10 Car Wash Brush Types You Can Use When Detailing Your Vehicle
May 13, 2019
The right car wash brush facilitates the vehicle detailing process. It allows you to reach inaccessible areas of your vehicle, does not cause swirls and paint scratches, and effectively removes dust, sand, and other contaminants. Take note, however, that to effectively clean a vehicle, you’ll need different types of brushes. There’s no such thing as an all-around car wash brush. Each brush has a purpose.
Also, it’s best to keep in mind to go for quality, not quantity. A good car wash brush can provide your vehicle with years of clean and shiny surfaces that’s free of swirls and scratches.
So, what are the different types of car wash brushes? Read on and find out.
Car Wash Brush: What We Recommend
A car interior brush is typically soft-bristled. This is to prevent damage to the interior.
1. Interior Soft Car Wash Brush
This all-purpose, soft-bristled vehicle brush effectively removes dirt and grime from door panels, cloth convertible top, seats, leather and cloth seat covers. It has a short handle that makes it convenient to use.
2. Mat, Carpet, and Inner Fender Brush
A great brush to use for cleaning mats, inner fenders, and carpets. Its wide base allows cleaning larger areas, while its short but stiff bristles effectively clean that troublesome area between the fender and the top of tires. It also cleans the fender wheel well housing, mats, and carpets.
3. AC Vent Brush
The guardian of your car’s airway needs thorough cleaning no matter how tedious the job might be. All you need is a pliable, flat, and long brush to do it. It fits inside the vents, allowing you to clean them easily and thoroughly. Go for a quality brush to protect your vents against scratches. This car wash brush can be used for the dash too. Here’s how to clean your car AC vents.
4. Toothbrush Style Nylon Brush
Finding it difficult to clean those hard-to-reach areas of your vehicle? Then the toothbrush style nylon brush is the solution to your problem. Its easy-grip handle (yes, it’s just like your favorite toothbrush), allows you to insert it in inaccessible areas of your upholstery, carpets, crevices, and cracks.
5. Paint Brush Style Detail Brush
The paint brush style detail brush’s thick, nylon bristles are perfect for removing old wax and compound. It has an easy-grip handle that makes it easy and convenient to use. It can double as a brush for seat pleats, dashboard, cracks and crevices.
6. Rubber Pet Hair Removal Brush
Yes, you love your pet, but not the hair it leaves on your car’s carpet and upholstery. You don’t have to ban your pet from your car, though. You just need a rubber pet hair removal brush. Once you brush it on your vehicle’s seats, upholstery, or carpet, the rubber bristles become magnetically charged (like your hairbrush or comb). This then attracts negatively-charged pet hair. Then, when the brush is full, simply pull out the mass of hair and throw it away.
7. Step Panel, Mat & Carpet Brush
The grooves in your step panel, mats and carpets can be quite difficult to clean especially if they have stains on them. This is why we suggest using a specialized brush to facilitate the process. It has stiff nylon bristles that allow you to clean the suggest areas with ease and comfort. You can also use it for cleaning pedals and interior door panels.
8. Wheel and Tire Brushes
Your vehicle’s wheels and tires are subject to different and damaging contaminants each time you drive. Small stones, sand, animal waste can get between the tire grooves, making them difficult to clean. But with the right set of wheel and tire brushes, cleaning becomes easier.
A wheel cleaning brush should have a long, non-slip handle to provide you with comfort while using it. It should have soft, gentle bristles to reach those areas between the spokes.
On the other hand, a curved tire brush allows hassle-free cleaning of tires. Choose one that has stiff bristles to make cleaning tire grooves easier and effective.
9. Car Wash Brush with Hose Attachment
What happens after soaping your car? You’re left with lots of soap to rinse – fast. Otherwise, your car will be riddled with unsightly soap residue that can fade car paint in time.
Here’s where a car wash brush with attachment comes in. Simply attach it to your garden hose and rinse all that soap away! It also removes any contaminants that soaping alone cannot remove. There’s a car wash brush attachment for all types of needs. It’s great for cleaning glass surfaces, too.
10. Microfiber Car Wash Brush
Do you want to ensure a scratch-free vehicle surface? A microfiber car wash brush might be your best bet for this purpose. Microfiber alone is a great cleaning tool as it naturally attracts dirt and other contaminants without scratching the surface. Attached on a brush, microfiber becomes a powerful tool for cleaning the roof of your vehicle and other hard-to-reach areas.
With the right type of car wash brush, vehicle detailing on your own can be faster and easier. However, if you want to get the best results, consider scheduling an appointment with DetailXPerts.
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