Are you considering waxing your car so you can get a nice shine and protection on your paint? Or perhaps you’re prepping your car for a local car show you have going on this weekend?
Regardless of the reason, adding a nice coat of wax will add nothing but benefits to your paint.
In this article, we’re going to be talking about applying the coat of wax with a buffer.
Should you use a buffer? How much pressure should you apply? Is it safe?
All those questions and more will be answered for you. Let’s get to
Do Not Use A Buffer
If you’ve ever taken your car to your local car wash, you’ll see many detailers using a big buffer with a big pad on it laying down some product while moving their arms back and forth pretty fast.
The problem is most of what they’re doing is wrong and will cause more damage to your paint than anything else.
Don’t get me wrong, when you use the proper buffer, the proper pad, with the proper product and the proper method, you can save a lot of time applying a wax to your car.
But when you’re using the buffer, pad, product, and method improperly, you’re only going to get undesired results for yourself.
Not only that, but you’ll have to go through the whole process of buying all the tools and products to apply it with a buffer. You can find really cheap ones off Craigslist or your local pawn shop or auto parts store, but those are for the most part low quality buffers. You’re better off saving the money and doing it by hand.
Apply It By Hand
Although this will take a bit more time, the results will be much better than using a heavy buffer to spread it out.
The only items you’ll need is a towel, the wax, and an applicator pad. You’ll have much more control of how much product you’re applying and the areas you’re applying it too.
You can go panel-by-panel making sure that every part of your paint has been properly protected.
All you have to do is apply a few drops of wax onto your applicator pad and apply it to your paint and back and forth motion. Depending on the product that you’re using, you may have to wait 5 to 15 minutes until you can buff it off.