Our Guide to Waxing your Car

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Many motorists and car detailing enthusiasts have had a bad experience with car waxing which has put them off from doing it themselves. Lots of people opt to instead, leave it to the professionals. But some choose a cleaning product that has added wax to try and make the job easier. Unfortunately, when it comes to car waxing there are no cutting corners, but our detailing experts can help you spring clean your car waxing.

Don’t Use A Car Wax Shampoo

Using a shampoo and car wax combo might seem like a good idea but in reality, these products offer very little protection compared to car waxing. They are applied to the car and when rinsed off they leave behind a very thin layer of wax, which is easily worn down and will need to be maintained on a weekly basis. Although these products are good for in-between major car waxes, they cannot act as a replacement.

Start Clean

It’s vital when car waxing to start with a car that has been properly cleaned, dried, and treated to remove any bonded contaminants. Ideally, the car will also have been polished either with a hand buffing agent or a clay bar to remove any defects at the surface of the paint, giving the car wax a smooth surface to stick to and ensuring that no contaminants become trapped under the wax. Should this occur, the wax will need to be removed and reapplied, creating more work later down the line.

Do It Regularly!

While car waxing is recommended to be done every three months by professionals, in reality, most car owners do not keep to this timeframe. While some waxes can last for up to six months, it is important to consider that the elements a vehicle is exposed to on a daily basis. These all break down the protective layer over time. To avoid this car waxing should be regularly maintained and if time is limited and easy apply spray wax should be applied.