Waxing is an important step in car grooming. Many car owners have limited understanding of this, either extremely emphasizing on car waxing or simply ignore this part. Some car owners judge the quality of wax by the price, so they prefer to use imported car wax. In fact, this is not really true. In the following, we will further introduce to you about the choice of car wax and the precautions for waxing. Hope it could help you with better understanding.
- Various types and choices of car wax
There are a wide variety of car waxes on the market, ranging from solids and liquids, to top-end and mid-range, and domestic and import options. Due to the different quality of various waxes, their effects are not the same. The improper selection not only will not protect the body, but also discolors the paint. Under normal circumstances, it should be based on the characteristics of car wax, the newness of the vehicle, paint color and driving environment and other factors. For limousines, high-grade car wax can be used; new car is best to use color coating wax to protect the car body’s luster and color. During summer it is suitable to use UV protection car wax; when the driving environment is poor, it is more suitable to use protective resin. As for normal vehicles, use regular pearl or metallic paint series car wax. Of course, the choice of car wax must also be considered when adapting to the color of the car paint. Generally, dark car paint uses black, red and green series of car wax, and light colored car paint uses silver, white and pearl color car wax.
- Car waxing matters needing attention
(a) The new car should not be waxed as the paint on upper layers of the car wax are protected, but too early to wax a new car will remove the original wax on the surface of the new car, which become a waste. Generally, new car will not have the rush to wax within five months of buying it back.(b) To master the frequency of waxing. The time interval for waxing should also be different due to the environment in which the vehicle is driving and the parking place. Generally, there are garages for parking, and vehicles that are mostly on good condition roads, then the wax shall take once every 3-4 months. For vehicles parked in the open air, it is best to apply wax every 2-3 months due to wind and rain. Of course, this is not a rigid rule. When the body is generally not smooth, it can be waxed again.
(c) Before the waxing, it is best to use the water to clean the dirt and dust on the exterior of the body. Remember not to use detergent and soapy water blindly, as the sodium chloride ingredients contained in it will attack the paintwork, wax film and rubber parts of the car, which will make the car paint lose luster and the rubber parts will age. If there is no special car wash water, the vehicle can be washed with clean water and the car body can be wiped dry and then waxed.(d) When waxing, apply a proper amount of car wax to the sponge block and apply it on the car body in a straight line. Do not pour the wax liquid on the car or paint it in circles; Stop; general wax layer smeared after 5-10min with a new towel to polish, but fast car wax should be coated and polished.
(e) After the car body is waxed, some car wax will remain in the gaps between the lights, license plates, doors, and luggage compartments, making the car body look unattractive. Wax scales in these areas may rust if not cleaned in time. Therefore, the wax must be completely removed after the wax is finished, so as to obtain a perfect waxing effect. In short, like people need beauty care, cars need to be waxed in order to maintain a more beautiful and beautiful car capacity.
First, paint oxidation:
The car under the sun’s ultraviolet radiation for a long time and the paint became oxidation, the brightness will be greatly reduced too. As a result, the paint surface will slowly whitish, forming an oxide layer, shortening the life of the paint. The lacquer is lacquered, whitened and dull, giving the impression that the car is getting old. Prevention: Waxing is the best way to prevent oxidation of paint. The wax plays a role in sealing, a protective film is formed on the surface of the vehicle paint to inhibit the oxidation effect of external harmful components on the vehicle paint. Treatment: Oxidation of the paint can be handled by grinding and polishing. After grinding and polishing to remove the paint oxide layer, the vehicle can be rejuvenated and the color is restored to the state of the new car temporarily. At the same time, it can also be sealed and coated. Sealing glaze can increase the sealing degree of paint, and it is also resistant to high temperature and ultraviolet radiation. The coating is applied to the surface of the car paint protection film to play a role in protecting the car paint.
Second, cracking: If you do not do some necessary care on the paint surface at ordinary times, the metal paint may produce a very fine crack, it will continue to penetrate the car paint until it “breaks through” the entire paint layer, this phenomenon is called “cracking” It usually happens on metallic paint. If the cracking at the initial stage the cracks are difficult to find and become more obvious. Prevention: Regular waxing can reduce cracking. Disposal: Can only remove the paint thoroughly from the metal surface and repaint the car
Many car owners who care a lot their cars and like to wash their cars by themselves. Washing a car during leisure time is really good, but with limited knowledge on DIY car washing, it may lead to certain level of damage to your car. Therefore, it is best to leave it to a professional car wash center. Car wash is the most basic car maintenance, many people think that as long as the clean everything is OK. But if you look at it from a professional perspective, there are more to understand.
Study 1: The choice of car wash cleaners
We must use the right car wash detergent/soap. Avoid strong alkaline detergent or soap powder, as the detergency is too strong, which may cause damage to your car. Frequently use them may cause the body surface lightness be eroded soon and will accelerate the aging of body rubber parts, tires, windows, and so on. The correct car washes should be car wash-specific car detergent, and the water-based wax car wash will the best choice. Professional car wash liquid PH value is neutral, will not erode the car surface. It contains water wax components, at the same time giving the car body a moisturizing and maintenance effect. Even we do car wash often, it will not damage the car paint, but to add on the brightness of the surface after the wash. Therefore, try to avoid doing car wash yourself.
Study 2: Pre-wash procedure
When your car is full of dust and dirt attached to the car body. If you come up with a water gun and rub with a sponge, you are like scrubbing your car, where you can imagine the consequences: scratches all over the car surface! Professional car wash will perform a pre-wash procedure before car washing. Professional car wash will use a special equipment to spray a special pre-wash solution on the body and wait a minute or two. After soaking, most of the sand can be separated from the car paint, and then rinsed with a water gun to avoid scratching the car. This will avoid the risk of causing the car scratches.
Study 3: Selection of Tools and Supplies
You shall have suitable equipment when doing your own car wash, the tools include suitable sponges for wiping the body and wash tires, long brushing for washing the rims, and shall not be mixed together. Also, follow the principle of the top down when washing the car. Use a soft towel to dry the water stain on the car body and use a professional wet or dry vacuum cleaner to vacuum the inside of the car.
Study 4: New technology of car wash
With the specialization and gentrification of car washing, many car owners are not satisfied with traditional car washing. The traditional are gradually replaced by new technology.
a) Fine wash
According to the different parts of the car body, different washing liquids are used for fine washing, so as to achieve the most professional car washing effect. For example, finely wash the windshield with a professional windshield washer fluid, retread tires with a professional tire polishing solution, use a professional rim washer fluid to wash the rims, clean the interior compartment with a professional leather cleaner, and so on. Of course, such fine washing charges are higher than ordinary washing methods, but the equivalent of a small beauty is still very attractive.
b) Engine fine wash
Many people do not value the cleaning and maintenance of the engine, having the thought that washing engine compartment is not a necessary thing to do. In fact, perception is incorrect. From a different perspective, why does the high-end car have a guard plate at the bottom of the engine room and can prevent sediment from entering the engine room? This answer is very obvious. Whether the car maintenance is good or not, it is all judging by the engine. In order to make the heart of the car works well, professional cleaning is necessary. Clean the engine must go to a professional car beauty shop. Before cleaning, all kinds of important joints must be wrapped with film, and then use a professional detergent to clean each part, and then wash and dry with water, can not be washed directly with a high pressure water gun, and finally use a variety of rubber protection agent to the cabin. All kinds of rubber glazing are protected. In addition to the above, other things such as whether there is chassis washing equipment at the construction site, the quality of construction workers, whether the management is standardized, and whether the speed is appropriate, etc., are all shall require the attention when doing the car washing.
Very often we might only emphasize on the cleanliness of the car surface but we have ignored the importance of the interior cleanliness
People who love cars will not let their cars be dirty, and those who are industrious will do their own car wash. However, we shall ask ourselves a question here: Is it really clean when the outer part pf the car looks shining? The answer is definitely negative. We might often ignore the details so here we reveal the truth to you.
Most of the time we forgot the fenders. Perhaps the car owners who were attentive may have wash it, but have they really rinsed it completely? When washing into the fenders, the inside is cleaned. In addition to the cleaning suspension, there is also a place that is easily missed, which is the outside edge of the fender right above the wheel. Some of them will accumulate a lot of debris such as gravel, and you should pay attention to this part when doing the cleaning.The gap between the fenders and the skirt must be cleaned. Otherwise, it is easy for the car paint to be eroded due to the accumulation of oil and sand and the fenders are damaged.
It is necessary to dry the vehicle body after washing. Quite often that we will easily overlook the rotation part of the side mirrors. If it is not cleaned for a long time, it will accumulate a lot of dust and oily particles. When washing the car, if this part is not taken care good enough, it is easy to leave black sewage and when the vehicle is moving, the wind will promote the discharge of sewage, and it will leave an obvious stain there. Therefore, please note that when cleaning the vehicle, do not ignore this part, turn your side mirrors, clean and dry the water stains.
The engine compartment is also an easily forgotten part. In fact, the cleanup time of the engine room does not take too much time, and it is not difficult, but many owners are not aware of this. If it is not cleaned for a long time, it will accumulate a large amount of dust, and may shorten the life span of the circuit elements and became aging easily, which this is unfavorable for the car and will increase the unnecessary cost of the car.
After cleaning the car, it is necessary to clean the engine compartment by wiping the water from the edge of the engine cover. The easiest way is to use a wrung wet towel, the engine, the battery, and the cover plate. Parts that have water stains can be wiped clean, and the entire process does not take very long time.
If the interior cleaning is not done perfect, it will generate the odor of your car interior. You can choose some special foam agent to clean the car interior to wipe the instrument panel, center console, door, central armrest , seats, this will not only make the car clean and tidy, reduce odor, but also a lot of beauty. Do not forget the door seals, which should also be cleaned carefully. door seals have a lot to do with the noise and seal in the car, and are very easy to age. When the door seals are aging, they have to be replaced and this cost you unnecessary expenses as well as your personal time.
Generally the floor mat is the dirtiest part with bacteria, but often when cleaning, that is, take out the mat to take a shot, put the dust and the shoots the sand out. Such a cleaning method does not take much effect. It is suggested that when you wash your car, you still have to take out the floor mat. If you have a vacuum cleaner, you can suck out the dust, sand and other foreign objects. There is no vacuum cleaner to take a shot. Then use it to clean and dry, so as to prevent car smell more effectively. Lastly, let’s remind you that the floor mats are part of the ensuring the driving safety, so we must choose the suitable floor mats.
In summary, cars are personal items that every car owner shall take care of. Cherish your own car, keep it clean, at the same time, they are comfortable to drive, comfortable to sit, at least maintain a good cleaning and maintenance of your cars will save you much peace of mind in the future.
Since the window film and glass are not completely attached after the film is covered, please take note that within 3-7 days after the film has been applied on your glass:
- Do not roll down the window within 3 days after applying the film. This is because the window does not completely attach with the window, and may cause the displacement of the insulation film.
- Do not clean the insulation film or turn on the defogging line switch within one week after film application.
- Do not wash the surface of the membrane with a solution containing alcohol or ammonia. This irritating agent will affect the effective functional ingredients in the solar insulation film.
- Do not use sharp objects to remove the edges of the membrane to prevent it from entering dirt.
- If bubbles appear after filming, they must be processed in the construction shop within 24 hours.
- Do not let the air-conditioning wind blowing against the film, so as to avoid severe thermal expansion and contraction.