There are two types of car wax removers on the market today, and these are auto-moisturizing agents and penetrating oil-free agents. Some people believe that a car wax remover is a paint byproduct, and this is not true. Wax is a natural product that has been around for hundreds of years. It is a compound made from fatty acids that bond to the metal surface of your car’s paintwork. Car wax helps protect the paintwork from rusting.
When you take your vehicle for a tune-up or car wax removal, you will be able to see evidence of the wax is removed. The car will look shiny and lustrous once the wax removal is complete. But what happens when it isn’t?
The car wax remover will help to remove all the old wax that was used to seal the paintwork, but this isn’t the only problem that can occur. The car might have experienced a refection or flaking. This means the reflection in the paintwork is missing or has been partially removed. The result of this is a clouding of the paintwork and an uneven finish.
There are many reasons why your paintwork may have lost its reflective qualities. If your vehicle had an accident, there could be marks that have caused damage to the paintwork. The wheels of most cars will become rusty after several months of driving. The wheels will also start to peel back from the rim, which then causes a loss of both the rims and the clear coat. If the original wax applied during the paint job was not removed with the wax remover, it can cause the paint to flake. Many modern sealants contain car wax remover, as they are designed to melt away any extra wax, clear coat, or sealant that may remain on the surface of the car.
One of the ways you can remove wax from the rims is to use a chemical stripper. However, these types of chemicals can strip the wax right off. Some of these products contain toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to use around young children. For this reason, it’s best to leave the chemical strippers to professionals who know how to use them correctly and that has proper accreditation.
Another way to remove wax is to use household soaps. Although it’s unlikely that household soaps would remove a carnauba wax coating, it may be able to remove some of the smaller wax crystals that tend to form. If you find that the surface of your carnauba wax is very oily, you may find that a household soap product would work better than the car wax remover.
The type of wax that you are using can also affect the outcome of the waxing process. Most waxing solutions are water-based, but there are some oil-based solutions on the market as well. Waxing with oil-based waxing products will usually result in an increased shine and gloss. This is great if you’re trying to get that new shine on your vehicle after a long winter or few months of rough driving. However, if you want to apply wax to paint in order to protect it from rust and corrosion, you should go with a water-based product. These will be more effective at providing a barrier between the wax and the paint.
If neither of these options works, the only other option left is to use isopropyl alcohol. All you need to do is rub it into the paint. You can purchase rubbing alcohol in any store where auto parts are sold. I highly recommend rubbing alcohol because it’s designed to work on all sorts of stains. It also leaves a sticky and lasting finish.