Always thoroughly wet, wash and dry your car before applying any wax product. We recommend using Formula 1 Wash and Wax to clean your car prior to waxing. If bugs, tar or dirt are an issue, trust Formula 1 Bug & Tar Remover for a deep clean against tough buildup. For alternative, easy wax application, we recommend the Formula 1 Super Pads. To remove wax, try the Formula 1 Super Shine Microfiber Polishing Towels.