpose, and will not leave lint behind.