WHY USE WAX
Waxing & Sealing Your Paint, Why It's Important:
Almost every car will have what is called a “Clear Coat”. Clear Coat is paint or resin with no pigments. It’s simply a layer of clear resin that is applied over coloured resin. Almost 95% of all vehicles manufactured today have a clear coat finish. The problem with the clear coat is that it's a reflective layer of paint that is super thin. With it being so thin it causes every little imperfection to stand out like a bad hair day. So if a car does not get washed and waxed on a regular basis it will begin to look dull from the elements of the world like acid rain.
The best way to look at the reality of Waxing/Sealing the Paint. Imagine going down to the beach. When you get down there what is the first thing you normally do? Normally you put on Sun Lotion to stop you from burning. The same thing applies for your car. Wax/Sealant protects your car just as lotion protects you. It guards a vehicle from harsh weather and harmful materials. As a car’s clear coat is only 0.004-0.008 of an inch thick, wax adds an extra layer of protection. It fills minute cracks, prevents fading, repels grime, and inhibits paint from rusting. Some waxes also have additives, such as UV-resistant chemicals, emulsion agents and paint slickers.
Waxing is the most important thing you can do to protect your car’s paint and an absolute “must” if you have just used a polish or cleaner. I suggest a carnauba based Wax or a Synthetic Paint Sealant. Carnauba car wax produces a deep, healthy shine that you can’t attain with a sealant, but only has the longevity of eight to twelve weeks. Paint sealants give you longer lasting protection and will not melt, wash off or wear away for about six months. Or you could use both! The results after using a Paint Sealant finished with A Wax are Glossy and Protective.
Below is an example of what can happen if you don't Wash, Polish, WAX and look after your car.