Does Tinted Car Wax Work?
While the car wax industry has brought us many amazing products through the advancements of chemical engineering and manufacturing, the industry still remains less than transparent in its marketing and advertising. Let's weigh in on some key points with regards to the topic of car waxes with color added to them to see if they represent a viable solution for you and your world of car care.
Question and Answers
Q - What exactly is colored car wax?
A- Car wax that has been made using color additives to match a few select car paint colors; eg. red, black, yellow.
Q - What is the concept behind colored car wax?A- Car wax serves (2) basic purposes: paint protection and paint enhancement. As part of paint enhancement, car wax naturally fills and covers minor scratches and blemishes, while at the same time creating a uniformed reflective surface. While the colored car wax seems like a logical concept, it still remains as a psychological one; this is what I refer to as the "power of suggestion". With casual observation the concept seems perfectly sensible; "If a traditional car wax can improve the appearance of my cars paint by filling and covering imperfections, just think how much better a tinted car wax will do in covering these same imperfections!"
Q - Does it work?
A- Firstly we must remember that the type of scratches we are referring to here are microscopic in size, and therefore it is understandable and realistic to see how traditional waxes can "fill" these micro scratches. Normal human vision would not be able to discern the difference between the use of a traditional car wax to cover these microscopic scratches, and that of a colored car wax that was used to cover or hide the same microscopic scratches. For this reason, some of the manufacturers of these color car waxes have included a color wax stick for those very deep and wide scratches; but this is a temporary fix at best! Traditionally, most people would opt for some car touch-up paint to fill in these bigger and deeper scratches. It is no mystery that the industry has responded with what seems like an effective and easier fix; but unfortunately, most people are disappointed with desired results that were unrealistic to begin with.
Q - Why is there only a few select colors available?
A- I don't have a specific answer to this but it does lead me to wonder that if the concept was truly a viable solution to the problem, then why would a colored car wax not be made for the full spectrum of colors; eg. white, tan, blue, silver, etc., etc.
Q - Why do only a few manufacturers make these types of colored auto waxes?A- Once again, I think this is very telling as to the validity of this strategy. If it was as effective as we have been lead to believe, why is every manufacturer of car care products not offering a complete line of these colored car waxes?
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Car Paint Road Rash
Many people will seek out colored car wax products as an alternative to the dreaded road rash that any car will be faced with, after only a few thousand miles of freeway driving. Once again, it does seem like a simple and easy fix to an annoying problem, but professionally speaking there does exist a much more viable and permanent solution; the Dr. Colorchip fix!
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