Wax gives the car a natural glow and protects the paint from harsh environment. When applied, the wax forms a thin transparent layer over the car paint. This layer covers minor scratches, stone deposits and other damage, making them less visible. Wax also “isolate” the paint forming a protective barrier that prevents water from getting into contact with exposed metal in the form of scratches or other marks passing of paint, thus slowing the corrosion process.
For best results, it has to be reapplied regularly – none of the products available will not remain permanently on your car. From observations of many car drivers, a good quality wax remains on the car for about three to four months, so if the car is waxed at least every three months with a good product, it will be very good.
Special Products used to protect the car involving these types of wax:
-Natural wax (Carnauba)
-Synthetic wax (polymer) mineral waxes
According to experts, is not so important in what form is presented the wax. Important is that the used product to have a major thereof content.
If a car was not waxed for a long time, it should be restored first by polishing the surface.
To wax the car yourself, you need good quality wax (eg carnauba wax), a small soft sponge and a clean towel, also of a soft material. Your car must be very clean and dry. It is usually better that waxing operation to be performed after the car was washed.
Make sure you choose the right product – you need some wax with no abrasive agents. Read the instructions on the packaging for each specific product and test it first on small areas.
Park the car somewhere in the shade – usually it works better when the car is cold if you touch the surface. Work on small areas, for example 30 sqi.
If you use liquid wax, shake the bottle well before use. Then apply a small amount of wax on the sponge and spread it evenly on a section of the car. A good idea would be to start up and leave the bottom because there are always some last portions dirty there.
It is best to apply a thin layer of wax. Try not to touch surfaces such as windows, doors and rubber seals or plastic material – wax will leave white spots on them.
It is better to leave it to “rest” a little (it takes about a minute or two). Then start polishing with a soft towel, clean, by rotating it – part of the clean towel works best.
After the car is ready, clean wax from unpainted surfaces (eg plastic parts, bumpers, door rubber gaskets, seals and emblems edge). A glass cleaner spray is indicated for this purpose.
In optimum conditions it will give you a wax protection and a good shine up to 60 days. It is therefore recommended that this operation be repeated at least every 3 months.