How To Wax Your Car

Jan 16, 2023

Car waxing is a common topic of conversation among car owners, but often the questions center around selecting the right wax rather than the actual process of waxing. Unfortunately, this area of car care is also plagued by bad information and misleading advertising. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming for consumers to make a decision.

Car wax serves as a protective layer for your car's paint, similar to sunscreen. While there is debate about its effectiveness in blocking UV rays, it is essential for maintaining the appearance and health of your car's paint. Waxing can help protect against dirt, rain, bugs, tree sap, and bird droppings, and can also fill and conceal small scratches and blemishes. Additionally, it can add gloss, shine, and depth to your car's paint.

Waxing your car is not optional; it is essential for both protection and visual enhancement. Neglecting to wax your car may not cause immediate damage, but over time the paint will deteriorate and it will be more difficult to restore its appearance.

To properly wax your car:

1. First prepare the paint surface: Do this by removing airborne contaminants and washing the car.

2. Apply your chosen car wax or paint sealant: It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions, but also to understand that physically applying and removing the wax is just one aspect of the process.

For better results, use detailing clay to remove embedded contaminants before waxing.

Follow these steps to achieve success in waxing your car and maintaining the health and beauty of the paint.