Car Wax

What is Carnauba Wax and Why Should You Use It


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Carnauba wax is created from the Copernicia Prunifera palm tree leaves, which grows in Brazil. The dried palm fronds are beaten and then refined into wax. 

Uses

Carnauba wax, otherwise known as palm wax and Brazil wax is the hardest, naturally occurring wax on the planet and it has many uses. It is mainly constructed of fatty alcohols, hydrocarbons and fatty acids. Carnauba wax’s appearance is usually yellowish brown and it is flaky. This makes it far too brittle to use by itself, so in order to create the finished car waxing product, it is usually mixed with other, softer waxes to make it pliable. Carnauba wax can also be edible. It might surprise you to know that some of the candy or dental floss you consume is covered in the sort of wax that you use to polish your car. It is also used in the coating of pharmaceutical tablets, chewing gum, frostings and even Tic-Tacs.

Automobile Use

Carnauba wax polish has become one of the most used and popular forms of car wax. It is highly recommended across many mediums and there are a large amount of auto supply companies producing it. Turtle Wax Carnauba Wax Cleaner is one of the more known brands. It comes in Spray form, soft cream form and paste form, suitable for any conditions of use. Carnauba spray wax should be sprayed evenly and thinly. When using carnauba wax, the old adage, less is more, is always worth bearing in mind. Spread it as thin as possible and get the most from a small amount. Used correctly you will get better results than if you lather it on thick. Once applied, it will set to leave a hard wearing coat on your car which can also be difficult to remove. 

How to Use Carnauba Wax

You can use carnauba wax with your hands. It has the capacity to be therapeutic. If you use hair wax on your hair, you will probably get it in a tub, dig out a little on your fingers and mix it in the palm of your hand to warm it and loosen it. This is exactly the same way you can treat carnauba wax. Just take a little on your palm and rub your hands together. Once the wax has softened appropriately, you can massage it onto your car. Once you have spread it very thinly onto the car, let it cure for a few minutes. Laying it on extremely thinly will speed up that process. After a few minutes, rub it in and then use a micro-fiber cloth to buff and polish it.

Why Should you Use Carnauba Wax?

The quick answer to that is, why shouldn’t you. It’s all about preference but, suffice to say that carnauba wax is very hard wearing and extremely durable. Carnauba car wax has a long lasting effect and benefit to the exterior paint on your vehicle. Owing to its hard wearing properties, it is favored among many other waxes available.

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