Well it looks like we are putting another winter behind us! You know what that means! Put the top down on that new Convertible Camaro or Vette and take it for a spin around town! If you are like me, then you will probably want to clean up your ride and make it shine so you will look good cruising down the road! This brings me to the topic of waxing your vehicle, and how to wax your car.
First of all, let me answer the questions about whether your new car even needs a wax, or if you should just wash it.
The improvements over the years with clear coat and paint technology are incredible, and they seem to maintain a shine quite well, however, the paint can still oxidize and will eventually. Today, the multilayered finish on your vehicle is only .004 to .006 of an inch thick, and even though the technology has improved significantly, there are still things out there such as radiant and ultraviolet energy, radiation, acid rain, salt, insects, bird droppings and atmospheric pollution that will ultimately dull out the finish on your vehicle! This is one reason that wax is important. It provides another layer of protection for your paint.
Want some other reasons to wax your car?
- Easier to keep clean
- Help prevent paint chips from rocks.
- Fills in Scratches
- Much, much more!
If you haven’t waxed your car in a while, you should get out there and put a shine to it! Not only will your Chevrolet look great, but it will also be better protected! Just remember to put the wax on properly!
- Follow ALL instructions on the wax.
- Apply wax in straight lines
- Wax in the Shade!
- Use applicator pad and buffer.
By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet