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How To Wax Your Car

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How To Wax Your Car


Cream Wax - Machine Application

To apply a cream wax by machine you will need a DA polisher and a premium foam finishing pad. Depending on the size of the pad we recommend adding (x) amount of pea-sized drops that corresponds with the pad size. For example, 5 inch pad = 5 drops. Once your pad is prepped and on your DA polisher, without turning it on yet, pat down the pad to the surface in the area that you will be working on. Once your area is saturated, turn on your DA polisher against the surface and set to the lowest speed setting. Move your machine in a cross-hatch motion and in a moderate pace in order to get an even application. Once applied to a panel or to an area, let it sit for up to 15-20 minutes. Now that the product has flashed, finish by wiping off the wax with a premium microfiber towel.





Cream Wax - Hand Application

To apply a cream wax by hand you will need either a premium microfiber or foam applicator. Make sure to inspect your applicator for contaminants prior to applying wax to avoid scratching. Apply a few pea sized drops of wax to your applicator, or 2 light lines and spread if necessary to prevent a blotchy application. Gently begin to apply it to the paintwork in a 2x2 area and in a cross-hatch motion to evenly spread the wax. Once applied to a panel or to an area, let it sit for up to 10-15 minutes. Now that the product has flashed, finish by wiping off the wax with a premium microfiber towel.





Paste Wax

To apply paste wax, you will need a premium foam UFO Applicator and your choice of your favorite Chemical Guys paste wax. Simply dab your applicator into the paste wax jar and lightly rub it on the surface to create friction which will start to break down the carnauba and coat itself onto your applicator. Once your applicator is primed and ready, gently with light pressure begin to apply it to the paintwork in a 2x2 area and in a cross-hatch motion to evenly spread the wax. Once applied to a panel or to an area, let it sit for up to 15-20 minutes. Now that the product has flashed, finish by wiping off the wax with a premium microfiber towel.





Spray Wax

To apply a liquid wax all you will need is a few premium microfiber towels and your favorite Chemical Guys spray wax. Make sure to inspect your towels and the surface for contaminants prior to avoid scratching and swirl marks. Once you are ready, spray onto the surface directly or onto your one of your towels and wipe in straight motions. Once you have wiped down an area with the wax, it will leave a light residue/film of carnauba. Finish by wiping off the leftover residue of the wax with a clean and dry premium microfiber towel.