HOW TO WASH YOUR CAR AT HOME, LIKE A PRO !!!

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments


Hey what’s up guys! Welcome to Pan The Organizer, where you and
I work together to help organize different aspects of your lives in simple and easy steps! In today’s show, I’m going to show you you
guys how to wash your car in simple and easy steps! Let’s get the show rolling! So I’ve been detailing cars for the past 20
years. A lot of people have misconceptions on what
the proper techniques are to wash a car. It can get very complicated, but it can also
be very simple. So I’ll show you what I think are the easiest
steps to protect your investment, and to help your ride looking mean and clean! Let me show you just how much of a car nut
I am! Let’s make this dramatic! Now I love detailing cars, right, I told you
that. Let’s see just how bad I love washing cars… So this here is my cupboard where I keep all
my detailing products! Now look at all of this! So I got my microfiber towels, different kinds,
microfiber wash mitts, some gloves, detailing products. This is all for detailing cars! A bunch of shampoos. This is for the paint, some wax, some sealants. Some different brushes. Yeah! So the basic tools you’re going to need to
wash your car are: microfiber chenille wash mitts. These are soft and plush. If I can make a focus. See these? Why two of them? You’ll need one to wash the paint, and one
separate one for the wheels. There’s a lot of dust and metal particles
on the wheels and you don’t want to contaminate your paint by washing with the same mitt. The other thing you’re going to need is a
microfiber drying towel. So this one here is a waffle weave. I don’t know if you can tell, but you can
see all the little squares in there. This helps to dry the paint without marring
or scratching the paint. Another super important item is a proper car
soap. Please, do not, DO NOT use dishwashing liquid! A real car soap is pH neutral and will not
damage your car’s finish. Don’t worry, I’ll link all the products down
below so you guys can have a reference and purchase them if you need to. You’ll need a wash bucket. Ideally, one with a grit guard. So this goes in the bottom of the wash bucket
and it will trap any dirt particles. The particles will stay in the bottom and
you won’t have any dirt or debris in your wash water. If I can give you guys another pro tip, now
don’t say this to anybody, but the trick is you have to wash your car towards the end
of the day! Ideally in a shaded area, or in a garage. You don’t want to wash your car in mid-day
when the sun is at its brightest because all the soap that you’re going to put on your
car is going to dry up. You’ll have water spots and you’ll have streaks
on the finish. Alright, so let’s get the wash started! Today we’re going to wash my brand new BMW
435i xDrive Gran Coupé M Performance. Wow, that’s a mouthful! Alright so first thing we need to do is to
add some soap into our bucket. Follow the instructions, usually they’re on
the label. This one here suggests to add one ounce of
soap to 4 to 5 gallons of water. Don’t be cheap guys! Let’s fill the bucket up with water. Alright, now that the bucket’s full of nice
soapy water, we’re going to dunk our wash mitt for the paint into the bucket, let is
soak there, and let’s rinse the paint. Alright, so now it’s time to actually wash
the car. Now pro tip number 3… Or is that pro tip number 4? Damn! Anyways, I’m dishing them out like candies
out there so you guys just take them. We’ll wash the car from top to bottom. Now you want to start with the roof and mid-section
of the car and keep the lower part and the rocker panels for the end. Because when you think of it, the majority
of the dust, the grime and all the road debris go from the wheels and they splash onto your
body. So the lower half is usually the dirtiest
part of the vehicle. So let’s go ahead and start washing the car. Now ideally, you want to use what we call
the “straight line technique”. Don’t put any pressure, and don’t use circular
motion! Because that will put swirl marks into your
paint. The swirl marks are those kinds of spider
web swirlies that you’ll see into the car’s finish, especially on darker cars. That’s because the people have the tendency
to wash in a circular motion. Now use straight lines and be gentle. Let the weight of the mitt work for you! Now that we’re done cleaning the paint, we’re
going to go ahead and rinse all that soap off. Alright, so, let’s use our second microfiber
wash mitt to go ahead and wash the wheels. So, now we can rinse off the wheels. Alright guys, now the car has been properly
rinsed, washed, and rinsed again. So, we’re going to go to the drying stage
now. So as stated before, you’ll need a microfiber
drying towel. If you have a squeegee for the windows, that
alright, if not, you can dry the windows with the microfiber as well. Alright guys, now that the car’s dry, another
pro tip that I can give you to give it that final detailed touch is to use some sort of
tire gel. What it’s going to do for your tires is give
them that ultimate black shine as well as protect them from the harshness of the sun’s
UV rays. So you put them on a foam applicator pad and
you just go ahead and add some to the sidewall of your tires. So as you can tell, now the tires are protected. They are nice and shiny and it gives them
that showroom look! Alright and that’s the final result. Let’s go have a closer look. Alright guys, if you liked the video, don’t
forget to go nuts on that like button, leave your comments down below, follow me on social
media, and in the meantime, remember to keep it tight, keep it clean, and I’ll see you
on the next one!!!

100 Comments

Leo CM

Jul 7, 2019, 8:20 pm Reply

Great video! Just so easy to follow and overall explanation.

The DylanPlayer

Jul 7, 2019, 4:07 am Reply

Really nice simple video, love your style.

NickNamerz

Jul 7, 2019, 4:21 pm Reply

Anyone else been using dish detergent till now?

Caro Soares De Almeida

Jul 7, 2019, 6:24 am Reply

I wonder if this is how men feel when they watch makeup videos.

Oneday Garage

Jul 7, 2019, 3:03 pm Reply

Me: can ls swap anything. Also me:can’t detail a car

Brock Stylies

Jul 7, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

Open your business if you don't already have one amazing job.

Alberto Carreon

Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

Extremely simple thanks for this.

jscriv

Jul 7, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

Great video for the people who just want to use normal products and wash at home.

Hazel Samson

Jul 7, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

May you please go here and wash my car for me😊

Sleeper_3.0

Jul 7, 2019, 7:56 pm Reply

This really helps a lot, and there were some great tips in here. Thanks!

Akshay Dessai

Jul 7, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

Is your ever dirty..

Javier Andrade

Aug 8, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

When you dry are you swirling?

marisol

Aug 8, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

hey love the video, how would i go about if i have pine needles in the little crevice between the trunk and back window? Do i just blow it off? I also have pine needles on top of my car

btvbrndn

Aug 8, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply

Great tips but I can’t believe you did tire shine. Scrubbing the tires with a brush is good enough. Tire shine will get kicked up onto your car

TwoFistedJustice

Aug 8, 2019, 4:48 am Reply

You cleaned a car that was already cleaner than most peoples daily driver. How about starting with one that is really dirty?

ezequiel castellannos

Aug 8, 2019, 11:57 pm Reply

What size microfiber drying towel do you recommend for a extended cab truck

Edgardo_08

Aug 8, 2019, 2:57 am Reply

Great video!

King Meng 55

Aug 8, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

I can’t tell what accent he has

Billy Holiday

Aug 8, 2019, 8:56 am Reply

Hey Pan,

What’s the best way to remove water marks/spots from your vehicle?

Thanks for all your videos by the way! I’m learning a lot!

Billy

gomezesmorticia

Aug 8, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

I don't think his car was really dirty.

Victor Contreras

Aug 8, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

Great video

Ricky

Aug 8, 2019, 1:32 pm Reply

Legend has it he washes his dishes on his driveway.

Kirk Resty

Aug 8, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

As soon as he wash the car im like "wtf" he is so tall!!!

A͜͡jeed L͜͡edger

Aug 8, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

labih2 ko ani mnyuci.. manja

jortega61924

Aug 8, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

What gloves are u wearing ?

Patrick Riley

Aug 8, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

You look like Peter Krause

Vitari 97

Aug 8, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

I’m 11 and why am I watching this 😂
But this is really useful

전문직

Aug 8, 2019, 1:06 pm Reply

I'm watching this from South Korea, and I love watching your videos. They are better than listening to narrations in my app 'Calm'.

Wolvezz ツ

Aug 8, 2019, 2:05 am Reply

I’m 13 and I enjoy detailing cars

Julie Walmsley

Aug 8, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

Peter Krause's brother.

Hung Pham

Aug 8, 2019, 11:32 pm Reply

Where u buy all that stuff

I am milan

Aug 8, 2019, 9:58 am Reply

Don't have a car yet, but was totally gonna use dish detergent. Good thing I saw this video. 😆

Creative Leo

Aug 8, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

Ok this I like but what if you have to wash your tools so it doesn’t pick up debris? I will never go to a “soft touch” car wash again because they screwed my car up

Dwight De Torres

Sep 9, 2019, 7:07 am Reply

Ur neigbors with mr.Gru?

Eric Champion

Sep 9, 2019, 2:14 pm Reply

So what about if your trying to start a mobil detailing business and your customers are giving you times that work best for them and it's not the best ideal time to wash the cer

Deborah Talo

Sep 9, 2019, 7:29 pm Reply

Awesome and useful video, Thanks 🙏🏽

ROG_ BLADE

Sep 9, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

Thanks.easy and simple

TikVineTok

Sep 9, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

Thank you!

Cory Kent

Sep 9, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

What would be a good way to rinse the soap off the car, if you don't have a hose hook up? Or should I just go to a car wash where they have a hose?

Shaun Snyman

Sep 9, 2019, 5:54 pm Reply

I pay i place to wash my car

avi nisanov

Sep 9, 2019, 9:15 am Reply

I dont have any of that equipment, only a normal towel and a bucket of water, should i wash my car? Or will i damage it alot?

Vishal Tilani

Sep 9, 2019, 9:44 am Reply

Hello. Can you provide the product names again. I searched the comments but couldn't find it

Mike’s Collectible Madness

Sep 9, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

Amazing video and amazing channel and amazing job friend 😀😎👍❤

Julius Caesar

Sep 9, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

Thank you so much dude! 🙂 I felt kind of silly looking up how to wash a car, but I had to since my dad and uncle haven’t shown me how to wash mine yet and all of the other tutorials got too complicated lol. You have a very pleasant voice btw

danceparttyy

Sep 9, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

Appreciate it much for the video, and all those links for the products!

Gman 207

Sep 9, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

Here in cali it gets super hot I don't have no garage so I wait till 6:30 or till its 7 and I start washing my car I use chemicals guys shampoo snow foam ect

cherry bomb

Sep 9, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

Thank u for this vid 1st timer car owner here and no idea how to wash my darling hehe

Dawn Quayle

Sep 9, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

Wow Great Mr Pan love how clean

Jigs Jigs

Sep 9, 2019, 9:52 pm Reply

hello sir I am living in India.
and your videos are very useful in my life.
very good job sir.
love from India.

Jose King

Sep 9, 2019, 7:16 pm Reply

good stuff man

Tim

Sep 9, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

Nice garage to have where you can wash your car inside!

Dr. SATAN

Sep 9, 2019, 11:15 am Reply

Dude you tall af

Alexander Dudko

Sep 9, 2019, 5:46 pm Reply

One more pro tip) Do not use circular motion and pressure when dry a car with towel)

FK World

Sep 9, 2019, 2:36 pm Reply

Why u didnot use any luster or polish to keep it shiny?????

Laura Long

Sep 9, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

What about your door jams?!?! 😱

Ferny Squirny

Oct 10, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

What do you do if you have no other choice but to wash a car in the heat?

Michael Z

Oct 10, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

Before foam canons!

Nomad Jedi

Oct 10, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

Super dope video, took notes and everything. 
I have a question: Isn't it necessary to put the windshield wipers up?
Cheers

Viola Kabigabwa

Oct 10, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

I park by the road side can I wash my car there too.

its porridge

Oct 10, 2019, 7:05 pm Reply

My white car is turning green.

Mari Carmen Anónima

Oct 10, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

Gracias amigo por los Tips!!

Didorally Irfan

Oct 10, 2019, 8:59 am Reply

What a nice video, thanks a lot man! Liked and Subscribed!

Brandon Chaney

Oct 10, 2019, 6:19 pm Reply

zooms in camera

lets make this dramatic 😉

tiyang44

Oct 10, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

Thanks for the video. Needed advice in cleaning my car.

Omvism

Oct 10, 2019, 3:06 am Reply

This guy literally flexing on ALL OF US LMAO

ILIKE2MAKE MONEY

Oct 10, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

Nice car 👍👍

Patrick

Oct 10, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

Is ok to use the car shampoo on the wheels and tires

Calgary Guest House AND car rent

Nov 11, 2019, 10:55 pm Reply

🤭

shery lwen

Nov 11, 2019, 12:44 am Reply

What if I dont have a washing mitts at home, is it okay for me to use a normal cloth?

clarence Williams

Nov 11, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply

4:45 start wash 🧼🧽 💨 🚗 🤣lmao

jesus Zayas

Nov 11, 2019, 3:25 pm Reply

Dam looking at these videos there nothing like the knew ones 😂

hassanin ali

Nov 11, 2019, 12:27 am Reply

🌙❤️❤️

Buddy Shoe

Nov 11, 2019, 9:01 pm Reply

Great vid thx . Dude lives in a nice neighborhood.

John Emmingham

Nov 11, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

good advice from a pro. not overdone

Matt S

Nov 11, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

Great video – just earned yourself a subscriber!

Do you not do anything to finish? I.e. Wax the car or polish?

I’m about to purchase a brand new Ford Edge and the salesman has recommended DiamondBrite protection for inside and outside for £399 – that sounds expensive. Just wondered if you had any thoughts, is it something I can do myself?

Thanks Pan!

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Nov 11, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

I legit heard “Panty” Organizer. Lmao nice video!

Habib

Nov 11, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

I have heard tire shine is bad for tires?

Habib

Nov 11, 2019, 1:25 am Reply

Really love this video, I know you wash your own car a different way and much more detailed, however those videos can be overwhelming and difficult for guys who are just starting out or who don’t have there own garage, so I appreciate a simple car wash video

Habib

Nov 11, 2019, 1:47 am Reply

“Keep it tight, keep it clean…” we talking about ass here?? Lol jk

Jackson Vang

Nov 11, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

This guy truly loves cars

Eve Alvarado

Nov 11, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

Your videos are really helpful and simple for beginners to understand. My father left his truck for me to use and I really want to take care of this giant. Thanks so much! Too bad, some of the products are not available here in the Philippines.

DILUSH ROSHAN

Nov 11, 2019, 12:11 pm Reply

Thank you and appreciate your advice

John .S

Nov 11, 2019, 1:57 pm Reply

I was expecting a muddy car..

hafiz adruce

Nov 11, 2019, 3:58 pm Reply

Those rims are so easy to clean. Haha

Beestlys Makeup

Nov 11, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply

I wasnt even paying attention to the video… i was too distracted on how handsome he is lol 😍

Raja muhammad Uzair tahir

Nov 11, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

No wax?

sumith

Nov 11, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

Thank you

JohnnyGetsCash

Dec 12, 2019, 12:43 pm Reply

Car wash level: 1000

Dan Walker

Dec 12, 2019, 11:34 am Reply

But the snow foam 🤔

Waseem Saleh

Dec 12, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

I would love to open my own shop one day

Bob Longhurst

Dec 12, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

So no second "Rinse Bucket" to dunk the Mitt in to rinse out any grit particles.

Jason Shinks

Dec 12, 2019, 5:17 pm Reply

That garage tho 😍

AMOZ STEAM CAR WASH

Dec 12, 2019, 3:20 am Reply

Nice

Le PotatOverlord

Dec 12, 2019, 2:44 pm Reply

do i need micrfibre towel vs cloth when drying? does it matter?

Jude Kale

Dec 12, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

Tryna start a local car wash, I'm tired of depending on my parents for money

Enrique Garcia

Dec 12, 2019, 1:15 am Reply

I am new and I learned a lot of things

Benelux supercars

Dec 12, 2019, 6:15 pm Reply

Great tips ! thanks

Maz Ahmed

Dec 12, 2019, 9:01 am Reply

How can i wash my car without hose pipe

Moon River

Dec 12, 2019, 1:02 am Reply

Hi question…. is there a way to remove light swirl marks from a bmw? Do you have a product/ video for that? Thanks.

Max

Dec 12, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

What about wax? I see many wash and wax products. Do you recommend them?

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