When NOT to polish your car
When NOT to polish your car!
When asked to look at a pool car for one of my regular City Centre Customers I was a shown a rather neglected Mazda6, not in itself unusual, most pool cars suffer this way. What the Customer wanted to show me was a series of “cloudy” areas on the bodywork that could not be cleaned off with usual products or at the local Valet Centre, “is there anything you can do, please.”
After a close examination of a couple of areas I agreed to take on the job and do my best. With the wealth of products available I was able to find a solution and a few hours later the car looked very much better and hopefully will be better looked after by the next user.
BUT – what was the cause of the damage? Well my best guess is that at some point the car was cleaned in bright sunlight and the person cleaning the car decided to apply large amounts of sun screen before starting. While working round the car, most of the damage was in areas that you would place your hand, forearm, while cleaning!
So, next time you want to clean your car, do it during the early morning or late evening when the sun is low in the sky when you do not need a sun screen.