Man’s Best Friend Helps Repair Cars

Recently, a Dachshund was found in car and truck service center, in Russia, assisting people to repair automobiles. The little assistant is using a custom-made fit filled with tools that he can provide in seconds.

Man’s Best Friend

While the pictures are all over the Russian web, no one understands where precisely in Russia this occurred. If you have more info in the remark area listed below, please let us explain.

Warning: Some individuals have actually revealed issues about the Dachshunds’ spinal column. While the tools in the images appear to be light and well stabilized on his back, never ever allow your pet dog to bring products that might be too heavy or do anything that is unpleasant for your animal. Seek advice from with your veterinarian if you are not sure.

Auto Detailing Clay Bar…the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I’ve been detailing cars for a long time now, and I’ve witnessed a lot of products to come and go. Some of these products were here now, and gone tomorrow it seems, but some have caught traction in the auto detailing industry. One of the products that has staying power is the clay bar.

If you’re new to detailing cars, the clay bar may or may not be familiar to you. The clay bar appeared on the auto detailing scene during the mid 1990s. Its purpose is to remove any above surface containments that hand-washing alone will not remove. Tree tar, road tar, bug droppings, and other above surface containments are no match for a good quality grade clay bar. When I first discovered the clay bar, I had to wonder how did I ever make it without such a wonderful invention. It made my job as an auto detailer much easier.  So how does it work?

claybarYou want to clay you car with a good quality lubricant such as a Auto Detailing claying spray. The spray will keep the surface slick so that the clay will easily glide over the vehicle’s surface without any marring. I like to rub the clay in one direction to minimize streaking—short, smooth strokes is the method I’ve adopted over the years.  You want to use the clay after or during the washing process. A good clay bar will remove

85 to 94% of the containments, anything left over will be removed during the compounding process.

 So what are the bad facets of claying?  For me, the worst thing about claying a car is the time it takes. I’m a auto detailer in Knoxville Tennessee, and during the day when I’m detailing cars , the one thing I wish I had more of was time. Because of the lack of time, I had to find other alternatives to remove unwanted body containments because claying a car was not production friendly.

I discovered the Speedy Prep towel. This towel is like claying on steroids. The biggest difference is the

surface area on the towel is larger, so you can knock our whole panels in minutes.  Other products like Iron X have made the claying bar an endangered species. Iron X works by removing containments just by spraying on , and wiping off. This stuff is good, and I always keep a few bottles in the van.  The clay bar has been a good pal of mine for years, but here lately I’m thinking the time has come for us to part ways….It’s been fun.

Why the rinseless wash has changed the game of auto detailing.

It took me a long time. I didn’t want to accept it. No way could it be true. You can wash a car without the process of rinsing it. That last sentence did not resonate with me. It was like telling me the Sun would not rise tomorrow. It didn’t click with me.  And then one day no-rinsewhile shopping at my local Pep Boys, I saw that they had reduced the price drastically. They wanted $3 for a bottle of Turtle Wax rinselsee wash. I had been intrigued by the concept of the rinseless wash after reading so much about the product on many auto detailing forums.  For such a great price, I grabbed a few bottles and gave it a go.

 After unscrewing the bottle I noticed the Smurf blue chemical had a smell like cotton-candy. One thing I don’t like about the Turtle Wax brand is the ratio chemical/water is not as wallet friendly as the ONR brand. The second thing I noticed was the fact that it didn’t make suds. I almost wanted to give up at that point; suds are the holy grail of a car wash. Without suds, how can the dirt possibly be removed? With lower expectations that I had going in, I was not looking forward to the results of this sweet smelling liquid. And that’s when it happened.

I changed my mind. After following the simple directions on the back of the bottle, I began to gently wipe the side panel of my auto detailing van. I was mildly surprised to witness the dirt slide off the van’s exterior without much effort on my part. It did take a couple of passes on the grime on the lower half of the car, but I was far from sweating. I did work one small panel at a time—wash, dry, and buff.

turtle-rinseSince no hose was needed, a van that normally takes me an hour to clean only took 23 minutes.  Not only was it clean, but the van had a shine on it. Now of course if your vehicle has not been cleaned in a long time and has dirt caked up under the tires, this method will not work.  If this is a method you’ll like to try, I do recommend ONR over Turtle Wax – You’ll get more for your money.