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Importance of Car Washing and Waxing during the rainy season – Acid Rain and the effects on your paint

Acid what?

Acid Rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry [deposited material] from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids.  Think or hard water deposits on your dishes…

Anything water-based that comes from the sky can be classified as acid rain. This includes dew, rain, and snow. Most, or all, of these weather elements settle on cars, and can cause major problems when it comes to a vehicle’s exterior. The acidity in the water can cause the paint and even the metal to weaken over time.

How can rain impact my car?

According to the EPA, damage is caused when the acid material is left behind on a car’s surface after water evaporates. The acidic compound combined with other elements (such as sunlight) can be strong enough to eat away the paint.

Vehicles with a clear coat are more vulnerable to the damage acid rain causes. The finish, used since the early 1990’s, is mirror-like and can highlight defects. According to research conducted by the EPA, there will be “irregularly shaped, permanently etched areas” on a car’s surface if it has been impacted by acid rain. The organization suggests that the best way to prevent this damage from happening is to make sure vehicles are washed frequently to remove deposits before they damage the vehicle.

How can I prevent damage to my car?

Getting a regular car wash can help reduce the amount of acidic material left on the vehicle. If the car is already clean, there will be nothing left behind to further damage the body of the vehicle when water evaporates. A professional car wash not only keeps a car clean and protected, but also helps to prevent damage acid rain can create.  High grade waxes and paint sealants like those used by us at Detail Green USA can help protect your vehicle.  Instead of the contamination having its effect directly on the surface of your car, Detail Green’s comprehensive Car Detailing packages offer premium protection to all of your vehicles surfaces creating a barrier from the harmful effects from acid rain, industrial fall out, bird droppings, etc…

Give us a call today and take advantage of our Fall Special 20% off our complete detail service.  We are happy to be one of the top Mobile Car Detailing services in San diego!

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Car Wax can help protect your vehicle from harsh rain

Car Leather and Plastic Repairs

As we detail vehicles, any damage in the leather or on plastics that can’t be cleaned really sticks out like a sore thumb when the rest of the vehicle is looking its best. At Detail Green USA, in addition to mobile car wash and detailing services, we also offer interior repair services. Burn marks, worn leather, rips in leather, cracked plastics… we can help! Here are a few before and after images.

BEFORE: Worn leather armrest

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AFTER: Leather Sealed and Re-dyed to perfect match

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BEFORE: Scratch in Leather

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BEFORE: Worn Plastic on Door (previously repaired by another company)

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AFTER: Refinished and color matched to factory color

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BEFORE: Various wear spots on leather seat

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AFTER: Leather Repaired!

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Tunnel Car Wash Mishaps

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Tunnel Car washes are easy, fast, and cheap… But they can actually do more harm than good. (See link below for an extreme situation of car turning pink) The brushes used in these types of car washes get used over and over and can transfer harmful debris. Imagine pulling up to the car wash and no one is around. You pay your fee and enter the wash not knowing about the muddy truck that went right before you. The car wash brushes slapped and wiped all dirt from the truck and it is now embedded in the brush. You pull through your new vehicle and as it dries you notice some light scratching all over the vehicle. Also, if the detergents are not completely removed from the vehicles paint and plastics, it can cause premature oxidation of the paint. If you have to use this type of car wash, make a note of the staining effects in can potentially have on the rubber and plastic around your windows. We all understand that life gets busy and the drive through car wash is an easy and convenient solution, but if you MUST use one, do your best to use a touch-free version. Or better yet, stock with a mobile detail service that can tale care of your vehicle properly while you work or run errands!

DetailGreenUSA featured in the San Diego Reader #cardetailing

Here is an excerpt from the article…  You can view the whole article HERE!

Car Wash gone mobile

Josh Vanderwaall, owner of Detail Green (800-828-9291;, also offers a mobile washing service — with an eco-friendly aspect. “We have a concentrate that we mix with a small amount of water. It’s basically an emulsifying product, and we spray it onto the car. It lifts the dirt away and leaves a layer of lubrication. We wipe the dirt away, then use a microfiber towel to buff out the car so that there are no streaks and no runoff. We can also use a high-pressure steam-cleaner, which does the same thing with steam. Again, there is no runoff.”

Vanderwaall noted his company used to stick with steam alone because the chemical emulsifier tended to mar automobile paint jobs. But the products have improved to the point where he feels safe rubbing them onto the most expensive cars out there. “I did a Lexus LFA last week. That’s a $400,000 supercar. The majority of stuff we do is very high end.” He added that his company was insured, “so that if anything did happen to your car while we were cleaning it, it would be covered. Also, we don’t use high-speed buffers. They’re fine if you’re trying to remove deep scratches, but they can create an uneven surface on your car’s clear coat. Instead, we use dual-action polishers that mimic the action of the hand at a really high rate.”

Detail Green often needs a couple of days’ advance notice for your wash, said Vanderwaall. “The basic package includes an interior vacuum and a wipedown of all major compartments. We clean the wheels, dress the tires, and wash the windows inside and out. The cost is $65. We can also do a wax coat for an additional $35, as well as other services. Depending on what you choose, the job can take from 90 minutes to five hours.”