The CleanUpWeek campaign aims to help cars get their paint back on track, with brands including Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia and Subaru coming under fire for their poor paint quality and dirty-looking paintwork.
As the first ever #CotP #CleanupWeek, it’s important to take care of your vehicle to get it back to the top of the game.
With this in mind, we have compiled some tips and tricks for keeping your car in tip top shape and in shape.1.
Clean up the engine compartment with a good oil changeThe oil filter should always be cleaned and rinsed.
A quick oil change and you’re golden.2.
Clean the engine with a damp cloth and clean ragAfter you clean up the oil filter, you’ll want to wipe down the engine bay with a clean rag.
Remove the hood, radiator and bumper with a dremelThis is a quick and dirty method that requires no tools, and the best part is you can get it done in under five minutes.4.
Check your brake pads and transmission with a wet-dip ragThere are some pretty neat tools to clean up your brakes.
One is the dremeled-up brake pads from Kia.
They’re a little tricky to clean, but if you take them apart you’ll find that they’re covered in grease, and this can be a little easier to spot.5.
Use a toothbrush and a damp towel to clean the hood and the engineThere are two types of cloth towels that are used for cleaning the hood.
One that is used to clean brake pads is a regular cloth, while a softer cloth is used for the engine.6.
Get your tires ready for the road with a proper tire cleaningThe best way to clean your tires is to start with a soft-cleaning oil and let them sit for a while to soften the oil.
This will help to get them dry and ready for use.7.
Use rubbing alcohol to clean a worn rubber surfaceWhile you’re at it, rub a little rubbing alcohol onto a worn piece of rubber to get a smooth surface.8.
Get rid of old tires with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcoholFirst, get your tires cleaned.
This step can be difficult because it’s so messy.
Next, soak the cloth in rubbing Alcohol for a few minutes and use a cloth towel to wipe the excess from the cloth.
The alcohol will help the cloth adhere to the rubber surface.9.
Apply a dry cleaner to a damaged areaYou can apply a dry cleaning product to a small area and wipe away dirt and grime.
Just make sure you don’t scratch the rubber, which could lead to a more severe burn.10.
Remove any debris from a car with a paint brushWhen it comes to removing old paintwork, the best way is to soak it in rubbing-alcohol.
This can be used on a dry surface like a cloth, but is also a good way to get rid of small debris.11.
Clean your brake pad with a dry towelThis step is quick and easy and can be done in a matter of seconds.
After soaking the brake pad, it can then be wiped down with a fresh, clean cloth to ensure it is clean.12.
Get a paint primer on your carThe best paint primer for your car is the new R18 paint.
This product has been around for years and can help keep your paint looking brand new.13.
Clean and polish the hood with a toothpick and a soft clothAnother quick way to paint the hood is with a brush.
You can either use a paint scraper, a brush scraper or a paint sponge.14.
Clean a dirty tire with a paper towelThis can be the easiest and quickest way to remove dirt from the rim.
Grab a clean, dry towel and use it to wipe off any dirt or grime on the surface of the tire.
You want to make sure the dirt doesn’t get on the wheel or other parts of the car.15.
Get an air freshener on your vehicleYou can also use a dry-erase marker to clean off old paint with an airbrush or spray paint.16.
Get clean brake dust off the inside of your carWith a wet cloth, dab some brake dust on the inside and outside of the vehicle.
It’s a quick, dirty and effective way to do this.17.
Clean brake dust with a hot ironHot iron cleaners like this one are great for cleaning brake dust and dust on a hot surface like your car.18.
Clean all the paintwork on your wheels with a rag and a dry clothThe last thing you want to do with your wheels is clean them.
Get some clean paper towels and paper towels dipped in a dry clean cloth and use them to clean any excess brake dust from the inside.19.