- Aug 27, 2004
- Katy, Republic of Texas
So my mom recently (3 weeks ago) bought a used Kia Soul+ (a 2018 with 23,000 miles) that was a rental. The pre-sale detail by the dealer was pretty good, but her parking spot at her apartments is right by the sprinkler head, and they recently did a power wash of the property (stucco siding) and her car was coated with a fine white powder that had formed water spots. I brought it to my house and did a quick wash with Turtle Wax MAX Power soap (using the "extreme" concentration). It did a decent job, the white color was gone, but the drivers side, windshield, hood, roof and drivers side windows still had a crusty feeling to them. I grabbed my Mothers Speed Clay 2.0 that I have never used and decided to give it a try. I used it with some Mothers California Gold Instant Detailer spray for the lube. All I can say is wow. I have used several clays in the past, and they work, but are a pain in the rear to use and my hands were killing me by the time I was done. This combo was literally a spray and rub, and the paint is super smooth. I will never use clay again. I washed it a 2nd time to make sure it was all clean, then applied some Turtle Wax Ice Paste wax. I have always liked this stuff since I first used it. It is super easy to apply, is safe for plastic and trim, has an amazing deep shine to it and lasts quite a while. Her car looks better now than when she bought it. I totally get why Kia calls the color "Inferno Red". A little overcast for these pics, but in the sun, this car is almost an orange it is so red. Still think it is funny that my 78 year old mother bought a car this color. She also has gotten a new parking spot away from the sprinklers, and they are done pressure washing the complex. Still need to figure out what to detail the interior with. I cleaned the windows with Invisible Glass, and took a wet cloth and just wiped the interior down ( a little dust had collected on the dash, need to do some type of protection though, and not crazy about the shine of Armour All (was thinking 303 Protectant?)).