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How to wax your car by hand

9 STEPS

Learn how to wax your car by hand to get it looking its best.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Prep your car

You're going to want to rinse the car, to ensure there’s no old wax or stuck on dirt and grime, and then dry it.

Step

Put your hand in a plastic bag and gently rub your hand on the surface of your car

The bag will help to detect any stuck on grit and dirt that has adhered to the paint

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Grab the clay and ensure it is well lubricated using a spray detailer

You can then start to move the clay over the surface of the car, as it picks up dirt and grit

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Once the clay starts to drag or catch, you need to apply more detailer spray.

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Keep folding the clay into itself so that the grit is not being dragged across the whole vehicle

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Time to wax!

Squeeze out some liquid wax to the wax applicators and begin applying the wax in a circular motion in straight lines

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Wax one panel of the car at a time

Once the applicator starts to drag on the pain, apply more wax

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Use a microfiber towel to remove the wax and buff to a shine.

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Repeat this process for each panel of the car

Wash the applicators and the towel once you're done with a mild detergent