Car Care Detailing Guide
                      Interior Care \ Engine Cleaning \ Exterior Washing \ Using Detailing Clay \ Dressing \ Compounding \ Polishing \ Waxing

         

EXTERIOR DRESSING      
      
Exterior "dressing" is recommended prior to buffing, polishing, and waxing. Exterior dressing protects the rubber moldings, trim, plastic door handles, and windshield wiper arms from buffing residue, making final clean-up easier.    

Before you begin dressing the exterior, it's important to know the difference between two of Auto Magic's® popular dressing products.

The first product, #33 Magic Dressing™, is a ready to use, non-dilutable solvent-based silicone dressing. It restores new luster and adds weather resistant protection to vinyl upholstery, tires, rubber moldings, and exterior trim. Magic Dressing™ is not to be used on engines.

#65 Super Dress-It®
is a concentrated water-based silicone dressing for interiors, exteriors and engine compartments. It restores original beauty to vinyl upholstery and trim, dashboards, air vents, tires, rubber moldings, vinyl tops, and hoses. Super Dress-It® may be diluted with water. 

               

  Recommended Procedures:

STEP 1: REMOVE ANY ROAD OILS & TAR IN THE FENDER WELL AREA (If necessary)
Apply #23 New Car Solvent to a towel then agitate the dirty area. Do not spray solvents.

STEP 2: DRESS TIRES & FENDER WELLS
Dress all tires & fender wells with either Magic Dressing™ or Super Dress-It®. Avoid spraying directly onto the tires; rather use an applicator pad. This will help reduce dressing from "slinging" onto the body panels when driving. Keep dressing off the wheels and wheel covers. Let the product penetrate. Wipe the dressing off the tires with a towel, if desired, for a satin look. Keep it on for a glossy look.


STEP 3: DRESS RUBBER MOLDINGS, TRIM, DOOR JAMBS, & BUMPERS (If applicable)
Using an applicator pad, dress the rubber body panel moldings and trim around the vehicle with #33 Magic Dressing™. This will not only leave a water proof barrier on these areas, but make wax residue clean-up easier. Do not dress chrome or painted moldings. Now open all doors, including the trunk, and dress the rubber jambs.

STEP 4: RE-BLACKEN TRIM, MOLDING, & ENGINE PARTS (Optional)
Bring faded black trim, molding, rubber parts, and engine hoses back to life with #38 Black Vinyl Dye. #38 is water based safe. Use a foam Vinyl Dye brush and carefully "paint" it on. Remove excess dye with a water dampened cloth.



 
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Recommended Auto Magic® Products:

Auto Magic Magic Dressing Tire Shine
Auto Magic Super Dress-It All Purpose Dressing
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#65 Super Dress-It®
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