Winterize Car Paint


Estimated time: 45 minutes
Frequency: Weekly cleaning (or as needed). Waxing every 6 - 8 weeks (or as needed)

Your car's paint takes some serious abuse during winter months. Salt is especially damaging if your vehicle is not protected in advance with a wax. We suggest the following steps to get your paint in tip top shape before the snow starts falling. 24ozwaterlesssideview2.jpg

Start by cleaning the exterior paint using Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash. Work from the top of the vehicle down and leave those filthy bottom panels for last. We recommend using a high-quality microfiber towel (300 GSM or higher rating). You’ll notice that Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash leaves a protective barrier on the surfaces cleaned which lasts anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks. However for maximum protection we highly recommend layering Eco Touch Quick Wax on top of the Waterless Car Wash. 

Quick Wax is fortified with carnauba, beeswax and special polymers that bond to the surface while creating a durable protective barrier which will last up to eight weeks. The great thing about Quick Wax is that not only can it be applied to paint, but is also compatible with windows, wheels and headlights which we will get into later. 

Simply spray Quick Wax onto the car panel and buff dry with a microfiber towel. Unlike traditional solvent-based products, Quick Wax will not stain exterior trim pieces.

Proceed to step two - how to winterize your car's windows.


Q & A

How frequently should I wash my car during winter months? 

Ideally you should wash your car at least once a week during winter months to keep the paint free of harsh contaminants. Realistically speaking many people simply do not have the time or convenience of accomplishing a weekly wash. So, at the very least try and give your vehicle a full wash after every major storm. It's during storm time that you'll see road crews laying down road salt which can do some serious damage to your vehicle's finish if left untreated.

Can I use the Waterless Car Wash in the winter?

The Waterless Car Wash is a great product for cars that are lightly-moderately soiled. If your vehicle has heavy salt, sand or mud you need to do a quick pre-rinse first. Also remember that the Waterless Car Wash is best used when the air temperature is above 50° F. If you live in an extreme climate where temps rarely get above 50° F during the winter you have two options. You can either find a heated parking garage or wait for a day when the car panels warm up.