It wasn’t until the 1980’s that car manufacturers began using a clear coat of paint over the paint job in the exterior of their vehicles. Prior to the ‘80’s, the paint on the car was all there was. This meant that the car needed to be waxed quite often to keep the color and the shine maintained. Nowadays, that clear coat is put on top to give the car a bit of a shine and to protect the paint from the elements.
Does this mean you do not have to wax your car? No, it is recommended that car have a good wax 2-4 times a year to keep the exterior looking shiny and protecting it from damage caused by the environment.
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