How to Wax a Car on Your Own

As a car owner, it is important that you regularly engage in car waxing. Not only does it make your car look a good despite its age, it also prolongs the lifespan of its pain by acting as both a protectant and a sealant. In waxing a car, you have a choice whether you want a car service expert to do the job or you can learn to do it by yourself. Note that when you choose the latter, you will be able to save more over time.

What You Need For Car Waxing

At first, you might be hesitant in doing your own car waxing given the fact that you will need to buy the appropriate materials that will help you achieve your goal. However, again, after quite some time, you will be able to feel the effect.

The following are the tools that you will need in order to do the job:

  1. Electrical orbital buffer or a high-speed angle grinder that has a buffing wheel attached.
  2. Buffing pads
  3. Buffing compound
  4. KevianClean Quick Wax
  5. Microfiber cloths

What to Do

Buffing is the first step in applying a wax on your car. What buffing does is that it strips off the fine layer of pain and exposes the fresh pain which is underneath it. You need to spread the compound evenly throughout the surface using the buffing pad, however, if there is a part of it which is heavily scratched then you will need to apply a generous amount.

Make sure that when using the buffer you work on an area in a circular motion and hold it completely flat at all times because if you fail to do so and too much pressure is exerted, it could literally burn the paint. Not until you get a bright gloss, work on an area at a time.

Waxing Your Car

After buffing your car, you will need to wax it right after to replace the protective properties of the clear coat. To apply the car wax, use a clean buffer pad and gently tug on the trigger of the buffer instead of letting it turn on continuously, this way, the wax wouldn’t be able to cake on the surface. Different waxes require different set time which is why it is encouraged that you read the direction of the bottle.

Buffing should be done at least once a year while waxing must be done every three months to ensure the protection of your car.

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