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Safely Decontaminating Your Car

Safely Decontaminating Your Car

The decontamination stage of cleaning your car is a necessary component to ensure you get the most out of cleaning your vehicle. In our latest post, we will provide you with some insight regarding safely decontaminating your car with some of the best cleaning products on the market.

What Is Decontaminating Your Vehicle?

The decontamination process regarding your vehicle can be divided into two factors. The first process is known as the chemical decontamination stage whereas the second is the mechanical (or physical) decontamination stage.

The chemical decontamination stage revers to using chemical only products that aim to soften/dissolve and remove harmful particles from the surface. This process is often completed following the shampooing stage. Whereas the BlackJack - Tar & Glue Remover aims to remove contaminants such as tar.

The mechanical decontamination stage is often the process most people will think of regarding decontaminating your vehicle. This involves using a clay bar to physically remove contaminants that have been embedded over time from the coat of your car. Using a clay bar is an essential part of your vehicle decontamination as you are drastically reducing the risk of harmful contaminants remaining on your vehicle.

When we undergo the decontamination process for a vehicle, whether it be the chemical or mechanical (physical) processes - we aim to remove contaminants that have stuck to the surface of your car - usually in the form of Iron fallout and road tar.

Should you attempt to rectify this with standard washing techniques and products, this will not address this issue as these contaminants will not get resolved.

What Products Are Required For The Decontamination Stage?

In order to get the most out of the decontamination stage, we suggest that you use the following products to get the best results:

The Toxin-Iron Fallout Remover offers superior fallout removal from all vehicle surfaces. The Toxin-Iron Fallout Remover gets to work by securing and removing iron particles and contaminants whilst turning a characteristic purple colour.

This Iron Fallout Remover is a super fast-acting gel-based formula that boasts long dwell times that strives to remove iron deposits. This is perfectly safe on all vehicle exterior surfaces and turns purple upon reaction.

We also suggest the BlackJack - Tar & Glue Remover. The BlackJack - Tar & Glue Remover quickly dissolves tar spots and glue residues that can then be rinsed away easily thanks to emulsifiers contained in the formulation. We recommend that you always apply BlackJack to a dry car for the best results as using it to a wet car dilutes the products.

In order to get the best results with your BlackJack - Tar & Glue Remover, you must first spray it around the required area. We recommend that you leave it for 2-3 minutes to sit in. Afterwards, you will see tar deposits start to bleed away and can simply be removed using a suitable microfibre towel.

Regarding glue residue removal, the process is similar in that we recommend that you spray onto the required area and allow a short time for the product to take effect between wiping the residue away with a suitable microfibre towel

One of the most important products regarding the decontamination stage is the Erase Clay Bar. The Erase Clay Bar is used to remove surface contamination that can not be removed with chemical decontamination products (like the Toxin & BlackJack). As you glide the clay bar across your vehicle, you should be able to feel these contaminants by lightly rubbing your fingers over the surface. For more information on how to use a clay bar, see our guide that covers this particular topic.

Decontamination Kits

At Duel Auto Care, we host a wide range of decontamination kits to ensure you get the best results for this process. One such selection is the cleverly named Decontamination Kit. This kit features products that we have mentioned above. These are the Toxin-Iron Fallout Remover, the BlackJack - Tar & Glue Remover and the Erase - Clay Bar.

To complement the Decontamination Kit, we also suggest the Microfibre Bundle. This collection contains each of our microfibre products that are fit for each detailing purpose into one bundle.

Finally, we recommend the Duel Mega Kit. The Duel Mega Kit contains a large array of products and accessories from our range (excluding car scents). Featured in this kit is the full decontamination range.

Take a look at the various car cleaning products that we have available today, or alternatively - take a look at our other guides to learn more.