Color car wax....REALLY! Is anyone really buying into this flawed logic of choosing a top rated car wax based on the color of their car.
Based on my best powers of deduction, I can only assume the logic goes something like this:
"If traditional wax covers up blemishes and enhances the look of my car paint, how much better would it be if I used car wax with color added to it?"
You probably think that using car wax the same color as your car will deliver all the best characteristics of a traditional car wax...only better as now it has color added to it that either matches my car or is specifically made for either light colored cars or dark colored cars.
I believe it was Turtle Wax that came up with the very first version of car wax with color added.
Back in the day you could get colored car wax in a variety of colors. Today the industry has limited it to the (2) basic colors of black and white. Among retail shoppers with very little passion for learning the endless skills and techniques to bring their car to a much higher level of appearance, then this product from Turtle Wax will likey prove to be a very acceptable fix.
Using the Turtle Wax Color Magic with added Chipstik works like this:
"Darren, I accept that this Turtle Wax product is a bit gimmicky and a temporary fix, but is there a way that a true beginner like myself can achieve better results?"
Glad you asked....
Today more than ever, non-professionals can produce results that are close to that of the professionals; you just need to know where to look.
Understanding the Essentials:
Darren's Tips: I will address (3) basic and critical parts that are the major concerns for most people. Use the headings below to pick and choose which area you personally want to take on. All are doable for the complete beginner, and all will provide far better results than using color car wax. Whether you truly have never washed your car before is irrelevant; simply take your car through a local car wash before you attempt any of these solutions as a clean car will be your starting point:
I start here as virtually ever person is at least familiar with car wax. It is what I call mandatory and represents the very least of what your cars paint requires for protection and visual enhancement.
These steps will be your basic requirements and will have to be repeated based on you and your car.
Car paint chips will be a fact of life. The roads are a jungle and no car goes unscathed from the endless insults daily driving assuredly provides.
But instead of reaching for the temporary fix of a color car wax, I recommend seeing car paint chip repair for a more permanent fix of the common problems of car paint scratches, road rash, and paint chips.
YES....as a true beginner you can actually polish your car's paint and achieve professional grade results. The industry has responded with both car buffers and polishes that are easy, simple, and deliver the results.
The very same car buffer, pads, and polished I use to this day to deliver exceptional results to my own customers....without bleeding your wallet dry!
See this link if you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your car's paint regardless of its color: Car polishing for the beginner.