Wax On, Wax off | protect your car from dirt and elements 

July 9, 2019

The elements, dirt, grit, salt and snow can have devastating effect on the paintwork of your car. What happens is that the paintwork is usually chipped out and scratched and if you don’t do anything, salt actually seeps through the chips or cracks rusting and corroding everything in its wake. The result is a car that would require thousands of pounds to repair. Waxing the vehicle is a sure way of preserving the impeccable and tidy paintwork and exterior from all these elements and more. 

It’s actually recommended that you wax your car as often as once every 90 days, particularly if your car is usually exposed to grit, snow, salt and severe elements. Apart from looking shiny and great maintaining paintwork adds some value to your ride. 

For typical successful paintwork, all you need apart from a dry and clean car is a soft cloth, especially microfiber cloth, wax applicator and top quality vehicle wax and you’re ready to go. 

Pay attention to the different car waxes 

Most supermarkets and auto stores have diverse types of car waxes. You can actually choose any that you deem fit, which can be spray, paste or liquid wax. If you want a wax that remains for the longest time possible, liquid and paste types of car wax are top choices. However, if you want to spray the wax fast and easy spray wax is what to choose although it won’t last longer than liquid or paste waxes. You’ll also come across application pads being sold with tub waxes, which you can also buy if the wax doesn’t come with one. A poly (polyurethane) type of foam wax applicator is a better choice of course and leaves behind a levelled and thinnest of coatings. 

Don’t just wax immediately 

Once you’ve all you need don’t just get into waxing. Get some water and perhaps vehicle shampoo and clean the car systematically to make sure there’s absolutely no dirt. Give the car some time to dry after cleaning before you begin applying the wax for impeccable results. Don’t just think you know what you need to do. Go ahead and read every bit of manufacturer’s guideline and instruction on the car wax packaging. Do find a shade or interior space where to wax the car from to avoid hasty drying that might affect the final result. 

Mind the waxing process

To begin the process of car waxing find some part of the vehicle where to start. Take a little amount of the wax with the applicator and apply on the selected small part applying in a circular motion. This ensures the whole vehicle is thinly waxed to avoid problems with buffing later on. Apply in circles of vertical or horizontal rows and ensure the entire car’s paintwork has been covered. However, avoid tail lights, headlights and other car parts you’re asked to avoid in the guidelines and instructions by the car wax manufacturer. 

Wax removal 

Of course you definitely knew this time was coming. After ensuring the whole car has been waxed and the wax has dried and a chalky or matte look is all you see it’s time to begin the buffing process. Take the soft/microfiber clothing you bought and start the wax removal process, buffing in circular motions all over the car. Once you’ve removed it you should have a glossy, sparkly car and an impeccable finish anyone would notice right away. 

Do make it a habit to wax your vehicle as much as you can, perhaps once every three months. It’ll keep your car’s paintwork well maintained and protected from grit, salt, dirt and rough elements. The car will also look glossy, clean and valuable all the time. 

Don’t also forget waxing is just one of the ways of keeping your car in tip-top condition. If you find scuffs, damages and scratches on your automotive do get them repaired immediately. Waiting too long worsens them and makes it more expensive to repair.

So, if you need a bit of professional help with tour cars paintwork damage don.t forget we are just one phone call away.


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