Best Car Waxes

Automotive

Walking into your garage in the morning to see a dirty dusty ride is just not cool. What you need is for it to look as good as new each and every day. And it is not going to do that all on its own. You need some hardcore wax that will not only make your car look delicious but keep it that way for a long time.

If you are a car enthusiast or just a plain old clean freak, you would instantly notice and afterward be totally obsessed with any speck of dust that could be ruining the aesthetics of your car. That is why you need to clean and wax it regularly so that you have some peace of mind. And even if a dusty automobile does not bother you, you can bet that it bothers other people. So be a good sport and invest in some good car wax. Maybe later you might swing around and think “Yeah, I actually do prefer it to look clean and shiny.”

The tricky thing about wax, though, is you can never really tell how good it is outside of some reliable reviews and first-hand experience. In order to make up for that first-hand experience, we have done the testing for you and come with a list of brilliant car wax products that you can buy at very friendly prices. Check these out!

Aero Cosmetics Waterless Car Wax

Why we like it: You would be hard-pressed to find this kind of quality or convenient usage in anything else that can be described as car wax.

With Aero Cosmetics, you get a product that impeccably cleans and waxes your car to make it blindingly stunning to look at. And you can apply it according to the brand’s very own “Wax as you dry” method. That makes it extremely safe and efficient for cleaning your car, not relying at all on water. But that is not all this magic formula is good for. While eliminating the need for water is one way of taking car wax standards to the next level, the brand obviously felt that they could do even better.

And they have. In addition to affording your car a dry and thorough cleansing process, this will also apply a polymer non-stick UV protective coating on whichever surface you use it on. Now, how about that for taking it past the stratosphere? And it does not really matter if the surface is dry or wet. A single kit of this stuff is enough to properly wash up around 36 cars and wax dry 57. It is the sort of quality you would expect on aircraft maintenance appliances.

Formula 1 Carnauba Paste Car Wax

Why we like it: Cleanses your car down to the microscopic blemishes to make it look brand new each day and keeps it that way for a whole 365.

Keeping your car fresh-looking every day can help you appreciate it every day. We do not know of many car waxes that can do that better than Formula 1. With Grade 1 prime yellow carnauba wax in its making, we will certainly not be the first to dispute the quality of it. Plus, it is an easy to apply substance and comes at a convenient price. So it will let you keep your back as well as your bank balance.

It is an open fact that merely washing your car cannot get rid of all the particles that eat away at the paint. The Formula 1 Carnauba wax has the heavy-duty performance to deal with such problems. It contains advanced micro-polishers that help to erase small scratches and stubborn haze from the paint surface. That is a good asset to have especially if you are prone to forget about washing your car on a regular basis. In fact, the finish is claimed to last up to a year.

Chemical Guys WAC_201_16 Butter Wet Wax

Why we like it: Uses an ingeniously simple formula that yields multiple benefits, making it one of the best bangs for your buck.

We looked at the ingredients of this car wax and wondered what they would be like on a car. And we are delighted to report they look really rather good. The Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax is composed of natural Carnauba, polymers, and resin leaves that give it a deep wet look and shine that is unparalleled by any other wax on the market. And not only that, it also goes a long way in terms of durability and convenience.

Carnauba in any car wax is good news because it contains properties that gently and thoroughly cleanse the paint. Ever heard of returning a car to its factory settings? That is what this wax can do to the paint job. But we are still not done with the benefits of Carnauba in this wax. It also applies a protective coating that fends off damage from roadside hazards like water spots, tar, and those irritating bird droppings. It also subdues the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

Optimum (NRWW2012Q) No Rinse Wash & Wax

Why we like it: Has a unique formula that gives you the flawless wax job you so badly want and works on wood as well.

The Optimum No Rinse Wash & Wax is one of the most technologically advanced wash wax systems you can find right now. Certainly one of the reasons why it is so high on our books is because it does not pollute the storm water runoff while you are cleaning the outer body of your car. As ever with any car wax, the concern is never fully relieved that it may not bond well with the surface of the body. But this one has a brilliant solution.

It has its own unique formula that uses an exclusive blend of polymers and high lubrication, which forms a strong bond with the paint surface. It also helps rid the surface of dirt and grime to give it a flawless shine. And your workload with it is kept to a bare minimum since you can get it in a wash and wax combo, so no rinsing is needed. All you have to do before applying it is mix it with a little bit of water. The quality is good enough to suit fiberglass or even wood and is applicable to other vehicles like boats and planes.

Zymol Z503A Cleaner Wax

Why we like it: It is an acclaimed formula the world over, and makes for an easy application that will take many years off the look of your car for many days before needing to be reapplied.

The Zymol Cleaner Wax has an uncanny ability to clean surfaces down to microscopic detail. This is thanks to micro-polishing agents that will totally clean and heal over the smallest imperfections in the paintwork, including scratches and abrasions, without petrol solvents. At the same time, it will be applying a layer of natural wax to insulate the finish from any damaging elements. Such properties are, perhaps, not out of place in the first real combo of wax and cleaner.

The ingredients that go into making it include 21% Carnauba and 3% Bees wax. The wax is sprayed onto the surface of your car from a 16-ounce spray can. The compound is a derivative of an old German formula that is around 120 years old. In case you were wondering, you have to spray it directly onto your vehicle, no intermediary necessary. What you get from it is a finish that makes your car shine like a new penny, and keeps it that way for a considerable length of time.

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Adam’s Americana Premium Carnauba Paste Wax

Why we like it: Adorns your car with a one-of-a-kind shine and protects it from most things that try to damage it.

Only the finest selection of Carnauba leaves go into making this exquisite sweet-smelling wax. And yes, the smell of this thing is actually worth mentioning in even the shortest review. The aroma it gives off is so soft and soothing, nothing like the strong pungent scent we usually associate with the word ‘wax’. So if the manufacturers have got a minor detail like the smell right, what does that mean for the more important aspects of this heavenly paste?

First off, it works on any color that your car happens to be in. It will give the paint a pristine look and a deep shine. Applying it needs nothing more than a single piece of cloth and removing it can be done with a microfiber cloth. The shine is so good. In fact, we have not seen the likes of it from any other brand. But the formula also accomplishes other impressive feats such as protection against UV beams and dirt and dust particles.

Auto-Chem Professional ECO Waterless Wax

Why we like it: It does all you can ask for in terms of keeping your car thoroughly clean and shiny and is responsible toward the environment.

While getting some solid performance out of your wax formula is key to its commercial success, another major selling point these days has come to be its responsibility towards the environment. The Auto-Chem Professional ECO Waterless Wax lets you know about its user-friendly and environmentally friendly properties right from its name. So now you can afford your vehicle high-quality shine and not bite your lip at how it might end up polluting the sewage system running beneath your feet.

This wax does not use water the same way most of the rival products do. That means it offers a better shine quality, more protection, and durability all in an eco-friendly package. It is configured for ridding the surface of dirt and dust without causing any scratches. It applies a hydrophobic coating so it does not at all make the surface welcome to any water beads. And the Eco Wash cleans up plastics and vinyl without leaving behind any stains.

Meguiar’s G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax

Why we like it: Uses revolutionary new technology to make the easy stuff even easier and make the tough stuff even tougher.

We love a product that not only submits to the existing industrial standards but also adds some extra flare of its own. So we just had to include Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Wax here on the list. So the X factor that got us here is its use of the brand’s very own ThinFilm technology that massively improves upon the already existing methods of application and removal with other waxes. And that is not forgetting that you might be applying it under a tropical sun.

It is just a pure synthetically formulated wax that transcends the existing standards of efficiency and protection. The reflectivity has also been augmented for the better. It is applicable to any type of paint, really. Also, Meguiar’s proprietary Hydrophobic Polymer Technology will heighten surface tension so any water beads will simply roll off of it. What more could you really want than a wax that is so long lasting, and draws out the most glossy and handsome reflections from your car?

Collinite No. 476 Super Doublecoat Auto Wax

Why we like it: Easy to apply and detergent-proof but never mind really, since you will not have to apply it so often.

It is easy to select a wax for your car based purely on the difference it makes after a single application. However, if it is a finish that does not last long, you are going to end up spending a lot more than you should be. The Collinite Doublecoat Auto wax is claimed by many to be the most durable polish you can lavish upon your car. And we are already squinting at the word “Doublecoat” to see there is a connection somewhere.

While actually probing into the science behind made even us wax nerds yawn, we found the results of the science to be more delightful. The wax has been given a cautious estimate on its durability of up to a year. And that is not excluding harsh weather conditions. Apart from being apparently bulletproof, it is also rather simple to apply and is completely detergent-proof. Besides, we are not sure we know of any other wax that will last as long as this does.

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McKee’s 37 MK37-700 Trademark Carnauba Paste Wax

Why we like it: You can forget having to pay big bucks for a big finish and go with this equally good cheap option.

You never really know how car wax performs until you try it out for yourself. So sometimes, that means looking up a product, glancing at its price, and then dropping it from the list. But with McKee’s Carnauba Paste Wax, your purchase would hardly seem like a risk. It most certainly would not after you have applied it. The main selling point with this wax is that it offers the same quality finishes as some of its more premium-priced competitors.

It uses specially engineered polymers to give it glossy, wet look. It will make your car look as though it just rolled off the assembly line. The chemical configuration is just so that it will enhance the look of just about any color in any shade. The application is easily manageable and leaves behind no stains or plastic rims. And to seal the bond between wax and paint, there are VOC compliant polymers added into the mix. And it is all so cheap.

P21S 12700W Carnauba Wax

Why we like it: This has a silly name but it is a top-of-the-range product that lives up to everything that is expected of it.

These days, we do not just want brooms to sweep tree branches that fall, we also want them to fly and cast magic spells. And the same is true with car waxes. It is not just the waxing function that impresses, but the ability to do a little bit more than that. And to that end, P21S Carnauba wax has delivered. The shine is so good, we could probably guess its application on a car just by looking at it. And being a high-quality product, it leaves behind none of those white stains or powdery residue that spoil the finish.

And the result of that is a wax finish that does not depreciate at all in the face of broad sunlight. And did we not say it does more than giving your car a squeaky-clean shine? Well, it also offers superb protection against the elements your car will be up against during every drive. And a lot of it is really down to the qualities we describe earlier: no white stains or plastic or rubber to be found when the waxing is done.

Turtle Wax T-222R Super Hard Shell Paste Wax

Why we like it: Easy to use, exquisite shine and super tough on anything nature can throw at it.

Easy come, easy go… no, we are not singing Bruno Mars’ ‘Grenade’ here. We are just describing how easy it is to use the Turtle Wax T-222R Super Hard Shell Paste Wax. And if that is not the nerdiest thing you have read all week, we would be genuinely surprised. Jokes aside though, there is nothing funny about how good this car wax really is. In fact, it is one of the world’s best car wax products that you can buy right now.

It is a paste type of wax, so it goes onto your car manually either by hand or by machine. Once applied, the chemical formula has been configured to form a finished layer that is extremely hard and, hence, has been called ‘shell protection’. Aside from being really good at fending off damage from the elements, it also offers incredible durability of up to a year or so. It is even highly resistant to the sun’s UV rays, which can also damage the paint.

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