What Are The Common Mistakes To Avoid With Car Wax?

What Are The Common Mistakes To Avoid With Car Wax?

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Are you ready to unlock the secrets to achieving that coveted showroom shine for your prized vehicle? As car enthusiasts, we all work hard to preserve the aesthetics of our cars and protect them from the damaging effects of driving. 

However, in our quest for quality, we could unintentionally stumble into common mistakes that undermine the effectiveness of our car waxing attempts. Not sure if your method is effective? This post will help you uncover everything you need to know about waxing your car.  Understanding the nuances of car wax in Singapore can make a difference in preserving your vehicle’s appearance. 

Waxing Your Car Under Direct Sunlight

Avoid waxing your car in direct sunlight. The sun’s heat accelerates wax drying, making buffing more difficult and compromising wax adherence to your car’s paint. To avoid these problems, follow the directions on the wax label precisely. You can achieve the best results by waxing your vehicle in a shady spot to keep it cool while you work.

Applying Wax When The Car Is Wet 

If you’re waxing your car after a wash, ensure that the surface is completely dry before waxing it. Applying any wax on your car with the slightest moisture on the paint will prevent it from bonding properly with the surface. Similar to water and oil, they are incompatible.

This is why you should always give your car enough time to dry up before applying wax. Also, make sure there is no water in any tight spots, as it could drip down the sides and stain the surface of your car when you wax it.

Waxing Your Car Before Polishing 

Waxing your car before polishing may seem practical, but following the proper procedure is critical for best results. Smoothing out the surface with polish before waxing makes it easier for the wax to adhere properly and offer better protection.

Lambency Detailing provides professional and competent polishing and car waxing services in Singapore. Our knowledgeable specialists will carefully and precisely enhance your vehicle’s shine and protection.

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Not Cleaning Your Applicator Before Waxing Your Car 

Car owners and mechanics often overlook the storage and maintenance of wax applicator sponges. Dry wax accumulates on your applicator and gives it a crunchy, hard texture. This can be detrimental to your car’s paint since old, dry wax contains abrasive debris. Ensure that your wax applicator is always cleaned after each use.

Maintain a consistent practice of constantly cleaning your applicator after each waxing session. Before storing it, give it a quick mist with water or detailer spray and squeeze or dab it dry on a clean towel. Always make sure the applicator is free of debris by examining its surface before using it.

Waxing Your Car With Low-Quality Wax 

Car waxes come in various forms to suit different paint conditions. Generally speaking, people don’t give much thought to the type or grade of wax they use on their vehicles. As a result, they frequently fail to achieve their desired results. 

Detailing products for cars, like wax, are available in both liquid and spray form. To guarantee you get the proper lustre wax for your car’s paintwork, it’s always best to speak with experts in the field, like Lambency Detailing. 

Using A Thick Coat Of Wax

Applying an excessive amount of wax to your vehicle will not enhance its sheen and will be wasteful. In fact, buffing will take more work and require a lot of care and pressure. Additionally, applying too much pressure on the surface could damage your clear coat and possibly dent the panels on your car.

For the best shine and coverage, spread a thin layer of wax onto one panel at a time using even circular strokes. Before buffing, let it dry for a few minutes to a light haze.

Applying Wrong Type Of Wax For Certain Paint Conditions

Applying the wrong type of wax for specific paint conditions can result in an undesirable appearance for your car. A distinct type of wax is needed for each paint condition for the best protection and sheen. 

For example, using a heavy-duty wax designed for older or severely oxidised paint to a newer car with clear coat paint might cause residue buildup and a dull appearance. 

It’s crucial to speak with professionals like those at Lambency Detailing to ensure you choose the proper wax for the state of your car’s paint. With our assistance, you’ll get a flawless finish that adds to the beauty and lifespan of your vehicle.

Using Regular Cloth To Apply The Wax 

Applying wax using an ordinary cloth might seem convenient, but it can have negative impacts. Regular cloth doesn’t have the required softness and absorption capacity, which can lead to uneven wax application and sometimes even scratches on your vehicle’s paint. 

Invest in high-quality microfiber towels or applicator pads to protect your car and guarantee a flawless finish.

Not Washing Your Car Before Waxing

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Neglecting to wash your car before waxing is a common mistake that can reduce the effectiveness of the wax and potentially damage the paint. Applying wax on top of dirt, dust, and other pollutants is like sealing them onto the surface, which can cause swirl marks and scratches. 

Wax also sticks more easily to a clean surface, making for a smoother application and longer-lasting protection. For best results, wash and dry your car thoroughly before waxing.

Get That Showroom Shine For Your Car At Lambency Detailing Today!

Lambency Detailing’s premium polish & car waxing services in Singapore provide your vehicle with unrivalled brilliance and protection. Trust our experience and careful attention to detail to improve your car’s appearance and protect its paintwork. 

Make an appointment today and experience the incredible outcomes of Lambency Detailing’s services. WhatsApp us at 9658 5808 or email us at lambency@quantum-globe.com.

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