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17 Jun 16


Father’s Day is nearing, but if your Dad is anything like the ones in the Astonish office I’m sure they will be really difficult to buy for – after all there’s only so many ties, socks and underpants that a man can have!

Now I know that we are usually recognised for adding sparkle to your oven and your pans, but this time we may just be your fairy godmother with a few ideas for how you can deliver the perfect gift that your Dad will love this Father’s Day.

There’s no doubt that a lot of Dads love their motors but aren’t too keen on keeping up with the cleaning. Can you actually remember the last time your Dad got the bucket, sponge and hose out and gave his dream machine some TLC? No, we thought not.

So, why not treat your Dad this Father’s Day and clean his car inside and out using our complete car kit, full of Great British cleaning products?

We’ve put together the perfect kit full of all those necessities to help you get the job done right.

The kit includes our Crystal Clear Wash & Wax, Wheel Cleaner, Spray ‘n’ Shine, Anti-Fog Glass Cleaner, Tar & Insect Remover, Vinyl Trim & Dashboard Cleaner, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner, Black shine restorer, Wheel Cleaner and Engine Degrease (Adults only for this one!).

The kit gives you the chance to Astonish your Dad this Father’s Day, while making sure the dirt on his car isn’t as stubborn as he is!

To help make you job that little bit easier, we’ve also put together some top tips on how to achieve the ultimate finish on your Dad’s wheels.

More than a bucket and sponge

Keeping your car clean involves a little bit more than a bucket of soapy water and sponge. Whilst this is all well and good when you want to give your car a quick once over, as it’s your gift to Dad this Father’s Day, you’ll want to make sure you go the extra mile and leave his car with a finish that’s as close to showroom perfection as it can be.

Invest in some tools that are gentle on the paint work, yet still effective at removing contamination. You can’t go wrong with a microfiber mitt and a grit guard to catch the muck at the bottom of your bucket.

Avoid a sunny day

Many people seem to think that cleaning the car is a good job for a sunny day, but actually you shouldn’t clean it in extreme heat or direct sunlight. Clearly if it is warm you’ll have to work quicker with parts of the car drying faster than normal. Instead of running around, wash your Dad’s motor in a shaded area or in the morning or evening. Also, don’t clean his car after a long drive as again it will be too hot.

Remove the grime before washing

Make sure you clean off all the muck before washing with a hose pipe or pressure washer. If you don’t start by removing the dirt and grime first, before reaching for the sponge and bucket, you may end up with paint swirls and patches.

Clean glass last

Cleaning the car’s windows should be your last job as they will have grime and dirt on from the washing stage. You’ll also get the best look by buffing the glass with a microfiber cloth – your Dad will be doubly impressed with a high shine finish!

There you have it! If you want to grab a gift that your Dad will really love, pick up one of our great kits and get scrubbing in time for Father’s Day on Sunday.

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