You know you need to protect your car’s finish, but who wants to spend a whole afternoon waxing it? With a quick-wax product, you can have a great shine in as little as 15 minutes.
Wash the car
Dry the car with a microfibre towel
Check the wax product instructions
Spray wax on the car
Wipe off the wax
Wax the car in sections
Wipe, rather than rub hard
Use a microfibre towel
Don’t use quick-wax on the wheels
Clean the exterior glass
You want your vehicle to be freshly washed, since wax should go on a clean finish. Use an appropriate car wash product and follow the package directions.
These soft towels work better than a chamois, drying the surface quickly without leaving streaks. Have a supply of them handy and switch to a dry one when necessary.
While most conventional waxes require the vehicle to be cool to the touch before applying it, some quick-waxes do not. If the surface isn’t cool, be sure the product is appropriate to use on warm panels.
Don’t use too much product, as it will be difficult to remove. Use sweeping motions when spraying to evenly cover the whole surface with a light coat, rather than splotches of wax.
Switch to a clean towel as needed, to wipe the wax and leave a shiny, streak-free finish.
Don’t spray the whole car at once. Instead, spray and wipe one section at a time, to avoid the quick-wax drying on the vehicle before it can be wiped off.
Quick-wax products are meant to be exactly that: quick. You’re just wiping it off, instead of waiting for it to dry and then having to buff the surface.
These synthetic towels are the best for drying, waxing, and wiping. Don’t use terrycloth – like an old bath towel would be made of – since it has tiny stiff loops that can leave swirls or scratches.
Wheels and tires should be cleaned with products specifically made for them. Finish up with tire shine for appearance and protection.
Once the car’s shiny, use glass cleaner and a microfibre towel to clean the windows. You’re done!