A matte wrapped car is a stylish and unique option that many car owners choose for its low-gloss and understated appearance. However, keeping it clean and free from smudges, streaks, and scratches requires a different approach than traditional waxing and polishing methods. In this guide, we will walk you through the proper steps to clean your matte wrapped car and keep it looking its best.
How to Clean a Matte Wrapped Car?
1.) Understanding the Nature of Matte Wrapped Cars
Before you begin cleaning your car, it is important to understand the nature of matte wrapped cars. Unlike glossy cars, matte cars are more prone to scratches and stains. Therefore, it is crucial to handle them with care and use the right cleaning products.
2.) Gather the Right Tools
You will need the following tools to clean your matte wrapped car:
- Soft microfiber cloth
- A bucket of water
- Mild soap or car washing solution
- A squeegee
- A microfiber towel
- A spray bottle
- A detailing brush (optional)
3.) Pre-Wash Preparation
Before you start washing your car, it's a good idea to give it a good rinse to remove any loose dirt and dust. This will help prevent any scratches from occurring when you wash it with soap.
4.) Washing the Car
Step 1: Mix the Soap
Fill the bucket with water and add a small amount of mild soap or car washing solution. Stir the mixture until it is well combined. Using our special formulated Wrap Shampoo is the best solution for any wrapped vehicle.
Step 2: Wash One Section at a Time
Using the microfiber cloth, wash one section of the car at a time. Start from the top and work your way down, avoiding the wheels and other areas that are likely to be dirty. Rinse the cloth frequently to avoid transferring dirt back onto the car.
Step 3: Rinse the Car
Use the squeegee to rinse the car thoroughly. Make sure to rinse each section before moving on to the next.
Step 4: Dry the Car
Use the microfiber towel to dry the car thoroughly. Be sure to dry one section at a time and avoid letting water sit on the surface for too long. This can cause water spots and streaks.
5.) Maintaining the Shine
Step 1: Cleaning between Washes
To keep your matte wrapped car looking its best, it's important to clean it regularly between washes. Use a spray bottle filled with water and a small amount of mild soap to clean away any dirt and smudges. Wipe the car down with a microfiber cloth.
Step 2: Protecting the Surface
To protect the surface of your matte wrapped car, you can apply a matte car wrap protectant. This will help repel dirt and stains, making it easier to clean in the future. Using a product like Wrap Guard is the perfect product for this task.