Waxing is one of those essential maintenance things that every car owner needs to get done for their car. Wax is important for a car, it helps make the car’s paint really shine (which is especially important if you have a nice, luxury car that you want to show off to people). Wax is also important for helping to keep a car’s paint protected against outside contaminants like dirt, dust, mud, and other debris. But, when exactly should a car star being waxed? If you ask some auto enthusiasts, they will tell you that you should never wax a car right away and that you should wait a few months before starting to wax the car. Others will tell you that you do not need to wait at all and that a new car can start being waxed the moment you park it in your driveway. Which side is right? In this article, we are going to look which side is right.
“Up until around the 1980s, inner layers of paint on brand-new cars would not be dry until a few months after the car was actually sold. But, this is true no longer”
When to wax?
So, as was said in the beginning of the article, there are those out there who believe that you should never wax a car right away. Auto enthusiasts always have their own rule of thumb for when you can start waxing a brand-new car. Some will say to wait a month, others will say to wait a few months at least. The reason for this is that some auto enthusiasts assume that a new car’s paint will not be completely dry yet, thus waxing it could mess with the paint’s drying process. The outer layer of the paint may be dry, but the inner coats of paint could still be wet, and applying wax to the car’s finish would interfere with the drying process.
The problem with this assumption is that it is based on incorrect information. Once upon a time, cars were sold before their paint dried. Up until around the 1980s, inner layers of paint on brand-new cars would not be dry until a few months after the car was actually sold. But, this is true no longer. Modern car paints dry very quickly, so there is no reason to be worried about waiting for your car’s paint to dry before you start waxing it. So, waxing a new car the first day you get it will do absolutely no damage to the paint.
But, should you bother to wax a new car right away, or is that just a waste of your time and money. The answer is yes, you should wax a new car right away or get it waxed by professional detailers. See, you have to remember, even though a car is brand-new, that does not mean that it has not been subjected to any wear and tear. For example, the car may have been transported in an open-air transport and thus its paint job would have been exposed to the elements. Getting a new car waxed can help preserve the car’s exterior and help keep the car looking brand-new.
At The Detailing Syndicate – Salt Lake City, UT we believe that waxing is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to auto detailing and keeping your vehicle in top top condition. If you would like to learn more about our top tier detailing services and how they can benefit your vehicle then go here.