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Have you ever noticed swirls or light scratch marks after washing your classic car? Your washing and drying methods could be contributing to these paint imperfections.

So, it’s time to ditch the sponge and chamois and invest in wash mitts and a good quality soft drying towel. A lot has changed in the world of car detailing in recent years, so let’s find out how you can detail your car at home and achieve a professional finish.

To help you get your classic car ready for the summer show season, we’ve teamed up with Jack Smyth from Classic Modern Retro for a day in the classic car detailing bay.

Exclusively produced for ClassicLine, this video will guide you through the process of detailing a classic car. With hints and tricks on preventing swirls and scratches when washing and polishing, to the best techniques on washing a classic car with older rubber seals and gaps in the bodywork. Watch as Jack details a 1977 TVR 3000M, talking through the products and methods used by the professionals.

About Classic Modern Retro:

Since 2014, Classic Modern Retro has been the go-to studio in the southwest of England for classic car detailing. As experts in classic car detailing, they take all the necessary safety precautions and industry methods to make sure your vehicle will look its best and stay protected inside and out. Core values that ClassicLine shares, having insured Jack’s own 1972 Opel Manta for a number of years.

For more on classic car detailing, contact Classic Modern Retro:
Instagram: @classic_modern_retro

Have a question on detailing your classic car? Comment on the video for further hints and tricks.