If you're the proud owner of an off-roader, campervan or any other vehicle that gets used and abused on a daily basis, then you know that keeping it clean and looking great can be a challenge. Different roads, routes and adventures can subject your vehicle to all kinds of wear and tear, from mud and dirt to rocks and debris. Carnauba Car Wax can provide the answer, helping you protect your vehicle against the elements.
It can seem a bit overkill to be detailing vehicles that get used in extreme situations. However it’s so important to look after your vehicle, protect your asset and keep it moving for years to come. These tips will help you keep your campervan, Overlander or just your everyday car, clean and protected.
How to detail your vehicle
Getting started with car detailing can seem a bit overwhelming. There are so many different formulas and products, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a simple step by step guide on how to wash your car professionally. Don’t feel like you need to complete every step. However it gives you an idea of how professional car detailers do it.
A clean, well-maintained vehicle not only looks great, but it also protects your investment and ensures a safer, more enjoyable driving experience. While anyone can give their car a quick rinse and call it clean, a truly professional wash requires more attention to detail, the right tools, products, and a bit of know-how.
From the proper pre-wash preparations to the right soap, towels, and techniques for each part of your vehicle, the steps below will ensure you get a professional-grade wash at home.
- Pre-rinse: Pressure wash off the bulk of the dirt
- Pre-wash: Spray with pre-wash. Use a Bug removal and a degreaser (if necessary)
- Snowfoam: Allow to dwell/soak, then rinse
- Alloy Wheels: Spray with alloy cleaner. Use a brush to agitate. Clean inside spokes
- Door shuts and details: Spray with multipurpose cleaner. Wash with mit.
- Hand wash with mitt: 2 bucket method. Change water lots. Rinse again
- Microfibre: Dry with clean microfibre cloth
- Fallout: Spray car with fallout remover and then rinse again
- Clay Bar: Use clay bar to remove extra contaminates and then rinse again
Carnauba Car Wax
If you're looking for a high-quality wax to keep your vehicle looking its best, Carnauba Spray Wax is definitely worth considering. Unlike many other types of wax, Carnauba wax is a natural wax derived from the leaves of the Brazilian Carnauba tree.
This unique wax is highly valued for its durability and water resistance, which makes it ideal for use on cars, swampers, and other vehicles that are exposed to the elements. Carnauba wax also provides a deep, glossy shine that enhances the natural colour of your vehicle's paint, making it a popular choice among car enthusiasts and professional detailers.
By using Carnauba Spray Wax, you can protect your vehicle from the elements and keep it looking like new for years to come.
Using a high-quality carnauba spray wax on your vehicle offers numerous benefits. For one, carnauba wax provides a deep, lush shine that enhances your vehicle's appearance and makes it stand out on the road.
Additionally, carnauba wax provides a protective layer that helps shield your vehicle's paint from damage caused by environmental factors such as UV rays, moisture, and debris. The wax's water-repellent properties also help prevent water spots and other blemishes from forming on your vehicle's surface.
Applying carnauba spray wax on your vehicle is an easy and affordable way to maintain its appearance between washes, by quickly removing light dust and debris and restoring a just-waxed look. Using carnauba spray wax not only makes your vehicle look great, but also helps protect and maintain its appearance, making it a worthwhile investment for any vehicle owner.
Carnauba wax comes in a few different varieties. We recommend spray Carnauba wax on cars for regular use at home. However there are a different options on the market:
- Paste Wax: This is the most traditional type of carnauba wax, typically sold in a tin or jar. It's a solid, creamy wax that requires some effort to apply and buff off. However, it offers excellent protection and a deep shine that many car enthusiasts prefer.
- Liquid Wax: Liquid carnauba wax is a thinner consistency than paste wax, which makes it easier to apply and buff off. It's a good option for those who want the benefits of carnauba wax, but with less effort.
- Spray Wax: As the name suggests, spray wax comes in a spray bottle and is the easiest and quickest way to apply carnauba wax. It can be used as a standalone wax or as a maintenance wax in between more thorough wax jobs.
- Hybrid Wax: Hybrid waxes combine carnauba wax with other types of synthetic or natural waxes to provide a balance between ease of application, durability, and shine.
- Pure or Raw Carnauba Wax: This is the purest form of carnauba wax, often used by professional detailers to achieve an ultra-deep, wet-look shine. However, it requires significant effort to apply and is more expensive than other types of carnauba wax.
Benefits of using Carnauba Spray Wax
It’s important to keep your vehicle clean and protected. This is important for all cars, however if you’re using the vehicle for 4x4 or off-roading this becomes even more integral. Some of the main benefits of using a high quality Carnauba spray wax include:
- Provides a high level of UV protection to prevent paint fading and damage from the sun's rays
- Creates a hydrophobic barrier that repels water and helps prevent water spots
- Enhances the shine and gloss of the vehicle's paint for a showroom-quality finish
- Can help fill in minor scratches and swirl marks to make the paint look smoother and more uniform
- Offers a layer of protection against environmental contaminants such as dirt, dust, and bird droppings, which can damage the paint over time
- Easy to apply: Unlike traditional paste waxes, carnauba spray wax is quick and easy to apply, which makes it a great option for busy vehicle owners who don't have a lot of time for detailing.
- Versatile: Carnauba spray wax can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paint, glass, and chrome, so it's a versatile option for anyone looking to protect and enhance the appearance of their vehicle.
- Long-lasting: While carnauba spray wax may not provide the same level of protection as some ceramic coatings, it does offer a long-lasting layer of protection against environmental factors that can damage your vehicle's paint over time.
- Affordable: Carnauba spray wax is typically more affordable than other types of waxes or coatings, which makes it a cost-effective option for vehicle owners on a budget.
How to use Carnauba Spray Wax
Once you’ve decided to go for a Carnauba spray wax, it’s time for the all important application. This method is the same whether you’re treating a car or a campervan.
- Start with a clean and dry vehicle to ensure the best results
- Ensure you’ve used a pre-wash, a shampoo, and a snowfoam to get you started
- Make sure you’ve removed all the mud from under the wheel arches and any other hidden bits
- Spray the wax in small sections and buff it off immediately with a clean microfibre towel
- Using a separate towel to buff the vehicle to a high shine once all the wax has been applied and removed
- Reapplying the wax every few months (or as needed) to maintain the protective barrier and shine
Wildworx Carnauba Spray Wax
Off-roading can be rough on your vehicle, which is why it's important to take extra care to protect it. While waxing your off-road vehicle or campervan might seem like an unnecessary extra step, it's actually a crucial part of proper maintenance.
These vehicles often hold sentimental value and are built to last, sometimes for decades, so it's important to take steps to protect them. Regular cleaning and waxing can help prevent rust, mould, and other damage that can shorten the lifespan of your vehicle. By investing in proper maintenance, you can keep your off-road vehicle or campervan looking great and performing at its best for many years to come.
We’ve developed a formula that’s made to protect your vehicle from the real rigours of the road. Check out the Wildworx Carnauba Spray Wax, and the rest of our unique detailing formulas, and our car cleaning kits. Or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch