Treatment of car wax

What is useful in the treatment of body wax?


Do I need to treat the body with wax and how to do it well? Among the drivers there are a lot of conflicting opinions. In this article, we are going to show you how the wax coating of the body and the effect that it offers.

In order to process the body uses both synthetic and natural – as a general rule, waxes of plant (for example, wax of Carnauba). The physical properties of synthetic and natural waxes are largely similar. Substances oily quality with a melting point of 40-90 degrees. Waxes are insoluble in water, does not react with alkalis and acids.

What is the impact of treatment car wax?

Due to its properties, beeswax has been used for the processing of the body of the car to improve its appearance and protect it from external influences. When the surface is rubbed with the wax particles of the wax are heated, they melt and penetrate into the microcracks in the surface of the body. As a result, the surface is leveled. From a smooth surface the light from the sun is reflected without breaking, thus creating the effect of a mirror Shine.

In addition to the Shine, the wax provides protection to the paint. Is formed in the body of the film hydrophobic, repelling water. Because the wax is not affected by alkalis and acids, which protects the body from chemical substances, as well as a series of substances of natural origin, for example, the resin of the trees of conifers. With the surface covered with wax, resin, easier to clean and leave no trace. Extraction of other types of dirt will require less effort, which, indirectly, it protects the body from mechanical damage and damages during the cleaning.

The type of wax, its advantages and disadvantages


Apply three main technologies of treatment of the body of wax. This treatment of the heat, cold, hard wax. Consider the difference between them. The hot wax, as the name implies, before the application of diluted with warm water, and then applied to the body. This method allows to obtain a fairly thick layer of wax that protects your car not only from pollution, but also from the corrosion. The disadvantage of this method is rapid solidification of the wax, the possibility of adhering dust, so that the surface can lose its Shine.

Cold wax is applied to the friction of the surface of the painting. It is much simpler in application of the hot wax. Cold wax creates a mirror Shine, protects the surface from damage. However, the degree of protection is slightly lower than that of hot wax.

The solid wax. Provide long-term (applying hard wax enough on average once every 3-4 months). Hard wax is difficult to apply, but it offers a good protection and aesthetic effect.

Choose the method of wax treatment must be based on the objectives: for example, for the pre-sale preparation of the car is not suitable for ordering the processing of solid wax. Enough after washing to treat the cold wax and shampoo.


In conclusion, we note that many automakers indicated in the instruction manual of the car to the necessity of the processing of the body of wax. If the manual for Your car given this recommendation, to overlook the treatment of the body waxing is not advisable.