Car wax: love it and enjoy it
You don’t want to be the person who doesn’t ever care for their vehicle in other people’s eyes as you are driving down the road. More importantly, you don’t want your car to have an old, beat-up looking. You car’s looking is another set of clothes that you put on every day. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your car looking new and fresh. Waxing a vehicle has double effect, it not only help preserves that clean and shiny finish, but also seals its “pores” against dirt, water vapor, and rust. Follow the instructions here to learn how to give your car a nice clean wax job. Generally, we summarize six steps that you can refer to.
1. Prepping your car for waxing. Don’t wax in the sun. Ideally, you should wax indoors. If you can’t manage that, look for place in the shade and then park your car there. In addition, mind the weather; don’t wax your vehicle if it’s extremely hot or very cold. Thoroughly clean your car in preparation for waxing, use mild soap and water. Unclean surface will make wax adhering a tougher job. if there is any dull, scratched, or otherwise damaged paint, consider using rubbing or polishing compound before waxing.
2. Applying Wax. Make the most use of your wax. No matter you’re using paste wax or liquid wax, put a small amount. Too much wax is a waste of money. The car waxing products you use depend on what you want from a wax.
3. Waxing. For your wax choice, the ones containing genuine carnauba prove to be the best products, although they come with a little higher price. If you’re using paste wax, put a small amount, about the size of a half dollar, on a clean damp sponge. If you are using liquid wax, apply it in a straight line directly to the section of the car body. Move section by section and keep each portion small. Don’t try and wax the entire car in one go. Divide your car up into sections and wax each section at a time. Use a microfiber cloth or the applicator pad that came with the wax to perform the work. This will give you the very best finish. Allow the wax to dry and buff it up.
4. Buffing (optional). If the surface doesn’t seem to be buffing up properly, using a clean cloth and buff in a circular motion. Use an old toothbrush to remove the wax gently if there’s any in seams between the metal.
5. Double Waxing. Many professionals double-wax for a deep, enduring finish. They start off with a synthetic and buff it up, then, again with another layer of carnauba wax. This gives real depth for the gloss and shine that you’ll often find at car shows.
6. Eliminating streaks. If you find streaking after you’ve removed the wax, you can try by filling a spray bottle with mixed distilled water and a teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol. Lightly mist the streaking surface, and then wipe with a clean cloth to remove hazing and streaking.