Wax for car, why is it needed

The modern market is full of huge variety of care products for the salon and the car body.

The types of wax

One of the means which are most popular among motorists is the wax for processing of the car body.

First, let's consider what types of wax exist at the moment, and the difference between them:

  • wax in the form of a spray. This type of wax is extremely easy and convenient to apply and that is why this kind of wax owners often treated their own cars. When processing the body of the car wax in spray form, it should be remembered that educated in this kind of wax the film is quite 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 the consistency similar to wax in spray form, the process of application is different, however, and the effect of such a wax is better and protective film rests on the surface of the vehicle longer. Liquid wax is usually applied after washing and drying the car. After applying the liquid wax be sure to dry and only then remove the excess, often using suede.
  • solid (hard) wax. This type of wax due to its properties provides unparalleled Shine of the car, and also provides excellent protection of the body against dirt and moisture and various substances. Some experts for best results, recommend to apply hard wax in two layers with a small gap between the coating (one 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 independently of such treatment is difficult to carry out and therefore need to contact the experts, which naturally carries additional costs.
  • liquid synthetic wax. This type of wax is in a liquid state and due to this it is quite simple to apply, but unlike a normal liquid wax or wax-spray protective film from the cover body synthetic wax provides protection of the body up to six months. However, the cost of this wax much higher.

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

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

how to apply wax

For example, for winter you should use a synthetic wax, as it will provide the most stable protection from the effects of water and particularly salt and other corrosive substances to spray on roads for de-icing.

In the summer, you can give preference to the treatment of the body solid or liquid wax. When using liquid wax doesn't forget to regularly repeat this procedure. 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 to protect the body from moisture, synthetic and natural substances, resins and oils.

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

Summing up logical to summarize that the processing of wax extends the life of the car's paintwork.

Hot wax is what it is, as applied to the car body

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

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

hot wax

For coating of hot wax are quite different in composition waxes, which form a much more stable film on the car body, thus providing not only a great Shine, but also good protection from aggressive environment.

By applying the wax in a heated condition there is a uniform coverage of the entire surface of the body of micro-film, creating a protective effect.

Waxy film after this coating provides a faster drying of the vehicle, e.g., after a rain due to the hydrophilic properties of the wax coating.

Handling hot wax can be produced independently, but due to the nature of the technological process it is better to entrust this procedure to professionals.

However, if you decide to undertake 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 hot water (60-70°).

To apply this hot wax from the sprayer (including with high-pressure cleaners) and regular sponge.

Also don't forget after applying the composition to wipe the machine, mainly to use fabric from suede, it will give the opportunity to increase the gloss wax coating, 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 such processing after each wash, which is really not very good.

Forming a multilayer film of wax, the wax, of course, protects the coating, but on the other hand, it also clogs the "pores" creating 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, re-treatment should be carried out not earlier than in 4-6 months (depending on the frequency of washing machine).

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