Car owners know that no matter how much you love your car and how often you take care of it, it goes through very rough conditions on a regular basis. First there is the sunlight with UV rays that damage the paint surface and then there is road grime, brake dust, bird droppings, tree sap, dust in the air and mud on the road. Some of these conditions are bad for the chassis or body of the car whereas some are bad for the paint surface and let’s face it; paint is the most important element that we love about a car. This is where the key focus of every person lies. So, that makes it more important to keep a shiny paint and glossy look on the car for a longer duration.
Paint polishing products are known for bringing out the best shine on the paint surface, but if used alone, the shine won’t last long. With each passing day, your car will start looking like old and dirty. For this purpose, we use wax and paint sealants. There is a small difference in wax and paint sealant but ultimately they both perform the same job; protect the shine of the paint. Paint wax is available in different forms including Paste, Liquid and Spray. Each has their own benefits and advantages and perks over other form.
For waxing a paint surface, most people, especially car enthusiasts, prefer using Paste Wax. The reason is that it brings out deeper shine and glossier look on the paint. Although using paste wax is a little complicated because you have to be a little expert in this area, but at the end, the results are extraordinary. Paste Wax works great with hand pucks, rotary machines, and dual action (DA) machines.
Carnauba wax is a key ingredient in most wax products. Hence paste waxes also contain a major part of this magic wax. A detailed wax on the car paint with Paste Wax will last about 1-3 months depending on the usage of your car and weather. You just need to spare a couple of hours of your busy routine once every two months to wax your car using a paste wax.
Liquid wax products may contain carnauba wax or synthetic wax depending on the product. Usually with a paste wax, you see an actual layer of the wax on paint surface that you can buff but with liquid wax, there may or may not be a visible layer on the paint. And, even if there is a small difference in the amount of shine and gloss on the paint surface, at the end only an expert can tell if you used liquid or paste wax.
Application and use of liquid wax is easier than paste wax and car owners, who don’t mind waxing more often, usually go with liquid wax. The protection lasts for about 6-8 weeks, but the application and buffing time is shorter than paste wax. So, you need to decide whether you want longer protection by spending a little more time or you want to wax more frequently with less effort.