What is the best wax for my car?

What Type Of Car Wax Is Best For Your Car?

What is a Car Wax

Car wax is a product used to protect the exterior of a car. It helps to seal the paint finish, reduce scratches and swirls from forming, repel water and contaminants, and provide a glossy shine. Car waxes come in many forms such as paste wax, liquid wax, and spray-on wax. Paste wax provides more protection for longer periods of time than liquid or spray-on wax due to its thicker consistency which makes them better at filling in small gouges or imperfections on the vehicle's surface. Liquid waxes provide long-lasting protection with less effort than paste-type products, while spray-on wax offers convenience when applied but needs frequent reapplication. Car waxes for cars come with natural ingredients from the carnauba palm tree, but also more modern formulations have synthetic or ceramic ingredients as well. Protecting your car's paint with car wax is more of an "old school" process but one that many car owners still love. It is important to always choose a very high-quality car wax product if you want to experience that deep, rich high-gloss shine on your car's paint.

Does Carnauba Wax Fix Scratches and Swirls in Your Car Paint?

Does Car Wax Fix Scratches?

Despite its glossy shine, car wax does not actually fix scratches or make them disappear. The wax itself will not eliminate or fix deep scratches in the car's paint; it merely serves to provide a protective layer over the paint, making it less prone to fading and deterioration from the elements. The best way to get rid of deep scratches is to use a car polisher or "buffer" along with car polish to correct the scratched area. Car wax also does not remove oxidation, which can only be done by buffing with special tools that should be left for professionals or experienced DIYers who know what they are doing.

Using a paste wax with an applicator pad

How Long Does a Paste Wax Last?

Paste wax is one of the oldest and best car waxes and has one of the longest-lasting effects. Paste waxes are composed of natural carnauba wax or synthetic oils, polymers, and resins in a thicker consistency than other types of car wax products. When applied correctly, paste wax can provide a layer of protection that lasts up to 30-45 days depending on the climate and how often you drive your car. This protective layer of carnauba wax helps to seal the car's painted surface, repel water and contaminants, and provide a glossy shine. When applying carnauba waxes to your car's exterior, it is important to make sure you use the right amount for the best results; if too much is used it can create an uneven finish which could cause dirt or detergent particles to become trapped underneath it. The product should also be spread over thin layers as opposed to one thick layer; this will help ensure an even distribution with no areas appearing waxy or covered in residue. It usually takes about 30 minutes for paste wax to dry before buffing off any excess with a microfiber towel or buffer pad but some may take longer depending on temperature and humidity levels. Car owners that choose a paste wax can expect to reapply carnauba wax every 30-45 days for the ultimate protection with this type of product. Applying a car wax is simple just grab a foam applicator pad and a microfiber towel for removal. Lay the product on very lightly and let it haze over before removal with your microfiber cloth.

 

Spray Wax Protecting Your Car's Paint

What is a Spray Wax?

Spray wax is a product specifically designed to make it easier to apply car wax to your car's paint. Some spray wax is carnauba wax based but that is not normal so if you are looking for that natural look on your car's paint some spray wax may be out of the question. Most are composed of synthetic ingredients and modern solvents that provide a quick, no-hassle application solution compared to traditional paste wax or liquid wax. Because of its lightweight formula, spray wax can be applied in thin layers over a wide area without creating a heavy build-up of the product. It offers the same style of protection as carnauba wax in a more modern formulation. Some people will find that spray waxes will need to be worked into the surface several times with a microfiber towel to decrease the smearing that some spray wax will cause on the surface. Some spray waxes become very difficult to use in direct sunlight so be cautious and apply in a shaded area for the best results. Spray wax does not offer as long-lasting protection as paste wax or liquid wax but can still last for a few weeks or up to a month. For best results re-apply regularly.

What is a Liquid Wax?

Liquid car wax offers longer-lasting protection on car paint than traditional paste or spray wax formulas. It is composed of synthetic ingredients and solvents that provide easy spreading and buffing with minimal effort. Unlike paste or spray wax options, liquid car wax does not require a lengthy time to dry before being wiped off which makes the user experience a bit easier. Liquid wax may offer 3-6 months of protection depending on the base ingredients of the wax, climate, and how often your vehicle is used. Some owners will say that these are the best car waxes because of all the modern technology that can be infused into a liquid wax formula. It is also beneficial to use spray waxes every time you wash your car to make it last longer on your car's surface. This type of car wax can be infused with more modern technology because of its liquid form which allows more chemistry options.

What is the Best Car Wax?

Choosing the best car wax depends on your individual needs. Different types of wax – paste, spray, and liquid – have their own respective strengths and weaknesses to consider depending on how often you use your vehicle and what factors you want to protect it from. If I am trying to get maximum protection from bird droppings, UV protection, and the best protection for my paint job then I may not choose a wax that comes in a spray bottle or carnauba wax. If I am worried about waxing my entire car as fast as possible I may not choose paste wax because of how long the waxing process will take. Additionally, some wax formulas are more cost-effective and require less effort to apply than others. Ultimately, as with most automotive care products, the best car wax for you is the one that meets your specific requirements in terms of protection level, longevity, shine, finish quality, and ease of application.

 

Ferrari Ceramic Coated in hyperCLEAN Ceramic Coating

Car Wash vs Auto Detailers: Pints and Polishing Podcast Episode 1.24.23

Below is the transcription from this episode

Hi, welcome to the Pints of Polishing podcast. I'm Marshall. That's Nick. You can find us inside of the Facebook groups. Go to HyperClean specialists when you're on Facebook. Great way to interact with there a lot of conversations today coming out of the specialist group. And Nick I'm diving into voodoo ranger juicy force IPA Another favorite that we have regular here is a New Belgium. I did experience a nice well, it was fruity. As you like to make fun of me, I do enjoy some fruit beers. This was like high sea type fruit. Did you ever back in the day, I imagine you ever do. No. Little high sea and vodka or a little high sea? I mean, I guess if I was in a pinch, I don't know.
Here's what I think is interesting. All you IPA guys that talk about how you're like, I know a lot about beer. And then you're drinking stuff that's like Boone's Farm. What a way for it to come full circle, huh? Dude, the headaches and the horrible hangover after this shit. I mean, you guys are drinking Mad Dog 2020 and being like, wow, Voodoo Ranger really did something here. Good call. All right. You should have used that for your buy and sell. But you can't. You've already used it. All right, you'll get to buy and sell. Which one are you going with?
I'm going to buy. I finally realized, probably my most enjoyable part of driving around, and I think we all check out cars and different things like that when we're driving around. And I live in a city where Lamborghinis and Ferraris and all that stuff kind of drive around pretty consistently. I know a lot of people have that in their city and some don't. So seeing those, unless it's something really special, it's just kind of whatever I'm buying. Now, seeing these cars that I kind of grew up with that were nondescript cars. One in my area that I keep seeing is in Azuzu Rodeo two tone, in perfect condition. I mean, it's in perfect condition. I have a two door tahoe that I continue to see. I've actually told you about that one that's what I'm buying is these cars that were sort of nondescript that somebody has just taken pride in. Maybe it was something they bought after they had a little bit of money, and they just, hey, this is a car I used to want. Now I got a little bit of money. I'm going to have this car, and I'm going to make it pristine. But they're not like special cars, right? They're not like things that you and I would look at and go, wow, that guy really took a vintage Ferrari and did something. It's the nondescript cars. When I drive around now that I'm buying, it's like these cars that we all grew up with that you go, that's pretty slick that that guy kept that random car in such great shape or bought it for himself and has now gotten it back into great shape. So that's what I'm buying this week. There's always that guy that actually did keep the car, right? There's always that one guy.
Yeah, I actually think that's probably what it is that most of these cars you see, like the two door tahoe, there's a really good chance that guy has always owned it, maybe got it near New or got it used in the then has just owned it ever since. But yeah, I've actually been enjoying that a lot more because, like I said, you just don't see it. You don't see like a 1999 a Zoo Rodeo in great shape. You just don't see those types of things. And you don't hear those stories. You usually hear that, well, there's this one that I had, and I know I never should have sold, right? Yeah. So to hear the guy that never did sell it yeah, it's great. It is.
All right. I am selling. And I'm selling because I didn't realize I was part of a game, and that's what I'm selling, I guess. And it was a game that I enjoyed playing. I did not realize when I was a little kid, I got Mike Tyson's Punch Out and I got a Nintendo, and I didn't realize I was in the middle of a big battle. My buddy Jason, he got he got Top Gun, which, interesting, he went off to NASA. I'm like, well, what happened with me? I didn't become Mike Tyson. I don't know. I thought that's the way it was supposed to go when you were a kid. I did do pretty good at track and field. Anyway, this weekend, watching some games in between the games, and there was a documentary that comes on. There's a documentary of how Nintendo had 95% of all console market share in the US in that early ninety s and late eighty s. And it was the story of Sega then starting to compete. Do you remember what was so unique about Sega? When they popped I once they showed it and they talked about it, I laughed hysterically. And I was like, yeah, I hated those commercials because I was on the other side. But it was still so unique of the people that came in and ran the marketing. Do you remember what it was? Sonic the Hedgehog. Well, Sonic is really what took them out. Right? They had to compete against Mario. You're right. But the commercials, do you remember the Saga? Saga really took over and watch you. There you go. They did so good at doing that. So anyway, I'm selling that. I didn't know I was a part of this massive game that was going on. I was just fucking having a blast playing video games. But to hear about the wars that they had at Expos, having fights sega was so aggressive going after Nintendo's market share because 95% then they eventually took them over, which was pretty cool. But now you go and it had three buttons.
You remember that was like the random thing about Sega is their controller had three buttons on the right side, right? An A, B, and A-C-I think, or whatever. X, Y, and Z. Theirs was that they were 16 bit instead of a bit. But the controller was different. Yes. No. And even going through PlayStation and Xbox, that used to be a bigger rivalry than it is now. It's just sort of like people pick what they like now and they just move on. Because then you bought this game, could go on this console. Now it's whatever console system you like most. I think the last one was like Halo, right? Remember when Halo was only Xbox? And that got a lot of run, but like Call of Duty and stuff, that's big now. That's on both platforms because those are independent companies. I have a PlayStation five. I just realized this. I have a PlayStation five. I've never turned it on. I just talked to my nephew. He's like, I think I'm actually going to send it to him because I just have no need for it. I don't even know why I got it. I thought I was going to play Madden or something. I don't know. I never did. So I got to find a better use for playing. Has there been a game, like, for me, was there ever a game that you just blew off time with? For me. It was Tiger Woods. Yeah, that was a great game back in the bay. Yeah, you just got your buddies together. We all drank beer, hung out of the house. And you know why it went away? It didn't go away because it's popularity. Remember he had that scandal, that sex scandal. And so EA Sports was like, oh, we can't make this anymore. I'm like, really? That seems kind of stupid now. They've tried to kind of bring it back, and supposedly it's great again. But I look at it and the game for me at Tiger Woods would have been up there. Madden, any kind of boxing game, knockout, kings, those types of things that were just like fun, quick games. But yeah, there was actually a game called NFL Blitz, I don't know if you remember that, where you could body slam people and stuff like that. That was fun. That was kind of like during college for me. So if you were just, like drinking beers or whatever, put a few bucks on the game. Yeah, video games were a lot different when you had to have somebody in the room playing the game with you because then it would get heated. You're sitting on the couch next to each other and you're going at it. Now that it's online, it's definitely better that way. But I think you lost a little bit for me, just playing with your buddies. Golden eye. Did you play golf? Yeah. That was big. Nintendo 64. That was good. All right.
So fun stuff out of the specialist group has really been people that have been taking some risk. So this is what's really cool of some stuff that started to pop out of the specialist group. Mark working on his first polishing of his vehicle. You've been there. I've been there. Right. Most of us have been there when we're having this doubt of, like, well, I think I could do it. I think I can do it. Then he finally gets out there and does it, which is super cool. You also got Randy, who picked up a Z three. He was looking for something else, was commenting about stuff he's learned from you. Saturday's episode, multiple people talking about, hey, seeing prices that were so high, now they're coming down, like, grabbing a lot of stuff and information off of your Saturday episode. The cool part about what's seen inside the specialist group is the people that are taking the risk. However, Nick, there's plenty that we know that are inside the group. They're kind of sitting in the shadows. They haven't really posted inside the group. They haven't really taken the risk to get out there and do exactly what they wanted.
That could be an open ended thought, right? Like, whatever it is that people want to do, some just don't do it. There's different opinions on why they don't. You and I, we toss this back and forth, which is why we find it fascinating. Is it the way you were raised? Is it the way that you think? Is it what you watch? Is it what you listen? I mean, there's so many things that could go into it, let's say back and forth, because people are going to find themselves in both camps. What holds them back from just doing something, whether it is they want to do? Yeah. Worried about the opinion of others is probably the number one reason, right? Could be your friends and your family. Could be people inside the specialist group. I think one thing we've tried to say here a lot of times is the specialist groups is really positive.
Nobody goes in there to kind of beat their chest, and we don't really have that. And guys go in there to share stuff as well as ask questions. And when you look at it from a business perspective, it's a little different. Right. A lot of people get they don't have the wherewithal to go forward because of their circle of friends, their circle of family. None of those people really know what owning a business looks like. So they tell you all, just go get this job, because owning a business, that's not for you. Has there been friends and family? There are times when my family has pushed their views of what I should do, and this is where I wanted to dive in, because most people just go like me, okay, dad? Right. Or okay, mom, or okay, sister, or okay, aunt, whatever you want to fill into that blank. Okay, Grandma, you might know what's right, but then you look under the hood and you go, well, maybe that person hasn't run a business.
Maybe what I'm doing in business or what I'm doing in my life, what I'm doing in my car life might not feed exactly their views. Yeah, that's tough. Yeah. No, I think you're exactly right. I think when it comes to business, number one, you should always listen to somebody that has the wisdom, whether it's a family member or a friend. You got a 50 year old uncle, he's been fairly successful in his career, but what if he's a police officer? He can still be really successful. Police officers making a lot of money, especially I got a few in my family. They do really well. Am I really taking their business advice? No, because they're not in my neck of the woods, right? They're working for a city. They're working for a state agency, whatever it may be. And I got to realize that's where their advice is coming from, it's very limited. Right. Their advice is from this very small view of how I'm going to get a pension and I got these great benefits and yeah, man, I mean, that's a point of view, and you should listen to it, but it shouldn't be the thing that stops you from taking a risk. Right.
And here's the greatest thing about auto detailing. It's not really that big of a risk. Let's just say on the high end, I'm going to use the number. You put ten grand into a business, that's not really that much risk in the business world when you consider there's businesses risking hundreds of millions of dollars on an unproven idea. Right. Think of the Ubers of the world. That went like a zillion dollars in debt to run Uber, and it's really never been highly profitable. Even now, think of Amazon the same way. So it is risk. $10,000 is still some money, but in the scheme of your life, $10,000 isn't going to be that much. And we know most detailers start with way less than that, right. So that's the number one way to look at it is, number one, the industry we're in isn't a super amount of risk. So if somebody is telling you the risk you're taking all the time, you got to take it with a grain of salt.
Now, that doesn't mean go out and be a half ass business for ten years in auto detailing. You should be fairly successful inside the first 36 months because it's a pretty easy business to get off the ground. But when it comes to the risk conversation, yeah, man. I've had family and friends and people offer their advice, but I always ask the same question. I'd say, this is pretty good advice. Are they at a place that I want to be, right? Is that the person I look at and go, man, the life that they have is the life that I want, then you may need to take their advice because they've gotten some place you want to go if they aren't. And that's not a bad thing. You just go, okay, I'm going to blow it off. But you hear a lot of relationships ending because guys MF and at the dinner table because they're giving a little too much advice and they've had enough. So I just kind of blow it off. Right. I listen to the educated people in my life the best I can, but I know not every piece of advice is valuable to me. Blowing it off, is that a skill? Is that something you have to learn?
I've shared it on here. One of my biggest things that screwed me up in business and probably in life for quite some time was my temper. It was destructive. I mean, it really was. And that's as honest as I can be about it. I think blowing it off, some people are born with an ability to do that on a higher level. They just kind of go with the flow and they're not going to let things get them rattled. Some of us have to learn it, and you got to find out which one you are. I definitely had to learn it because it just wasn't ingrained in me, right. That's not how I am as a person.
But now, yeah, I blow off a lot of people's opinions. I mean, dude, when you do a podcast, when you put out content, let me tell you, the number one thing I never thought of two plus years ago was all of the opinions I was going to be getting. Right. And we never talk about it, but we've done okay at this. Okay. Just know that we've done okay at this and we have a lot to get better at. I understand that, but the amount of opinions I get now from people that are older, younger, same age who've never done anything like this, it's Marty. I mean, you've been doing this a lot longer. I mean, there is a ton of opinion about what works, what doesn't, and the vast majority of people have never made a successful podcast. So where do you draw the line on listening to those people? Because you may like them and you may say, hey, this guy's got pretty good advice. But podcasting as a small microcosm, there's a small number of people that would even be able to give you valuable advice because it'd be very difficult without doing it. Yeah, I'm with you. I also had to learn, and I had to learn from making mistakes and learn from listening to some people and fumbling down and regrouping and also learning to understand, like you said, look at what their history is, who they are. Should their opinion, even hold any weight. I'm with you. Hold on. That means you can still respect them.
Absolutely. Yeah. It's not about a disrespect thing. It's the compartmentalization of is this valuable information to me in the moment? And this is kind of what we say about detailing training, right? I'll throw this to you. It isn't that I have anything against any of it. Pay your money. But if it's not working for you, going down with the ship seems a bit silly, right? You got to kind of back out and say, hey, I took this advice. It wasn't good advice. It didn't work for me, I should say would be the proper way of looking at it. And you just move on. And that can happen with your friends, your family, your loved ones, business associates. We've all gotten bad advice, all of us. And that's why you got to be again, we kind of beat this drum to death. You got to be really cautious of who you listen to. And that doesn't mean disrespect. That just means I got to tune that part of our conversation out. And the other 99% we talked about was really great. And then I think most people, after they've either listened or not listened to somebody and they've gone through some things, what then holds most people? In my opinion, what holds most people back then is their internal doubt.
Whether they listen to somebody in the past, whether they've done something, whether they failed at something, it doesn't matter. There seems to always be this checklist that goes on. Listen, myself included. It's a struggle that I think most of us all have is when you fail, then this next time around, are you going to fail again? And to put some people into perspective, and I think you can start to see it. There's a quote that I heard years ago from Zig Ziglar, and it said, timid, salesmen have skinny kids. There you go. When you're trying to learn sales, you have to get over your failure very quickly, because you might hear no, no, but you're always looking for that next yes. Seven nose to a yes, seven no to a yes. And most people, when they're in sales, they can't ever get over the nose or the failure, or when there's this idea of what they're wanting to do and they go, I should really do that, but I haven't done well this other things in the past, or maybe I won't be able to do it.
Well, it's also becoming more process oriented. Right. Stop thinking this is a tough thing for me to do, but I'll share this piece of when things kind of got better for me. Number one, none of us know if any of it's going to work. Jeff Bezos didn't know if it was going to work. He just thought it might work. Right. And look where he started selling books online. It's a little different at amazon these days, right? His life is a little different. He's like jacked and 50 years old with a young girlfriend and a billion foot yacht. Hey, man, things worked out. But make no mistake, what we're doing at HyperClean, what I do at VR, what you've done in business, nobody knows if it's going to work. To me, that's the most freeing way to look at it, like, hey, man, I'm just going to do the things I think I need to do process wise. And there's no blueprint, right? This isn't building a building. Here's the step, here's what you do next. Here's what you do next. There is none of that. So nobody really knows if it's going to work. What you got to get obsessed with, in my opinion, is the process of waking up and working every day and taking in the information and then making a good decision, and then taking in more information, making another good decision to the best of your ability. But make no mistake, anybody that tells you they knew something was going to be a success, none of us know. All you do is you just put your head down and say, I'm going to do the best I can at all times and I'm going to see what happens at the end of this thing. And you know what? I'm going to take a lot of lumps on the way, but I hope my good outweighs the bad and I'll just kind of move on with it. And that's the part if somebody goes to a job again, a teacher, a police officer, a contractor that works for somebody, those are great things to do. What they don't know is the ups and downs you're going to go through and so they can't really explain it to you. And so when you go through it, it isn't a nine to five. They're in a nine to five atmosphere. They're in a set of number of time to go to work. And so that's where I found the advice to be the most off base, is because if you start listening to those people, you're cutting your phone off early, missing out on business opportunities.
We've even heard of guys who weren't in business that long who go home and shut their phone off. Hey, man, this ain't the state job. That's why you may not listen to those types of people, is because they just don't understand what it's going to take. But let me tell you, man, I never knew if any of this was going to be successful. I just put my head down and said I'll figure it out. But if I didn't figure it out, I was going to go get a job. There really isn't that bad of a failure part of it. You can always go get a gig. That's the way I looked at it. Yeah. All right. Well, an interesting thing that came out of the community pub this past week. Maybe it was this weekend, right? How many people were posting photos of enjoying our HyperClean pint glass, enjoying a cold beverage? We will go ahead and disown Dustin for his Bud Light when he was looking at I mean, can you disown somebody for a Bud Light when you're drinking Fruity Pebbles beer? I don't know how this works in the beer community. Like I said, the IPA guys have kind of ruined it for a lot of us not understanding beer anymore. It's like, oh, I got this manly beer here. It's Fruity Pebbles. I'm like what? How's that work, Dustin? He owes you. There we go.
All right. So but what was fun about the discussion that came out of the pub that we had this past week was what role does a detailer fit into? I guess in a sense because there's a lot of detailers that love to express their opinions. They love to tell other people about what they're doing and who they are and why they're so great. And a lot of it we talked about, it is kind of beating your chest, and it's great to let everybody know about how great we're doing. But it does create a little odd situation, though, at times, where you and I look at let's look at some videos that we've seen or some people that we question and we just care what's interesting, why they would want to put that out when there really is you mentioned a blueprint a second ago.
There really is a blueprint for detailers, and there's a blueprint for people that are passionate about their cars to be able to learn and coexist with each other. In a sense. I love that idea. And we've all seen let's talk about stickers on the back of a windshield, right? The coexist sticker of the fish, of course. Is there a coexistence in a sense of detailers that could be passionate, quote unquote passionate about their process and what they do, and they could have an expression point to be able to put out how great they are? Yeah, I think the most that I like seeing is I like when guys share their process of why they do something. Not so much the final result or some reflection shot or whatever.
Those are cool and all, but I think the one thing that we see working in the content world is just explain to somebody how you clean a tire and a rim. Explain to somebody how you clean door jams really well. Explain to somebody why you did something on the center console of an interior. How do you clean glass? I mean, the list can go on. How you hold a polisher, why you choose this polisher, why you choose this way of operating this polisher. Those types of things, I think, are super helpful in the car community as a whole. The rest of the stuff really holds very little value because what we're all trying to do is take care of cars better. That's kind of the ethos of getting into auto detailing is you always want to take care of the car or perform a service on your own car or a customer's car at a higher level. One of the things that's taken over detailing content, and we've kind of had a chuckle about this behind the scenes is just people reviewing product nonstop that's kind of become so the leg up for the professional is, hey man, get a brand you believe in or don't or whatever you want to do, but share your process. Talk about why you do things a certain way. I think it's extremely valuable and probably not even close to enough of that content, right? Like not even tip of the iceberg on the amount of that kind of content that should exist.
Because again, what it's usually about is, oh, I got this BMW, I got this into my shop. Check out the after shot. We're all kind of guilty of that. If you go look at our content, you do a great job with this is how to put on HyperClean dose, what to look for. And those things are valuable. And again, we've kind of see our customer base grow based on the more we share a process of doing something. And I think you've said it is. I mean, go look at some of the greatest YouTube channels, the largest ones, the amount of views that they have around processes and what they do. And if you as a detailer that you're passionate, quote unquote about what you do, how much more beneficial than to just talk about the process of how you do it. And again, break it down into minor things. You don't have to sit here and say, I'm going to make an hour long video about how I detail the exterior. That's a pretty big undertaking with short form content. Marty, you and I have talked about this. That's the dominant thing on the Internet.
And you've stated this for a long time for guys about TikTok and reels and all these different things that were coming and are now here, hey man, do a minute and a half on cleaning up some windows and really explain why you do things your way. We had another inside of one of the posts and there were some comments inside of our specialist group where the comment was made. They've been inside of a local car club, Facebook group and sharing these type of things and having incredible interactions and forming whole new relationships. And every single person wants to be a part of something. That's really what one of the core foundations of us as human beings. And finding your, quote unquote, as we like to say, community, finding your group of people many times is sharing things that people like.
You like cars, you like the process of cleaning cars. Why should a detailer, right? We got to ask. This question, I'm going to go ahead and preface it. Why then should a detailer go talk to somebody that likes to clean the car themselves? That does seem like a strange thing to say, and I want to go ahead and preface that, right, because it does seem odd as detailers many times, which we've said, Nick, we say that, well, these type of people don't want to use our service. There is overall, a community mindset of becoming a specialist in your local area, mindset of how you can grow. The overall idea of detailing, having the products to be able to sell it, if you want to become a HyperClean distributor is a great way of making sure that that's beneficial.
But overall, this idea that as the tide rises, so do all ships, because do we want to take a look at, we've said manual transmissions versus automatic transmissions versus now going into electronic cars and battery operated cars. Is there a bit of a detailer who's a manual detailer and then a quote unquote, car enthusiast or somebody that likes to take care of their cars? They're actually a little bit on the same page. They're actually on the same team, if you want to look at it, versus another group that also cleans cars. But it's done with automatic and it's done with machines and it's done with operations. That creates a whole nother different talk. Is our car washes and detailers actually in competition? Well, I've had a different point of view on this because I've built a very large maintenance business.
And what you're doing there is you're taking people out of the car wash scene as a whole. You're saying, hey, this isn't the right way to maintain a vehicle. We have a better way come into our fold and give them an experience that's nothing like a car wash. Right? And so my clients don't think about the local car wash. I don't think retailers have taken it seriously enough to say, the more people I get out of the car wash scene, the more money that's in my pocket, the more my business grows. So do I look at them as I drive by a car wash and get mad? No. There's going to be people that want to pay $5 for a car wash. I understand that. There's also a segment of the population that's going to that car wash because they don't know any better.
And there's where the information lies. There's where the money lies is that not everybody who drives a range over going to the car wash wants to do that. The vast majority of successful people don't want to be sitting in a tunnel wash. That's just a fact. They don't want to spend their time doing that. I have several clients I've shared on here. They don't even want to gas their vehicle. We charge them to gas their whole collection of cars, family cars, wife's car, kids cars, their cars. The whole nine. They don't want to do that.
So again, competition to me is the wrong word, right? It is in competition. But here's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to take everybody I can out of the cycle of taking care of their car in a poor way, okay? If that's what detailing is supposed to be, then you should be trying to get as many people out of the car wash scene as you can. Yet all we ever hear on the other side is, well, if they're going to go to a car wash, they're not for me. Well, I don't know. Many of you fix cars that come from the car wash, so isn't it the same thing? That's exactly what I was about to say. So it becomes as you start to really dive through this discussion, some listeners might have blown it off for a second, but as you start to dive through it, then you got to ask the question, right? Because if time is one of our most valuable assets, right, it's most depleting asset that we have. Well, depleting resource, right? Because it's not really an asset. It's always depleting. How much time do detailers spend talking to customers? And we see it nonstop that they're complaining about, this customer went through a car wash and they're trying to do this paint correction. And it seems like detailers always do want to battle car washes there, because the amount listen, I had a post that I saw a little bit ago. It was last week, and this guy took some time.
He had the old photo of the vacuums at the car wash. He had the lava lamp. I mean, he had everything in his post. And he was going to massive description of why his customers this isn't the only one other detailers. And anybody that's listening by the car world, they see these, they see it, okay, well, is that valuable? It's valuable if you're trying to get them out of it, right? So if I bash the car wash and I say the car wash is to blame for everything going wrong in this customer's life, what is my solution to that customer then? I'm here to tell you something, man. I have a bunch of customers. None of them, if I didn't exist, they weren't going to wash their car. So that isn't viable.
That's why I always laugh when people go, oh, I put on this $2,500 coating, and now I'm explaining to the guy how to go wash his car himself. I'm like, how does that go together? I mean, just think about it logically. Somebody that's going to drop 25 to five grand on detailing services, this is the same guy that's going to stand in his driveway every week and properly maintain his vehicle. Because let me tell you what my experience is for the guys that come in here and drop ten grand on a PPF, they're like, yeah, so how are you going to take care of this? They're at a level.
They're not going to be out in 115 degree heat taking care of their car. So that, to me, has always been the thing that nobody wanted to say in this industry, is like, hey, man, I'm all cool with the big tickets. Let's put big tickets everywhere. We all make more money. The problem is you then get mad that the person went to the car wash, but you didn't have a solution for them. This has been the block I've been on for years. It's like, dude, the reason I can charge what I can charge is I can make it so my customers never have to think about their car. Can you say the same? That's my leg up. My customers don't have to think anything about their car. We'll do everything. I'll take it for an oil change for the right price. It doesn't matter to me, but I'm there to make their car experience on an elevated level. Putting a coating on a car and then just saying, this guy shouldn't have gone to the car wash. I don't see where that's solution based at all. Yeah, because you said if I don't have a solution, I basically shouldn't really be talking about it. That becomes the ultimate reason for somebody to be in business. Right. We go back to some of the basics. Core 101 basics of business have a solution for somebody.
So in a sense, if I see somebody putting out whining and complaining about the car wash, listen, is this a big reason why I don't consider carwashes a competitor of detailers is because you know what? Because I like to smoke barbecue, does that make me a competitor of the local barbecue restaurant? Good point. It's a good point. Yeah. But here's the thing. It's two different levels. Even if you tell me you're a level guy, right? There's two different levels. I've seen I've owned a car wash. I know the revenue. I know what it is. It's so massively different. And this is the point that I want to talk to detailers when they want to put out. It like nobody inside the car wash world is talking about detailers ever. And I don't think it ever happens. It doesn't happen. Even at the car wash show, they don't use the word car detailer.
They may have a detailing part of their car wash those are moving. But here's the thing. The truth is, you're exactly right. You got one group that's obsessed with the other group, and the other group doesn't know the other group even exists. Right. They actually run away from it, which is almost a point. It actually gives detailers, or those that like to clean their own cars, it gives you a vantage point because this giant is no longer servicing these type of people. It almost becomes some of that Sega Nintendo stuff. Right? There's a whole market of people that are unserviced. Yeah. And I'm telling you, this is what we identified. Didn't know that this is what I was identifying, but this is what we identified. The vast majority of people don't want to spend their time going to a car wash. I don't care how close it is to their house. Very few cities that have any real population can you go from your house to the car wash and back in under an hour? There's an hour, hour of somebody's time on a Saturday, they don't want to do it. Right. They don't want to do it on a Wednesday, they don't want to do it on Sunday. They don't want to do it. You were around when Blockbuster was around, you went to rent a video. That was an hour and a half excursion if you lived in a city with population, right?
Yeah, exactly. Like, we'll just watch it's on TV, and even then, there wasn't that much on TV. It's not like today we can just push a button and find anything. And so there's always these examples. And look, man, you can even either capitalize on the market inefficiency of car washes or you can bitch about car washes. They're incredibly inefficient. Here's what people don't realize. Car washes are extremely inefficient because you're still asking the person to do most of the work. I don't care if it's just sitting in your car. Remember, they got to drive there, they got to stop there, they got to pay there. They got to sit in a car wash. Think about the world today, man. Nobody wants to do that. And you know how you know this? Near my house they just built, there's a chain of car wash that's coming in. Somebody made some investment in some they have, like Marty, I want to say 100 vacuums.
You know how many times I've seen those vacuums in use? A dead serious. Never. They're never in use. Because you know why? You know why they're free? Because those people know the vacuums will never get used. It's just like the gym membership. You know why? It's $10. They know you're not going to show up. Right. That's the planet fitness model. They know these people aren't coming here. We know 10% of the people are going to use the gym. We know 1% of our population is going to get out and vacuum their car. Here's the greatest thing, man. It's a huge market inefficiency the car wash scene. Good on the car washes and the money they're making. I got nothing against it, but my whole thing has been, do you want your time back? Do you want an elevated experience? Do you want your car to be properly cared for? Do you want to see how great your car can look every single week and every day you drive it? I mean, we get a little bit of rain here and I mean a little bit. And my phone has 200 300 messages on it of like, can you do my car a second time this week? Can you do my car more? I mean, I've shared them with you. You've seen them.
And I go, once they understand and elevate. And mind you, I'm not charging $25. We're in the triple digits, and I got people asking me to come out multiple times a week. So you want to think that there's no money in it. I'm all good with it. You do what you think is right for your business. I think the part that I would question is why do so many people say these things about car washes and then have no solution for their customer to avoid the car wash? And stop telling me that most of these people that you do business with as a detailer want to wash their own car. If that was the case, they wouldn't come to your shop.

Bingo. Nick. Love it, man. graped into the episode. There's nothing really bad. Absolutely. Thanks so much. Have a great day. See you.

Hey, community. That was a great episode. I bet you you're somebody that saw that line get kind of drawn. You go? Yeah, I guess. Manual to automatic cleaning of a vehicle. Yeah. I could work with people inside of the local Porsche club, the local Mercedes club, the local Volkswagen club, and you can start to journey yourself down through there. And I think you should. How can you begin to work with those else that enjoy what you do professionally and or as their hobby? How do you grow and continue to climb?
I suggest that you go to hypercleanstore.com, fill out the form, and let's talk about distribution. Being able to use your expertise as knowing somebody to clean cars, processes that you do. How you like to then interact with others inside of car shows, car clubs, and you see that others that enjoy also manually cleaning cars. This is the type of people that I would love to continue working with. Go hypercleanstore.com, fill out the form. Let's have a discussion. I think it's a great spot for you to be in. This is Marshall. I hope you make it a great day.

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How To Use A Clay Bar

How To Clay Bar A Car

What is a Clay Bar?

The surface of your vehicle can be constantly exposed to airborne pollutants which stick to the surface. Some of them include brake dust, industrial spills, tar, etc. Often these items can cause corrosion and can damage the clear coat or cause rust marks if the clay bar is not used. Tiny metal particles (sometimes called railroad dust) will enter the finish and are shown as extremely small white specs which are easily visible on white vehicles. Regular washing does not eliminate contaminants.

What is Clay Bar Treatment?

Clay bar treatment involves the use of clay to remove dirt particles from vehicles such as tar and brake dusts from their bodies. Over time, the buildup of these contaminants can damage the vehicle, and many of these contaminants are corrosive. Regular visits to an auto wash can remove contaminants from vehicles. After car washing the clay bars can enhance the cleaning and give the cars a glossy appearance. In addition, clay bar is nonabrasive and won't ruin car paint or clear coats.

Why are Clay Bars so effective?

Traditional clay bars are exceptionally absorbent and the product can be used effectively for removing contaminants from surfaces. A car wash helps to remove dirt from the surface. But clay bars can also be used for cleaning things like dirt, trees, sap or other things that are not usually handled. These harsh chemicals can be easily removed by clay bars.

Do new cars need to be clayed?

Once a new automobile is built they usually sit at lots and ships which face varying industrial impacts. Many people also go to the airport by bus or train and sit there for a bit! Rail dust is quite common in newly bought cars. Whenever possible I recommend getting a clay bar treatment upon receiving your new car.

How often should I clay my car?

It is dependent largely upon many different factors, however based upon my recommendation, it should be done when there is contamination present in your clear coat. Often times people are told to clay their vehicle multiple times per year and it is unnecessary. It actually does more harm than good to clay bar your car if there is no contamination in the clear coat.

Types of clay bars

Auto detailing clay bar comes in various aggressiveness and grades, from very fine grade bar to heavy duty. The type you'll use depends on the condition of your car’s paintwork and the contaminants that need to be removed.

Fine-grade clay bar is great for lightly soiled surfaces and can remove stubborn elements such as light-duty dirt, pollen, and bug debris. These types of clay bars don't require a great deal of pressure, making them suitable for the DIYer who wants a gentler approach.

Medium-grade clay is better suited for removing tougher contaminants from your car's surface like sap and tar, as well as surface oxidation caused by exposure to the elements. It’s best to use these with a more medium-pressure technique since they may be too abrasive if applied too forcefully.

Heavy-duty clay bars are designed to tackle ground-in grime and heavily corroded surfaces - they should only be used with extreme caution (and lots of lubrication) as they can easily cause scratches or gouges in your vehicle's paintwork if handled incorrectly.

Ultimately, choosing the right type of clay bar will depend on both your skill level and the condition of your car's paint - make sure to always keep safety in mind when selecting the right clay bar kit for your detailing needs.

How To Use a Clay Bar

Using auto-detailing clay is simple but requires some patience and precision. First, you'll need to make sure your vehicle's clear coat is completely clean and dry before you begin. Then spray the panel lightly with your clay lube. You can use car shampoo, detail spray, or a product specifically designed for using a clay bar (this helps lubricate the surface so the clay will move more easily over the paint). Take a small piece of clay and knead it in your hand until it forms into a pliable shape - this only takes about 30 seconds (put your clay bar in hot water and let it sit for 30 seconds and it will soften up if needed). Then begin rubbing the bar over the surface of your car in overlapping straight lines while maintaining light pressure - this will allow any embedded dirt on your surfaces to come up as powdery residue on top of the bar itself. The goal here is to keep repeating these steps until all contaminants have been removed, which usually takes anywhere between 5-15 minutes per panel depending on size and condition.

Once complete, simply wipe away any remaining residue with a clean microfiber cloth before continuing with any other detailing treatments such as applying a ceramic coating or polishing your paint. Now that you have finished throw away that dirty clay bar and use a fresh one the next time you need to clay your vehicle.

Can Clay Bar Damage Your Car

Clay bars are great for removing contaminants from your car's clear coat, but if used incorrectly they can cause damage to the finish. As with any detailing process, the key is to use the right techniques and proper amounts of pressure when using a clay bar.

When using a clay bar, it's important to make sure you have enough lubricant on the surface in order to prevent accidental scratches or gouges from forming. Applying too much pressure can also lead to damaging painted surfaces, so take your time and use gentle movements when gliding the bar across your car's paintwork.

In addition, you should never use a clay bar more than once because this can cause scratching due to left-over debris or dirt particles stuck in between the bar's layers. And if you find that your vehicle is extremely dirty and needs extra scrubbing power, opt for a harsher cleaning product like an abrasive cleaner instead - they'll get the job done faster while still being safe enough not to damage your paint.

Car enthusiasts should take caution when using clay bars and pay close attention to their technique in order to ensure that no harm is caused during the detailing process. With this in mind, clay bars can definitely be beneficial for removing contaminants without damaging paint - as long as they're used correctly!

How Often Should I Clay Bar My Cars Paint?

How often you should clay bar your car depends on a variety of factors such as the type of environment the car is regularly exposed to, how much driving it does, and what kind of cleaning products you use. Generally speaking, only clay your cars paint if there are embedded contaminants.

Clay bars are a popular choice for car detailing and can be an indispensable part of keeping your vehicle looking its best. However, it's important to remember that just because these products are readily available doesn't mean that they should be used indiscriminately.

In fact, clay barring is often the most overused detailing product – and yet one of the most misunderstood and misapplied tools out there. When done incorrectly or in inappropriate situations, clay bar detailing can actually cause more harm than good.

Does a Clay Bar Remove Scratches?

Clay bars won't eliminate any scratches on paint because they don't contain the kind of abrasive material needed to correct scratches out of your clear coat.

 

Foam Wash Used to Foam Wash Your Car

How To Foam Wash Your Car

Foam washing is a great way to give your car the deep clean it needs, restoring its shine and making it look brand new again. The process is simple and requires just a few pieces of equipment and hyperCLEAN Foam Wash specifically designed for foam washers.

Foam Wash has a pH neutral formula that won’t strip away any wax or damage paintwork, so it’s extremely important to use the right kind of soap. A pressure washer is necessary as well as it helps create the sudsy foam needed for effective cleaning. Foam guns (aka Foam Cannons) are also now available in our store, giving you more control over where and how much foam you apply onto your car or bike.

Once you have your supplies together, it’s time to start the process. Use your microfiber mitt or pad to spread the soap solution all over your car's surface evenly, ensuring that all areas are covered. Then spray it off using a pressure washer until all dirt and grime has been removed from every corner of your car. This will also help make sure that no residue is left behind after rinsing off the soapy water.

Foam washing may require a few extra steps when compared to traditional washing methods but the results speak for themselves - clean cars in no time! Plus, having access to specialized tools like Foam Wash means that keeping up with regular maintenance schedules becomes easier if done correctly. So next time you’re looking to give your vehicle a deep clean, consider foam washing as an option!

The Importance of Using a Foam Cannon

A foam cannon is a car washing tool that mixes soap, water, and air to generate thick suds for cleaning the car's exterior. Pressure washers are used to shoot these suds onto the vehicle. This helps to lubricate the surface of the car, allowing it to be cleaned gently without scratching or marring the paint. Generally, pressure washers work best with foam cannons but can be more expensive, and more cumbersome than a regular garden hose.

A foam cannon is an important tool for car detailing and automotive maintenance. It helps to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from the car's exterior without having to resort to harsh scrubbing. The foam created by a foam cannon also allows for a more gentle cleansing process that does not damage the paint or risk scratching your car's finish.

hyperCLEAN Fuego. Remove iron particles and decontaminate your cars paint

What Is An Iron Remover and How Does it Work?

When looking for a properly formulated iron remover, it is important to choose a product that is specifically designed for use on cars and other vehicles. You should also check the label for any warnings or instructions regarding use or safety measures. Additionally, you should look for an iron remover that does not contain chemicals or abrasives that could cause damage to your car's paintwork. This is why we have designed hyperCLEAN Fuego to be used safely on your vehicles paint and clear coat.

Iron particles, also known as industrial fallout, rail dust, or brake dust, are small metal particles that land on car paint and cause rust-like specs. These contaminants come from rail cars during transportation and neighboring vehicles on the road. While they are more visible on light-colored paintwork, they can also appear on dark-colored painted surfaces.

Iron deposits left on your car's paint can cause permanent damage, such as staining and discoloration, which can be difficult to remove. If the iron deposits are left untreated on car paint, they can rust and corrode the paint surface, leading to further damage. Therefore, it is important to use an iron remover when cleaning your vehicle's paint in order to prevent any unwanted stains or discoloration.

An iron remover is an important tool to use when cleaning your car's paint. It helps to dissolve and loosen contaminants embedded in the clearcoat, as well as remove any deeply-embedded deposits that could not be removed by washing. Additionally, using a clay bar after applying iron remover will help you make sure all of the unwanted particles have been properly removed from your vehicle’s surface. This is an important step to perform if you are applying a ceramic coating, performing paint correction, or just looking after the overall health of car paint.

To ensure a thorough clean, wash your paint with loose dirt and grime removed in a shaded area. Keep the car wet during the process for the best results. Apply a dedicated iron remover like hyperCLEAN Fuego and let it dwell, rinsing away once done. If deeper deposits remain, agitate them with a wheel or brush and mitt before using a clay bar to pull out particles stuck on the surface. You'll know when it's successful by feeling the clay passing smoothly and seeing rust color marks removed from your vehicle's paintwork.

How Often Should I Use hyperCLEAN Fuego

It is recommended to use an iron fallout remover on your car's paint every four to six months. The precise application frequency will depend on the environment you drive in, with more frequent applications needed if you encounter more iron contaminants. For best results, make sure to pre-clean the surface thoroughly before applying the remover and always follow the directions on the bottle.

Chemical vs Mechanical Decontamination

When it comes to removing iron contaminants from your car's paint, there are two main methods: chemical decontamination and mechanical decontamination.

Chemical Decontamination involves the use of products that chemically dissolve the contaminants. This method is less time consuming and can be used in a variety of situations.

Mechanical Decontamination requires more time and effort but does not involve any hazardous chemicals. This approach usually involves manually scrubbing the affected area with products like clay bars, clay mitts, or clay towels.

In conclusion, an iron remover is an important step to maintain the health of your car's paintwork. Proper use of an iron remover can help keep your car's paint looking like new for years to come, and should always be included as part of a regular car care routine.

Ceramic Coatings Protect your cars paint

Is Ceramic Coating Good For Your Car?

The Benefits of Ceramic Coating for Your Vehicle

Taking care of your vehicle is essential to keeping it in good condition and protecting its value. One way to do this is by applying a ceramic coating, a special type of paint protection that provides a glossy finish and helps protect your car from the elements. Ceramic coating can help maintain your vehicle’s appearance, and here are some benefits you should know about when considering whether to get it.

Know Your Ceramic Coating Options

It is a common product that can be categorized into two categories: professional applications products and DIY consumer kits. While these methods offer an effective nano coating protective layer, their prices and preparation costs differ greatly.

What does a ceramic coating NOT do?

Ceramic coating on cars is incredibly effective, but it doesn't ensure bullet proofing. The use of the ceramic coating on a vehicle doesn't mean you don't need the maintenance. This helps keep the house clean. Lets go through the misconceptions around ceramic coatings. Firstly ceramics cannot be scratched or stained. Some companies claim to have scratches resistant ceramics, but this is false. The coating on ceramics is effective in preventing the damage of paint, but is not resistant against chips or minor scratches.

Durability & Protection

Nano Ceramic coating creates a strong layer of protection for your car’s paint job, helping to shield it from damage caused by external elements like UV rays, rain, snow, dirt, oil, and more. This will keep your car looking new for longer and help maintain its resale value down the line. It also makes cleaning easier – water-based stains such as bird droppings can be easily wiped off without leaving any residue or discoloration.

How long does ceramic coating last on a car?

Ceramic coating on vehicles usually last between 1-5 years. Sometimes you will see claims of 10 year, 20 year, or even lifetime coatings don't believe these claims. If it sounds too good to be true...well you know the rest. 

Glossy Finish

Ceramic coating a car adds a sleek glossy finish that not only looks great but also reduces drag on the car’s body while driving. This means better fuel efficiency and improved performance on the road. The coating also resists scratches much better than regular paint jobs, making it less likely that you’ll have to worry about dings or chips in your car’s exterior over time.

Cost-Effective & Eco-Friendly Solution

Ceramic coatings aren't just a practical solution; they are also an affordable way to protect your car's paint. Compared to other types of paint protection methods such as Paint Protection Film, ceramic coating is much more cost-effective and requires less maintenance in the long run.

Conclusion:

To sum up, ceramic coating is an effective way to keep your vehicle looking new and reduce its environmental impact at the same time. It adds a glossy finish while providing superior protection against damaging external elements like UV rays and dirt particles. Plus, ceramic coating is cost-effective and requires minimal maintenance over time – perfect for anyone looking for an easy way to take care of their car! 

Its important to find the most reputable ceramic coatings on the market. If you are picking your ceramic coating based on internet hype you are going to lose in the end. If cars are being lit on fire and hit with a hammer in the advertisement there is a good chance that is not a reputable ceramic coating company. There is no reason to sell B.S. when it comes to ceramic coatings because they actually work incredibly well. We pride ourselves on overbuilding our ceramic coating lineup and have thousands of clients that will only put hyperCLEAN Ceramic Coatings on their cars.

The hyperCLEAN Ceramic Coating lineup is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of ceramic coating. We have designed our lineup to give you options for the longevity of protection that fits your needs as a professional or DIY car enthusiast. All of our coatings offer a glossy look while giving you the benefits of ceramic coating protection.

Make Waterless/Rinseless Washing More Efficient With Sprayers! Plus, What Does the Word Value Really Mean?

Make Waterless/Rinseless Washing More Efficient With Sprayers! Plus, What Does the Word Value Really Mean?

We have all seen waterless and rinseless washing take off in the detailing world. But it isn't always the most efficient or easy option to wash a car until now! We talk about the sprayers we are bringing into the store and how its make waterless/rinseless washing so much more efficient. We have not always been sold on the pump sprayer craze but that all changed when we found the Marolex Sprayers. Today we discuss those making our life a bit easier when detailing a car.

Next we discuss the word value and what it really means. So many people use this word but do not really understand how it applies to their life or business. This is a great conversation that you won't want to miss!

 Thank you for listening to todays podcast and as always being a part of our auto detailing community! 

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PPF and Paint Correction What Are The Rules To Follow? Posting on Facebook and How It Can Mislead Us?

Welcome to this weeks Detailed Car Collection episode on the Pints and Polishing Podcast. We talk about Correcting a Lamborghini hood that was damaged and arrived straight from the body shop. How should we treat paint correction when it comes to PPF installation? If you read auto detailing Facebook you would believe we have to do at least a 2 step correction before we ever think about installing PPF. 

Paint Protection Film Installation on Lamborghini Urus

Are we doing the right thing by just having a hard and fast rule when it comes to these types of things in auto detailing? Also, where does our customer fit into this picture? What about the car, where does that fit in as well?
When auto detailers post on Facebook we seem to see a hard line being drawn at every corner but it always seems to cost the customer more money. We also talk very little about the paint system and keeping it healthy in these conversations. Today we tackle a few of these issues on the podcast.

 

Thank you for listening to the podcast and as always for being a part of our auto detailing community!

 

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