Car Valeting Equipment
Comprehensive Guide to Buying the Best Car Valeting Equipment
Car valeting is something more than giving it a quick wash to smarten it up. Valeting means deep cleaning inside and out indeed, in some cases, the aim is to bring the car back to “showroom” condition, a not inconsiderable task for some vehicles!
Car valeting exterior equipment products
Car steam cleaners: Particularly versatile pieces of equipment, car steam cleaners can be used to clean the vehicle’s engine. Often forgotten, the engine can benefit from a clean and you’ll be amazed at how new your car will look once you’ve steam cleaned. The steam cleaner can also be used to clean the car bodywork with minimum water usage and can be a useful method by avoiding water pollution particularly where a vehicle is cleaned near to a water course.
Jet washers/pressure washers: These high pressure devices will make light work of difficult dirt and are available as hot or cold versions, as well as static and plumbed or portable units. High pressure cleaners may also be referred to as water bowsers, don’t get this confused with a straight forward water container that you might need for refills. Note: Water containers from the smaller 100 litre water trolley to the larger 1,000 litre static tank are available, should you need one.
Chemicals: You will be able to increase the efficient working of most of your equipment by adding the most appropriate chemical to them. For internal and external car or vehicle valeting, you will find a range of products that address a multitude of needs. For example, multi-cleaners, glass polishers, alloy wheel cleaners, rubber cleaners, plastic & bumper dressings, leather dressings, tar and glue removers, brake and clutch cleaners and fabric upholstery cleaners.
Car Valeting – Upholstery cleaning
This is an important part of the full car cleaning process. A vacuum cleaner will remove surface dirt but for thorough cleaning an extraction machine is normally used for this process. A warm chemical solution is sprayed onto the carpets and/or upholstery and then immediately vacuumed off with an integral vacuum motor. This minimises the depth that the liquid penetrates so that the surfaces dry quickly.
The use of a high quality detergent with a carpet and upholstery extraction machine is very important because the chemicals must react very quickly to allow the dirt to be removed using the suction of the extraction machine.
An alternative machine to an extraction machine is a dry steam cleaner which uses a jet of super heated steam and a micro-fibre cloth.
The range of car valeting equipment available is extensive – see a selection of car valeting equipment here, or for best advice on the most suitable products for your needs, give us a call.