9 Top Car Waxes

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Mentions:water beads, definitely recommend, clay bar, worth the money, chemical guys
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Mentions:elbow grease, like new, scratch remover, light scratches, clay bar
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Mentions:elbow grease, goes on easy, long time, long lasting, clear coat
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Mentions:ever used, highly recommend, great shine, high quality, direct sunlight
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Mentions:show wax, random orbital, best of show, ever used, goes a long
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Mentions:highly recommend, white residue, plastic trim, long time, easy to apply
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Mentions:highly recommend, elbow grease, small sections, microfiber, clay bar
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Mentions:looks like, great wax, goes on easy, worth the money, white residue
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Mentions:easy to apply, mirror, goes on easy, truck, dark cars

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Why protect your car's paintwork with wax?

Waxing is still one of the most common ways to protect car paintwork nowadays. There are many reasons for this, first of all the relatively low price, the ease of application and above all the resulting properties.

Wax preserves the car’s paintwork, protects it from the weather and UV rays, synthetic waxes also protect it from high temperatures and chemicals.

Waxes also strongly repel water and dirt, facilitate washing and general maintenance of the vehicle and, most importantly for many, give the paintwork a high gloss, which, especially with natural waxes, has considerable depth.


Waxes in solid or liquid form ?

Solid waxes are the most common type of wax. These come in the form of a solid paste that is applied by hand to the car’s paintwork using an applicator.

Once the wax dries on the paintwork after a few minutes, it is spread with a microfiber cloth. However, the most important thing when applying hard waxes is the preparation of the paintwork before the waxing process. This is essential for the wax to work properly and for the length of time it will protect your car’s paint.

The paintwork must be washed, chemically and mechanically decontaminated and polished before application.

The advantage of liquid waxes in particular is that they are very easy and quick to apply and polish. Liquid waxes are suitable for those who have no experience with waxing and prefer speed of application. In most cases, it is sufficient to thoroughly wash or decontaminate the car before application.

The protection time of liquid waxes usually ranges from two to three months, with waxes containing synthetic polymers it can be considerably longer.


Natural vs Synthetic waxes ?

There are two types of waxes, namely natural and synthetic waxes. Somewhere in between these two main types of wax are hybrid waxes, which take certain characteristics from each.
Each of these types of wax has its own advantages, disadvantages and typical properties. The biggest difference is in durability and protection time. This is usually three months on average for natural carnauba waxes, while you can easily get up to seven months or more with synthetic ones.

Synthetic waxes are also resistant to extreme temperatures and chemicals, so they are much more suitable for long winter periods, for example.
But where natural waxes clearly lead is in gloss. You will probably never achieve such a high and especially deep shine with synthetics. Hybrid waxes are made up of both natural and synthetic substances and have a high durability thanks to the polymers they contain; they last around 6 months. Compared to purely synthetic waxes, quality hybrid waxes offer the aforementioned deep shine, which depends on the amount and quality of carnauba added.

So if you are looking for a wax that is very durable and at the same time provides a deep shine, like carnauba waxes, hybrid wax could be the solution.

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