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Washing a car’s exterior and being able to reach all areas of the car can be relatively easy when you’re washing a coupe or sedan, but it can be more frustrating when you’re trying to wash the roof or higher areas of an SUV or a truck. As an alternative to getting a step stool out, you may consider using a car wash mop, such as this 62 in. one made by MATCC (MATCEE).

When I’m washing a car, one of the things that keeps me from taking out my foam cannon is having to lug out the power washer and hook everything up. If there’s no reason to pull out the foam cannon, I’d almost always rather use the Two Bucket Wash Method alone. However, sometimes the vehicle may be a bit dirtier and may require pre-soaking with car soap. A foam gun such as this MATCC/MATCEE can be a good alternative to a foam cannon as it can produce extra suds, although certainly not as much as a foam cannon produces.

You’ll find a garden hose in practically any yard you come across, but how many times have you found these hoses all kinked and rolled up in a bulky mess? Sometimes, it may be necessary to have a hose that is easily rolled up and brought along with you. In the case of a mobile car detailer who uses their customers’ water source, it is important to have a long enough garden hose that can be transported in a small form factor.

I typically use my EZ Detail wheel brush when cleaning wheels, but while I was away from home and needed a wheel brush for some detailing work, I picked up another wheel brush at the local Autozone called the ProElite Wheel and Rim Cleaning Brush. This brush worked well for my wheel cleaning needs for the next few months, although the bristles are a bit tired-looking.

First off, this product was provided to me by Meguiar’s for testing. This product is Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wash and Wax. This product is a bit different from your typical “wash and wax” product as it has two separate chambers: one larger one with the car soap, and another with a smaller one that contains the SiO2 boost “wax”.

If you’ve ever had restored headlights before, you’ll know that after you’ve sanded and polished the headlight lens, it is imperative to applying a coating. Otherwise, the headlight lens will yellow and haze back up again within a matter of time. I recently restored a set of headlights on my car and needed a headlight coating. I purchased a spray bottle of Meguiar’s Keep Clear Headlight Coating and it did a superb job at coating my headlight lenses.

Wheels cleaners are usually pretty effective at removing the dirt and grime that is baked onto the wheels of a car. Typically, wheels are the dirtiest part of a car because it is located so close to the ground and and is constantly being bombarded with brake dust coming from the brakes. Add the fact that the wheels are always exposed to the elements and are always exposed to heat from the brakes, and you have a recipe for hard-to-clean wheels. Griot’s Garage sells this wheel cleaner called Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner that is acid-free and safe, yet is very effective at cleaning very dirty wheels.

If you’ve ever dealt with pet hair in your car’s interior, you’ve probably dealt with the frustration of trying to remove said pet hair from carpeting and fabric seats. There are a number of tools that are used for cleaning up pet hair, but one tool that is inexpensive and is very compact is the Lilly Brush Pet Hair Remover. This thick piece of red plastic with a perimeter of rubber helps with the collection and removal of pet hair.

If you’re looking for a car wash soap, you have a plethora of options to choose from. One of the most popular car wash soaps out there is Chemical Guys Mr. Pink Car Wash Soap. This soap is bright pink in color and smells of bubble-gum or candy-like. This sweet odor paired with its ability to foam up well makes it a great choice whether you wash your car with buckets, a foam gun, or a foam cannon.