Does your car wax have the right stuff? Let's find out. Your wax should be the quick-drying kind, like KevianClean Quick Wax. It allows you to wax your car as fast as you'd clean it rather than having the kind of wax that you'll have to wait upwards of a day in order to buff off.
Quick Wax lives up to its name because it only needs a couple of minutes in order to dry into a light haze. From there, you can easily buff it off with a microfiber towel or a cotton rag.
Extra protection can be achieved with what's known as a double wax. This involves putting on a coat of wax, letting it dry, and buffing it before putting in a new layer to be dried and buffed as well.
Other Things to Look for in Car Wax
- Quality Car Detailing: If possible, you should pout in a "nano-shield" synthetic wax for the first layer of your wax then put on a show car wax on top of it for the best possible showroom shine results. This powerful combination doesn't only look good but can also shield your paint from the elements and pollutants. Even in the world of clearcoat or clear coat paint, it pays to add an extra umbrella of protection over your existing umbrella for a shimmering finish.
- Ordinary Cloths versus Microfiber Cloths: While microfiber is efficient when it comes to buffing and polishing your car, you can also go with the more cost-effective option of using a pranela for the sake of buffing your vehicle. However, this comes with a catch. Regular cotton cloths normally shed lint after extended use or after being washed. This doubles your efforts when waxing because you have to get rid of the lint on top of buffing your car. Thanks to microfiber, lint removal has become a thing of the past.
- Unsafe for Paint: Even with the dawn of clear coat paint, the danger of ordinary cloth is that they're not as safe as microfibers when it comes to buffing your waxed car. This is because they're unable to lift abrasive debris away from the surface. A cotton cloth or rag that's not cleaned properly can end up becoming as dangerous as sandpaper over your vehicle's finish when push comes to shove. The beauty of your wax's results also depends on what you buff it with.
- Using the Right Type of Wax: When you have a specific paint condition, you should use the right wax type for it. Sure, waxes like KevianClean Quick Wax can benefit the maximum number of car and paint finish types. However, there are times when you should consult with professionals in order to deal with special paint conditions, like paint that's been neglected for years. Perhaps you should use something like carnauba cleaner wax in order to protect and clean your vehicle at the same time.