Waxing a Ceramic Coating

Waxing a Ceramic Coating

Waxing is a great idea to add an extra level of protection to your vehicle’s paint. Generally, vehicles need to be waxed at least twice a year – once before summer temperatures rise, and once before winter sets in. To fully protect your vehicle, it is best to engage in a regiment that sees a new coat of wax applied every 3 or 4 months.

Paint is more than just an aesthetic touch – it is a thin layer of armour that protects your car’s bodywork from the elements.

Maintaining Your Ceramic Coating

You decided to use a ceramic coating, now you want to keep the best shine, and get the longest life possible. Ceramic coatings offer a unique protection, and are a great choice when protecting your vehicle’s surfaces. You can extend the life of your ceramic coating by applying wax twice a year.

Paint is more than just an aesthetic touch – it is a thin layer of armour that protects your car’s bodywork from the elements. Modern water-based paints can be damaged by weathering and abrasion, which will create a chink in the armour and leave your car vulnerable to rust. Wax is crucial to keeping your paint in tip top shape.

When to Wax

For the driveway detailer, it can be tricky to decide when a new coat of wax is required. Here are our best tips to help you properly maintain your car’s coating.

Season

Time of year plays an important factor in wax deterioration. Generally, wax lasts longer in summer because it enjoys mild temperatures and little rain. In most places, you can get away with waxing your car once during the summer. When fall and winter sets in, you will need to step up your game. Rain, snow, salt, and road grime are all factors that are trying to destroy your car’s finish. Ideally, you will wax your car once a month when the weather turns nasty.

Environment

Consider where your car spends most of its time. If you leave your vehicle parked under trees, you will need to wax often to protect the paint from sap. Salt is a catalyst for corrosion, so if you live somewhere near the sea, you should wax regularly. Other environmental factors like smog, dirt, UV rays, and extreme temperature can all cause damage as well.

Wax Options

Instead of just using a normal wax, at CJ’s we offer an incredible detailer spray specifically designed with nano particulate in it that will extend the life of your ceramic coating by adding a thin layer on top of your existing coating. We sell the specific soap and detailing spray you need for all customers who enjoy washing and maintaining their own vehicle.

If you choose to use a normal wax, it is important to note note: be sure that the wax is STRICTLY a wax, and does not contain any “cleaners.” This will add some gloss, enhancing the “wet look” of the vehicle, and won’t cause any adverse effects to your ceramic coating.

Age and Condition

New cars that have been well cared for generally don’t need as much work as vehicles that have been around the block a few times. An old car with dull and scratched paint will require regular polishing and waxing, and perhaps a colour restorer, to help coax it back to life.

Waxing is important. If your car is looking far gone, you might be in need of a professional job to bring it back up to par. Give us a call and schedule an appointment, and we can help you figure out what’s right for your vehicle.