It’s not only dancers and entertainers who benefit from Tiktok. Some people make the best out of the platform by making hacks available to the audience. Car washing hacks for example. Toothpaste is making rounds for a suitable buffing compound.
While Carspa doesn’t have its own TikTok channel yet, they have their own car wash products and services.
Carwash video hacks on TikTok show people putting toothpaste on scratches, with the damage gone after a few wipes. If you’ve read our article on what’s in car wash wax, then you will probably have already guessed by now that it’s carnauba wax that’s doing the trick.
In other Tiktok videos, toothpaste is apparently being used to clean headlights and detailing. The results make you go “hmm, neat”, but what is it with toothpaste that makes it a good buffing compound and cleaning agent?
But not all toothpastes have carnauba wax. Despite its common use in dental floss, carnauba wax isn’t the only contributor for more polished looking teeth.
The texture of toothpaste also affects how it’s able to smooth out scratches from a car’s exterior. Toothpaste contains tiny particles suspended in a liquid. These particles or grains act as abrasives that help remove the tartar from your teeth’s surface.
These tiny particles also work well in evening out the damaged part of a car exterior. Since car paint isn’t very permanent, they can be smudged over surfaces where it’s missing.
The tiny particles scratch the paint slightly, carry it over to a new surface, and give it the illusion of erasing the scratches. So in this case, toothpaste acts more like a polish than a buffing agent. To differentiate between buffing compounds and polishing agents, head on over to the other articles on this website.
So toothpaste is good for car exterior, especially when it comes to polishing and buffing scratches. But what about the interior? It turns out TikTok car hacks already got it covered. Several Tiktok users are helping “car goo’ rank higher in Google keyword searches.
The slimy device is a convenient cleaning tool, able to ooze into small cracks and pick up dust, food debris, and lint. It flows over surfaces easily, albeit slowly.
While most Tiktok users show ASMR-ish clips of the slime in action, it doesn’t answer the question of whether it can clean car seats or not. You don’t have to hire a materials engineer to understand that it won’t.
A portable vacuum is more appropriate in this situation. A car cleaning slime won’t get deeper than wet air, and it won’t pull out all the dirt without leaving some of the slimy trails behind.
Ever wonder where you could buy the canisters that you attach to a hose to sprinkle cleaning foam? They’re not exactly cheap, and they’re mostly used by professionals. It won’t benefit car owners unless they have a carwash business.
Tiktok users have their own hacks of making their soap foam from scratch. What they do is put soap directly in the hose and let water run through it. The result? Watery foam that requires less effort to spread over the car.
The clean up is easier, and it’s just a matter of pointing the hose in the right direction. There’s less scrubbing required, and more time making Tiktok videos of car hacks.
In worse case scenarios, car wash won’t help a dent go back to its original form. But again, Tiktok has made sure all users know the secret to making dents pop back into place. Literally.
The hack involves pouring hot water over the dent. The dent will magically straighten out. The trick is based on simple physics – metals stretch or bend easier when they’re hotter. They also expand on their own when heated to certain temperatures. The trick works better in colder environments.
So what do you think of this guide? Do you think TikTok hacks save you time and money? If not, just pick one of the carwash services at the top and let them save you the hassle of making further effort.