If you have ever been interested in applying wax to your car so that you can see the benefits that it can have for your paint job as well as preserving your paint job, it’s important to know exactly how to wax your car. Some auto wax that contains special abrasive materials can work to really enhance the look of your car by if used incorrectly can seriously damage your paint job. Wax buffers as well as some types of cloth that you use with wax can also have the same effect. If you find that wax is changing your paint job or perhaps even swirling the paint, it might be a good idea to work on your technique or try to use some different products in order to get a much more effective wax job done. Here is a simple step-by-step process for how to wax your car.

  1. 1.The first step is to wash your car. Removing any dirt from the car is important prior to waxing because having any extra dirt or debris can contaminate the wax and also work to scratch your car when you apply wax. Because you will have to scrub the wax in if one small piece of dirt is stuck in the wax when you apply it it could lead to scratches all over your car. Removing all water from the car and drying it is also an important step as it can really interfere with the wax and applying the wax correctly.
  2. 2.Do a quick spot check and see if there is anything stuck in your paint. If there are any contaminants you can remove them using a special clay bar. A clay bar you can use to run across your pain without causing damage to the paint and it will easily remove small deposits directly from the paint job. If you were ever to drop a clay bar on the ground it’s important to get a new one as this can add contaminants to your car. It’s very important to keep a clay bar clean if you plan to use it regularly.
  3. 3.Polishing: from here you can start to work on polishing of any special beings and minor imperfections in the paint. If you have a liquid polish, pour it onto a clean towel and rub it over the paint surface. If you can rub out the scratch by working against the grain of the scratch it can help to maintain your cars finish. Try not to rub too hard as this can sometimes take parts of your cars paint off.
  4. 4.Sealer or glaze for larger scratches: by ceiling in large scratches you can work to preserve your cars finish and reduce damage to your car. Filling in the scratches will help to make sure that your cars paint job remains more consistent.
  5. 5.From here you can start waxing: applying a thin layer of wax across your entire body work in long even strokes will help you to completely cover the surface of your car so that your paint will eventually start to look somewhat dull. When the wax is completely dried and formed a dull haze across your body work starts above the wax out vigorously using a clean cotton cloth. After you’ve completely waxed the entire vehicle check to make sure that there’s no excess wax that you may have left behind. You will see a really noticeable difference in the look of your car especially if this is one of the first times that you’ve wax it.