Wax for car, why is it necessary

The modern market is full of variety of skin care products, both salon and the bodywork of the vehicle.

The type of wax

One of the most popular tools among the drivers is the wax for processing of the bodywork of the vehicle.

First, let's consider the type of wax exists in the present, and the difference between them:

  • wax in the form of spray. This type of wax is very easy and convenient to apply and it is for this reason that this type of wax owners often treat their own cars. In the treatment of the body of the car wax spray it is worth remembering that he formed this type of wax film is sufficiently thin, and, therefore, it is necessary to repeat the treatment after 1-2 washes a car.
  • a liquid wax. Despite the fact that the liquid wax is a similar consistency to the wax in spray form, the application process is different, however, and the effect of this wax is better and the protection film is based on the surface of the vehicle. Liquid wax is usually applied after washing and drying the car. After the application of the liquid wax make sure to dry and only then remove the excess, often using ant.
  • solid (hard) wax. This type of wax due to its properties provides Brightness setting of the car, and also provides excellent protection of the body against dirt and moisture and various substances. Some experts, for best results, we recommend to apply hard wax in two layers with a small gap between the coating (a day is more than enough). Double processing of hard wax to protect your car on average for a few months. The disadvantages of this type of wax is the fact that, regardless of this type of treatment is difficult to conduct and, therefore, need to contact the experts, which, naturally, entails additional costs.
  • liquid synthetic wax. This type of wax is in the liquid state and, for this reason, it is very easy to apply, but unlike the normal liquid wax or wax-spray protective film to cover the body synthetic wax provides protection of the body up to six months. The truth and the cost of this wax is very superior.

How to apply the wax, when it is better to do

Each type of wax has its advantages and, in principle, to achieve the optimal effect, you can alternate the use of different types of wax.

how to apply the wax

For example, for the winter period, you should use a synthetic wax, as that will provide more consistent protection against the effects of water and especially the salt and other substances aggressive sprayed on the roads of the formation of ice.

In summer, you can give preference to the treatment of the solid body or liquid wax. When you use liquid wax, do not forget to periodically repeat this procedure. It's also worth mentioning that there are many modern shampoos for cars, containing in its composition a wax.

Regular car wash with these shampoos not only improve the car's appearance, but also provide protection of the body against the effects of humidity, synthetic and natural substances, resins and oils.

In addition to the corrosion protection treatment of the wax prevents the paint and provides some protection against mechanical damage.

Synthesis logical to summarize that the processing of wax extends the life of the car of the painting.

Hot wax is what it is, as it is applied to the bodywork of the vehicle

We would like to stay in this popular service offered by most car washes as a layer of hot wax. What is it, what are the advantages of this method of coating with wax?

Wrongly, it can be assumed that the layer of liquid wax and hot wax are one and the same. But in reality it is not.

hot wax

For coating of hot wax, a totally different composition of ceres, forming a much more stable film on the bodywork of the vehicle, thus providing not only a great Shine, but also a good protection from aggressive with the environment.

To apply the wax in a heated condition there is uniform coverage across the surface of the body of micro-film, creating a protective effect.

Wax film after this layer provides a drying faster than the vehicle, for example, after a rain due to the hydrophilic properties of the coating of wax.

Manipulation of hot wax can occur independently, but because of the nature of the technological process it is better to entrust this procedure to professionals.

However, if you decide to carry out the handling of the car with hot wax yourself, be sure to acquire high quality composition.

Of the most popular waxes should pay attention to NERTA HOTWAX, Red Penguin, GRASS, Hot Wax or hot wax RM 820 ASF, which for application should be diluted with warm water (60-70°C).

To apply this hot wax spray (including high pressure cleaners) and regular cake.

Also do not forget after application of the composition to clean the machine, preferably for this use the fabric of suede, this will improve the brightness wax coating, such as grater cloth of suede creates the effect of polarization.

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No matter what type of wax you choose, and in spite of all these advantages, it is not necessary to abuse the car coating wax.

Some carry out this type of processing after each wash, which is really not very good.

Forming a multilayer film of wax, the wax, of course, protects the layer, but, on the other hand, it also clogs the "pores" to create a "greenhouse effect" and affects the nail, changing its properties.


The frequency of waxing depends on the type of wax.

If you use a wax spray you can repeat the treatment after 1-2 washes, when using a liquid wax – once a month, when machining hard wax every 2-4 months, after the treatment with synthetic or hot wax, which is repeated treatment is carried out not earlier than in 4-6 months (depending of the frequency of the washing machine).

Abuse of wax can cause clouding of paint and even delamination of the varnish.