Smartest Detailing Tips Everyone knows that basic washing and waxing help maintain a car’s paint but here are few smart detailing tips, professional-grade suggestions from a man in the know. To help keep your vehicle looking sharp, 1. Bird Droppings Are Enemy – keep a bottle of quick-detail spray and a couple microfiber towels in the car to take care of these messes as soon as you spot them 2. Microfiber Towel – Always use a fresh microfiber towel. it’s best to fold them into quarters and then spray cleaner on small sections. 3. A Little Goes a Long Way – Lay it down really thin, If you slather the car with wax it takes way longer to dry before you can buff it off 4. Wax OR Polish – Don’t be overwhelmed by being bombarded with Wax & Polish but in reality either one is good enough. 5. Yes! Clay Bar – One of the safest ways to get a slick, lustrous finish is to use a clay bar. 6. Wax Alone is not enough – The paint needs to be free of contaminants and properly polished in order to really shine.