Having a car is like being in a privileged position. Aside from gaining a certain status symbol, you also do away with the stress of public commuting. However, having a car entails that you maintain and keep your car clean and looking good. Doing this keeps up the functionality and performance level of your vehicle. One of the ways you can maintain and polish the look of your car is by car waxing. While there are available car waxing services in car shops or in some gasoline stations, they will cost you a relatively large amount of money. Good news is that you can make your very own car wax right in your home! Follow the steps below and soon treat your car with a rejuvenating car waxing session.
- First, determine the key ingredient in making your car wax. There are several ingredients, which you can use in making a car wax. Each of these ingredients has its own advantages and downsides. It would greatly help if you try to consider your car. Ask yourself what ingredient would most likely suit your car type and your car’s needs. You could use Carnuba wax, beeswax or Candelilia. Among these options, the Carnuba wax is the most recommended because of its emollient properties that can bring a special kind of shine to your car and make it look new and elegant. Because of this property, Carnuba is also used in several cosmetic products. By choosing Carnuba wax as the primary ingredient of your car wax, your car will surely undergo a major beautification.
- Prepare the other ingredients. Prepare at least one cup of linseed oil, two tablespoons of beeswax and a half cup of vinegar. You can buy Carnuba wax online or in gasoline stations and automotive stores.
- Mix all of the ingredients in a boiler or cooking pan. When all the ingredients have been prepared, mix and heat all of them in a double boiler. Do not turn on the fire at a very strong level. Slow heating will make your car wax get more emulsifying properties once it gets done. When the wax has melted, turn off the fire and transfer the mixture in another container. Be sure to choose a heat-resistant container for this one. In a jiffy, you already have a wax for your car!
- Test the car wax. Once the car wax is done, you can try it to see if it works, and if it works according to the way you want it. See to it that the wax has already hardened and thickened before trying to apply it. Use a lint-free cloth in applying the wax to your car. You can also add a bit of vinegar to the cloth to polish your car.
Aside from giving a shade of newness to the way your car looks, car wax also protects your car. It prevents the paint from tearing off, therefore, preventing it from looking too overused.