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Top 10 items needed for mobile detailing


As a mobile car detailer, there are several items that you will need in order to provide high-quality services to your clients. Here are the top 10 items that are essential for mobile detailing:

  1. A high-quality car wash soap: A pH-balanced soap that is specifically formulated for cars is a must-have for properly cleaning a vehicle's exterior.

  2. A clay bar: A clay bar is an effective tool for removing contaminants from a vehicle's paint, such as tar, tree sap, and industrial fallout.

  3. Polishing compounds: You'll need a variety of polishing compounds to remove swirl marks and light scratches from a vehicle's paint, and to restore its shine.

  4. Wax or sealant: A wax or sealant is used to protect a vehicle's paint and give it a glossy finish.

  5. Microfiber towels: These towels are gentle on paint, lint-free, and highly absorbent, making them essential for drying and buffing a vehicle's finish.

  6. A dual-action polisher: A dual-action polisher is a must-have tool for removing swirl marks and restoring a vehicle's paint to a high shine.

  7. Interior cleaners: Cleaners for the dashboard, seats, carpets, and upholstery are essential for a thorough detailing job.

  8. Glass cleaners: Cleaners specifically designed for car windows and mirrors are a must-have to remove dirt, grime, and streaks, leaving a clear and shiny finish.

  9. tire shine: Tire shine products are used to give tires a glossy, dark look and protect them from the elements, UV rays and also prevent browning.

  10. A portable power supply: A portable power supply such as a generator or battery pack is essential for powering your tools and equipment when working on-site.

  11. Wheel cleaner and tire brush: A specialized wheel cleaner and tire brush can make all the difference in making the wheels and tires look like new.

  12. Pressure washer: A pressure washer can save a lot of time and energy when it comes to cleaning the vehicle's exterior and wheels

These are just a few examples, there are many more specialized products and tools that can be used in mobile detailing, depending on the level of detail you want to achieve.


please note this post is for beginners that are generalizing what they will need to get started.

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