How do i protect my paintwork?
One of the most important things you can do to protect the paintwork on your car is to apply wax regularly. Wax is a protective coating that sits on top of the paint, helping to shield it from the elements and prevent damage. There are a variety of different types of wax available, each with its own unique benefits.
One of the most popular types of wax is carnauba wax. This is a natural wax that is derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree. It is known for its high-gloss finish and long-lasting protection. Carnauba wax is also resistant to water and UV rays, making it an excellent choice for protecting your car’s paintwork.
Another popular type of wax is synthetic wax. This is a man-made wax that is designed to mimic the properties of natural wax. It is typically more durable and long-lasting than natural wax, making it an excellent choice for those who want to protect their car’s paintwork for an extended period of time.
When applying wax to your car, it’s important to make sure that the surface is clean and dry. This means that you should wash and dry your car thoroughly before applying the wax. It’s also important to apply the wax in thin, even layers, making sure to cover the entire car. This will help to ensure that the wax provides maximum protection.
Additionally, you should also be aware of the environmental conditions, like temperature and humidity, that can affect the waxing process. For example, if it’s too hot or too cold, the wax may not apply or cure properly.
Finally, you should also be aware that waxing your car is not a one-time process. It’s important to reapply the wax every few months to ensure that your car’s paintwork is always protected.
- Dampen your microfiber cloths for the polish and wax application.
- Move in a circular motion (Wax or wax off) and not too fast.
- If using masking tape, we recommend masking over any textured trims or rubber seals.
- Never attempt in direct sunlight or rain.
- Be very careful on vehicle swage lines and edges.
- Don’t use too much product. A 1cm blob usually works a treat for a section around an A4 piece of paper.
- Do one panel at a time. This helps with keeping your hard work in a controlled manor.
- Try and avoid polish getting on textured plastic trims. This can be really awkward to get off.
- Take your time. A full machine polish takes a professional around 3-5 hours on a small car!