Using a car wax cleaner is a very simple way to remove residue from car paint prior to waxing. Most brands of car wax cleaner are designed to be used after washing but prior to polishing and waxing. Regular washing will remove the surface dirt and grime, but it takes a car wax cleaner to remove the finish dulling surface contaminants that adhere to the paint surface. Some car wax cleaner products contain carnauba or synthetic wax; however, many experts suggest also applying a layer of polish and wax to further increase gloss and protection.
Although there are numerous products available, Meguiar’s and Mothers are some of the best car wax cleaner brands known. In addition, Turtle Wax manufacturers a line of one-step carnauba cleaner waxes in liquid and paste. Regardless of the brand, when used correctly, a car wax cleaner can noticeably improve the appearance of faded or dull paint and help to restore the showroom shine with very little effort.