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5 Stages of Classic Car Detailing
Do you need to relax? Enter a Zen-like state without ever leaving your garage - practice some stress-free detail therapy! This handy fact sheet will guide you through the five stages of classic car detailing. Already a detailing yogi? Does working on your restoration bring you joy? Let us know how much you love detailing your car in the comments.
Get Your Zen On
Detail therapy is not your typical wash and wax, and not as difficult as you may think. Classic collectors know how to pamper their cars. If you can spend hours buffing a high shine on your ’57 Corvette, practicing meditation is not a huge leap. Just clear your mind, take a deep breath and relax into your polishing stroke.
Start your detail therapy by cleaning the inside of your classic. (Nothing stresses a gearhead out more than a filthy interior!) Vacuum, polish the dash and door panels and clean the windows. Remember, spotless door jambs reflect an owner in balance with their classic car.
Wash On, Wash Off
Are you having a bad week? Wash your troubles away by giving your baby a bath. Start at the top and work your way down, scrubbing with mild soap as you go. Take out your deep seeded frustrations on those dirty rims. Rinse thoroughly. Dry using microfiber cloths or air dry with a leaf blower, which prevents water spots. Be careful not to kick up debris when doing the lower portions.
The soothing, meditative rhythm of applying, removing and polishing a car’s finish is how hours fly by and the world fades away. This practice allows you to learn every nook and cranny on your vehicle. It is about becoming one with your classic, not just producing a killer shine.
Collector and Classic Car Insurance for Less
Escape to what you love. Whether you are working on your restoration or detailing it for a show, relish the time you can spend with your car. It is the reason you started collecting. At Classic Auto Insurance, we understand what motivates collectors because we are collectors, too. Knowing the bond owners have with their classic cars allows us to offer a broad range of coverage. Let our knowledgeable staff answer all your questions and customize a policy to meet your needs. Relax and let us safeguard your dream car. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 today.