Best carnauba wax


This article is written by Pon Saravanan  on 01-Jun-10 Last modified on :03-Feb-11





Carnauba wax

Carnauba is the hardest natural occurring wax available. Carnauba wax is also known as Brazil wax and palm wax. A best carnauba wax is a wax produced from the leaves of the palm. It normally comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is produced from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting the best leaves, processing them to loosen the wax, then refining the wax.

Prepare the car

Before starting the waxing process, wash your car thoroughly. It is really necessary to wash completely to take off the dirt and dusts. Otherwise hard dust particles may scratch the paint surface which will lead to hairline scratches. Dry the car completely before waxing. Avoid washing and waxing your car on a direct sun as it leads to premature drying of wax before wax is getting into the top layer. If it is a sunny day and you don’t have a choice, make sure you park your car in the shade for waxing.

How to apply the Best carnauba wax?

To apply wax, I always prefer a wax application sponge pad. This is really a good investment if you want to do waxing by D.I.Y. It will reduce the workload and time required to apply.

Remember to apply the wax right amount. No matter how thick you are applying the wax, you will be able to get only one coat of wax over the paint. The rest has to be wiped away. Otherwise you will be seeing a white haze over the paint.

So to avoid too much of wiping off the excess wax, apply the right amount of wax. Choosing a Best carnauba wax can reduce the time in wiping off also. Now please don’t ask me what is the right amount of wax. You will know that practically when you are waxing. Apart from that what I can tell you is, once you have seen that there is a coat of wax already on the surface, don’t apply again.

How to wipe off the Best carnauba wax?

Please allow some time for the wax to get dried. There are specially made wiping clothes and mitts to take the wax off. If not, a terry cloth towel will be good to work. I don’t recommend micro fibers but I used the micro fiber cloth several times and it was working excellent to wipe off the wax I have used. It may not be working for you but it did for me.

Always use small circles to buff the wax off from your car. Use a moderate amount of pressure so that you are getting all the wax and make sure don’t rub too fast and too deep. Switch clothes or towels periodically so that you are not putting wax back onto your car's surface that causes hairline streaks.
When you have finished, take another clean towel and wipe the entire car one more time.

How to choose a best carnauba wax?

Please choose a car wax which is really good and acceptably long lasting. Normally I don’t expect a best carnauba wax to last long more than 2 months. If the car usage is light then it actually lasts me for little more than two months. It may not be true that all expensive waxes will be worth the money. Whatsoever the brand please choose nonabrasive waxes, if you intend to do only waxing.



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Comments
  • GUEST
    Nice article, Good to read. BTW how to apply this for a whole car?

    Where to start first. Do i need to apply the whole car or part by part. Waiting for your reply
    12/14/2010 11:19:32 PM


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