So we are starting up the full detail on this little Fiat car with some Chemical Guys products. Now this car you can see, was from the dealership. It’s a little dirty. But the dealership put some kind of a really cheesy coat of wax on it; we want to take that off. Before we go into the full paint correction and coating application on the vehicle. So we are going to start off with Clean Slate Car Wash Soap. Now Clean Slate is a unique kind of car wash soap that strips off any kind of glaze, sealant, or wax you have on the car. Now this finish is residue-free. So it’s not going to leave any stains. It’s not going to leave any spots on the car. It’s going to rinse away all of the coatings on the vehicle for a clean slate to go along with any full detail. So if you’re going to put on a sort of a clear bra, or a vinyl wrap on the vehicle, or if you want to do a vehicle coating, you’re going to want to take off anything that is on the paint because you want anything you want to do to stick directly to the paintwork. This also works great if you want to put on a coat of wax or if you’re going to be polishing because you don’t want any of that residue clogging up your buffing pad giving you an inferior results and taking more time. So to get set up, I have my normal two bucket car wash system. I have a Dirt Trap for each bucket. So i’m just going to take my Dirt Trap and put on in each bucket to get set up. I don’t want to install any swirls or scratches as I wash the car and the Dirt Trap is going to help me trap any heavy abrasive debris at the bottom of the buckets. That way I don’t grind back onto the paintwork and cause any kind of scratches. I also have a premium microfiber wash mitt. All I need to do to get set up, I have my buckets filled with water. I need to add 1-3 ounces of the Clean Slate Soap into the bucket. So i’ll do just over 1 ounce and i’ll activate my suds with a garden hose. So i’m making sure to wash the vehicle in straight lines. If I got any extra dirt on my wash mitt as I wiped and I were wiping in circles, you would be able to see those circle scratches easier and they would be harder to take out. So it’s important to go in straight lines, whenever touching the vehicle. Now i’m starting on the paintwork, i’m moving onto parts that are less sensitive to scratches, just like glass as the mitt gets dirtier and dirtier. Once my wash mitt is fill of enough dirt and grime, i’m going to go ahead go over to my rinse bucket. Now i’m going to scrub my mitt directly on the wash screen of the Dirt Trap. Every little funnel in there has a little ridge that’s going to knock the dirt down directly into the funnel and underneath the wash screen. Now my mitt is clean. Ring it out on the ground. Take car of an extra loose debris and grime. Now return back to my soaps solution bucket to continue washing the car. I have to go from the top of the vehicle, down. Any flat panel, I would consider to be the top of the vehicle. So things like the roof the hood, the trunk of this car had one, these are good places to start because they are less dirty than lower down vertical panels like doors or bumpers. Especially around the wheels, you’ll get the heaviest dirt, most abrasive debris like brake dust. Which is very dangerous to paintwork. It’ll cause scratches and swirls just about immediately. Now, you can see Clean Slate is removing all the dirt and grime from the car. But what you can’t see, right away at least, Clean Slate is pulling off any of the wax coatings. Any of the oily residues that are on the paintwork. That way when we go ahead and go into the Detail Garage to do the claybar service, or to do any polishing, there is going to be less contamination and less debris in our way. So as we go along with the detail process, we’ll spend less time taking care of things that just came off in the wash. Now this is a great tool to use to prepare the paintwork. So if I need to move onto the claybar service or if i’m going to polish the paint, there is less stuff in the way that I have to contend with. Now another great use for Clean Slate is after you polish the paintwork, you remove any swirls or scratches, you have any oily residue from any of the polishing compounds or have any compound dust, that you don’t want any of that blocking, your vehicle coatings, or your carnauba wax coats, you can easily rinse down the car with some more Clean Slate and knock all that off. So you get a true bond of the vehicle coating directly onto the paintwork for best results and the longest term protection. Now this car is cleaning up very nicely. It had very light levels of contamination over the whole vehicle. And i’m just working top to bottom around the whole car. Again straight lines only. You’ll see as I get lower down here this mitt is getting nice and dirty. It’s getting very contaminated, but with every dunk in my rinse bucket, i’m knocking the contamination directly through this screen. The mitt comes back clean and ready for action, everytime. Now once you’re done washing the vehicle with Clean Slate, you have to make sure you rinse it off so you don’t get any of the residue that you’ve removed from the car, staining and spotting in other areas of the vehicle. So i’m just going to rinse it down, take it inside, and dry it off, and go on with a full detail.