Complete Mobile Detailing Service Serving Wintergreen, VA

Wash • Clean • Polish • Protect • Maintain

Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle

Meguiar's has been a trusted name in car care since 1901.  I use Meguiar's professional products exclusively to provide you with the highest quality results possible.  Meguiar's teaches the 5-Step Paint Care Cycle. 

The Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle demonstrates the 5 basic but important procedures that enable me to restore and maintain a show car shine on your vehicle's finish.  There are no short cuts as each step must build on the previous one.

Step 1.  Washing
Washing removes loose surface dirt and loose contaminants that have not yet bonded to the surface.  All Meguiar's wash products are specially formulated to clean well without stripping wax protection or dulling and drying out the paint.  All Meguiar's washes also contain special conditioning agents that leave behind a slick, high gloss surface.

Step 2.  Cleaning
Cleaning includes both paint cleaning (not to be confused with the washing step) with highly specialized Meguiar's compounds and paint cleaners, and claying the finish with a clay bar.  Out of all the procedures in the 5-step paint care cycle, cleaning is the most important procedure because the results from the cleaning step will determine the end result for the polishing and protecting steps.

Step 3.  Polishing
Meguiar's offers two types of polishes, cleaner polishes and pure polishes.  Cleaner polishes are for removing very light or fine defects while restoring a crystal clear, smooth high gloss surface.  Pure polishes are for finishes already in excellent condition, and create brilliant high gloss with deep dark reflections. 

Step 4.  Protecting
Paint protection products (waxes and synthetic sealants) are meant to be sacrificial barriers that seal the surface.  They block those things that would attack your paint from coming into direct contact with it.  At the same time they increase shine and gloss and add slickness to the finish.

Step 5.  Maintaining
Meguiar's Quik Detailer® keeps a waxed vehicle looking "just waxed" by removing harmful contaminants before they can damage your finish.  Use this product right after your vehicle is sprayed by a water sprinkler, hit by a bird dropping, or to remove smudges and finger prints. 

The Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle clearly demonstrates there are 5 basic steps to professional and intelligent car care.  Go to and click on How-To Advice if you would like to learn more about car care.

I use Meguiar's professional products exclusively to provide you with the highest quality results possible.  Call me on my mobile phone at 434 987-4041 or email if I can answer any questions, or if I may be of service to you.  Your car will be glad you did!