Ditto! Just look around at all the late model cars with peeling clear coat from years of neglect.Not trying to be rude but your father in law couldnt be more wrong. Not only does wax make the car shine but it protects the clear coat. Wax is very important for keeeping your car looking new.
Wax as often as you have time and energy. Good tip above on clay bar. Rinse entire car first. Wash from top down. Use separate "dirty" sponge for particularly grimy parts prior to good sponge (rocker panels, etc.). Never drop sponge on driveway- throw away if you do! Don't let panels dry w/ soap - keep rinsing as you go. Rough dry w/ leaf blower - finish w/ microfiber towel (also wipe jams at this point). Then wax per your interest (in shade, one panel at a time). Some will say "clean, polish, wax," but anything you do will be better than nothing.I was thinking about waxing my car, and my father in law says there's no point because thy use clear coat paint.
I know very little about this, so anyone have any thoughts?
For a black car I love the look Pinnacle Souveran gives the car. Very wet looking on black.Any recommendations on wax? I'm still battling ice and salt. I washed the car today in a self serve wash just to get the salt off, but soon I want to do a full detail.
That's why dealers do not clean my new cars no swirls induced by the clean up dept. with there mops and brooms. I use C Magic same as corvette museum. It really works on black I like Zanio as well but harder to use.The only advise I can add is if you have a dark color and any car with ALOT of swirl marks, get those out first and then put a few layers of your favorite wax. No point in making the ride look all nice and shiny if its covered in swirl marks.
Adam's is my primary source. But I'm also very picky. GM did make them The Official Polish for Corvettes and Camaros.Any recommendations on wax? I'm still battling ice and salt. I washed the car today in a self serve wash just to get the salt off, but soon I want to do a full detail.
Adam's is my primary source. But I'm also very picky. GM did make them The Official Polish for Corvettes and Camaros.
Plenty of great videos there as well. You can also check out Junkman2000's YouTube channel. AJ knows his stuff!
PS, never let a dealer do it. I watched a new Maserati get cleaned with a brush the other day. Made me cringe. Pointed it out to the sales manager. He wasn't happy.
+1 on Adams. To protect it even further, if it's a daily...try Adam's liquid paint sealant. Last about 3 times longer than wax. Wax is about 2 weeks to a month max of protection. It applies the same, doesn't provide "as much shine" as wax but offers a lot of protection!Adam's is my primary source. But I'm also very picky.
I always wonder why some say you don't need to wax when there is a clear coat, as if that clear coat is some impenetrable force field. I still recommend clay bar and waxing, but I do wonder about waxing within the first few months of purchasing a new car. I've been told that you shouldn't wax until 6 months. Thoughts?
I think they switched to Adam'sI use C Magic same as corvette museum. It really works on black I like Zanio as well but harder to use.