It is recommended to wash vehicles in the shade or garage and never in direct sunlight as overly high temperatures cause the water and soap to evaporate quickly and dry up before you get a chance to wash them off.
Start by thoroughly spraying the entire vehicle with water at a safe distance from the vehicle surface (check the user manual for the recommended usage). Pay particular attention to heavily soiled areas, trying to remove as much dirt as possible while working from the top at a downward angle.
Mix together a high quality car washing soap or detergent specifically designed for washing automotive paints in a bucket with some warm water.
Prepare another bucket of clean water. After every application of soap/water, dip and rinse the sponge in the clean water bucket. This will help the soapy water stay cleaner.
Start by washing the wheels with an Oates® Jumbo Bug Sponge to help reduce the risk of any brake dust, or harsh wheel cleaners from touching the freshly washed panels. Rinse the sponge thoroughly ensuring there is no grease or sharp particles embedded in the sponge.
Scrub the rest of the vehicle using an Oates® Jumbo Auto Sponge and work from top to bottom following the contours of the vehicle and getting in all tight corners and crevices. Wash in a circular motion. Rinsing often is important to prevent soap drying on the surface.
For stubborn spots and grime, use an Oates® Bug Sponge with non-abrasive scour. After every application of detergent, rinse the section before applying soap to another section.
Alternatively, if you prefer to keep your hands dry whilst washing the car, try the Oates® Car Wash Mop or Aqua Broom with a Water-fed Handle. The Aqua broom releases water through the vents of the broom head as you clean for added convenience.
After you are finished washing, do a final rinse of the entire vehicle. Begin at the top and work down.