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What You Need to Know About Waxes

Waxes are often misunderstood in the car wash industry. In car washing, they are used to protect. The chemical and physical properties of waxes differ and vary. How the waxes are gathered, produced, and refined affects the properties and composition. As well, other ingredients used in the overall formulation affect the properties of true waxes.

There are four general categories of waxes:
1.) Mineral waxes which use mineral seal oil. These waxes tend to rinse off easily and volatilise quickly.

2.) Medium quality waxes that uses a synthetic wax and mineral seal oil. This combination tends to last a bit longer but wears quickly.

3.) High quality synthetic waxes which are a combination of synthetic and polymer based wax. These can generally outlast all other synthetic waxes. Synthetic waxes can often be referred to as sealants.

4.) Natural waxes, derived from trees such as Carnauba wax.

You've probably heard of Carnauba wax before, a product crafted straight from Brazilian palm trees. Most highly regarded vehicle waxes are crafted with some level of Carnauba in the formula. Carnauba wax is also the choice material among professionals and enthusiasts alike in automatic and self-serve car washes. Carnauba wax produces an unmistakable shine with incredible depth that synthetic waxes just can't match. It creates a rich, warm glow and transforms the paint into a deep, liquid pool that shimmers under changing light conditions. The more carnauba wax, the more shine. It’s a look you can “feel!”

Sometimes it can be tough to tell whether you’re getting a good quality wax. Two clues can be just as simple as looking at the price and another clue is whether it comes off quickly after a high pressure rinse. We often refer to this as “brake”. The faster the water comes off in a high pressure rinse, the quicker the wax dries which results in less spotting. Or if you're not sure you can always ask your supplier for the type of protectant being applied.

Prowash has the answer for your wax needs with its trademarked Splatter Wax™. Don’t go for any secondary waxes, true Splatter Wax with Carnauba leaves a soft and shiny vehicle that customers will keep coming back for. Still thinking about it….what’s to think about?! Consider it a cost effective upgrade and investment. The brilliantly formulated all in one conditioner and wax leaves a long-lasting finishing shine and protection for guaranteed customer return. If you already have a splatter gun with wax treatment installed in your self-serve car wash bay, consider upgrading your product to Splatter Wax and if you don’t, well you’ll be adding a feature to your car wash and providing results that will keep customers coming back for more. Since Splatter Wax’s introduction at Prowash the response to its effectiveness has been phenomenal and the demand is growing. So don’t be the last to get on board.

Testimonials –

“I've been in the industry for more than 20 years and this is the best new product I have seen. I've got new customers that used to wash at home now coming to the wash instead because they love this wax with the Carnauba so much” Ken McKnight, Maxi-Shine Car Wash

“Splatter Wax with Carnauba is leaving my customers cars with great shine and a smooth, soft feel. They can really notice the difference and it is proving very popular” Phil, Carwash on Waterdale.

© Prowash Australia
Author: Liz Reisman
Date Published: 30 November 2016