Car waxes ‘must be applied to smooth surfaces’

In order for a car to look its best, drivers must not cut corners.

Some may believe that washing the vehicle with car shampoo and then drying it with microfibre cloths is all that needs to be done before car waxes are applied, however, this is often not the case.

Waxes protect the bodywork from the elements but there is little point applying them if the surface has not been prepped properly.

According to, motorists need to run their fingers over the surface and if it feels grainy, they should bring out the clay bars to get rid of surface contaminants.

Following this, any swirl marks and fine scratches should be dealt with by using a rubbing compound.

Only after these steps have been taken should car waxes be applied, the source added.

Senior partner at Waynne Smith said recently that synthetic car waxes are simple to apply and they provide long-lasting protection against the elements.

Posted by Matt Casson

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