Don’t be a fool or a clown…Maybe your magic number is 4 or 5, but certainly 6 means your car paint/clear coat is finished. That is, if you choose to wax. This magic number applies to waxes you get outside, not your own. For those doing it yourself, I am assuming that you are not buffing first. So, although not recommended to wax at all, the home jobs are (with no buffing) are more acceptable and less damaging.
Most commercial waxes go through a three step process. First, they wash. Then, the buff and third, they apply the wax. Often the will buff the wax on as well. Yuk! 6 times, your car paint/clear coat will be not just damaged, but you have opened the door to oxidation. How is this possible?
Buffing or Polishing you car with high speed buffers (that’s how you get the shine) will take off a minuscule layer of the clear coat each time. The buffing will also create hairline, microscopic cuts into the clear coat. After just 3 waxes with this method, you can start the see the damage and your car will only shine with wax. When after 2 month, the wax is gone, your car simply will not shine. After 6 such treatments (maybe earlier), your clear coat has been severely damaged and most of it will be gone. Now your paint is exposed to the elements of Asian weather: acidic rain, pollution and intense UV light. With no protection, the paint will start to oxidize and oxidation is the beginning of the end.
Many car owners are not aware of the importance of the “clear coat.” This is a thin layer that almost all car manufacturers apply to the already dipped car.
Towards the end of this video, you can see the clear coat being applied after the dip. This clear coat is incredibly important to make your car shine and to protect your car paint from all the environmental elements that will be thrown at it over its lifetime. Without the clear coat, your paint not only is exposed but will be ruined quickly.
You can see this for yourself by looking at most trucks and vans. Many of these vehicles don’t have a clear coat, so you can see the lack of shine and the damage. Vans generally will be painted every year or two and the manufacturers know that names, logos, phone numbers are going on, so easier to apply these directly on the paint. Check out a van and you will see the dull. This is oxidation.
FYI: The next blog is about oxidation.
Back to the clear coat. This coat needs to be protected at all costs for losing it brings damage. That is why we are always harping on this issue, don’t wax, don’t polish. Use car coating as this is a thin chemical layer that PROTECTS THE CLEAR COAT! Protecting the clear coat means protecting your investment and protecting you shine. Our car coating is simply the best as it is a one layer coating that adheres definitively to the clear coat and will remain for 5 years. The only maintenance required is to wash your car, and after each wash, your car will shine and shine. And, the real beauty of our car coating, you WILL NEVER HAVE TO WAX AGAIN.
So, you will save your investment, save your time, never hurt your clear coat and when you sell the car, you will get a better return. Join the Sierra Glow Revolution!