How to Wax Your Car

Woman waxing her car

Learning how to wax your car the right way is an easy way to keep your car looking great and prolong the life of its paint.

Supplies

  • Electric orbital buffer
  • Buffing pads
  • Buffing compound
  • Car wax
  • Microfiber cloths

Buffing                                               

If your car has any weathered surfaces or scratches, it is a good idea to buff your car before waxing. This removes a fine layer of paint and waxing right afterwards restores the paint’s original shine. However, this should only be done about once a year.

Start buffing by spreading the buffing compound onto the car using a buffing pad without running on the buffer. Work one quarter-panel at a time and avoid chrome, rubber, and glass surfaces. Once the compound is spread, turn on the buffer and work in circular motions, holding the pad flat. Repeat the process across the entire car.

Waxing

Using a clean buffing pad, apply wax using a gentle pulsing of the buffer, one quarter-panel at a time. Once the wax is applied, let it set for the time required (read the label), and then remove any excess with a microfiber cloth using a circular motion. Repeat across all painted surfaces. Waxing is recommended every three months.

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