what do i need to do, to show this car:cooldude: this would be alot of fun to do with my 9 yr old:winks
hey you solved the problem of mustangli, but you really a judge of car show.As a judge at car shows, I can tell you what we look for.
DETAIL. That means getting every speck of dust/dirt/grime/dead grass out of/off of the car. Those stuck between the door weatherstripping and the door jam is very common to overlook. Then go over the engine and get everywhere you can possibly reach cleaned. Between and around the intake bolts is very common to overlook.
Clean your windows. You wouldn't believe how many people come in, clean the car, but have nasty smeared/streaked glass.
Clean your AC vents.
Shampoo and vacuum your carpet and mats. The shampoo will restore the color and vacuuming will freshen them up. If they're matted, that's a no no.
Clean your wheels. Too many drive in and have waterspots all over them.
Good paint is alright but if you want it to POP, get out there and color sand the entire car, then hit it with a buffer and polishing compound, then clay bar it, then use a good wax. This gets the orange peel off and gives it that wet look that everyone wants. Makes a HUGE difference in show points. Takes all weekend, but it's worth it. Just be ultra careful when sanding, take off too much and go through the clearcoat and you'll be getting that part repainted. If you don't want to risk that, skip it and use a rubbing compound instead, followed by the rest of the routine.
Finally, DETAILS. You cannot be too detailed when showing your car. Nothing is too small, nothing is unimportant, nothing is worth skipping if you really want to show it.