The emergence of the so-called "bugs" in the body of the car is not the most pleasant news for its owner. Not less unpleasant situation, when the paintwork is damaged, which leads to very unpredictable consequences with the body of a vehicle from a damaged appearance to the appearance of rusty spots.
There are many ways to protect the car body from damage of this kind. You can open a special Polish and keep the car in a dry garage, carefully avoided by every detail and at the slightest hint immediately sound the alarm, but no less effective method – handling car wax. Consider treatment principle, a kind of wax and the cost of such protection of the car body.
What to treat the car body with wax
Most often a service of processing of a car body wax offer on car washes. But drivers unfamiliar with this procedure often denied, the price for the service as well is not cheap. For all time of existence of the cars, the owners treated the car, from the funds on the basis of fat, to various chemicals, but the best has proven to be wax.
As a rule, protection products based on wax are used to protect the paint from exposure to various environmental factors. Thereby forming a thin protective film, these materials will help keep the car body from rust, cracks in paint and scratches.
It can be concluded that processing the body of the car wax, you will not only improve appearance, but also to protect from the external environment, the water rolls down much faster from the surface of the body. As a result, the drying occurs much faster, reduced the number of spots after water, protects from fading of paint and varnish.
What wax is best to use for processing
The first wax materials of the car body was liquid or solid, the progress is not in place, the result is a synthetic and in the form of a spray. But recent performance is not so good. The worst is the wax spray because of its protective properties, enough for two or three washes, and means to cause and to buy it will have more often. Compared to other types of materials, spray applied easy and fast for 15-30 minutes to treat the entire body of the vehicle.
Liquid wax or paste is more resistant to detergents and external factors. Processing the body fluid with wax is better to clean the surface, followed by rubbing, to a maximum applied to damaged areas and cracks. The best is a hard wax, but as noted by the owners of the cars who had to use it – this is the most difficult among all the possible ways of protecting paint surface.
Apply hard wax needs to dry a surface, work takes a lot of time, and if we take into account hot weather and direct sun is better, it can take up to a day. Protection effect of such a wax film is quite long, about 3-4 months, with good resistance to harsh environmental factors (dirt, salt on roads in winter, rain, snow and frost). The most persistent is considered synthetic, it is the most resistant against the effects of external factors and is able to keep their properties within six months. In addition to the means for processing the vehicle body of synthetic wax added to car shampoos.
In addition to classification according to the properties of wax, it is divided by type of application. To cold types of application include formulations that include the active cationic substance and a wax emulsion in a large enough quantity. Typically, such a wax is applied by hand. The main disadvantage of this kind of fragility, often after each washing need to re-apply a coat of wax.
The second type of wax for processing of the car body is hot. The type of core material the main part consists of fats or synthetic origin. According to experts, is recognized as the highest quality Carnauba wax. To handle the vehicle body in such a wax, you must heat it to 90 degrees Celsius. At home to carry out such a procedure is practically impossible, because the tool after warming up almost instantly freezes. The cost of material is also not cheap, but the resulting film retains its properties up to one year.
The last type of wax on the technology of applying foam. The composition of the wax composed of the same substances, and for hot application, but the technology application is quite different. This requires special equipment that is able to create a special foam, but rather its emulsion by mixing air, special composition and water. Due to the pressure under which the foam is applied to the surface, this method received the best results for adhesion and application. Polishing caused the foam much easier than hot wax.
Choosing the wax for processing of the car body, it is necessary to consider its origin. Leading manufacturers divide it into four main types, vegetable, mineral, animal and synthetic. Given that the properties of each type are almost identical, this option is almost not taken in account, selecting the material for the processing of the car body.
How to choose the wax for processing of the car body
The choice of the wax for processing of the car body should be approached very carefully, as some factors will depend on the result of how will look the final result. The first thing you should pay attention to the cost of one set are often cheapest lose their properties until the date indicated on the packaging.
For the treatment of the body of the car is not older than five years, it is better to use a liquid or solid wax. Paintwork not so "tired" and the film lays evenly. Cars older age (5 years) it is better to use an abrasive compound or Polish to wax. In this case it is better to fill in the cracks and shortcomings of paint.
It is very important for all new cars it is better not to use products that contain abrasive elements, otherwise you can damage the paintwork!
Abrasives are most commonly used for car paint which has obvious defects (cracks and the fading paint). By choosing this material, you should consider the hardness, as the need to efficiently smooth out the cracked paintwork or restore other flaws.
How to handle the body using wax
Depending on the wishes of the owner of the car, handling the car body with wax can be manual or with tools. Most offer a manual option for the treatment of the body with wax, but if you choose the hot treatment of the body, can not do without a special tool. For each type of wax you can tell its own technology of coating and processing, but there are basic rules that should be followed.
Regardless of the type and method of application, the first thing to do is is to wash the car body from dirt and other substances. This is best done with a pressure washer and a contactless application of the foam.
In any case, it is not recommended to wax in direct sunlight or hot summer weather. In this case, the wax is getting cold very quickly, and instead of a shiny surface will turn matte ball.
Diagram of the processing of the body wax is simple, in any case, it is necessary to give the body to dry completely, do not put wax on a wet surface, it immediately rolls down. The process begins with a thin, even coating of wax on the surface of the body, it is best to do small areas, and to achieve greater effect, a mixture is recommended to RUB with a cloth. After complete drying, re-wiped with a felt or woolen cloth. You should wipe in a circular motion, in this case, the wax should be fixed on the surface and fill all the cracks. Not recommended to body polishing with machine polishing, a wax film is very thin and, in fact, not be able to perform the tasks. The entire procedure should start at the top and to the bottom below the cloth or fabric does not pick up small grains of sand, thus not scratching the car's paintwork.
Statistics show one HUNDRED different, most of the demand for liquid wax and spray, as their application does not take much time, and the cost of procedures is not so exorbitant. Synthetic and hard wax for the treatment of the body can take from half a day to a whole day, besides the price is significantly more than the previous two options.
The pros and cons of treatment of a car body wax
As each process, machining the body of the car wax has positive and negative sides. The positive side is, of course, result, as a rule, the paintwork is restored, cleaned all the cracks and restores the richness of color of paint. Besides, in different weather conditions, the wax treatment will show their best side, in rainy weather the water from the machine will be faster to slide, while after drying, the surface will appear as tiny white spots. In winter, the wax treatment of the car body protects from salt corrosion and damage from the icy crust, which means that the body will last longer.
But there is a negative side to the treatment of the body of the car in the first place is the price. Often choose the cheaper option expecting the same effect as in the treatment of solid or synthetic wax. Even the most simple procedure will take at least an hour and the quality will go all day. Believe me, to kill a whole day to processing the body wax not everyone will. Another disadvantage is the machining process, it is necessary to carefully select the time and weather conditions, as the ambient temperature should be moderate and out of direct sunlight. Wet weather is also not suitable, the wax simply will not cling to the surface of the body of the car.