ATV professional cleaning knowledge

Date:Dec 03, 2019

Do enough preparation before cleaning

Remove the fuel tank bag, luggage and anything else that must not get wet. Have all your car wash ready. You will use buckets, cleaners, insect stain cleaners, degreasers, engine cleaners, toothbrushes, lubricating rust inhibitors, tire cleaning brushes, tire cleaners, polishers, cotton cloths, sponges, etc. .

Time and place are also very important

Try not to go to some unprofessional repair shops, try to do it yourself, and do not wash your car on the road, because this is very dangerous. And, don't flush your car immediately after long-distance driving. Give the ATV some time to cool down. Do not flush cold water directly to a hot engine. Do not wash the car at noon or under the direct sunlight, because the water has evaporated before you come to remove the stains on the surface of the car under the direct sunlight. And some minerals contained in tap water will be more active at high temperatures, leaving traces on the car, and it will be difficult to remove. Do not wash your car on the grass because those chemical solvents can have a deadly effect on plants.

Car washing can be diligent, but don't overdo it

Washing your car often can help you to find possible problems on the ATV as early as possible, such as leaking oil or damaged parts. Leaving the worm's body on the car for a long time will make future work more difficult. And if a bug gets stuck on the radiator, it can easily cause overheating for a long time. However, if the car is washed too much, the lubricant on some wires may be washed away, which will damage the car. If you return from a long journey and the ATV is full of dirt, you need to do a thorough cleaning immediately. If this is a short trip, then simple cleaning is OK.

Water and suitable cleaning agents

Do not overuse water. Use a suitable cleaner. Exaggeratedly, every part of the ATV has a professional cleaning agent. Watch out for abrasive or general-purpose household cleaners, as they may damage painted or chrome-plated parts. If cleaning agents are used, make sure they have a pH between 6-8. In addition, you must also confirm whether the cleaner poses a safety hazard. For example, do not use vinyl cleaners on the cushion area, because after use, the cushion will shine like new, but it will slip. If you plan to use strong cleaners, you must wear rubber gloves.

Be careful when using high-pressure water gun

The high-pressure water gun can really effectively remove the accumulated dirt, but it can also allow water to enter the electrical parts or some cracked places, where water can form and cause parts to rust. Therefore, if you must use a high-pressure water gun, you must avoid electrical parts, chains, seats and other parts, just focus on the tires and body shells. The high-pressure water gun can go to the mud on the chain very well, but remember to re-grease. Re-greasing must be appropriate, too little affects riding, too much oil will splash everywhere. If you must use a high-pressure water gun, the recommended pressure is not more than 2000psi.

Make sure to use the correct sponge, cotton cloth, brush, etc.

Different parts of the ATV should use different wiping tools. For example, you can't use a sponge to wipe the seat because the oil on the tire may be transferred to the seat with the sponge. There are many modern wiping tools on the market. Microfiber cloth, for example, cleans very effectively and also protects the surface. However, don't overlook the usefulness of the old toothbrush, it can effectively clean small parts.

Attention to detail

When all cleaning is finished, it is recommended to spend some time with a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the car again. Such as the place of wire, engine casing and so on. It is worth mentioning that if you use a tire polish, make sure that the parts of the tire that are in contact with the ground are not sticking to these things, because it will seriously affect the tire's grip.

Car wax

Use soft car wax as much as possible, because it is easy to damage the surface, but just add a layer of wax. You can try to find a less noticeable place first, after waxing in the direct sunlight to see if there are swirl-shaped wear marks. After the high-quality car wax is applied, it should be like a layer of sunscreen to protect the body paint from UV damage. Even if you have been on the car wax, you need to maintain the car wax regularly to achieve continuous protection.

The last step is to blow dry

When all the above steps are done, you can ride slowly for a while, and throw away any excess water as much as possible. Then, if conditions permit, you can go to the unmanned section for a quick sprint, and use this sprint to blow away the standing water hidden in the depths. Of course, you can also complete this step with a large fan.

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