October 29, 2023

Why is understanding the pH scale important?

I know the importance of using the correct chemicals and understanding the pH scale when it comes to detailing a vehicle. The pH scale is a measure of acidity or alkalinity and is used to determine the appropriate cleaning solution to use for a particular surface.

Using the wrong cleaning solution can cause damage to the surface and lead to costly repairs. For example, using an acidic cleaner on a surface with a high pH level can cause the surface to become etched or corroded, while using an alkaline cleaner on a surface with a low pH level can cause the surface to discolor or fade.

That’s why it’s essential to use the right chemicals for each surface, and always leave every surface neutralized after cleaning. Neutralizing a surface means bringing it to a pH level of around 7, which is neither acidic nor alkaline.

Leaving a surface neutralized ensures that it is not damaged by residual chemicals left on the surface after cleaning. It also helps prevent the buildup of dirt and grime, which can lead to further damage and make the surface harder to clean in the future.

For example, after cleaning the wheels and tires, it’s important to neutralize them with a pH-neutral wheel cleaner to avoid any damage to the rims or rubber. Similarly, when cleaning the interior of a car, it’s important to use a pH-neutral cleaner on the dashboard, seats, and carpets to avoid any discoloration or damage.

In addition to using the correct chemicals and neutralizing surfaces, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any cleaning solution. Improper use of chemicals can be hazardous to both the detailer and the vehicle.

In conclusion, understanding the pH scale, using the correct chemicals, and leaving every surface neutralized is crucial for a successful detailing job. As a professional, I take pride in ensuring that every surface is cleaned and protected without causing any damage or harm.

Jonathan – Certified Detail Technician

Flawless Coating and Detailing

5787 S Ridge Rd W, Geneva, Ohio, 44041

(440) 428-8012

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