If we want our car’s varnish to retain its perfect look for as long as possible, we need to apply car wax to the body surface regularly. It seems like a simple task, but there may be some difficulties already at the product selection stage. It turns out that there are many on the market and the question may arise, which wax should we choose for a car? To answer this question, we compile a list and select the best wax for the car.
There are so many types of car wax. The choice that best suits our needs depends on four parameters: the amount of time you want to spend with the app, the durability (the amount of time the wax stays on the surface of the car), the visual, and the hydrophobic effects.
Spray wax is a great choice if you want to have a good effect in a very short time. Machine wax is suitable as an additional layer for previously applied wax or sealant.
Most aerosol waxes are synthetic waxes or hybrids. So they have an excellent hydrophobizing (water repellent) and radiant effect.
There are also spray waxes on the market that can be applied to wet, dry varnishes - ADBL Synthetic Spray Wax. This wax works well with varnish and its use incredibly reduces the time it takes to care for your car.
Hard waxes are probably the most popular types. In the shops you can find natural, synthetic and hybrid options. Natural carnauba waxes are almost always in solid form.
The hard wax of cars is most often chosen by professional auto-detailing studios. Applying them requires a sponge applicator, microfiber and a lot of time. Hobbyists say waxing is the most enjoyable car care experience.
Hard waxes are characterized by high strength and resistance to environmental influences. They also provide excellent color depth.
Synthetic car wax is the work of modern polymer technologies. They work by tightly binding the polymer particles to the car’s paint. As a result, synthetic waxes provide a high level of protection and resistance to environmental factors. However, each wax-based polymer is slightly different. Some have excellent water repellency (hydrophobization), others have properties that fill in tiny scratches, others prevent dust from settling.
Due to their high degree of protection, synthetic waxes are ideal for winter protection of the varnish.
Their composition is based on natural carnauba wax obtained from the leaves of Brazilian palm tree and beeswax. The hardness of Carnauba is unmatched as it is the heaviest wax in nature.
If you find that the wax contains 100% carnauba on the product packaging, you can be sure of the best quality. The use of such a product guarantees a very high gloss.
Natural car wax usually has a more pleasant, neutral scent without oil fragrances (such as synthetic materials and hybrids). Ideal for spring and summer.
Their composition combines the best properties of carnauba and synthetic polymer blends. The result of this combination is long life, excellent color depth and a high level of lacquer protection. Hybrid waxes, like synthetic waxes, will work well in the fall and winter.
Waxes are commercially available that leave a more or less hard surface in the vehicle. The advantage of soft waxes is that they are easy to apply and polish. In addition, they do not leave streaks and guarantee good light. Unfortunately, they are not resistant to adverse weather conditions.
On the other hand, hard waxes need to be applied very accurately because if done incorrectly, streaks will appear on the machine. They are not easy to remove, adhere well to the vehicle and do not wear quickly. If you have little experience waxing your car, we recommend buying solid formulations.