Quickly remove any doubts you have about waxing your vehicle. Follow these simple steps and see your car shine like never before!

I have waxed and detailed cars professionally at dealerships and in my spare time for other individuals. Also, I have waxed large boats for boat dealerships.

Why wax your vehicle?
Waxing a car removes small scratches and can potentially increase the value of a car. Also, rain leaves less spots and it is easier to keep your car clean afterwords. If you have larger scratches, it might be of interest to use a buffer. This will not be discussed in this instructable due to the liability from possibly "burning through" the clear coat of your vehicle.

Step 1: Suggestions on What Products to Use to Clean Up Your Vehicle

Wax: Turtle Wax Car Wax
Chrome / Metal Polish: Turtle Wax Chrome & Metal Polish
Glass Cleaner: ArmorAll Glass Cleaner
Tire Shine: ArmorAll Tire Foam
Black Plastic Restorer: Meguiars Ultimate Black    Optional
1 Microfiber towel
3-5 clean rags

All of these products should be available at your nearest auto parts store.

Side notes:
I have experimented with other products, but ArmorAll and Turtle Wax both make quality products. Almost all other products are used in the same fashion. Still, it is important to make sure to read the labels to avoid a poor outcome or even damage to your vehicle.

<p>Beautiful Stang man. I have a 2012, in Race Red. I do like the Tri-bar emblems on the fender of your though, mine does not have that. I use all Meguiar's products, except the Eagle One rim cleaner. I will have to try the Ultimate Black though... some wax was gotten on the plastic in the grille (not by me). I want to darken it again.</p>
<p>Daniel-san! Wax on.......</p>
What is the best way to wash the outside of your vehicle so you don't end up with scratches? Car wash brushes need to be cleaned well before use but they will still leave scratches.
Do you recommend clay barring a car?
If you want to go one extra step, you could use it before a polishing wax. It seems to make the wax last slightly longer.
or you call Karate Kid! ;-)
What are your thoughts on mechanical buffing tools?
I would say that mechanical buffers are great investments and will increase the likelihood of removing scratches. I use one once a year prior to hand wax with a polishing compound. The only issue is you do have to be careful with the speed and pressure as you can potentially damage the paint.

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