Car detailing is not an easy job to do if it was then everybody would be doing it to their own cars. But there are some people who will not let anyone else touch their precious rides, let alone have them smear on a compound that could give it that new car shine. No sir! Over their dead bodies, they'd say.
These car owners must know a lot about exterior detailing and just plain cleaning and making the car look new again. If you're one of these passionate owners but lack the knowledge when it comes to car wax types and brands, here's ten of the best we recommend that you can choose from.
10 Adam's Buttery Wax
This wax looks and sounds yummy, but don't try and taste it. It may look like butter, but it's not! Adam's only called it buttery wax because the mixture simply melts on the surface of the car, as if it's butter.
9 Aero Cosmetics Car Wax
Does it feel like flying when you're cruising in the car? If the answer is yes, then why not complete the package with a car wax that claims that their quality is meant for aircraft? Aero Cosmetics caters to planes, boats, motorcycles, RVs, and cars.
The Wash Wax All is an environmentally friendly, biodegradable spray wax that works like a charm. Just spray on the car's surface and then wipe it dry. It's one of those amazing waterless car waxes that contain zero alcohol and ammonia. At $9.95 (16 oz), it's not expensive and maybe just the one to try if it's your first time.
8 CarGuys Hybrid Wax
CarGuys is a fairly young company in the car detailing market but they're already making a name for themselves as one of the top car-wax brands. As a matter of fact, there are two CarGuys brands included in this top ten list.
That only shows how impressive their products are, and how affordable they are compared to the competition. The Hybrid Wax is a spray wax that can be applied on glass, paint, and rims. It's easy to wipe on and wipe off. For $19.97 (18 oz), it comes with a special CarGuys edgeless microfiber towel.
7 CarGuys Liquid Wax
The CarGuys Liquid Wax is $20 more expensive than the Hybrid Wax, but it also comes with the microfiber towel plus a free foam applicator. For best results, apply on a just-cleaned car and make sure it's completely dry with no wax residue from the previous detailing.
Apply the wax evenly using the foam applicator and let it dry for 30 minutes. Then use the microfiber towel to buff the surfaces and clean off the wax. Do not work under direct sunlight or a hot surface, and the same rule applies to the Hybrid Wax. This is a complete starter kit for only $39.97.
6 Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax
The Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax is one of those that has carnauba in its ingredients, a wax extracted from Brazilian plants. To use, just shake the bottle first, then with a foam applicator, spread the wax evenly on surfaces like paint, polished metals, and clear plastic. It can also help repel water so apply some on your windshield, too.
If struck by showers, you'll have an added layer to protect from the heavy rain and help with visibility while driving in bad weather. This product is available for only $17.99 (16 oz) and also comes in 64 ounces and 1 gallon.
5 Liquid Glass LG-100 Ultimate Auto Polish/Finish
Unlike most other car waxes in the world, Liquid Glass LG-100 is best applied under the heat of the sun. In fact, it is included in the instructions at the back of the container. But not just that, this product contains no wax but is hailed by some as the best car wax out there in the market.
At $39.95 (16 oz), the price is higher than the usual liquid polish, but this finish could last up to 4 months. Apply on the car surface at 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit, let the coat stay for at least 4 hours, then apply again for better results.
4 Meguiar’s Ultimate Liquid Wax
This product might be the most popular in this list, and certainly the top choice of a lot of people out there. Meguiar's is a name that's been known since 1901 and is operating in at least 50 countries worldwide. The brand's best car wax is the Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax. The bottle comes with a microfiber towel and foam applicator and is priced at $12.99 (16 oz).
The same compound also comes in paste formula and in 11 oz containers. Its ThinFilm technology allows easy application and becomes more water-resistant with its Hydrophobic Polymer technology, these technologies promise shine and protection.
3 Mothers California Gold Synthetic Wax
Out of all the brands and product names of car wax and polishes in the market, there might not be a name more inspiring and influential than the one named after our precious mothers. The first product of Mothers was called Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.
That was then, but now Mothers Car Care products are over 70 and counting. The best car wax they have is the Mothers California Gold Synthetic Wax and the price is just $9.99 for a 16 oz bottle. You can choose from a variety of car care finishes as well, with Mothers Carnauba Wash and Wax or Mothers Pure Polish being too such products.
2 P21S Concours Carnauba Wax
The P21S Concours Carnauba Wax comes with pure Brazilian yellow carnauba and beeswax, it has no additives like perfumes and dyes. This product is priced at $37.95 for the 6.2 oz pack on Amazon. Application suggestions are to wash the car first and then dry it, afterward apply P21S Gloss-enhancing Paintwork Cleanser for optimum results before putting the on P21S Concours Carnauba Wax.
Do not implement the wax under sunlight, apply evenly in sections with a foam applicator, and buff with a microfiber towel. This wax is considered by many, a popular site mayhaps, as the best carnauba wax, if not the best paste wax in the country.
1 Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell
Turtle Wax might just be the most common and most synonymous name to car wax. Its worldwide fame is global and almost pop-culture worthy, some dads even use Turtle Wax when referring to a totally different brand of car wax, leaving a clueless assistant scratching his/her head.
The Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell comes in liquid wax or the traditional paste formula. This product is like any other in terms of application and use, but Turtle also guarantees longer-lasting shine and surface protection. The Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell paste is in a 16 oz container and is only $4.92 in Walmart.