Archive for the ‘Car Wax’ Category

How To Wax A Car By Hand (Like a Pro)

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

How To Wax A Car By HandIf you are following my detailing guide series on reading this article you will be at a stage where your paintwork is suitably prepped for you to now look at how to wax a car by hand.

If you have not signed up for the guide series don’t worry this article will still guide you through how to wax your car, but you may want to catch up on some of the preparation steps to ensure you are working on the smoothest possible finish you can get prior to applying your car wax.

Although the title of this article is How To Wax A Car By Hand, I will also include the use of sealants here as they are becoming just a popular, if not more so than waxes.

Indeed many concours enthusiasts will tend to apply a sealant first and then apply a layer or two of car wax over the sealant. Not only can this produce an extremely deep gloss shine, but also a longer lasting one. (more…)

Car Paint Cleaning – How & When To Use A Pre Wax Cleaner

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Car Paint Cleaning

If you have been following my detailing guide series you will have now washed and dried your pride and joy in the safest possible, swirl avoiding ways and have completed the initial stage in your paintwork preparation. Your next step is the car paint cleaning…

The purpose of this stage is to remove the fine defects from your paintwork in a way that removes as little paint thickness as is humanly possible.

The paint cleaning process, including the previous claying stage is one of the most important steps in detailing, as this will set the level onto which you apply your polish and paint protection.

Car Paint Cleaning vs Polishing

Car paint cleaning is usually achieved with the use of a pre-wax cleaner. The main difference between pre-wax paint cleaners and claybars is that clay bars remove above the surface contaminants and paint cleaners are designed to rectify below surface defects.

Completing both stages leaves a silk smooth and deep clean finish. (more…)

What is the Difference Between Car Wax and Car Polish and Why it Matters

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

car wax vs car polish - the difference & what it matters

The two most regularly asked questions I receive are; “What is the best car polish to use to protect my car” and “What is the best car wax to use to polish my car”.

Unfortunately these two questions demonstrate the big misconception in the general market place as to what can be achieved by the sole use of a car wax or sole use of a polish.

In this article, which forms one of my guides to Detailing and Proper Car Care series, I aim to dispel these car polish vs wax misconceptions and help explain why, unless you have an immaculately and regularly detailed car, you should not initially use one without the other and what benefits you will get from each. (more…)