HOW DO I MAKE MY WHITE CAR SHINE? World’s Most Popular Car Color:
The World’s Most Popular Car Color is Still White; which is yours?
The most popular car in the world for the 2013 model year was white. Again.
That’s because 20% of North America’s car buyers drove off in white vehicles last year. Black and silver were also popular–17% of buyers preferred these shades. Blue ranked fourth (13%) and gray rounded out the top five (12%).
What’s so great about white? Special pigments called “white effects” can subtly alter a variety of shades, allowing drivers to express their personal styles. Car colors with altered white tones include “Performance White” on the Ford Mustang, Lexus IS 250′s “Starfire Pearl” and “Calla White” on the Audi Q7. This is the second year white has topped the list.
Silver and black tied for second at 18% each, according to the annual date on vehicles built data, followed by gray, red, natural hues, blue and green which stayed the course from 2012.
But some Americans are showing more daring. There is a growing appetite for red and blue, especially on sporty models and blue could move up the ranks in 2014. Why ‘ALBUS’ ?
Before, I discuss to share my way of car maintenance, I want to tell the reason why I named my car ALBUS.
ALBIN: English name derived from Latin Albinus, meaning "like Albus," i.e. "white."
I view white as clean, fresh ,cold and free feeling. White snow is beautiful pure and cold.
As said by NegraBerry “White makes me feel clean and serene but above all white brings about a glow of newness; It says, "Let's begin again."
Of course for some, white is a boring color & nothing exciting. I would say that they would be right as they do not know how to make a white color exciting. How do I make white color exciting?
I have been wanting to make my white car glossy and extra ordinarily shinny.
It would not be very difficult to make a dark color car sparkling but making a white car …. You need to explore more!
I have seen one white Mercedes Benz (referred in my other thread - Exhaustive Guide: Car Detailing Basics
), reflecting rainbow shinning.
White cars are of different shades and coats – artic white, pearl white, taffeta white and so on; Car colors with altered white tones include “Performance White” on the Ford Mustang, Lexus IS 250′s “Starfire Pearl” and “Calla White” on the Audi Q7.
I continue to explore for my Albus, it is getting better and better, but still, I have to reach the best!
But the truth is that every one of us to agree:
The shinning glaze is not just because of the polish it has. It is more of the outside temperature, air moisture, shade & light effect and the weather.
The so called wet coat will be more felt in temperate zones, hill tracks and monsoon seasons when the air has moisture. Daily :
I dust it out with Micro Fiber cloth
I clean with Japasu duster
Clean again with another MF cloth, applying mild pressure to remove finger marks.
Clean my chrome parts
Clean by the antistatic brush the alloy wheels spokes & Clean them with a separate MFcloth
Dust out the foot mats used.
Have a separate cleaning cloth, one for
1. Bonnet, roof, dickey and upper body 2. Bottom line 3. Glass 4. Alloy Wheel 5. Tyres &
6. Foot mat
( In case of bird droppings, I put over it water soaked plain tissue paper few seconds (not the alcoholic face tissue) and gently rub out with the damp MF cloth) Weekly:
As daily, plus:
I keep a water spray can. This will be useful to clean simple superficial stain over the wax coat. I would advise you to keep one ONR&S shampoo, a must have in your daily spray bottle (10ml/ litre of water) to clean day today dirt on the body, alloy spokes as well.
I Keep always AMWAY Silicone Glaze, it is a wonderful liquid. Really! It helps to easily clean the tar stain, the dirty marks behind the door handles, bird droppings stain, Shine the chrome parts; remove Paint oxidation and to remove double side tape sticky paste.
Brush all air vents & clean the interiors with MF cloth.
Wash the foot mats. Monthly:
I use simple car shampoos like ABRO premium gold & ONR/S. Clean the car wherever needed with AMWAY Silicone Glaze.
Engine bay, bonnets, door trims (require cleaning wiping the water droplets whenever wash the car) Quarterly
I wait for my car to return from Honda service. Whatever best they do, I always felt it was incomplete. Their standard wash & wax never lasts for more days.
One thing I find that the inner door side / handle fabric somehow get soiled after every service. That’s the problem with the beige interiors. Believe it or not, the Colin glass cleaner liquid cleans wonderfully well. Seat cover stains can easily be removed by AMWAY Silicone Glaze.
Once in three months I prepare the paint surface revert to my satisfaction:
Prepare the paint surface –
ONR shampoo , AMWAY Silicone Glaze, top up with Klasse Sealant.
Formation ( over a period of time ) of the dark dirty yellow line below the running board and just below the bumper borders are removed by fine rubbing compound. Thrice yearly
Once in 4 to 6 months, I concentrate complete paint care by detailing which I will write in detail in my other thread.
I am desperate to make my white car shine, to shine extraordinarily. I want to achieve the rain bow shine. I don’t know whether it would be possible on nonmetallic taffeta white shade. It may be possible on a pearl white shade but my efforts are continuing...
Yes. Now some of the world best car care products are available in India from: Detailed Clean India - Car Care Products | Car Detailing Products India
I am going to try the acclaimed product for white / light color cars, the POORBOYS White Diamond Glaze & Nattys Paste Wax. Also, I am searching a good machine from this site as my hand aches after work.
But it is always a pleasure to see your car out of your hard work,
Is not it?
Read more here. Exhaustive Guide: Car Detailing Basics