Waxing your car

Waxing your car

You should wax your car regularly because the wax will prevent the paint surface from rusting and maintain the car’s value. Wax creates a beautiful shine and slows down dirt fixing onto the surface and protects it from de-icing salt, tar and air pollution.

Wax your car a couple of times per year

You should wax your car at least twice per year. You could wax your car in the spring and autumn when changing tyres, for example. Waxing a car in the autumn will protect the paint during the demanding winter months. However, waxing also makes sense in the summer because a waxed surface is easier to maintain. Washing is quicker as dirt from insects and trees will not stick as easily to a waxed surface.

You should also regularly wax your car when washing it in a mechanical car wash. A mechanical car wash can wear down the surface of the car more than hand washing. Brush washes of automated car washes together with the used solvents also shorten the life span of the wax.

Choosing the wax

Choose the wax according to the age of the car and the condition of the paintwork. If the car is very scratched or faded by sun, you might want to wax it with a slightly abrasive wax that will slightly smooth out the imperfections of the paintwork.

Do not wax in the sun

Apply the wax in a place where the car is protected from direct sunlight because it can easily burn the wax into the paint. Wash and dry the car thoroughly first, because waxing a dirty car can easily damage the paintwork! The Aqua-away rubber wiper is good for removing large amounts of water. The Super Dry car drying towel is best for getting water out of small cracks. Read the application and polishing instructions of your chosen wax carefully. Divide the waxing work into smaller sessions, such as waxing the bonnet, roof, doors, boot and wings one at a time.

Applying wax

Apply the wax with a soft sponge or cloth using circular motions. Finish the surface with long strokes. Pay special attention to plastic surfaces because they will fade easily. For black plastic parts you should use cleaning and care products designed specifically for them because normal wax will often make black surfaces appear grey. Be thorough.

Let the wax take effect according to the manufacturer’s instructions and finally polish the car with a soft microfiber cloth. We recommend a Kungs polishing cloth for putting on the final touches.

Remember to also finish the edges of doors and skirting boards as well as any decorations and small details. Also wax the wheels every few washes in order to make dirt come off easier and maintain their shine.

The durability of the wax depends on its quality and how often the car is washed. A hard wax will last for approximately six months if you wash your car every few weeks.