Choosing wax for a car

In the process of operation of the car body is subject to external mechanical action on the sand, dust and other particles that can damage the surface coatings, which leads to the activation of the corrosion process and the gradual degradation of the colour. For the protection of automotive coatings, it is advisable to use special autochemistry car wax.

Deposited on the car surface, a very thin protective wax film will create a reliable barrier to water, dirt, corrosive substances, which are used on the roads. Prevents fading of color from the UV light. Filling surface cracks to the paint coating of vehicle wax layer smooths out the bumps, making the car Shine.


Types of waxes

All products car waxes can be divided into a few major groups, which differ in quality, features and usage mode.

Spray wax (spray wax), which is easy to use, has a usually low price, but short-lived — is removed after several, and sometimes one wash. Generally not used as a layer of protection on the car and the funds to upgrade the primary layer, a protective coating, for example, after each washing, which significantly delays the time to recovery of the car.

Hot and cold liquid wax — usually the cheapest available products, which are often available at car washes for mere pennies. As an independent polymer is without value, but it may be useful, in order to update and maintain existing coverage, as in the case of a spray wax.

Cream waxes are easy to use and can be used manually or with the polishing, often have properties not inferior to solid wax.

Hard wax is the most high-quality and durable coating, its price is usually higher than the counterparts. Life expectancy varies from composition to composition, but is usually at least six months in the Russian conditions of operation and in the warm climate in California, for example, can be up to a maximum of 5 years to wax premiums.

The advantages of the compositions

The basis for all of the above wax is wax for the tree, candelilla, and its role in the composition varies depending on the price and the final product. On the market there are products in which the concentration of candelilla wax is 25-30%, at such a high level of content, who has achieved incredible strength of the final coating, because in its natural form, candelilla wax is harder than concrete. This means, however, that we should not trust products manufacturers, who argue about 60-100% of the content of candelilla wax in the finished wax, it is technically impossible. There are also synthetic waxes, usually presented in the form of liquid, but in most cases this is a waste of money (fortunately, that is a small).

Types of wax on the car body

Apply wax on the surface of the car, manually or with the use of special equipment. Spray wax is used for cleaning the surface of the body, depending on the particular product on the dry or wet, and then gently and without pressure polished towel from microfiber.

Liquid waxes are pre-connected with hot or cold water, in the recommended ratio. Cover with wet wax on the car surface, you can manually or with the help of washing and then thoroughly raspolirovat, remove the excess.

Cream-wax can be applied on the desired surface using an applicator by hand or with a soft polishing wheel on the lowest speed polishing machine, in the ideal case — the orbital or rotor-orbital. After the desired surface is evenly coated with the composition, you must wait until it begins to dry out, forming a Mat of the mist, and raspolirovat towel from microfiber.

Hard wax in paste form is applied on a clean and dry surface by hand with a damp applicator and in the final stage, you need raspolirovat as well as the cream-wax. This is the most time-consuming coating process, but the hard wax, which is, itself, provides the highest level of protection against light mechanical damage, and the upgrade process a protective layer, it is necessary not so often, as is the case with other types of waxes.

Regardless of the type of wax used, they must meet certain guidelines for its proper and high-quality use.

Waxing is possible only on fully washed and decontaminated the car surface.

Treatment should be in a warm room with low or average humidity level, which prevents the penetration of direct sunlight.

To provide a protective effect for the entire period of operation of the vehicle must carry out the procedure of coating with wax at least twice a year.