Did you know ?
On average, a automobile clear coat will absorb approximately one pint of water when the vehicle is subjected to a heavy rain if not protected?
Acid rain, salt, atmospheric pollution, insect fluids, and bird droppings wage a constant war on your car's finish.
Waxing provides an easily renewable, transparent barrier between the finish and a hostile environment.
A ten-year-old car that has been waxed twice a year will probably have a better shine then when it was new. It will also command a higher resale value and be easier to sell.
If rain water does not bead on the painted surfaces of your car, it's time to wax it. How often you have to wax your car is dependent on the type of wax you use and how good you want your car to look. Some of the new synthetic waxes will last more than a year.
Carnauba comes from the fronds of the "Tree of Life" (Copernica Cerifera) native to northern Brazil. It is nature's hardest, purest, and most transparent wax. Carnauba car waxes tend to produce a deeper, darker, richer shine that is often described as "three-dimensional".
Many enthusiasts and show-car owners prefer the shine of carnauba waxes, especially on black, red, and dark color cars. Carnauba waxes bead water nicely, absorb the acid content in rain and hide minor swirls in the paint.
On the minus side, carnauba waxes are not as durable as synthetic waxes. Depending on your climate, they typically last 90 days.
Made from modern polymers and acrylic resins, synthetic waxes offer maximum durability and ease of application. Synthetic waxes can last six to nine months or longer and. These waxes, sometimes called sealants, create a very bright shine.