Winter Detailing Can Be Brutal
Especially for the mobile valeters and detailers trying to make a living who can't leave it until a nice day comes.
I would always suggest stopping entirely in sub zero temperatures, it's dangerous and products will freeze. But there are some ways to improve your results and make it easier on cold days.
I won't bore you with warm water in buckets and gloves, that's obvious. I'll leave some tips below that I find useful.
2. A lot of your detailing products leave the finish they do because the solvent element flashes off or evaporates at the ambient temperature. When a panel is particularly cold it can't do that. A little heat, not much, but so it's not freezing to the touch can help clean glass properly in cold temperatures. This is especially handy for companies offering a mobile valeting service or washing vehicles outdoors.
3. As well as the cold stopping products flashing off it also raises the humidity (the moisture in the air). This causes condensation to grab onto large flat panels and glass especially. So as well as introducing a little heat, having a good few extra microfibres ready to shift the moisture will save you looking around later.
4. When rinsing a protected car with low pressure water the hydrophobic nature of the product should help it sheet off. This leaves less water on the car and makes drying quicker and easier. Practice doing this in good weather so it's easy when you want to minimise the amount of water around the car.
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