Have you ever heard of Perato’s Principle? It simply states that 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the effort. It may sound a little far fetched but if you stop and think about it you will see it’s a principle that holds true in just about everything in life. Here at Redline Finish we think it applies in the Auto Detailing world as well.
What’s The 80/20 In Auto Detailing?
We are all short on time these days with the fast paced environment we live in so what’s the 20 percent you can focus on in your detailing program that will get you 80 percent of the result? The band of detailing is so wide but if you narrow it down it’s really the fundamentals of washing and drying. If you get that right, you are 80 percent there getting your vehicle to look amazing.
Steps For Accelerating The 20%
Get the right tools for the job before getting started:
- Neutral PH Car Soap
- Foam Canon or Foam Gun
- Pressure Washer (if using a Foam Canon)
- Microfiber Wash Mitt
- Premium Microfiber Wheel Brushes & Wheel Wash Mitt
- 2 Buckets
- Premium Microfiber Drying Towel
- Start by rinsing the vehicle from the top down to loosen up all the dirt and grime
- Wash your wheels first with a Premium Microfiber Wheel Brushes & Wheel Wash Mitt
- Spray your wheels off
- Use your foam cannon or foam gun to foam the entire vehicle starting from the top down
- Use the microfiber wash mitt with the 2 bucket wash method and start working one panel at a time from the top down
- Rinse the entire vehicle from the top down
*Please note depending upon the outside temperature you may need to wash and rinse one or two panels at a time.
- Spray the vehicle with a detail spray or drying aid that adds gloss to the finish.
- Starting drying the vehicle from the top down one panel at a time using a Premium Microfiber Drying Towel
- Dry the windows using a premium microfiber drying towel
- Dry the wheels
- Dry the door, hood, and trunk jambs
Following this process should be the 20% that gets you 80% of the results! Whats the remaining 80%? Depending upon your paint’s finish we would say claying, paint correcting, polishing, and protecting.
We hope your detailing experience is amazing!