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Complete Car Wax Guide

Complete Car Wax Guide

Posted in NEWS AND UPDATES by Autobrite on June 27th 2019
Car wax has come a long way since the 1800s when people used animal fats on their vehicles, instead of using naturally occurring and synthetic compounds to shine and protect vehicles.

What Is Car Wax?

Formulated from a blend of waxes, oils and solvents and waxes, car wax adds a layer of protection to the paint and can bring out the best of lustre and shine in your vehicle. Good car wax will not only bring out the beauty of the paint but will help to protect the body of the car from excessive moisture, UV rays and intense heats as well as pollutants, aiding in preventing rust, chips and fading.

Car Wax or Car Polish?

While many people assume that car wax and car polish are similar, if not the same, this is simply not true. Car polish can remove dirt, grime, grease and scratched that is left behind after washing but is used as a remedy to help reduce the impurities on the paint's surface. Car wax, on the other hand, is preventative and while it can help decrease the appearance of certain marks, it offers protection where polish does not.

Types of Car Wax

By definition, a true car wax will contain a naturally occurring wax base such as carnauba wax or beeswax, but some are classified as cleaning waxes, while others are finishing waxes. Cleaning car wax can contain chemicals and sometimes abrasives to clean and protect your car simultaneously and are a ‘one step’ product. Finishing car wax has no cleaning ability and is the final step in a multistage process that lends itself to a high prized mirror finish shine.


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