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Step 6: What is a Wax and How To Apply Wax to Car – Nissan GT-R – Detailing and Car Wash Flowchart

Step 6: What is a Wax and How To Apply Wax to Car – Nissan GT-R – Detailing and Car Wash Flowchart


Welcome back to the Detail Garage. We have finally made it to the end of the
detail on this GT-R. We started off following the Chemical Guys
Flowchart with the wash, we clayed it, we polished it, glazed it, we sealed it and now
we’re going to wax it. The reason why we’re waxing it is to give
it more protection but to also enhance the shine. This pearl white paint has a lot of metallic
and the wax is really going to help make it pop when it goes outside. To get started I’ve got my Butter Wet Wax
and I’m going to apply it all by hand so I can get a thick coat and a really nice bond. To apply it to the vehicle I’ll use these
Blue Microfiber Applicators. The microfiber is the same that you’d find
in your towel but it has a dense foam core to help contour to all shapes of the vehicle. Apply a few strips to the applicator. Blotch it out and then go back and forth in
even strokes. You can use Butter Wet Wax on any painted
surfaces, glass, headlights and any other surface you want to give it more shine and
protection. The owner of this car is getting ready for
a show this weekend. I think she is definitely going to be impressed
with the shine it has. She’s going to get a lot of compliments not
only on herself but also the car. It may even take home some awards and that
is because if the Chemical Guys shine. So after letting the Butter Wet Wax sit for
about fifteen minutes it is time to buff it off. Everybody loves a happy ending this is why
I’m using the Happy Ending Edgeless Microfiber Towel, these are great because they are super
plush and it will pick up all the product without leaving any streaks and since they
are edgeless it won’t create any new scratches or swirls. Place it on the paint and go back and forth
in straight lines. Avoid going in circular motions because if
you pick up any contaminants or a stick or a rock it will create a swirl which is a lot
easier to see and a lot harder to remove. Alrighty guys that’s what it takes to give
your car a full blown detail. We followed the Chemical Guys Flowchart starting
with the wash. We used Citrus Wash & Gloss to remove any
prior waxes, glazes, sealants and loose contamination. Then we clayed the car using a Medium Clay
Bar because the paint was pretty rough. We polished it using the V4 All-In-One Polish
because although the car looked clean there were still some minor scratches and swirls
that we wanted to remove. Then we glazed it using White Light which
really made the pearl pop. We sealed it all using Jet Seal to give it
twelve months of protection against harsh elements, water spots and UV rays. And we just finished applying Butter Wet Wax
to give it more shine and more protection. As you can see this car is ready for the show
and it is definitely going to turn some heads and maybe win some awards. I hope these videos have encouraged you guys
to get out there and work on your own car to give it some more shine and maybe get it
as shiny as this one, who knows. So make sure you go to our website ChemicalGuys.com
and check out our Flowchart which will give you the step by step breakdown of how to detail
your own vehicle. If you like this video be sure to give it
a thumbs up. Also don’t forget to subscribe, we’ll see
you next time thanks for watching.

Comments (100)

  1. Thanks CG! This series has been very helpful.

  2. Why didnt you use a machine to apply the wax?

  3. Wait, so Citrus wash removes glaze, sealants, and waxes?

  4. Does the Sealant last longer on the paint? If so, why is it applied after the glaze? Im just curious and this is just a question for my better understanding.

  5. Although it is a very time intensive job to do it from beginning to end, the results speak for themselves and should last for months!

  6. My only wish… is that this amazing series was done on a car that wasn't white. You may be able to see a difference in person but on monitors… it looks the same before and after all of these steps 🙁

  7. Great videos CG!! Love the music playlist, where can I find these tunes?

  8. from start to finish( without making the video) what is expected or average work time for your complete detail. It takes me around 4-5 hrs. just wondering if I'm slow

  9. How many towels are typically used throughout the entire process? Would two per step be enough?

  10. Really after all that work butter wet and a thick coat

  11. Watching this series of videos, I feel like go to home to detail my car.

  12. loved this whole playlist, and the results. Curious to know the total time spent on all the steps taken to produce the final product. Im guessing 4-4 1/2 hrs

  13. Why doesn't he wipe off that wax in circular motions?

  14. Excellent series. Tons of good information. Will definitely be watching more of your videos along with switching to your products. I've detailed cars on the side for a few years now and used all mothers products, but it's time to step up the game as I move closer into my own detailing business.

  15. With this being a white car, why was buttery wet wax used instead of white wax? I have a white car and I plan on doing white light, jet seal, then white wax. Will that be a good combination?

  16. So I was wondering. Should I go in a circular motion?

  17. I have been following your videos for a while and I dont understand why you let it sit or rest for 15mins, it was been told before that we can wipe it off inmediately, so what is better? let it rest for 15mins or nor?

  18. Hi what is the propósite of Glaze????? Please and salute from Puerto Rico✌🏻

  19. Wait what?? You have to wait 15 mins to take it off? I thought you can remove it right away after applying???

  20. Can you do all these steps right after another In the same day or spread throughout a few days, thank you ?

  21. Looks great. What product do you have that would marry steps 2-6? Also perfect hair, is that a glaze or wax?

  22. IPA between steps?

  23. how much the customer pay for this full detail?

  24. Can I do all these step out side in the sun I don't live in a house

  25. So, once you've done a full exterior detail following steps 1 to 6, what is the best way to keep on top of it? how often should you top up the wax with either a spray wax, liquid wax or paste wax? And can you add additional sealant after a few months or would you need to strip it all off again & do steps 1 to 6 again?

  26. amazing video. good explanation. I watch the 5 videos.

  27. awesome job guys but you forgot one step, the quick detailer spray you are supposed to put that on to remove any oil fingerprints or residue that might be on the car to so when the customer see the car they get the wow factor

  28. Just ordered product and just subbed. Although I have always 2 bucket washed my cars I have never actually completed this whole process, so I'm a noob. I just purchased a new car and I'm curious, from start to finish, if I completed all your steps, how long would this take apx? I do have a garge so it would be indoors. Great video and knowledge shared, thank you.

  29. This is seriously car detailing pornography. I love these videos! Props to your video guys! You should include credits for the songs though, they're all incredible!

  30. I've done the entire 6-step detail… how can I maintain the wax coat after it starts to deteriorate? do i re-wax every month or so?

  31. do i need the red car to wax?

  32. So what would this whole round of detailing cost on average?

  33. Would applying a cutting compound before polishing make any difference or not worth it?

  34. Did you do all these steps in 1 day? How long did it take?

  35. Can I use this wax for regular non metallic white cars?

  36. Thank You! I've been looking for the proper steps for a beginner. in the video it said that I should get about 12 months of protection. What is the proper way to achieve these 12 months of protection? How often should I wash? What should I avoid? What are the signs that my protection is over and I need to go through the steps again? These are very important questions to a beginner like me.

  37. how often should a car be waxed?

  38. Will Butter Wet Wax leave a white haze on black trim? Or should all the trim be taped off when using BWW?

  39. Im curious, You said that the foam car wash that you used in the first step of the process removed the existing sealants and waxes from the car. If I want to wash my car once a week and use that same car wash solution, will I have to re-seal, wax, etc?

    Thank you very much!

  40. What if you don't have time to do this all in one day. I don't have an orbital polisher so it will take a while. What is the best way to break it up in days? I was think washing and clay bar one day. Then next week wash again and then compound and polish. Then next week Wash again and sealant and wax. Does that sound good?

  41. After doing all six steps, how do you maintain the look? Do I need to re-wax every month or re-do this process every so often? If so, how often?

  42. Ok so I am hoping to do my first detail job however I do not have any polish or glaze, just seal and wax. Car is 4 months old and is always outside. Is this still ok or is it crucial to have the polish, and glaze for the detailing?

  43. Hi CG how are you ? Weekend was good ? In previous video ( sealant Jetseal ) you did not mention if we could use it on glass as well. I saw you apply it on rear and front lights but not on the main front glass or rear glass. Can you confirm we can apply sealant on them or is it better to use something specifically dedicated ?

  44. How long after the JetSeal was applied did you wax the car?

  45. Of your Pete’s 53, 50/50, and Butter Wet Wax, which would you say is best? And why isn’t the BWW offered in a sealing/waxing kit like the other 2?

  46. How would you recommend washing the car after using the detailing flowchart?

  47. After reviewing your videos, I ordered the Butter Wet Wax. Previously, I had ordered and used the Citrus Wash and Gloss car wash and I rated it FANTASTIC – 5 stars out of 5 stars. I have re-ordered the Citrus and now, after cleaning my new Mercedes S 550 and SL 550, I have used the Butter Wet Wax on both vehicles. Again, I have to say these products are FANTASTIC and I now rate the Butter Wet Wax 5 stars out of 5. I'm just a car guy; I am not affilitated with Chemical Guys in any way. I'm posting here to let others know of my experience and opinion. These are WOW factor products. So far, I'm extremely pleased with the products. I will order additional products and test them as well.

  48. Asking on behalf of a friend ; Is it normal to have boners and goose bumps every now and then while watching all the 5 videos??? NO HOMO THOUGH!!!

  49. My question is how much time i need to wait between the layer of glaze then sealant and the wax? Thanks!!!

  50. I was gonna go detail my g35 but sadly I don’t have a red car lol!

  51. Why not White wax ?

  52. I just bought all I need and said good bye to my collection of surf city garage products. But please, for the love of god, give us the song names!
    Keep up these great videos!

  53. Hey great video series! Just curious, can you apply more than one coats of the glaze sealant or wax? I. E. More coats equals more shine

  54. Do you have to wait a certain amount of time after you applied the sealant to apply wax or can you apply wax immediately after the sealant is buffed off? Also I thought you wanted Strip the car of any polishes or waxes before applying a sealant?

  55. I have Jeep Compass trailhawk that had the anti reflect Matt rap in the center of the hood. Should I avoid getting this wax product on that while I'm applying the wax?

  56. I have just followed these 6 steps. Next time I wash the car, do I just wash it or do I Butter wax it again?

  57. Can you do the same with an all black nice car, let it haze and all? I’m not really impressed when people use white cars cause I honestly think it’s kind of pointless 🤷🏽‍♂️

  58. How long must you wait after applying  Jetseal and removed the  before you wax?

  59. If you're picking up sticks with your happy ending towel this late in the process -I've got some news for you… lol

  60. Any reason why you used a electric polisher for the polish and glaze, but not the wax?

  61. That's what I'm talking about Nick. Great Job.

  62. The car looks lower now than in the earlier videos. That product is amazing!

  63. Just curious why you decided to go with the Butter Wet Wax instead of the White Wax on a car that was due to go to a show? Is the White Wax worth the money over the BWW?

  64. So should you always add a paint sealant before waxing? Or doesn’t it matter??

  65. On average how long does it take to complete all steps ?

  66. You guys use the word "shine" rather loosely and you use it for most of your wax products. A polymer wax or sealant will shine, but a carnauba based wax imparts DEPTH, GLOSS, REFLECTIONS and WARMTH. Please consider using more nouns than just "shine" — which frankly, even the cheapest waxes can produce.

  67. What is the total charge for the client?
    Thanks

  68. Just curious, but in previous videos in this series you never wore gloves. Doesn't that introduce hand oils and dirt into the mix before you seal and wax it?

  69. Do you also apply butter wax on windows after jetseal?

  70. is this two different cars in the video series? or did they do some wheel mods for the last two videos?

  71. This series makes me feel like detailing cars is so simple. Only if I had thousands of dollars to throw at detailing products and equipment. But how often would you suggest that all these steps get done?

  72. What happens to the clothes and drying towels once you finished. .? Can wash them or do u throw them away. And also can u only use the pads once? How often do u need to detail a car ?

  73. Is there any conflict with products from previous steps if I use a ceramic spray (i.e. HydroSilex) instead of the wax for the final step?

  74. What is the amount of time that it takes to do this flow chart? Is it possible to do it within a 10 hour period? BTW, great stuff, pretty work?

  75. what is the song playing around 3:30????? shazam cant find it

  76. I got a Clear bra on my car the butter wax would damage the plastic ? or I need a special synthetic wax for it ??

  77. Thanks for posting the flow chart! Approximately how often do you recommend a full blown detail be done. Also, about how long should one take with the full blown detail ?

  78. Bro did you just say she??? Blind date woman of my dreams!!!

  79. Thanks for the videos. If you must skip two steps out of six, what could they be?

  80. Are you able to use a spray wax instead?! Or could you substitute a ceramic coating for this step?!

  81. From Step 1 to Step 6 … How much time do you need to invest on this? 4 hours? I'm not complaining, I'm just estimating in order to do so in my car. =)

  82. Can some steps be skipped if the vehicle is not for show, maybe wash, clay, polish and wax?

  83. Can I wash, clay then wax.?

  84. Youse guys should put together a 'Flowchart Kit' that has like 3 levels
    Defcon 1 ) I have none of the ish and this is about to cost 300 bucks separately.
    2) I have the hardware, but need the cloth and compounds
    3) Y'all got me woke and I just need the juices. (Though, I'd be pretty ok with any of the above) =D
    But seriously… These are great videos and are REALLY useful.

  85. for real tho, how long is this going to take me doing it all by hand?

  86. How much time do I have to wait after removing the jetseal to apply the wax?

  87. Another informative video that makes it easy to follow your steps.

  88. This video was made in 2017 ….After the wax is the next step the ceramic coating now?

  89. So how do you wash it next time to where you dont have to spend like 2 days doing this.

  90. how much do you charge for the 6 steps

  91. Glaze, seal, then wax??? Damn. Cant i just wash and wax…

  92. Hey guys just wanna know is it ok or possible to do the polishing,glazing,seal and wax just by hand if we do not have a polishing machine?

  93. What other products are good alternatives to the jet seal and wax?

  94. Do you need to add wax on top of sealant ?

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