How to Wax your Windshield

Keeping your car looking shiny requires time and effort. You must commit your resources to ensure your car looks good and functions perfectly with every mileage. Most car owners understand the importance of washing and waxing their car if they want them to look good over time; a good looking car can fetch a higher price later. However, there is a big debate on the importance of waxing your windshield. Once the rainy season starts, you will sometimes notice a problem with your wipers. Instead of replacing your wipers, which is highly technical and costly, waxing your windshield can resolve the issues and improve your visibility when driving in the rain.


Waxing your windshield immediately improves the appearance of your car from the front. The application of wax on the glass surface fills out minor imperfections, leaving your windshield sparkling. The waxed surface also creates a wetting effect, allowing water to roll off the glass smoothly without leaving streak marks. Ultimately, a freshly waxed windshield can greatly improve your visibility on the road, especially when driving in wet conditions. A nicely waxed surface quiets the wipers and repels the rain.

Benefits of Waxing your Car

Waxing your car is a popular practice, which should now include the windows and your windshield. Regular waxing protects your car’s exterior by ensuring the paint does not peel off, exposing your car to road salts, oxidation, and other environmental factors.
You should wax your windshield at least twice every year or as often as you get the rest of your car waxed. While choosing the product to use, consult your automobile products’ dealer. There are several products on the market; however, your car’s model, your home’s weather pattern and your car’s age will determine the best wax.

The Process

  • Step 1: Start by cleaning your windshield thoroughly. Use your regular window cleaner and a microfiber cloth; you want to ensure the windshield is as clean as possible before you apply the wax. Any dirt or particles you leave on the windshield will get stuck under the wax, making it hard to resolve the issue you are trying to address. Give your windshield some time to dry off completely and then buff it with a washcloth to remove any swirl marks before applying any wax on the surface.
  • Step 2: Apply a light coat of your chosen wax; using a heavy coat will create a lot of wastage and make the buffing process harder. Once you apply the wax, leave it to dry to a haze and begin the buffing process.
  • Step 3: Start removing the wax with a terry cloth; a light coat makes the removal process fast and easy, leaving you with a sparkling clean, water-repellent surface.
  • Step 4: Apply a fresh coat of wax to ensure the water repellency lasts longer: if necessary, feel free to use 2-3 extra coats. However, make sure you buff each coat thoroughly so that the new coat covers a clean and smooth surface.

The glass on your windshield is a naturally porous material so make sure you wax it during the rains. Often times, you will go to a car wash that will offer to wax your windshield. The Z-One Auto Appearance Store in Toledo offers quality windshield waxing services. Contact us today to find out how we can make your car shine.