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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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  • Can washing be harmful to our cars

    To wash or not to wash is the question? We all like our cars to shine, but can washing be harmful to our cars #Carwash How Often Should You Wash Your Car? Beware Birds And Dead Bugs Those ugly splatters are more than just nuisances. Sure, they block our vision and look pretty gross but did you know they could also damage your car? If you leave them unattended they can eat away at the paint and even eat into the metal beneath, so make sure to clean them up as quickly as possible Consider Your Geography If you live near the shore, salt in the air can wreck havoc not only with the finish of your car but it can really do a number on your undercarriage. Salt air can seep into crevices and rust the metal so if you live in a salty climate, it’s important not only to wash the surface of your car but to wash out the undercarriage. Air Pollution Is Just As Bad For Your Car As It Is For You Do a lot of city driving? The pollution in the air – especially if it rains – can create an acidic environment that will eat away at the finish of your car. After a good rain you may not feel compelled to wash your car – after all, Mother Nature just helped you out. But even after the rain dries, acidic chemicals remain on the surface of your car. Those little water marks you see can become permanent and mar the paint unless you remove them. The Verdict Now you can see why the answer to, “How often should I wash my car?” is, “It depends!” But here is a general rule of thumb: If you live inland in an area where your car is free of salty air and sand, and if you don’t have to contend too many bird droppings and dead bugs, you can wash your car about once a month and still keep it in good shape. If you live in a polluted environment, near a salty coast or in a wooded area, once a week may be your best bet. Otherwise, a couple of times a month is a good bet to ensure that you’re not waiting too long to get rid of harmful chemicals, residues, salt, sand, tar, grease and grime. For more information on care products…

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