If you want your car to have a pro look for forever and wish to increase its life span, then you must actually try to wax your car. However, if you don’t want to create a hole in your wallets and wish to do it on our own, here is how you can have it the easy way!
What You’ll Need
Before we start off, here is the requirement list for waxing your car:
- An electric orbital buffer. (you can buy it for as less as $40 and as high as $300) With that, you could as well get a high speed angle grinder for buffing. (again, ranges from $50to $500)
- Buffing pads (for about $5)
- A kit containing car polish, best car wax, and microfiber cloths. (for $10 to $20)
Before you wax your car, it has to go through a pre process, called buffing. What the process does is it removes a layer of paint and exposes the fresh layer of paint beneath it. Now, as you apply the buffing compound, it acts as the paint stripper and you will get a clear coat of paint after having buffed your car, which feels like almost new.
With the help of a buffing pad, spread the compound evenly ensuring it doesn’t splatter. Now, turn on the buffer and work it up in a circular motion, holding the pad flat. Don’t turn the buffer too much and spread it lightly to avoid causing damage.
If your car paint isn’t all that messed up, you can work up the same method with the use of a car polish instead of buffing. The amount of polish required would be less and having buffed and polished your car, you shall now have the paint back to original.
Buffing has to be done once a year and if your car has been stored over a year and is pretty much in a good state, you can use polish instead of the compound. If your car is put to use regularly and undergoes a lot of exposure to all the outside elements, buffing might be needed more than just once.
Now, moving on to the waxing process, it begins the same way. Apply the car wax with the help of a fresh buffer pad and spread it over. (make sure you don’t accumulate all the wax at one place) Before removing the wax, cover sufficient area. Depending upon the wax you are using, you can give it time to settle down before you actually remove it, look up for the instructions. With the help of a microfiber cloth, begin removing the wax in circular motion.
Having covered the entire area, you will see the shine on your car again! Often people ask how regular should the car waxing be done. I suggest, it can be done once in every three months, but not buffed every time.
Wax your car at home and save on those extra bucks at the garage! do not forget to check best car battery.