This hot summer heat means ultraviolet rays are beating on your car or van like a magnifying glass. Here in California, the temperatures have been especially high, reaching well over 110 in many areas. The East Coast and Midwest have been suffering through intense heat waves as well.
At this time of year, ensuring that your vehicle’s paint is safely protected from the sun means a applying a protective layer of quality automobile wax.
There are additional benefits to properly waxing your car on the reg. For instance, a thorough wax job also means you won’t have to wash it as frequently, and when you do it’s a much easier process.
Keep in mind some of the following wax tips below, compiled by the pros at Classic Vans. We recommend saving yourself time, energy and money by adding a comprehensive coat of wax to your conversion van or motorhome.
Professional Conversion Van Wax Tips:
- Have the basics handy. A basic spray wax can be easily purchased at most automotive stores such as O’Reilly Auto Parts or general stores like Wal-Mart. Mothers 07240 California Gold and Meguiar’s G17516 Ultimate Quick Wax are two of our personal favorite sprays.
- Be consistent. Generally, wax will last your vehicle about 6 weeks. Mark your calendar for waxing about every two months or so.
- Use special towels. Always use towels specifically purchased for car waxing. When you apply a towel to dry or buff your vehicle, you inevitably produce small, micro-scratches. Using everyday dishtowels increases the likelihood of leaving abrasions to your vehicle. Darker towels tend to leave less visible fibers.
- Time your waxing. If possible, wax your van on a cool, dry day. During the summer, it’s recommended to wax in the morning or at night. Warmer temperatures will cause the wax to run and melt even when it appears dry. First, start by properly washing and drying your vehicle.
- Wax your vehicle in sections. Consider waxing your van one panel at a time. This will make it easier to avoid re-waxing areas you have already done and ensure you don’t miss anything.
- Avoid rubber. Make sure you only apply wax to painted areas. When you accidently get wax on rubber it becomes extremely difficult to come off. Don’t be afraid to wax the glass, including the windscreen. You can also wax your wheels, but be careful around the tire. Rims are painted just like the body of your van and will become more dust resistant with a proper coat of wax.
- Leave the wax on as long as possible. If the wax hasn’t had proper time to adhere to the vehicle’s pores, it is pretty much a waste of your time and energy.
- Never wash your wax off with detergent. It will leave a filmy mess and defeat the purpose of your efforts. When you remove your dry wax, do it in sections. Use a clean, dry towel and shake it out regularly. By now, your van should be looking much better.
Now that your van is freshly cleaned and waxed, it’s time to plan your summer road trip! Conversion vans and motorhomes are the best vehicles for those who enjoy the thrill of getting away.
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