How to wax a car is a good question. Now obviously, again, we’ve been getting really good overtime but many months ago, we had to do some more research about waxing cars. Upon the research, we try, tested and try to find the best techniques, products and car waxes for our customer’s vehicles. Now we want to share our experience with you so that you can get the process right.
Car waxing tools required for hand waxing:
- We recommend Autoglym HD high definition wax
- So you need wax applicator
- Two Plush microfiber cloths
Hand waxing or car waxing preparation
- Thoroughly wash the car surface using this guide.
- Clay the surface of the car using this guide.
- Hand polish the surface or machine polish the surface using these guides.
How To Hand Wax A Car Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Take your wax applicator pad and rub your applicator pad across the wax.
Step 2: Once the wax is on the applicator pad, lightly apply the applicator pad to the surface of the vehicle and apply the wax to the surface using large circular motions. We suggest starting from the roof and working your way down to the bonnet then to the boot, and then down to the sides of the car.
Step 3: Once you have completely covered the painted surface of the car with wax, leave the wax to dry for about 20 minutes.
Step 4: Take your first plush microfiber towel, fold into four and then lightly buff off the wax and you should find a high gloss finish. Make sure that you flip over your plush microfiber towel every quarter of the car.
Step 5: Take the other towel, fold it into four and then go over the surface again in order to remove any access polish that’s left over. Make sure to flip over your plush microfiber towel every quarter and take off any wax from any trims, glass or black plastic.
And that’s it for hand waxing. If you follow these steps, you will get a professional finish every time.
Why Wax Your Car?
Waxing your car will add an extra layer of a protective surface to the clear coat of your vehicle. All this does it this helps prevent any material or any road debris, rain, dirt, dust, sand, anything that the air carries sticking to your surface. It basically provides a sleek surface to the paint to stop stuff sticking to it. It also will add an extra layer of gloss and depth to your paint work making your car really look awesome.
So When To Wax Your Car?
We would suggest waxing your car four times a year. We would suggest that doing it at the start for every season, so the start of winter, the start of summer, the start of autumn, and the start of spring. This allows protecting it all through the year, through the seasons.