Wax- a detailer’s “go-to” product.
Easily the most commonly known option. But did you know there are literally HUNDREDS of waxes out there? Each has its own benefits, some are even designed for specific colours/types of paint.
There are 2 basic options, organic or synthetic. Organic waxes contain a high % of generally Carnauba wax, this results in a deep gloss on the paint, however often at the expense of longevity as the organic nature of the wax means it is broken down easier over time. High-end detailers preferred high % carnauba waxes for use on show cars (where longevity isn’t an issue).
Synthetic waxes generally contain polymers which will last longer, generally with the loss of some gloss. At the lower end of the wax spectrum ($10-$50 waxes), you often won’t be able to tell the difference in gloss levels. In fact, the majority of these lower end waxes will contain low % carnauba with a blend of synthetic wax in there also to provide a reasonable gloss for a reasonable length of time (generally a few months).
Sealants – for lasting protection of every little detail.
Paint Protection – the holy grail.
This phrase is thrown around a lot nowadays, we generally class protection products as advanced sealants. They are inorganic to prevent breakdown (and thus very impressive lifetimes) and often have a Silica Oxide base. These are extraordinarily hard to provide a scratch-resistant (note not scratch-PROOF) coating and now offer exceptional gloss and shine. They leave a very easy to maintain surface and in our opinion, undoubtedly worth the investment.