One of the simplest ways to keep your Lincoln looking beautiful and new for years to come is by regularly washing and waxing your car. This will help protect the finish against dirt, water, and rust. One way to know if your car is in need of a wax is if water doesn’t bead up on the surface when it rains or when you hose it down. If it doesn’t, then you need to get out the wax.
Here are a few tips to wax your car the right way.
The first thing you need to do is the read your owner’s manual to make sure your car’s finish doesn’t need any sort of special treatment. If it doesn’t, choose the waxing method you prefer and get to work.
You then need to make sure your car is clean. Wash your car before you start. If you try waxing a dirty car, any particles on the surface could scratch the paint. Another tip is to not wax your car in the direct sunlight or on a particularly hot day.
There are a variety of waxes available, including liquid wax, soft wax, hard or paste wax, and then more advanced products, such as polymers and polyglycotes.
Liquid waxes are easy to use, but don’t last as long as other types. They work well as touch-ups after a wash or between professional waxings.
Soft waxes are easy to apply. Use the included applicator or a soft terry cloth rag. Work on one panel at a time. Let the wax dry to a haze and then wipe away the wax following the curves of the car using a lint-free cloth (cloth diapers work very well).
Hard or paste waxes will last the longest and provide the most protection. Save this type of wax for a semi-annual wax job. Read the instructions thoroughly and be sure to not let the wax harden too much so that it becomes difficult to remove.
Finally, the professional-grade polymers and polyglycotes are products you can apply yourself, but be sure to read the instructions before you begin.
Which is your preferred method to wax your car?