Car Waxing Tips
Are the winter blues already attacking your cars shine? Revitalize that luster with a few easy car waxing tips and techniques to bring back your vehicles high gloss finish from it’s showroom days. Number one, it’s important to give your car a thorough washing and polishing. Many people think that polishing and waxing are the same thing. They are two very different steps in getting a shiny, high gloss finish on your car. Polishing is the process of cleaning the paint first by removing old wax spots, scratches, oxidation and other small paint defects. Waxing over these will only create a temporary gloss. That’s why the first step is essential to obtaining a superior finish that will last and look superb.
If you are using a paste wax, you will want to apply the wax to a damp sponge, applicator pad or microfiber towel. If you are using a liquid wax, you can start by applying a straight line of it directly to your car. Don’t wax in direct sunlight, as this will cause the wax to harden on your car too quickly. Instead, get your car into the garage or shade. When waxing, just do small sections at a time and rub the wax into your car’s paint using circular, overlapping motions. Be sure to let the wax dry, then remove it with a clean terry towel or microfiber cloth. It’s important to remove remaining wax that may be in molding and cracks.
A great tip to get rid of streaks after waxing is to fill a spray bottle with distilled water and then add a half teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol. Spray the mixture on the surface and wipe away with a clean cloth. This can remove any streaking or hazing the wax may have left behind