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Waxing a Mercedes GTS

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Regular maintenance is key to protecting your pride and joy. This Mercedes GTS never goes without having a coat of wax to protect it. It goes without saying that waxing your car on a regular basis is a great way to keep your paintwork protected from road grime. However, if you don't have the time to do this, then think about having a ceramic coating applied to your vehicle. Check out our page on ceramic coatings for more information.


Pre Wash

Arriving at 8:30am, we started with the most important step for any job, the snow foam pre-wash, using Autosmart ultra mouse snow foam. Using a two bucket safe car washing system we cleaned all surfaces prior to waxing. The Mercedes wheels need to be treated differently as they have a matt finish, so using aggressive wheel cleaners would damage the paint. Using a PH neutral cleaner and a wash mitt only used for wheels, made light work of these stunning wheels and brought them up like new.


Waxing

Here at MCP Detailing we can offer a high end waxing as well as regular wax. For this GTS we used an Absolute Ceramic wax called "Stay Glassy" which offers a more hydrophobic slick finish, and lasts much longer than normal wax.





Waxing a car can sometimes take longer than you might think. It's not the waxing itself that takes the time. It's the preparation that can be the longest part of a job. Washing a car properly can take anywhere from one hour to one and half hours. Then drying the car, takes around thirty minutes depending on the size and the weather conditions on the day. Then removing tar and anything else stuck to the paint can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour. However, unless you do this part of the job well, you're wasting your time, as you're going to be sealing dirt and grime onto your paintwork and potentially damaging it at the same time.


For this GTS, the wax took over an hour to apply and then buff off. Then it was just a question of applying the finishing touches that we pride ourselves on which left this car looking it's absolute best. These can easily take up to two hours to complete, but we feel they are definitely worth it.


Get in touch to find out more about our waxing services.




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