How do you wax a black car without leaving swirl marks?

Is there any way to wax a black car without leaving swirl marks? I'm trying to make my new car look nice, but every time I get it waxed, I find swirl marks all over it.

Answer
When you wax your car, you’re temporarily filling in scratches and swirl marks, which makes your car shinier.
If you’re still finding swirl marks after waxing, then you might be waxing wrong. Next time you wax your car, take a second to make sure you aren’t making any of these common mistakes:
  • Applying wax when your car is wet. Water repels wax, so applying it to a wet car won’t get you a sleek finish.
  • Using old rags. Old wax can get stuck and harden in the rag’s fibers. If you wash your car with a rag that you’ve used before, you may be scratching off new wax or leaving bits of old wax residue as you go.
  • Waxing with an ordinary rag. Cloth towels may be easy to find, but microfiber towels will get you a smoother, cleaner finish.
  • Putting on too much wax. Too thick a layer of wax will lead to a dense coating. The result could be a duller shine.
As the wax will wear off after a few months, consider a permanent option. You could take your car into the shop for a paint correction. We know professional work can be expensive, but you can make up for it by saving in other areas.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
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