Wax for cars: all and the nuances of its use

Liquid wax for cars — a substance, designed to handle the refinishing of the vehicle. Helps maintain the original color of the car and neutralizes the defects and damage. The material is classified as "chemical products", and, therefore, require special storage conditions and application.


Why is it necessary

The car of the painting is limited to a period of exploitation. Over time, paint fades, and formed on the surface of the damage. Wax to the bodywork of the vehicle is used to resolve:

  • scratches;
  • microcracks;
  • chips.

The substance fills defects in the surface of the car, forming a flat, smooth surface. The hydrophobic protection film is formed after the hardening of the mixture, gives luminosity and Brightness. In addition, the coating machine wax provides body for the protection of the properties. Minimizes the effect on the layer of paint of the machine:

  • the ultraviolet radiation;
  • chemical products;
  • the dust and the dirt;
  • detergents.

To cover the body fluid to Valvoline must be at least two times. This condition gives the existence of a good protective film on the surface of the vehicle.

Types and popular manufacturers

Polymer wax is produced and sold in different ways. There are three types of classification: by way of application, the form of manufacture and composition. In the first session of a material is:

  • cold;
  • hot;
  • Penn.

Depending on the form of production, there are the following types of waxes:

  • solid;
  • liquid;
  • spray.

The composition of the liquid material is divided into 4 categories:

  • minerals;
  • synthetic;
  • animal;
  • plant.

Each species has its own characteristics. To pick the best option, we need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.


cold wax

Cold wax includes a group of liquid substances. Occurs, based on the synthesis of cationic active agents and emulsified wax. The material is applied by hand. The substance is eliminated from the body after washing the car surface. To maintain the protection, the mixture is regularly applied to the surface of the car. It is recommended to cover the body of the substance after washing.

The mixture fills microdamages. Its disadvantage is in the short-term effect. For this reason, there is a high consumption of the substance.


Hot wax is a substance produced in the form of fat. The product is divided into two categories according to ingredients: natural and artificial. Candelilla species is superior in terms of quality, other products of this type.

The composition of the material it contains corrosion inhibitors. This factor improves the performance of the car.

After applying to the surface a mixture retain those properties during the year. The product has a high cost, but has a low flow. The main disadvantage of the mixture — melting point of +90 degrees Celsius. For this reason, work with this substance at home difficult. The material is melted in hot water, but that can negatively affect its properties.

The minimum interval of application of the protection blend — 6 months.


Liquid wax — a substance made by the application to the bodywork of the vehicle. The advantage of this type — long period of validity and ease of use. A substance applied to the vehicle part and is struck with a soft cloth.

Liquid form for the duration of use exceeds the spray, but lower than the solid counterpart. Before the application of the substance to the surface of the vehicle, washing and drying.


Solid wax material, where the long-term effect in comparison with analogues. The product has a high cost, but its protective properties are preserved for a period of 3 to 6 months.

In quality this species is inferior only synthetic. The main condition of application is completely dry the surface. The disadvantage of this product lies in the complex process of treatment

spray wax

Substance refers to the cold category.

How to make more

For the manufacture of Valvoline with their hands you will need to buy the following components:

  • 25 grams of wax of Carnauba in flakes;
  • 5 grams of paraffin wax;
  • 40 grams of coconut oil;
  • 15 grams of pine turpentine.

In a metal bowl put flakes. The component is melted by means of a water bath. Then, it is added to the paraffin. The fusion of the elements continues until they become a smooth consistency of amber.

In a next phase, the substance that is added to the coconut oil. The mixture is stirred until it acquires the same color. Then add the turpentine pine. For its calculation, it is recommended to use a syringe. A component standard is 10-15 cubic meters.

If no turpentine is allowed the use of pink or other oils with a bold, easy evaporation.

The mixture is poured into a jar, where it is cooled to room temperature. Ready substance is applied to the layer as a normal liquid wax.

How to apply

Application of the mixture in the bodywork of the vehicle is in two ways:

  • manual;
    with the use of special tools.
  • The second method applies only to the heat. In all other cases, the surface of the bodywork of the vehicle is processed manually.
polished before after

The body must be cleaned of dirt and dust and dried. For this reason, the best suitable pressure washer to remove the pollution of any complexity. Then, the coating treatment. For each species provides its own user manual. No matter what material is selected for the surface treatment, to properly apply the mixture in a closed room or shed where the sun does not reach. The sun substance freezes quickly, forming a Carpet, not shiny surface.

How to apply liquid wax on the car

Liquid wax is diluted in water. The temperature of the water indicated on the packaging. A substance that is applied to a wet surface. The difference between the temperature of the layer and the water with the diluted mixture should be no more than 20 degrees.