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Why You Should Never Use Wax On Your Car

I am going to make a statement that is probably going to shock the car care world. You should never wax your car. Pay attention, wax is for candles and candles only! Wax is designed to melt and melted wax just traps dirt and other contaminates and holds them next to your car's finish.

If someone or something brushes against it you now have tiny scratches all over. This is by far not my only reason for not using wax on cars, read on. Since January of 2005 when the United States and other governments announced a mandatory reduction in the use of volatile organic compounds or VOCs in manufacturing processes and consumable products there has been a move to look for other products and methods for protecting a car's finish.

Car care products may not be comprised of more than 15% VOC. This is seriously bad news for manufacturers that have built there businesses around Carnauba wax which by its very nature must use large amounts of solvents to make the naturally hard Carnauba soft and pliable so that it can be applied on a vehicle. Lots of companies had to get rid of complete divisions of car wax products; others had to completely and totally re-engineer products. Still there are others who are completely disregarding the regulations until sanctions are placed against them. I think there is a revolution happening in the car wax industry and I say it's past time! The majority of us, at least in the United States were raised and taught by our dads to use Turtle Wax or some kind of Carnauba Wax on our vehicles and I am no exception to this.

But, I am always on the lookout for new technology, especially when the current product is really not all that great. Once I found out about the superiority of polymer based products I quickly became a big fan. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem cleaning and shining my car but when I can use a product that will last for 150 washes instead of 15 or 20; I have to go with the 150! I would much rather be out driving my ride and showing it off than sitting in my driveway sweating to death waxing it every weekend. If you would rather be working on your car than driving it you may want to think about making an appointment with a psychiatrist because you definitely have something wrong with your head!.

Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about cars and car polish at

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