Wash and Polish a Porsche
Regardless, a Porsche will end up getting soiled whether it sits outdoors or in a garage. You will discover more than just dirt and rain spots attach to your car’s glass, paint and chrome finishes. At Midtown Autoworks of Sacramento, we would like to help you keep your Porsche looking and running for a long time. Occasionally, customers ask us what we recommend to keep their exteriors of their Porsches looking beautiful. These are just some basic tips we suggest.
Airborne contaminants like tree sap, acid rain, bird droppings or even dead bugs may end up degrading your Porsche’s paint. Most modern day Porsche finishes are protected with a clear coat to safeguard the paint, but unfortunately the classic cars don’t have a clear coat to protect their paint. It is essential to maintain your Porsche by keeping it clean and waxed to help repel water and to keep other pollutants away from the car’s exterior.
Even when it comes to the interior of the Porsche, you want to keep it clean and protected, too. The seats and floors can get ruined if you don’t protect them from spills or anything else that stains or gets stuck in the interior of the car.
Make sure you use a proper carwash solution for your Porsche. You want to make sure you use a microfiber wash cloth because the microfiber will help protect your paint. It is not recommended to use any kind of sponge. Also, you want to make sure you have plenty of microfiber towels, detail spray and carnauba wax, too.
It is recommended to keep your Porsche in the shade while washing and waxing it to help prevent the sun’s heat from drying the vehicle naturally without you drying it yourself. The idea is you dry the vehicle so you can remove any spots before they dry on the car.
When ready to get started, wet the entire vehicle to remove any debris right away. Now, if you notice there is a lot of debris or even tar grime stuck on the paint, apply the car shampoo right to the major areas and let it soak as you wash other areas of the car. When hosing the vehicle, make sure to get the salt and mud off the wheel wells and undercarriage.
Start washing at the top of the car first and work your way down. Wash the car, distributing the suds all over with a microfiber towel. Then, rinse completely with a light spray, not high-pressure spray.
Drying the car can possibly cause scratches on your clear coat, so you want to be careful! Be sure to use a microfiber towel or use your lawn blower to dry the car.
Once finished go over the Porsche with a detail spray. Spray the detail spray on small areas and wipe gently using a microfiber towel until it’s dry. Turn the towel over a few times while drying it and repeat the process over the entire car. It is a good idea to use more than one towel if the towel starts to get dirty. Finally, you can clean the windows by using a window polish only, not anything like Windex.
These are just a handful of tips to help keep the exterior of your Porsche looking beautiful and lasting much longer. If you have any questions or concerns, either give us a call at 916-382-7700 or visit us online at www.midtownautoworks.com. We are Sacramento’s premier, certified Porsche mechanics!