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Articles on all of the car care related products including: Waxes, sponges, leather care, tire silicon and much for.

  • 6 Tips to clean leather car seats

    In this epic article, we take a look at the top 6 tips to clean leather car seats! Car leather upholstery adds value to the vehicle. It makes your car look aesthetically pleasing and luxurious. However, if not properly maintained or cleaned, these leather car seats might become a source of embarrassment. It is quite common for people to pay exquisite attention to the cleaning of their car’s exterior. However, the same cannot be said about interiors. People often wait for months before getting their upholstery clean because they are under the impression that they cannot manage the task themselves. This is far from reality. If you want clean leather car seats, there is not much you will need. The right cleaning material will make things easier for you and also save a ton of money. Some Tips Of Value For Clean Leather Car Seats If you are under the misconception that you can only get clean leather car seats by getting the vehicle cleaned professionally, let us clear things out. You can clean the seats yourself as well, provided you know the right method to do so. Tip No.1: Use A High-Quality All-Purpose Cleaner This is something most people are apprehensive about. While everyone wants clean leather car seats, they are reluctant to use cleaners due to fear of chemicals’ effects. This fear is not unwarranted. However, you should endeavour to use a high-quality cleaner meant specifically for car leather. Which you can easily get from us right here at Randburg Midas! It is also a good idea to test the cleaner before applying it to your leather seats. Use some of the cleaners on a small part of your seat that is not very visible and make sure that it is safe for use. Another method of using a cleaner is to spray it on a cleaning cloth to wipe the car leather seat. This will allow you to gauge the effects of the cleaner accurately. Take a close look at the ingredients of the cleaner. Avoid using those products that comprise toxic and harmful chemicals since they would do more harm than good. If you are reluctant to use commercial cleaners, you have the option of making your own cleaning solution. All that you have to do is mix liquid dishwashing soap with some warm water in a ratio of 5:1. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the seat surfaces with…

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  • Do’s and don’ts of washing your car

    In this ultimate car care guide we take a look at the most important do’s and don’ts of washing your car. At Randburg Midas we stock a wide range of car care and detailing products to help make sure your car remains in perfect show and shine condition. So contact us today (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Thanks Consumer reports for the great article! For many vehicle owners, the weekend act of washing a car by hand is a therapeutic act as beneficial for the person’s state of mind as to the vehicle’s appearance. That’s good, because frequent washing is also the best way to maintain a new-car finish. But as simple as washing your car may seem, there are some things to watch for so that you don’t accidentally scratch or degrade the finish. Here are some basic car-washing tips. Don’t… wait for a layer of crud to accumulate before washing. Dead bugs, bird droppings, and chemicals from the atmosphere all leach acids that can strip away wax and eventually eat into your car’s paint. If left too long, they can cause damage that requires sanding and repainting the area to correct. Do… wash off dead bugs, bird droppings, and tree-sap mist as soon as possible. Other than this, a weekly car wash will keep the finish in its best shape. In addition, if you live in an area that suffers from acid rain, rinse your vehicle off after a period of rainy weather. Otherwise, acidic chemicals in the rainwater will be left on the surface after the droplets have evaporated, leaving a mark that can permanently mar the paint. What kind of products should I use? Don’t… use household cleaning agents like hand soap, dishwashing detergent, or glass cleaner on the paint. These aren’t formulated for use on a car’s paint and may strip off the protective wax. Do… use a dedicated car-wash product, which is milder and specifically designed for use on automotive paint. Apply the suds with a large, soft natural sponge or a lambs-wool mitt. Please come and speak to us about our wide range of car waxes Grease, rubber, and road-tar deposits picked up from the road often accumulate around the wheel wells and along the lower edge of the body. These can be stubborn to remove and may require a stronger product, such as a bug-and-tar remover which is…

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  • Tips to Clean Your Car like a Pro

    Follow these 10 awesome Tips to Clean Your Car like a Pro to get your car in show and shine condition this summer #MidasLiquids Regardless of your car and budget, Randburg Midas have the perfect car cleaning and detailing products for you. Pop in and let us help you! 1 It’s all about beauty Think of the surface of your car as you would your face, it needs to be properly taken care of in order to have a healthy glow. Today, it’s easier than ever to do that yourself: Techniques developed by professional detailers have trickled down to passionate car enthusiasts. Auto paint has been improved from the days of lacquer covered with carnauba paste wax, and now it’s more durable and shines longer than ever. If you’re considering some DIY detailing, proceed with caution. The pro detailers who provided us with these tips are practiced with rotating buffers that clean and resurface paint with wool or charcoal-coated foam pads, and they warn that such machines are not for an amateur Saturday-morning project. But the following 10 steps will help your home detailing go smoothly. The order for detailing tasks, the pros tell us, is important, and begins with the unpainted surfaces of your car. NOTE: When to See a Pro When your paint has a scratch that goes down to the metal, the only way to fix it is by sanding and filling the scratch with paint using a tiny pinstriping brush. Pros can blend this type of fix with surrounding paint, but that takes experience. To find a pro, check your local car clubs and shows; usually a few names will surface. The detailer should interview you about your expectations, and then suggest how to exceed them. 2 Start with Compressed Air and Stiff Scrub Brushes on Your Carpets The first step, is to fire up the air compressor and blow dirt from the nooks and crannies of your car’s floor onto the middle of the carpet, where you can easily vacuum it up. Stiff brushes also loosen dirt from the carpets and upholstery. If you’ve got leather seats, use a conditioner with aloe or similar. 3 Duct Clean to Keep that New-Car Smell Compressed air from a small, portable compressor is an easy way to blow dust and dirt out of heating and air-conditioning ductwork. The trick is to aim the high-pressure air at the walls of the ducts behind…

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  • Covered with Shield

    When dirt, grime and grit get you down head over to Randburg Midas for the best car care products to put a smile and shine back in your life. REMEMBER: Randburg Midas has you covered with Shield! #Carwash Randburg Midas carry the full range of Shield car care products. Shield Chemicals has progressively earned the reputation of being one of the leading brands of car care supplies, auto detailing products and automotive accessories and it has never been easier to get your hand on this top quality products. Simple go to Randburg Midas and let their experts help you with what you need. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.shieldchem.co.za/about-shield-car-care-supplies

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  • 9 Ways you are ruining you cars paint

    You love your car and you do all you can to keep it in the best condition. Learn all about these 9 Ways you are ruining you cars paint without knowing it! #Carwash Randburg Midas stock a wide range of car care products including: car shampoo, polish, mag cleaner, tyre polish, tar and bug remover, car wax, scratch remover and much, MUCH more. Keeping your car looking good isn’t just a matter of enhancing its resale value, although that’s important too, it’s also your car’s only line of defence between the sheet metal and the elements. You already know parking lot dings, gravel roads or an angry ex can ruin your car’s paint in the blink of an eye, but a lot of things out there can do just as much, if not more, harm to the exterior of your car. Wildfires The Problem: When wet, ash forms an alkali that can ruin your car’s finish. The Solution: Keep your car covered, use a car duster for white ash, wash thoroughly if it’s soot. These days it seems like every province is burdened with wildfires. The ash gets everywhere, and your car’s finish is no exception. While your instinct may be to hit the windshield washers, or just hose down the whole car, water mixed with ash can create powerful alkalis, which will ruin your paint. White ash can be removed with a car duster, or just by driving away and letting it blow off. Black ash can scratch your paint, even when you use a duster, so you’ll need to wash it off using a car wash solution, and dry thoroughly. Once the fires are out, get your car professionally washed, and put on a new coat of wax. Tree sap The Problem: Ancient peoples used tree sap as glue for a good reason. The Solution: Bug and tar remover, mineral spirits, clay bar treatment Just wiping sap off when it’s still gooey only smears it around a larger area. Instead, get a bottle of bug and tar remover from Randburg Midas, and use it as directed. If the sap dries, mineral spirits can dissolve it, and remaining residue will come off with a clay bar treatment. Just be sure to wax the car after you’re done. The gas pump The Problem: Spilled petrol The Solution: Don’t overfill, and clean up accidental drips Times are tough, but overfilling your petrol tank and accidentally letting it overflow…

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  • FIRST Self-cleaning car

    Nissan develops first self-cleaning car prototype WATCH THE VIDEO REVIEW HERE #Carwash If you are not lucky enough to own a self-cleaning car yet don’t feel bad, I also don’t have one.  Luckily I don’t have to worry about that because Randburg Midas have all the cleaning products I could ever need. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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