Waxing your car is a good way to maintain your car’s exterior paint finish and ensuring that it always looks great. And although you may think that this is a simple task, there are some secrets you should know before you get down to to work.
Make Sure Your Car is Clean
Before proceeding to wax your car, you should make sure that the entire body surface is clean. This means that you’ll have to wash your car and wait until it’s completely dry before you begin applying the wax. This is important because if there are any dust particles on your car’s surface and you wax over them, you may scratch the paint.
Pick a Good Location
Location is key when you wax your car. Pick a spot in the shade, preferably inside a garage or carport at a temperature between 55 and 85 degrees. Do not wax your car under direct sunlight. The sun can bake the wax onto your car, making it difficult to remove and damaging the paint.
Apply a thin layer of Wax
When you finally apply the wax, use thin layers. Using thick layers of car wax is wasteful and makes it difficult to buff it off. Apply a small amount of product using light pressure and following the specific instructions on the label (most instructions recommend applying wax in overlapping circles but verify this before starting.)
Use a Microfiber Towel to Remove the Wax
Let the wax cure for the amount of time indicated on the label of your product and then remove it using a microfiber towel. It’s advisable to use this material because it’s gentler to your car’s paint than cotton or chamois. Use one side of the microfiber towel to remove the excess wax, and them flip it over to buff your car’s paint to a high shine.
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