Although many people are still lazy, throw the car into the car shop every time. But if you are riding a bicycle, if you can clean your car in time, the car will benefit in time, saving a lot of unnecessary dirt accumulation, and trouble (and money). Today I want to tell you how to do basic cleaning at home, of course, professional car removal care, or to the car shop.


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Whether it’s cleaning or debugging for the car, it’s best to have a parking rack and plenty of space. This can greatly facilitate the process of washing and debugging the car. If there is no parking frame, you need to turn the car upside down and park it.

Muc-Off chain cleaner (recommended), multi-functional foam cleaner (if conditions are limited, these things can be replaced with diluted detergent, about a small cup of detergent and a basin of water can be adjusted), toothbrush 2, 1 towel.

Car wash: From the dirtiest drive system to the brake system, body, wheel set, this sequence is the most convenient to wash, and does not cause extra troublesome processes.


1.Transmission system

Spray the chain cleaner on the chain and the flywheel, wait a moment, let the cleaning agent fully contact and dissolve the oil and dirt on the chain flywheel, and then use two toothbrushes to clamp the chain (if there is no toothbrush, use a towel, However, the towel is not good for brushing off the dirt inside the chain. Rotate the crank to clean the chain.

▲ see the dirt on the dissolution flywheel

Use a towel with a brush to clean the flywheel. You can use this wheel brush as an auxiliary tool, which is very easy to use. If you don’t have a towel, you can put the edge of the towel in and out to pull the gap between the cleaning flywheels. Note that when cleaning the flywheel, do not spray the WD40 directly on the flywheel to prevent the WD40 from penetrating into the tower base and damaging the hub.

▲With foam cleaner, dial and dial before cleaning

Clean the brakes. It is best to take the brakes off and clean them, because we have grease on the towels or brushes. If they are on the brakes, it will cause abnormal noise. The gap part can be inserted into the corner of the towel to pull the cleaning, or a toothpick can be used.

When cleaning the drive system, do not rush to remove the rear wheel. Because the cleaning of the chain and the flywheel needs to be achieved with the transmission, the crank needs to be rotated to wipe the chain and the flywheel to a greater extent.


2.Frame

After the drive system is cleaned, remove the front and rear wheels and leave the body.

The frame cleaning is actually very simple, just like cleaning the table, use the lotion + towel in your hand, the whole wipe can be clean. In particular, most of the carbon fiber frames are now integrally formed, and there are no special extra joints, which is more convenient for cleaning and maintenance.

This foam cleaner is still used here (it’s really versatile and super easy to use).

Don’t be exquisite, spray directly on the whole car. Then wipe each part with a towel.

▲The process of spraying is not cool, it can’t stop.

Crank, sprocket wheel, handlebar, handlebar, seat tube, cushion. The gap between the crank shank and the five-way joint is filled with the towel and wiped clean.

▲ Don’t be lazy, you must wipe it in the gap, it is the most easy place to accumulate dirt.

If there are conditions, change the clean towel after cleaning the car.

In short, when we do our own car wash, the principle we follow is whether you use a towel, a brush or a cotton swab to rub as much as you can.


3.Wheelset

After the body is cleaned, install the wheel set (for easy rotation cleaning).

Still sprayed with foam cleaning agent, rims, spokes, and hubs, all wiped clean. If the place of the hub is not good, put your hand and towel into it, you can wrap it in a towel like this, and pull it up and down.

Congratulations, the whole car is cleaned! Check again if there is any missing area.

Finally, adjust the shift, the wheels are pumping, the chain is oiled, and you’re done!

Of course, if your car encounters a big mud road crossing, or it is raining, so that the body is all mud, before scrubbing, you can use the shower head to directly wash away all the mud on the car surface, and then clean the details. .