Waxing your Mercedes Benz
If you are like most Mercedes Benz owners, you want the best for your car. That includes the care that is involved in making your Mercedes Benz the car that it is. Proper care and cleaning of your car is very important if you want to keep it looking good. In this article you will find tips on how to wax and maintain your Mercedes Benz in an effective way.
People notice when a car shines the way it does and I’m sure yours did when you bought it if not now. You wouldn’t buy a car that had dull paint would you? Of course not! Why let your paint end up that same condition? If you take the proper care you can avoid this matter altogether.
A nice factor in keeping your car waxed regularly is if you decide to sell it later down the road, you will have a better chance if the paint is still in good shape. Waxing it regularly will keep the shine if not make it more bright. This will benefit you now and as long as you drive your Mercedes Benz Shop Manual or automatic.
How do you know when it is time to wax your Mercedes Benz? When the rain does not bead on the body of your car, not the windows, it is time to wax. There is the easy option of paying someone else to do it for you. You could get your whole car detailed while you were there. If you enjoy taking care of your car yourself, you can probably save more money and know your car is being handled with proper care.
Before you can wax your car, you want to be sure it is freshly washed. Many people will wax right after they wash. Seems to be a bit easier this way! It is very important you do not wash your car in the sun if you can help it. This will leave water spots on the surface because of the accelerated evaporation of your car’s surface.
When waxing your Mercedes Benz, you want to use a non-abrasive wax. Start with a small area one or two body panels for instance. You want to apply the wax in a circular motion (swirling) using a proper cloth or tool. The wax will start drying once you have applied it and when you have waxed a small area, wipe off the residue with a cloth.
Once you have removed the residue it is better to go over once again with another clean cloth. You do not want to use the same wax applicator for the entire Mercedes. Once it becomes clogged or covered with wax, use a new clean one. After you have waxed your entire car, you will want to look over it again closely.
It is easy to miss a few small spots. You might even want to check the seams and cracks of the body for wax residue as well. You can get this out with a detailer’s brush and then wipe with a cloth again.
You can be the judge on when to wax your car. Some people do it rather often while others only when they absolutely have to. If you want to keep your car looking great, waxing twice a year is recommended by some. It mainly depends on what type of wax you use.
If you are using a pure car wax that containers no cleaners of any kind you can wax as much as you want basically. Using a wax with cleaners it is recommended that you do not wax more than four times a year. This will ensure your paint stays in its best condition. This is especially important when dealing with older classic models such as the Mercedes W-107 450SL Chassis.