10 Alternate Uses For Car Wax

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Car wax not only shines and protects, but does a whole lot more!

Whether in liquid or paste form, car wax is formulated to fill scratches and give a high shine to nonporous surfaces like glass and metal, while protecting them from smudges and stains. It’s handy in multiple other ways too, so grab a lint-free cloth and get to work.

1.  Keep Appliances Fingerprint-Free

Apply a thin coat of car wax to stainless-steel fridges and stoves. Buff clean to resist fingerprints and smudges.

2.  Shine Your Faucets

Rub car wax onto kitchen and bathroom metal fixtures to keep them shiny and spot-free.

3.  Free-Up Sticky Mechanisms and Hinges

Use car wax to lubricate the hinges of garden shears and scissors.

4.  Fix a Skipping CD

Apply a small dab of car wax to a scratched CD and buff it clean using short strokes along the length of the scratch, not across it. Rinse the CD with water, and let it air-dry before playing.

5.  Combat Corrosion

Apply a thin coat of car wax to brass door knockers, mailboxes, and other outdoor fixtures to keep them from tarnishing.

6.  Fight Mildew

After using your regular cleanser, apply a layer of car wax to the inside and outside of a shower door and buff off with a dry cloth to stave off mildew growth.

7.  Make Closets, Drawers and Windows Easier to Slide Open

Rub a small dab of car wax onto the tracks of sliding closet doors, drawers and windows so they’ll slide more smoothly.

8.  Prevent Bumper Sticker Buildup and Residue

Before placing a sticker on your car’s bumper, rub a tiny bit of car wax onto the area the sticker will cover. Later, it will peel off easily—no gummy mess to scrape off.

9.  Keep Snow from Sticking

Shoveling is hard enough when snow is heavy and damp. Apply two thick coats of car wax to the head of a shovel (or to the inside of your snowblower’s chute) to prevent the white stuff from sticking.

10.  Make a Mirror Fog-Free

Rub a thin layer of car wax onto a bathroom mirror and buff it clean. Next time you step out of the shower, you’ll be able to see your reflection without having to wipe away


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