Keeping your car in top condition is no easy feat. It requires dedication, a willingness to stick to regular car care, and paying attention to details while using high-quality detailing products. So, when it comes to vehicle maintenance, knowing how to apply carnauba wax can do wonders for your car’s paintwork.
Because your car’s paint job is in charge of first impressions! It tells a lot about how you care for your vehicle, as well as how frequently you do it. Waxing your car is not only one of the best ways to keep it looking its best, but it's also the perfect way to protect it from exterior elements and UV light.
But what type of wax should you use? There are many options on the market, but only a few are truly worth it. And even fewer are capable of delivering that deep shine that will make your car turn heads.
Why Choose Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax?
Poorly chosen products can leave your vehicle looking dull and lifeless, and can harm its paint if not used properly. It’s therefore important to choose the right wax for your needs. It should be easy to apply, contain natural ingredients, and provide long-lasting results without leaving a greasy residue behind.
Forget about cheap waxes that leave streaks on your car and require multiple applications before you see any results. If you want nothing but the best, there’s one product in particular that stands out from the rest: Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax. This beaming formula utilizes the latest technology to deliver unbeatable protection with an enviable shine.
I’ve put together this helpful guide so you can learn more about how Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax works, how to apply it for optimal results, and what makes it one of the best car waxes on the market today.
Things To Know About Carnauba Wax
Car wax can be natural, such as carnauba wax or synthetic. In either case, it’s designed to deliver a reflective shine and offer a layer of protection to your car’s paint job.
Carnauba waxes are very versatile, meaning they can be used on any kind of surface. This includes paintwork, glass, chrome, and even rubber. They are generally made from a mix of Brazilian palm leaves and carnauba palm tree resin. The latter component is where the name carnauba comes from — a reference to the Carnaubal region in Brazil, where these trees grow in abundance.
Carnaubas have been used for centuries by the people in this area for several purposes: from making baskets to producing food and drink containers. Nowadays, they're also used in making valuable cosmetics such as eye mascara and, of course, carnauba waxes.
Carnauba waxes are known for their ability to create a glossy shine on the surface they're applied to. This is because they contain several natural oils that give the wax its characteristic shine. This is not all these natural oils do, though! They also protect the paintwork, preventing it from drying out and becoming brittle over time.
Waxing your car can be a time-consuming process — and not everyone is willing to do it. However, there are some good reasons for waxing your car as part of a regular car maintenance routine. Waxing can significantly slow the oxidation of your vehicle's paint job and helps repel dirt and water. For this process to work effectively though, you need to use the right type of wax.
The wrong type of wax can lead to streaky finishes and premature wear on your vehicle's paint job. Ensure you are using high-quality carnauba wax, designed for finishing automotive paints.
Continue reading, and I will show you how to apply Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax step by step in a way that actually delivers the results you’ve hoped for.
Why Should You Wax Your Car?
Waxing your car can give it a new shine, protect the paint job from oxidation, and make the surface smoother.
But there are other benefits to waxing your car, too. For example, waxing helps paint last longer. Without it, you might need to replace your vehicle's paint job because of oxidation.
Wax also protects against UV rays that cause fading and helps repel dirt, water, tree sap, or bird droppings.
Wax won't stop the accumulation of dirt and water on your vehicle over time — washing will do that. Still, applying spray wax will help keep both from sticking to the surface as much as possible.
Considering this, knowing how to apply carnauba wax successfully will pay off both short-term and long-term.
Types Of Car Waxes
Paste Car Wax
This was the first type of wax on the market. Paste provides a fabulous shine but wears off quite fast, so you need to apply it often. Best for cars that are driven frequently.
Liquid Car Wax
Liquid waxes are the most common type of wax and are easy to apply. You can apply them with a cloth or a buffer — depending on how shiny you want your car to be — and as often as every couple of months, depending on how often you drive it.
Spray Car Wax
Spray waxes are the easiest to apply and work great for those with very little time to spend on car care. They do not require buffing or drying time. Learning how to apply them is easy, plus you can spray them on and walk away.
Spray waxes are typically made from carnauba wax, which provides high gloss and protection against environmental elements. The glossier the wax, the more durable it will be. It's best to apply spray wax in dry, sunny weather conditions for maximum effectiveness.
Clear Coat Car Wax
Clear coat car waxes are designed to be used on cars with clear coats. They are easy to use and apply, but they may need to be buffed or dried after application, depending on the type of product you buy.
What Is The Best Way To Apply Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax?
Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax is ideal for hand application. If you want to learn how to apply it, first wash the surface with soap and clean water. Next, use a microfiber or terry cloth towel to dry the surface. Finally, apply a coat of spray wax.
1. Wash Your Car Thoroughly
Before you apply the wax, you should wash your car’s surface. The first step is to give your vehicle a good soap bath with soap, water, and a chenille microfiber wash mitt. You should ideally use specialized car soap for this step. If you want to master the ins and outs of how to apply carnauba wax like a pro, you’ll need to follow all the necessary steps.
2. Dry It Out
Use a microfiber towel to dry the surface. One of the most common mistakes people make is using a paper towel.
Paper towels are rough and can scratch your vehicle's paint — plus also leave behind lint that will get ingrained into the surface. A microfiber or terry cloth towel will be gentler, but it is still important to use it with care. The goal is not to rub vigorously! Instead, gently pat the area you just washed to remove excess water and let it air dry.
3. Prep The Area
Since wax enhances shine, it will also enhance all the small paint imperfections. For this task, you can easily rely on the Nexgen Scratch and Swirl Remover. As it’s specifically designed to remove swirl marks and even out imperfect paint surfaces, it will quickly restore your car’s shine.
4. Apply The Wax
Apply Nexgen Carnauba Spray Wax one panel at a time, and wipe it in with in small circular motions. This will increase your work’s efficiency and reduce the risk of missing a spot or waxing the same area twice. Make sure to use a clean microfiber towel to buff out any excess product.
Do all this carefully and you can definitely say that you’ve learned the ins and outs of how to apply carnauba wax like a pro.
How Often Should You Apply Carnauba Wax?
Since carnauba wax is an all-natural, car and environment-friendly wax, you can expect to have to apply it again anywhere between 3-8 weeks. But some factors have a say in this, and they can each determine a different expectation.
Weather is the first factor determining how often you should apply carnauba wax. If it is too hot and dry outside, the wax will wear off faster. If it rains a lot and your car is exposed, the wax will wear off faster as well.
A vehicle with a smooth paint finish will need more maintenance than a vehicle with an old, rough paint finish. The smooth paint finish can get away with being waxed less frequently.
How Much You Drive
How much time do you spend driving your car daily? If you drive a lot, constant friction will cause it to lose its shine, so you should probably apply wax more often.
But even so, if your car is exposed to direct sunlight daily, that’s also going to cause friction and thus wear off the carnauba wax more quickly.
How Often You Wash Your Car
Waxing your car will not remove dirt and grime. If you want to keep your car looking good, you should wash it regularly.
Do You Drive With Your Windows Down?
Airborne dust particles can cause scratches in your finish, so it’s especially important to wax frequently if you leave the windows open a lot.
Whether or not you live in a humid climate also matters. Humidity in the air will make your car shine less faster than in a dry climate — an effect similar to leaving the windows open.
How Dirty Your Car Is
If you’ve been driving around in the rain and mud, your car will get dirty faster than if you drive on a dry road, meaning you'll have to wash it more, degrading the wax coating faster.
Car waxes nourish your car. They help it stay shiny and look healthy while also offering protection from whatever may harm it down the line. Some drivers know this, and they religiously stick to waxing procedures like the ones I shared above.
Others don't bother, and they're the ones who notice their cars beginning to look a little less than stellar. In this respect, learning how to apply carnauba wax can be the single best thing you do for yourself and your gorgeous roadster.
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