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Car Wash vs Detail…and Why your Car’s Resale Value Depends on it

It’s not uncommon for people to think they are taking good care of their car when they regularly take it through the car wash. But, the truth is that a car wash is not protecting your vehicle from harms way nor is it providing a deep clean. People often ask, “If I frequently take my car through a car wash, why do I need to get it detailed?” The purpose of this blog post is to help you understand the difference between detailing and a car wash. In efforts to simplify this answer, lets start by defining the two terms. [...]

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Professional Tips: Top 5 Do-s and Don’t-s of Car Washing

Here are five very basic tips for safely washing your pride and joy.  While basic, they’re extremely important tips to keep in mind to get swirl free shiny results. 1. Don’t wash in the sun or heat We all know washing your car in hot temperatures and especially in the sun can lead to water spots that are very hard to remove.  If you’re lucky, these water spots will just wipe off with our Forma Detail Spray or wash off with the Car Shampoo.  For the unlucky few, water spots will really set in quickly and be extremely hard to remove.  [...]

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The Art of Car Washing – A Detailed Guide to Properly Washing Your Car

Washing your car can seem like a simple task but with the large selection of products and many different ways you can wash your car, this simple task can become overwhelming very quickly. Generally, there are three different methods of washing: the traditional 2-bucket method, the rinseless method, and the waterless method. This blog will outline the traditional 2-bucket method, which is still regarded by most people as the safest way to clean a vehicle, as it has been proven to minimize the chance of adding swirl marks and scratches to your paint's finish. This blog is focused on washing [...]

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If You Can’t Wash Your Own Car…A Guide to Finding a Quality Wash

Automatic Car Wash, just those words alone give me an uneasy feeling…”Why?” you may ask. Well, there are thousands of washes in your area from touch-less to automatic to hand car washes…but let’s just say that VERY few of them will NOT seriously damage your car’s paint/clear coat. First, an automatic car wash should NEVER be your first option. Weather and circumstances permitting, you should always wash your own car. If you’ve never washed your own car, Forma’s Detailing Tips section is a great resource to learn the proper techniques. However, if you find yourself in dire needs of a [...]

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